August 21st, 2012

Smoke and Thunder — Black Powder Championship at Raton, NM

NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Championship Raton NM
NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Championships Raton NM

This week the NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Championship is being held at the Whittington Center in Raton, NM. Top Black Powder Cartridge Rifle (BPCR) shooters from around the country have come to Raton to test their skills during a week-long event with targets set from 200 to 1000 yards. Today through Thursday, mid-range matches continue at 200 to 600 yards. On the firing line you’ll see many handsome, custom-built BPCRs (Sharps, Ballards, Browning High Walls, Rolling Blocks) with exquisite wood, hand-checkering, and color-case-hardened receivers.

NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Championships Raton NM

NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Championships Raton NM

The 800-1000 yard Creedmoor matches will be held Friday and Saturday, August 24-25. Interestingly, for safety reasons, there are minimum bullet weight and muzzle velocity requirements for the Creedmoor matches. These BPCR shooters launch some seriously heavy projectiles downrange:

Caliber Minimum Bullet Weight (Grains) Minimum Bullet Velocity (FPS)
.38 Cal 408 (375) 1300 (1375)
.40 Cal 408 1280
.44 Cal 450 1240
.45 Cal 510 1200
.50 Cal 600 1200

NRA Black Powder Target Rifle Championships Raton NM

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August 21st, 2012

Round RPA Action Released — V-Block Compatible

RPA Round Action

Rangemaster Precision Arms (RPA), based in the UK, has released a new round-bodied action that employs the proven engineering of the four-lug RPA Quadlock Action. The new RPA Round Action works just like the original multi-flat Quadlock, but the round body design is more versatile. RPA explains: “By popular demand, we developed and released the new RPA “Round” Quadlock action. After consulting our target user group, it was decided that we should design a Quadlock with the ability to be ‘V-bedded’ into the stock for ease of maintanence and change.” The RPA round action is offered for both standard and magnum cartridges. Price (in the UK) is £864.00, including trigger set to 0.5kg or 1.5kg. That’s $1364.00 USD at current exchange rates. CLICK HERE for more information.

RPA Round Action


Rangemaster Precision Arms
P.O. Box 441, Tonbridge
Kent, TN9 9DZ, United Kingdom
info [at] rangemasterprecisionarms.com
Tel: +44 (0) 845 880 3222

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August 21st, 2012

Big Savings on “Factory Blem” Leupold Scopes

Leupold scopes saleNow through September 2, 2012, you can save big bucks on “factory blemished” Leupold VX-3, VX-L, VX-7, and Rifleman series scopes at MidwayUSA. Prices are slashed by as much as $260.00, and MidwayUSA is offering free shipping as well. These scopes may have minor cosmetic blemishes (small scratches, dents or ring marks) which do not impair function or reliability. All these “blem” scopes still carry Leupold’s full lifetime transferrable warranty.

The scopes on sale are mostly mid-power hunting scopes (2.5-10X, 3-9X, 3.5-10X, 4-12X etc.) with 1/4-MOA clicks. Savings can be substantial. For example, the 3.5-10x50mm VX-3L Rifle Scope was marked down to $519.99 from the regular $699.00 price — a $180.00 savings. If you want to take advantage of this special “factory blemished” Leupold scope sale, act soon — these are selling out quickly. The sale expires September 2, 2012.

Sale tip from EdLongrange. We welcome reader submissions.
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