Category Archives: F-TR

EXTREME LONG RANGE (ELR) SHOOTING – SKILL OR LUCK?

By Mark V. Lonsdale ELR shooting can be both addictive and expensive, even though hit probabilities are often low. With a match like Ko2M in Raton, New Mexico, a competitor could drive a thousand miles to shoot just six shots … Continue reading

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Bullets & Barrels – Making the Right Choice

By Mark V. Lonsdale Premise: What’s more important – the bullet or the barrel twist? I see more than a few rookie shooters on Facebook asking about the best load for a specific bullet but without knowing their barrel twist. … Continue reading

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What Causes Fliers? – The Curse of the Precision Shooter

By Mark V. Lonsdale We’ve all had that four-shot one-hole group only to throw the fifth shot out of the group – what we ubiquitously call “a flier.” The same can happen in any form of bullseye target shooting or … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Training – Do Your Homework

By Mark V. Lonsdale “Prior Preparation and Planning is Everything” For the novice, becoming a proficient precision long range rifle shooter is a process that takes considerable time and commitment. It is not learned or mastered in one day or … Continue reading

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DON’T GO UNDER GUNNED

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU So what does it mean to be under gunned? Much of this discussion is situation dependent, but in short, under gunned means that the firearm that you are carrying or selected lacks either power, range, … Continue reading

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Reloading for Long Range and ELR Shooting (Simplified)

By Mark V. Lonsdale Your reloading process should begin by clearing the bench of any powders or primers from the previous caliber being loaded. More than a few shooters have had nasty accidents by loading the wrong powder and blowing … Continue reading

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Rifle Reloading 101 – A Primer for Beginners – Part 1

By Mark V. Lonsdale Warning: Hand loading ammunition is a potentially dangerous activity that requires serious consideration, training, and attention to detail. It becomes even more dangerous if the individual is inattentive, drunk, or easily distracted. It cannot be overemphasized … Continue reading

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LabRadar Simplified

By Mark V. Lonsdale For those who are intimidated by technology, here is a shooting range Quick Start guide to the LabRadar. Once you become familiar with the functionality, you will find the LabRadar to be quick and easy to … Continue reading

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What is the “Best Rifle?”

By Mark V. Lonsdale As long as men have carried guns, they have been arguing about the best rifle, the best pistol, or the best caliber. Now with the proliferation of the internet, and Facebook in particular, seeing “What is … Continue reading

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Kestrel 5700 Elite AB Simplified

By Mark V. Lonsdale With new technology streaming into our lives every day, it can become a little overwhelming and intimidating for many. Fortunately we have had computers for 40 years and Smart phones for the past 15 years, so … Continue reading

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