July 25th, 2013

Powder Valley has Tula Rifle Primers in Stock

UPDATE: As of July 26th, 8:00 am Pacific Time, Powder Valley has sold out of Tula Large Rifle and Small Rifle primers — no more inventory. Tula Large Rifle Magnum, Small Pistol, and 50 cal primers are still showing as available.

Need rifle primers? Well Powder Valley Inc. just received millions of Tula Primers. These are Russian primers made in the same factory as Wolf primers. Many shooters have had good results with both Wolfs and Tulas. However, with some cartridge types, you may need to do some load tuning (if you’ve worked up a load using domestic CCI, Win, or Federal primers). Powder Valley currently lists Large Rifle, Large Rifle Magnum, Small Rifle, 50 BMG, and Small Pistol primers in stock. Purchase limit is 20,000 primers (i.e. 20 boxes of 1000 primers) per order, per item. Here is PVI’s inventory as of July 25 at 1:00 pm Pacific Time.

Tula Primers

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July 25th, 2013

Kempley Wins Iron Sights Prone Championship with Perfect Score

Story based on report by Lars Dalseide for NRABlog.
This week prone shooters are competing at the NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships at Camp Perry. First on the agenda was the Metallic Sights Match. Shot at distances of up to 100 yards, the Metallic Championship is the aggregate of six separate matches fired over a two-day period. Courses of fire include a Dewar course (20 shots at 50 yards and 20 shots at 100 yards), 40 shots at 50 meters, and 400 shots at 100 yards.

NRABlog Archive Photo of Reya Kempley in an “Any Sights” Prone Match at Camp Perry.
Reya Kempley of New York wins NRA's 2013 Prone Smallbore Rifle Metallic Sights Championship

Coming out on top, with a score of 2400-202X (‘X’ stands for bullseyes) was New York’s Reya Kempley. This talented young lady beat all the men, including top marksmen from the USAMU. Congrats to Reya for an outstanding performance. Here are the top five smallbore metallic sights competitors:

NRA Smallbore Prone Rifle
Metallic Sights

Place Name Score
1 Reya Kempley 2400-202x
2 Eric Uptagrafft 2399-194x
3 Michael Seery 2399-187x
4 Michael Mcphail 2399-186x
5 Joseph Hein 2398-193x

Smallbore 3P Photo Gallery

Earlier this week the Smallbore Three-Position Matches were held at Camp Perry. Here are 3P “any sights” and metallic sights event photos from the GOnraMedia Archive:

Camp Perry smallbore three position 3P championships

Camp Perry smallbore three position 3P championships

Camp Perry smallbore three position 3P championships

Camp Perry smallbore three position 3P championships

Camp Perry smallbore three position 3P championships

Camp Perry smallbore three position 3P championships

Camp Perry smallbore three position 3P championships

Camp Perry smallbore three position 3P championships

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