Category Archives: STTU

Range Tools – Don’t Get Caught without Them

By Mark V. Lonsdale, STTU As with many of you, I’ve been on public rifle ranges where some new shooter turns up with a new rifle and scope but has no tools to mount it. Or the scope is mounted … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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FCSA ELR Matches in Raton, NM

This week was the first major competition for Team Global Precision competing as a team. Paul and Derek have been competing together in both FTR and ELR matches for years, making Mark the new addition to the team. Team Global … 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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