Category Archives: Reloading

Developing Shooting Habits for Success

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU The premise for this paper is that no matter how much you shoot or how many competitions you win, the basic fundamentals of marksmanship remain the same. You never graduate from reinforcing the fundamentals, or … Continue reading

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ELR Shooting & Half Value Adjustments

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU Team Global Precision – Derek, Paul & Mark One of the (many) potential mistakes made in ELR shooting is over compensating for a miss and then missing again but in the opposite direction. This can … 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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The Importance of Measuring Cartridge Headspace – Part 2

By Mark V. Lonsdale As a continuation to the series of reloading fundamentals for rookies, we will take a look at the importance of measuring headspace and accurately bumping the shoulder on your brass. But keep in mind that this … 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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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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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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