Category Archives: Mark Lonsdale

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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ELR Central World Record Event

INAUGURAL WORLD RECORD EVENT  Las Vegas, NV – Sunday, 21 Jan 2018 Location:         Front Sight Range, 1 Front Sight Road, Pahrump, NV 89061 Time:               Registration: 0600-0700         Range Brief: 0700 Morning Relays: 0800-1000   Afternoon Relays: 1400-1600 Awards Dinner: 1800 – … 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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The Beginners Guide to Long Range Shooting – Part 2. The Importance of Good Ammunition

By Mark V. Lonsdale Author’s Note: This is not a how-to guide to reloading, but it will get the novice thinking about quality over quantity. When competing at the national and international levels in many sports, first and second place … Continue reading

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Equipment Checklist for FTR

By Mark V. Lonsdale In a previous article we discussed recreational shooters turning up at the range with no tools to tighten their scope mounts or action bolts. I’ve also been on the range when shooters had forgotten their ammunition … Continue reading

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New Rifle Checks & Pre-Range Rituals

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been on the range and run into a shooter who was having trouble zeroing his rifle, and often a brand new rifle. A good number of these … Continue reading

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A Beginners’ Guide to Becoming a Successful Long Range Shooter

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Back when IPSC shooting was in its infancy, a shooter asked current world champion, Ray Chapman, “What was the secret to good shooting?” His answer was brilliant in its simplicity – “Don’t move the gun … Continue reading

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Building a Reloading or Gunsmithing Bench on a Budget

Tactical Rifle Shooters  With over 40 years in shooting sports, and having moved house seven times, I have lost count of how many work benches, gunsmithing benches, and reloading benches that I have built. So while I am no skilled … Continue reading

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A Beginners Guide to the Kestrel 5700 Elite Wind & Environment Meter

By Mark V. Lonsdale What does a Kestrel not do? It does not read the range to the target. So what does it do? It measures wind, environmental factors, and provides ballistic firing solutions tailored to the shooter’s rifle and … Continue reading

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