Tag Archives: Cutting Edge

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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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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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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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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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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Anatomy of an Extreme Long Range Rifle

By Mark V. Lonsdale Ten-time National Champion and Team USA World championship shooter, Paul Phillips, also with Team AB, was kind enough to share the specs on his King of 2 Miles (Ko2M) rifle. This rifle is a veritable beast … 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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