Category Archives: Rifle Shooting

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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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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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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A Beginner’s Guide to Scope Mounting

By Mark V. Lonsdale It’s a source of constant amazement to see how many people turn up at the range with no clue how to zero their scopes or, quite often, they are incorrectly mounted to begin with. More than … Continue reading

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Beginner’s Guide to Extreme Long Range Shooting (ELR) – Part 1

By Mark V. Lonsdale Making the decision to enter the world of Extreme Long Range (ELR) shooting could be an expensive exercise, especially if you actually expect to make consistent hits out beyond 2,000 yards. So let’s begin by defining … Continue reading

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F-TR Competition Rifle Build

By Mark V. Lonsdale This project began with a little research into what the top F-TR shooters were using, and who better to ask than Derek Rodgers, current World Champion and US Team member, and Kelly McMillan, owner of McMillan … Continue reading

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