August 14th, 2015

Great Britain Takes Early Lead in Palma Team Championships

Palma Team USA World Fullbore Long Range Target Rifle Championships
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Here’s an early report from the 2015 World Palma Team Championships being held at Camp Perry. After Day 1 of the Team Championships (conducted on August 13th), Great Britain is in the lead with a score of 3551-403. That gives the Brits a 30-point margin over their closest rival. Team USA holds second place with a score of 3521-359, followed by South Africa in third with a score of 3512-339.

Today, August 14th, is the final day of Palma Team Competition. We’ll see if Team USA can come from behind, or whether Team Great Britain can build on its Day One lead. Stay tuned for more updates, including the final results after today’s team matches.

Here is Junior Team USA member Dusty Taylor showing off her USA pride. Today is the final day of the Palma Team World Championships. Dusty says: “Go USA!!!!”

Palma Team USA World Fullbore Long Range Target Rifle Championships

Dusty Taylor photo by Anette Wachter of the U.S. Palma Team. Top photos by Berger Bullets.

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August 14th, 2015

Lou Murdica Wins Sniper King Benchrest Match in Tacoma

Berger Bullets Tacoma Rifle Benchrest Lou Murdica Shilen Barrels

As far as we can tell, the first-ever formal benchrest shooting match took place in 1944 at the Tacoma Rifle & Revolver Club in Tacoma, Washington. Known today as the “Sniper King Competition”, this is still a popular event, drawing top shooters from around the country.

Our friend Lou Murdica bested the competition this year to win the Sniper King competition and Benchrest shooting’s oldest trophy. Take a look at that target. That’s a TEN-Shot group at TWO hundred yards. That works out to 0.1299 MOA for ten shots. That’s might impressive…

Berger Bullets Tacoma Rifle Benchrest Lou Murdica Shilen Barrels

We have to give Lou credit for his shooting skills and loading spectacularly accurate ammo. Lou was running a Kelbly action, Shilen Barrel, and March scope. He loaded 6mm Berger 65gr BT bullets driven by Accurate LT 30 powder.

Have you ever shot a smaller TEN-shot group, even at 100 yards? If so, tell us about that, by posting a comment below.

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August 14th, 2015

Adjustable AR-Type Grip with Front and Rear Inserts

AR15 grip CAA Command Arms UPG16

Do you shoot an AR-platform rifle, or run a bolt gun chassis that uses AR-type grips? If so, you may want to consider the ergonomic UPG16 grip from Command Arms (CAA). This user-configurable grip includes six (6) interchangeable rubberized grip inserts (three front and three rear), allowing the user to customize the finger grooves and contoured backstraps. This can help shooters with big or small hands and also allows you to experiment with slightly different hand-holds. Sometimes a small change can improve your shot-to-shot consistency or improve comfort.

AR15 grip CAA Command Arms UPG16

The UPG16’s interchangeable front and rear rubberized grip inserts can be swapped easily. The UPG16 pistol grip also has a capped storage area for small items or optional cleaning kit. The UPG16 modular grip weighs just 3.7 ounces and is offered in three colors: Black, Desert Tan, and OD Green. The UPG16 grip (including all inserts) costs $32.40 at Brownells.com.

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