February 29th, 2008

Eley 17 Mach 2 on Sale at MidwayUSA

Now through March 31, 2008, MidwayUSA has Eley 17 Mach 2 ammo on sale for just $3.99 per box (item 134258). This ammo, based on a 22 Stinger case necked down to 17 caliber, shoots a 17gr jacketed V-Max bullet at about 2050 fps. We’ve shot all the various brands of 17 Mach 2 ammo in a Hall-actioned BR rifle, and the Eley is as good as anything out there. What you’ll typically get with a 5-shot group in a good rifle is 3 or 4 shots in a tight cluster and then one out. This is caused by a lot of factors (run-out, crimp problems, OAL variations etc.), and is true of all the 17 Mach 2 brands you try. Still, the round is fun to shoot and the 17 Mach 2 will deliver sub-MOA groups at 100 yards even with the “flyers”.

Bang for the Buck
When you consider that most brands of the 2500 fps 17 HMR ammo now cost about $12.00 a box, the Eley 17 Mach 2 is an excellent value. The Mach 2 delivers the same 17gr V-Max bullet as the 17 HMR, but the Mach 2 just runs a little slower — 2050 fps vs. 2500 for the 17 HMR. For many shooters, it makes sense to use the 17 Mach 2 rather than a 17 HMR. With the sale-priced Eley just $3.99 a box, you can buy 150 rounds of 17 Mach 2 for the price of 50 rounds of 17 HMR.

Here’s what one shooter posted on RimfireCentral.com: “My brother has a 17 HMR, and I have the 17 Mach 2. I found Remington 17 M2 at Natchez for $3.59 a box by the brick, and Eley 17 M2 at [Midway] for $4.00 a box. The best buy I found on 17 HMR was $10.50 a box. Do the math: $3.59 X 3 = $10.77 When you can get 17 Mach 2 ammo at 1/3 the cost of 17 HMR which one kills paper better? My vote is for the one I can shoot for 1/3 the cost. The 17 Mach 2 is also quieter.”

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February 29th, 2008

FREE Plans for 48" Target Stand

The folks at Target.workz.us have created a nice do-it-yourself project. To create a sturdy, self-supporting target frame, all you need are some 2x4s, 1x2x48 furring strips, plus fasteners. The target holder, which supports an 18×24 inch cardboard target backer, separates from the base for easy transport.

Note: There is no cross-piece shown in the plan, but we do recommend putting wood crosspieces at the top of the target stand and about 18″ up from the bottom. This will make the frame more rigid, and will allow the frame to work even if the cardboard is badly “shot up”. Use a T-square to set the crosspieces before attaching them with screws.

CLICK HERE to download TARGET FRAME PLANS

If you like these plans, you also find a variety of fun shooting targets, plus shooting tips, at Target.workz.us.

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February 28th, 2008

DedNutz One-Piece Scope Mounts

Quite a few of our hunter friends have praised the DedNutz scope mounting system. This is a unitized one-piece base AND ring system. Because the rings are integral with the scope base, you won’t encounter any potential misalignment between the front and rear base. You also eliminate the need to keep the rings torqued securely to a separate base. The rigid DedNutz design has no moveable parts between the firearm and the scope.

Made of milled, anodized aluminum, the one-piece DedNutz scope mounting system is one-third the weight of most other one-piece base and ring mounts and it can’t rust. For target rifles with a Weaver or Picatinny-style base, we still advocate the use of Burris Signature Zee rings. However, if you are looking for a sturdy, more rugged scope-mounting set-up, the DedNutz system fits the bill. It would be a good choice for a walk-around varminter or a deer rifle. Because the front and rear rings are precision CNC-machined, DedNutz says that it’s not necessary to lap the rings. We still recommend you inspect the ring edges and lightly debur as necessary. If you choose to lap the rings, do it gently as the inside should be very concentric already and you don’t want to grind through the anodizing.

One DedNutz user, writing on huntingnet.com, comments: “I bought a pair of DedNutz for a Browning A-Bolt and a pair of Talley Lightweights for the same gun. I have to tell you that I think these DedNutz rings are some of the most rugged rings I have seen and yet are very lightweight. If you saw the length of the cap screws and the size of the base screw heads you would be amazed. The [DedNutz] have a superior finish to the talley lightweights … and they are better machined. I put a lapping bar on both and the talleys needed it but not the DNs.”

DedNutz scope mounts are available to fit dozens of different hunting rifles. They are offered in 1″ and 30mm sizes, in matte silver, matte black, or Realtree Camo finishes. DedNutz scope mounts start at about $50.00 and can be purchased from MidwayUSA.com, or direct from DedNutz.com.

CLICK HERE to watch VIDEO

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February 28th, 2008

Learn Skills at NRA Gunsmithing Schools

NRA-approved gunsmithing courses are conducted at four locations across the country. There is still time to sign up for most of the 2008 courses, which run in May through August. Classes offered at Trinidad State College in Colorado include Metal Finishing/Blueing, Stock Carving, and Handloading & Ballistics. Lassen Community College in Susanville, CA offers Law Enforcement Armorers’ School Classes for AR15s, Long Guns, and Sniper Rifles, an M1/M1A Accurizing Seminar, plus courses in Knifemaking, Engraving, and Metallic Cartridge Reloading. Montgomery Community College in Troy, NC offers August classes in Welding for Gunsmiths, Knifemaking, plus High-Grade European and American Rifles. For more info, log on to the NRA Gunsmithing School site. College information offices and current summer schedules can be found at MidwayUSA’s Gunsmithing School page. We know two people who completed Armorers’ classes at Lassen CC. They reported the program was excellent. Photo courtesy MidwayUSA.com.

Lassen C.C. | Trinidad St. | Murray St. | Montgomery C.C.

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February 27th, 2008

Legal Guide for Traveling Shooters

Many readers will be driving across multiple states this spring and summer to attend competitions. Other shooters will be heading out of state for a game hunt or to spend a week in the prairie dog fields. For $12.95 you can purchase a state-by-state Traveler’s Guide to firearms laws. Written by a lawyer, and updated for 2008, this 68-page guide covers all firearms types and all 50 states. It even has information for Canada and Mexico.

CLICK HERE for Sample Page.

The Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States has sold more than 600,000 copies since it was first released in 1996. The book’s author, Attorney J. Scott Kappas, has written numerous magazine articles and has appeared on television, explaining the unexpected pitfalls that shooters may encounter when traveling with firearms. Along with being an attorney, Mr. Kappas serves as a director on the Board of the Kentucky Firearms Foundation, and Kappas is a Class III firearms dealer.

The Traveler’s Guide has proven especially useful for shooters traveling in RVs and motorhomes. One reader from Texas noted: “”I used to think that my RV was the same as my home when it came to gun carry….the Traveler’s Guide set me straight. Now I know my motorhome is subject to the same laws as any vehicle when it comes to guns”

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February 27th, 2008

Scroogle Service Offers Enhanced Web Privacy

Active web-surfers have come to rely on Google’s impressive search functionality. Google is the #1 search engine for a reason. It is fast, and more often that not, Google finds what you’re looking for quickly and efficiently.

However, Google has a dark side. Google uses “cookies” to track the activities of web users. Google also records your computer IP and archives the searches you perform and the links you click. If you don’t like that idea, you can use the Scroogle web service. What this does is create a separate IP that hides your computer from Google’s data miners, and prevents the recording of your search terms and search destinations. While Google keeps your search terms until 2038, the folks at Scroogle delete the logs after 48 hours and vow to keep no cookies.

Note: You still get to use Google’s powerful search engine. But you can maintain your anonymity by starting at the Scroogle web page. Using this search page, you’ll get the top 100 search results provided by Google, but with no ads, no cookies, and no search activity tracking.

Scroogle Search Page

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February 26th, 2008

FREE Point Blank Ballistics Software

The HuntingNut.com website offers Point Blank Ballistics and Reloading software free of charge. That’s right, the program is absolutely free, forever — not just for a trial period. We use Point Blank all the time, not just to calculate come-ups and windage for our rifles, but also to compare ballistics among various chamberings, or to compare different bullets. With Point Blank it is easy to just change your bullet BC value and instantly see the effect on windage and drop. Point Blank will even calculate muzzle energy and recoil force. Point Blank will also hold all your reloading info in a built-in database. You enter the caliber (chambering), bullet, powder, velocity, and other important variables. Then you can quickly access hundreds of different load combinations.

CLICK HERE TO download PointBlank Reloading & Ballistics Software v2.0 (ZIP Archive).

(Note: this 1.13mb file is for Windows computers; you need WinZip or other program to unzip the file archive.)

You can even use Point Blank to plot your shots on a test target. This way you can easily compare the accuracy of different “recipes” during load development. You can record up to 10 shots per target.

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February 26th, 2008

2008 US Olympic Airgun Team Trials

Top air rifle and air pistol shooters from around the United States will compete for spots on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team at the Olympic Shooting Team Trials, February 29 to March 3, which will be conducted at the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials is a collaborative partnership between the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Shooting, the national governing body for Olympic shooting sports in the United States.

There are a total of five slots available for air rifle and air pistol on the U.S. Olympic team. There are two slots for Men’s Air Rifle and one slot each for Women’s Air Rifle, Men’s Air Pistol and Women’s Air Pistol. Competing for a spot on the Olympic Team in Men’s Air Rifle will be 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Matthew Emmons, who has already secured spots on the U.S. Olympic Team in Men’s Prone Rifle and Men’s Three Position Rifle. Emmons will try for his third berth to the U.S. Olympic Team and is looking to bring home three medals from China, in August.

Also competing for an Olympic team slot in air rifle will be two-time Olympian Sgt. 1st Class Jason A. Parker of the USAMU and 2007 Pan-American Games Gold Medalist. Matthew Rawlings of Wharton, Texas, the 2007 Pan-Am Silver Medalist, along with 2005 Munich World Cup Gold Medalist Ryan Tanoue of Honolulu, Hawaii, are also top contenders looking to make the Olympic Team in Men’s Air Rifle.

CLICK HERE to download Nat’l 3-P Air Rifle Rules

Anschutz 9003 S2 Air Rifle

CLICK HERE for info on ANSCHÜTZ Competition Air Rifles.

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February 26th, 2008

FREE Printable Targets for All Purposes

Recent visitors to the AccurateShooter.com site may not know that we have an entire set of FREE TARGETS. There are sight-in targets, load development targets, Benchrest Targets, NRA Highpower targets, Scope Testing Targets, even a special set of Fun Targets.

Most of the targets come bundled in .zip archives, so you can easily download multiple targets with one click. The targets are saved in .pdf format, so they are easy to print and the scale is correct no matter what your screen resolution.

Here Forum member FireMedic shows some fine shootin’ with our basic Accuracy Target. With small, red diamonds and extended black lines, this target allows very precise aiming at 100 and 200 yards. The gray dot on top provides a reference point for a 200-yard zero. FireMedic reports: “My 30″, 12 twist, 3 groove does pretty good for an old Savage chambered in .308 Win.” With an average group size of 0.208 inches we’d have to agree. Great Shootin’ FireMedic!

Here are two fun targets you might enjoy. The Atomic Target was originally created as a contest for our readers. The design is by Michael Forester of Auckland, New Zealand. Hit the bigger green and red neutrons, then try your luck with the smaller electrons. In the center, go for true “bug-holes” with our Fly Shoot Target. Watch out for the bio-hazard rings!

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February 25th, 2008

CZ 452 American 22LR for $279.99 at CDNN

We just found this in the latest CDNN Investments catalog. Act quickly. When we called at 11:00am Pacific Time on 2/25/2008, CDNN had sold six (6) CZ 452s this morning and had just five (5) left. Call 1-800-588-9500 to order.

At $409.00 (regular price), the CZ 452 is a fine value. At $279.99 it is a steal. You get a nice walnut stock, excellent accuracy and reliability. The trigger can be brought down to about one pound with an inexpensive Brooks Trigger Kit.

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February 25th, 2008

Air Apparent? Open Grove Launches Air Rifle BR Matches.

With the price of ultra-premium 22LR match ammo edging past $20 for fifty rounds, some dedicated bench shooters are turning to airgun technology to expand their shooting options. A tin of five hundred (500) RWS or JSB match pellets costs just $4 to $14. Compare that to spending $50 or more to shoot three 25-round target sheets with premium Eley or Lapua rimfire ammo.

While airguns are popular in prone, three-position, and Field Target disciplines, air rifle benchrest is a relatively new mode of competition. Joe Friedrich, 2007 ARA Aggregate Rimfire Champion, recently supervised the first air rifle benchrest match at his Open Grove range in Southern California. Joe reports: “After spending some time with everyone at the match, it appears there is a lot of interest, which is great. I had a wonderful time, and look forward to adding more matches to our schedule. We had 5 shooters show up despite the atypical cold, windy and rainy weather. We even had a guest from Alberta, Canada.”


Equipment list:
Glen R.– Walther 300 LG ALUTEC 10m .177
Dave L.–1ZH46M Russian Pistol .177
Doug M.–FWB P70 Modified Field Target .177
Brian D.–Air Arms SL 400 Field target .177
David R.–Theoben Rapid Field Target .177


Shown above is Doug’s ultra-high tech FWB Field Target Rifle. (Be sure to click the large photo link to view the exotic hardware in detail.) Joe observed: “Doug’s FWB was one of the best looking rifles I have seen, and Doug can flat-out shoot. It was interesting to see how well these field target rifles perform. The two pellet types we’re using in the Field Target rifles are the 10.2gr JSB Exact Diablo Heavy, a round-nose design, and the Crosman Premier. These are both available from PyramidAir.com.”

Writing in Benchrest Central’s new AirGun Forum, Don M. explains: “The lack of recoil makes free recoil a non-issue. The springer class isn’t quite the same but the springer guys know this. The big wheel on the parallax adjustment of the scope [is used] as a range finder in the Field Target game. The wheel is calibrated in yards and when focused, will tell the distance to the target. With good balistic data, you can click in the elevation needed to hit your mark.”

Joe added: “Kudos goes to Dave shooting his little pistol at 340 fps. Dave did well, even though it seemed like it took awhile for the pellet to reach the target.”

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February 25th, 2008

Who Needs Targets If It's loud and Goes Bang?

Purist readers may blanch at this Bulletin item, but every once in a while we need a good laugh, right? Indulge your editor in this — I just couldn’t resist ruthlessly mocking the mentality found on some main-stream gun websites. I found this item on another popular web forum. In the post the owner was bragging about his new Kel-Tec PLR-16 .223 Pistol.

Mind you, he didn’t shoot at any targets, but he was overjoyed with the noise and flame his new toy produced: “Just got [my Kel-Tec] two days ago. I love it. The shock wave and sound coming out of such a short barrel is very impresive [sic]. I didn’t set up any targets, so I can’t tell you how accurate it is, but it is a blast to shoot!”

If you’re not shooting at any targets, one wonders why spend $500 in the first place. But maybe we should give Mr. Kel-tec Pistol some credit for his creativity….

Myriad Benefits of Shooting without Targets
When you think about it, maybe Mr. Kel-Tec could start a trend. Imagine the labor savings at highpower matches if we removed the targets–you’d no longer need a crew in the pits. And if “point-blank” benchresters no longer shot at targets, they could retire their forests of windflags. In the F-Class game, eliminating targets would promote the use of low-cost, low-recoiling calibers, such as the 22 Short, for 1000-yard shooting. If there’s no target, it doesn’t really matter if the bullet never gets there, right — you can still claim a perfect score every time! And if we didn’t shoot at targets, we wouldn’t have to keep ponying up more and more money for the latest and greatest $2000+ target scopes. Heck we wouldn’t need scopes at all….

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February 24th, 2008

Fuel Strategies — How to Shoot More, Spend Less

Many match directors have told us that, in the past 18 months, match attendance is down, particularly at regional and national events which require long drives. The main reason is fuel cost. With the price of gasoline soaring above $3.00/gallon, many shooters have decided to cut costs by attending fewer matches, or sticking to competitions closer to home.

While not traveling to a distant match will certainly save on gas (not to mention hotel bills etc.), we’d think there’s a compromise solution. We’ve observed that 95% of competitors at matches arrive solo — one to a vehicle. And, typically, most shooters drive big pick-up trucks or SUVs that may get less than 20 mpg on the freeway.

PROPOSAL: Car Pool to your next shooting match, and/or drive a vehicle with better mileage.

Whenever possible, this editor tries to “share my ride” with other shooters attending a match. I also drive an 8-year-old station wagon that gets an honest 29 mpg on the highway. Though it’s cheap to run, my vehicle has plenty of space for all the guns and gear 2 or 3 shooters would ever need.

Here is a chart showing how much you can save by carpooling and by driving a vehicle with better mileage. If you drive 5000 miles a year to shooting matches, a car getting 27 mpg will burn $349 less fuel than a vehicle getting 17 mpg. And even if you stick with your 17 mpg truck or SUV, ride-sharing with one other shooter can save you over $470 per year (if you drive 5000 miles to matches).

MPG Miles Driven Fuel Cost
@ $3.20/gallon
Ride-Share Savings
27 mpg 3000 $355.56 $177.79
22 mpg 3000 $436.36 $218.18
17 mpg 3000 $564.70 $282.35
27 mpg 5000 $592.59 $296.30
22 mpg 5000 $727.27 $363.64
17 mpg 5000 $941.18 $470.59

Subaru 4WD Outback Wagon — 26 MPG on Highway
If you want to replace an older, gas-guzzling vehicle, check out the Subaru Outback. We’ve tested one and came away very impressed. It’s roomy inside and has good ground clearance outside. It has a 5-Star crash rating and gets 26 MPG on the highway. Base models start at under $22K.

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February 23rd, 2008

Widener's has Russian Primers on Sale

Many of our readers have asked “Where can we buy the Russian small rifle primers?” Currently, Wideners.com has the Wolf-brand, Russian-made Small Rifle and Small Rifle Magnum primers on sale for just $18.50/1000 or $87/5000. Test have shown these primers deliver very good accuracy and extremely low ES/SD with certain powders. However, we also note that the cup is harder than most domestic-made primers and a few guys have reported some ignition problems if they run a fairly “soft” firing pin spring in a Benchrest action. We’ve had no problem firing these primers from Remington and Savage actions with a normal firing pin spring.

Wolf Russian Primers

Wolf recommends the Magnum primers for use in ARs and similar semi-autos because the Magnums have a slightly harder cup: “The Wolf Standard Small Rifle Primers have an all-copper cup, which is a little more sensitive than the brass cup magnum primers. If you are loading for an AR15 or Military-style semi auto rifle, or are loading high pressure cartridges in any other type of rifle, we recommend the Magnum Small Rifle Primers. Both primers use the same amount of compound. The only difference is in the cup hardness.”

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February 23rd, 2008

Prone Shooting Tips from the USAMU

The current issue of The First Shot, the CMP’s online magazine, features a well-written article on Prone Shooting Technique by SPC Matthew Sigrist of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU). The article covers all the major points of gun hold and body position: hand position, elbow position, stock weld, buttstock placement, and sling position/tension.

SPC Sigrist breaks down the prone position into “fundamentals” and explains how you put each element together to create a stable body position: “The fundamentals are the building blocks of a position. Much like the framework of a house, a correct application of the fundamentals ensures a solid and stable structure. Since each person’s position will depend on their particular body build and shape, there is no ‘perfect position’ that applies to everyone. Experience, practice and knowledge of the correct fundamentals will dictate the best position for you.”

SPC Sigrist also demonstrates the two basic variations of the leg position when shooting prone: open/spread legged, and bent-legged.


For any service rifle, highpower, cross-course, or prone shooter, this helpful article can improve your performance in the prone position.

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February 22nd, 2008

6BR Repeater Calling Rifle

Scott S., aka “Sunbuilder” in our Forum, recently completed an interesting project gun. This is a lightweight, compact “calling rifle” chambered in 6mmBR. The gun features a Stiller Predator Repeater action with Lilja 1:12″ twist, #4 contour barrel. To get the short, fat 6BR rounds to feed from the magazine, Scott did the Mike Bryant Mag Conversion. Scott reports the rifle now “feeds great.” This simple conversion involves blocking the rear of the magazine and shortening the follower.

Scott’s 6BR calling rifle wears a Zeiss Conquest 3.5-10×44 scope on top. This is a nice, bright optic with a sensible magnification range for game that is normally on the move. The rifle was built by Neil Jones in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. Along with his 6BR Lilja barrel, Scott has a second barrel chambered in 6.5×47 Lapua Improved, and Scott is “thinking about doing a 20 VarTarg barrel too.” That would give him a range of three calibers, with projectiles ranging from 30 grains to 130+ grains.

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February 22nd, 2008

Hornady Offers Videos on New Products

Hornady has released more than a dozen new products for 2008. Of particular interest to precision shooters is the new 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge, while game hunters should check out the new 300/338 RCM cartridges.

Hornady has collected information on all its new products on a 2008 Product Web Page. On that page you can find photos and specifications, along with streaming Videos for each of the new products. If you’re a high power or cross-course shooter, definitely check out the new 6.5 Creedmoor Cartridge. The 6.5 Creedmoor was designed to allow any shooter to compete at the highest level with factory-loaded ammunition. Built for match rifles, including the Tubb 2000 and DPMS LR Series, its case is slightly shorter than the 260 Remington, eliminating any “Cartridge Overall Length” issues when using 308 Winchester length magazines. Velocities match or exceed the 6.5×47 Lapua with similar-weight bullets.

CLICK HERE for VIDEO and SPECS for 6.5 Creedmoor.

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February 21st, 2008

Brownell's Launches New Gunsmiths.com Web Site

Brownells® has launched Gunsmiths.com, a new, free website designed to promote the trade and provide a central resource for gunsmithing info. The site contains “how-to” articles and helpful videos that illustrate many basic gun-smithing tasks. Gunsmiths can boost their business by registering with the site’s gunsmith locator. The site also offers a free employment section. There, you can post your resume, or list a new job offering. The site also has information on schools and vocational training.

Gunsmiths.com features an ever-expanding library of gunsmithing articles and videos featuring the Brownells’ staff of gun techs. The most recent Tech Tips appear at the bottom of the home page while a Gunsmith Glossary provides helpful definitions of technical terms. There’s also info on industry trends and a calendar of events.

For folks with broken guns, gunsmiths.com features a sophisticated gunsmith locator. Visitors can search the site for gunsmiths in their area or specialists all across the country. The locator features a five-star rating system that allows users to rate a shop based on their experiences.

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February 21st, 2008

"March Madness" in Sacramento — 3 Major Matches in 3 Weeks

“March Madness” returns to the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, in Sloughhouse, CA, next month according to match director Ed Eckhoff. Sac Valley will host three major, long-range matches in three successive weekends. The Shooting Center is located approximately 15 miles Southeast of the city of Sacramento.

On March 4-9, the 17th Annual American-Canadian Long Range Rifle Matches take place at Sacramento. The course of fire is 300 yards (MR-63 target), 500 yards (new 500-yard Target), 600 yards (MR-1 target), and 800/900/1000 yards. This match is primarily for Palma shooters (.308 Win, 155gr bullet), but F-Class competitors are welcome (there will be a F-Target Rifle and F-Open class, provided there are at least four of each). Both team and individual matches will be held. CLICK HERE for firing schedule and general Match INFO. The NRA Long Range Classification system will be used in all matches. Canadian (or other visitors) will compete in the higher of classifications earned at National or Provincial meets. Canadian Masters in the upper half of the Master Class will compete in the High Master Class.

Sacramento Valley Shooting Center

March 12-16, 2008, the Steve Zinsmaster Memorial Highpower Rifle Long Range Regional Championship will be held at Sacramento, under the direction of the Folsom Shooting Club. Wednesday is a squadded practice day, followed by the Folsom Club Match (Palma course of fire) on Thursday. Friday is a 4-man Team Match (Palma Course of Fire). Saturdy and Sunday comprise the two-day Regional Championship with Palma match and 1K match on Saturday and a Palma-format match on Sunday. CLICK HERE for more information and rules.

The following week, from March 19 through 23, the 2008 Folsom 1000-Yard Championship will be held on the Sac Valley Shooting Center 1000-yard Range. This is a 1K prone match open to both iron sights Palma Rifles and “any sights” rifles. F-Class competitors are welcome also. Thursday is a Folsom Club Match, Friday is the 4-man Team Match and the individual championship runs on Saturday and Sunday.

Sacramento Valley Shooting Center

If that’s not enough for you long-range competitors, Following “March Madness”, in April, the Sac Valley Shooting Center will host the NBRSA 600-Yard National Championship. Dates for this 600-yard registered BR match are April 25-27, 2008.

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February 20th, 2008

Sightron Pays NRA Membership for Scope Purchasers

Consumers who purchase any Sightron scope (excluding S1 models) will receive a free one-year NRA membership. Current NRA members will receive a one-year renewal with purchase. “With 2008 being a critical election year, all of us here at Sightron are concerned about attacks against our right to bear arms. We want to ensure that future generations have the same rights we have enjoyed”, said Sightron’s President, Scott Helmer. “We are proud to do our part ot help the NRA defend our Second Amendment rights.”

To qualify for the FREE NRA membership, a $25.00 value, just purchase a Sightron SIIISS, SII Big Sky or SII Series riflescope before December 31st, 2008. (The impressive, new Sightron SIII 8-32×56, shown above, also qualifies.) Purchaser must submit Sightron Coupon with original sales receipt by March 31st, 2009.

CLICK HERE for More Info and SIGHTRON COUPON

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