October 8th, 2011

World Long Range Championship Gets Underway In Australia

Story by Kerrin Brinkman for The NRA Blog.
The 2011 United States Long Range Rifle Team is in Brisbane, Australia and starts competing today in the World Long Range Rifle Championships for the prestigious Palma Trophy. Taking place at the Belmont Shooting Complex near Brisbane from October 8-22, 2011, the competition is 135 years old and only takes place every three to four years, with the last competition held in 2007. The United States has won 13 of the 28 Palma Matches, and Team USA is hoping to clinch another win this year.

USA National Palma Team in Australia

USA National Palma Team in Australia

The course of fire is comprised of three slow fire stages fired from the prone position. The first stage is 15 shots at 800 yards, the second stage is 15 shots at 900 yards, and the third stage is 15 shots at 1,000 yards. Targets are six feet square with a 20-inch black bullseye (10-ring), and an aiming circle of 44 inches that includes a 9-ring and an 8-ring. A perfect score for each stage is 150 points. Rifles are single-shot bolt actions equipped with iron sights, and ammunition is 7.62×51/.308 Winchester caliber using a bullet weighing 155 grains. CLICK HERE for Current Match Results (Updated Daily)

United States 2011 Long Range Rifle National Team Members and Advisors

Shooting Members: Bob Mead, Bryan Litz, David Littlefield, Gary Rasmussen, John Whidden, Justin Skaret, Kelly Bachand, Lane Buxton, Nancy Tompkins, Noma Mayo, Norm Anderson, Robert Gustin, Sherri Gallagher, Steve Cunico, Steve Hardin, Trevor Hengehold, Trevor Massey, Trudie Fay, Ty Cooper, and Wayne Forshee.

USA National Palma Team in Australia

Team Captain: Dennis Flaharty
Vice Team Captain/Adjutant: Dan Simpson
Vice Team Captain: Dr. Tom Whitaker
Armorer: Robert Gamboa
Head Team Coach: Emil Praslick III
NRA Advisor: Middleton Tompkins


Belmont Shooting Complex — World-Class!
The Belmont Range near Brisbane, Queensland is a beautiful facility. Firing mounds are maintained like golf greens and there are over 25 flags. With great facilities (and no pit duty!), it’s truly the lap of luxury for Fullbore shooting. Belmont is the largest shooting complex in the southern hemisphere and most target shooting sports are conducted there. Coordinates: 27°30 ’40″S 153°7’50″E. It is the home of the Queensland Rifle Association (QRA). (Editor’s Note: Click the tab below the photo to see larger image — it’s even more impressive.)


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October 8th, 2011

Buy a Nightforce — Get $75 Gift Certificate from Creedmoor Sports

Right now, for a limited time, Creedmoor Sports has a very attractive offer on Nightforce scopes. Order any Nightforce NXS or Benchrest model scope and you’ll receive a $75.00 Creedmoor Sports gift certificate redeemable on any non-Nightforce items. This offer is an exclusive from Creedmoor Sports.

Current Nightforce Scope Pricing at Creedmoor Sports
#NXS-C102 Benchrest 12-42×56 with Mil-Dot Reticle: $1359.00
#NXS-C104 Benchrest 12-42×56 with NP – R2 Reticle: $1359.00
#NXS-C107 Benchrest 12-42×56 with NP-2DD Reticle: $1359.00
#NXS-C133 NXS model 3.5-15×50 with NP-R1 Reticle: $1711.00
#NXS-C197 NXS model 5.5-22×50 with NP-R1 Reticle: $1681.00
#NXS-C230 NXS model 5.5-22×56 with NP-R1 Reticle: $1681.00

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October 8th, 2011

20% Off Reloading Components Now at Cabelas.com

Cabela’s is running a nice promotion now on its Cabelas.com website. Reloading components, including bullets, brass, powder, and primers, are now discounted 20%. Plus there are even great savings on some products listed in Cabela’s Bargain Cave. To see the discounted items, visit Cabela’s Reloading Components SALE Page.

Here are some of the hundreds of products currently On Sale at 20% Off:

Story Tip by EdLongrange. We welcome reader submissions.
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