July 10th, 2020

Longshot Target Cameras — See, Mark, and Record Your Shots

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As ranges are starting to open up again, folks are enjoying the opportunity to shoot at long range. But if you like to shoot paper out beyond 400 yards or so, you’ll find that it can be difficult to see bullet holes on paper, ever with premium high-magnification spotting scopes. That’s why it’s great to have a high-quality wireless target camera. The systems we like are produced by Longshot Target Camera (aka Targetvision).

With a Longshot camera system, you receive a live WiFi feed from a camera. This comes back to your shooting station on the firing line and you can view the image with a laptop or mobile device. No separate tall antennas or routers are required, and you don’t need internet coverage. Simply place the camera unit next to your target and the receiver unit close to your rifle or bench. (Or, with the 300-yard-rated Marksman you get the WiFi signal directly from the camera — there’s no separate receiver). The Longshot system is completely self-contained. Longshot produces a variety of cameras starting at just $399.00 for the LongShot Marksman. We recommend the $799.00 LR-3 unit which is rated to a whopping two miles.

This Video shows how the Longshot Marksman Wireless Target Camera Works:

Longshot camera systems are excellent. They provide VERY sharp images and the WiFi signal is strong and stable, without the fuzziness you find with lesser systems. And, importantly, Longshot cameras come with integrated shot-marking software that works with your mobile device (phone or tablet). The Longshot mobile Apps can mark all the shots in your group (and you can select colors). In addition you can make your last-fired shot blink on the screen. And, as you’d expect, you can take a screen-shot at any time to record your shot impacts for future review. This kind of functionality makes the Longshot camera system much more sophisticated than any conventional optical spotting scope.

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Longshot CEO Clay Rhoden explains: “Longshot target camera systems provide shooters with the opportunity to see their long range impacts as they occur. Acting as your spotting scope downrange you are able to see each impact with clarity. Our wireless target camera systems and camera spotting scopes provide double the resolution and double the possible distance available elsewhere.”

If you purchase a Longshot camera system, we recommend getting the optional “Bulletproof Warranty” for $39.00. This will cover most replacements if you accidentally shoot the camera system placed down-range. That $39.00 buys a lot of peace of mind. If you start with a $399.00 Marksman unit, you can also later upgrade to a full 2 mile-rated LR-3 system.

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August 27th, 2019

Watch Randy Wise Set ELR World Record — On Video

Randy Wise ELR match Camp Atterbury .338 Lapua Magnum

What’s it feel like to hit a 2158-yard target (from cold bore), and set a world record in the process? Well watch the video below to find out. Last week we reported that shooter Randy Wise set a new ELR Central world record, going three-for-three (from cold bore) at 2158 yards. The feat took place at the recent NRA ELR Championship at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. And he did that with a factory Savage action and barrel!

We first reported on Randy’s ELR record last week in the Bulletin. Now we have more photos, and most importantly, a video. You can now watch Randy Wise make his three hits in a row, starting with Cold Bore shot, at 2158 yards. The video was captured by Clay Rhoden of TargetVision/Longshot Target Cameras.

Watch Randy Wise Make ELR World-Record Three Straight Hits at 2158 Yards:

Watch the full sequence above (sorry there is no sound). Note that there were previously some hit marks on the 36″ x 36″ steel target. Ignore those. Steve’s first hit is at the bottom right — barely above the edge of the plate. At 0:42 you see the bright light flash indicating a hit. The second shot impacts in the top right — see the light flash at 1:09. The third and final hit impacts about 6″ up from the bottom, at 1:24. When the flashing light confirms Hit #3, Randy shows his emotion, pumping his fists with excitement.

Randy Wise ELR match Camp Atterbury .338 Lapua Magnum

Remarkably, Randy set the new ELR record using a stock Savage action and Savage factory barrel chambered for the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge. The Savage barreled action was mounted in an Accurate Rifles Systems chassis with Rempel bipod. Randy’s rifle had a factory stock 26″ 1:9″-twist barrel chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum. His load featured Lapua .338 LM brass, Berger 300gr Hybrid bullets, Federal 215M primers, and a stout charge of Hodgdon Retumbo powder. Ballistics solution by Applied Ballistics LLC. For optics, Randy used a Vortex 15-60x52mm Golden Eagle.

ELR World Record Standards
One video viewer asked why this was a world record, when longer shots have been made in K02M competition. Here’s the answer from Applied Ballistics: “To be an ELR World Record it has to be done cold bore, and three for three. No sighters, no practice, no walking the shots on, no accuracy by volume. Also neither the shooter or rifle can have been fired in the past 24 hours, to ensure it’s truly cold bore. It’s a test of skill and knowledge of your system.” Skill indeed. 2158 Yards is 1.226 MILES. At that distance, Randy shot a group measuring roughly 1.3 MOA vertical and half-minute horizontal.

Randy Wise ELR match Camp Atterbury .338 Lapua Magnum

For his efforts, Randy received glory, and a nice $1000-dollar check from McMillan Fiberglass stocks. Here Randy poses with his check, flanked by Bryan Litz (left) and Kelly McMillan (right). The match was officiated by Clay Rhoden. Doc Beech of Applied Ballistics was the certifying official.

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