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March 7th, 2008

AccurateShooter.Com Calendar — Submit Your Entries

Recently, we have been updating our Event Calendar with 2008 entries. We have a sophisticated template that allows you to easily search by keyword, date range, event type (BR, Long-Range, F-Class etc.), or location.

Submit Important Events for Calendar
Folks, please send in your events for inclusion in our calendar. We especially need info on major state, regional, and national matches, and popular “fun shoots” such as the Hickory Ground Hog Match. Be sure to include basic info on the type of competition (and classes of rifles), along with cost. It also helps to provide a link to your club website or match registration webpage. Note: While we don’t have space to include most regularly scheduled club-level events, don’t hesitate to submit info on special events (such as an annual championship) that may be of interest to a larger audience.

Send Photos and Range Maps
Our Calendar software allows us to display photos, club logos, or range maps, so you can attach those to your submissions. Please send your calendar items to: . Thanks!

We reserve the right to edit any entries.

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March 7th, 2008

Lones Wigger Nominated for Olympic Hall of Fame

Lones Wigger Olympic ShooterLegendary shooter Lones Wigger Jr. is among 18 finalists selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee for the Olympian Hall of Fame. Now 70, Wigger is a three-time Olympian, having competed at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico and the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, where he won a combined two gold medals and one silver. Wigger also set multiple world records and has won many world championships, both individually and as a Team USA member. Vote for Wigger online at USOlympicHallof to help him in joining the Olympic Hall of Fame inductees. To learn more about Wigger’s accomplishments, visit the USA Shooting Team site.

Lanny Basham Winning in the WindLones Wigger, along with fellow Olympic shooter Lonny Bassham, has created one of the best guides to wind reading, Winning in the Wind, an interactive DVD. Winning in the Wind covers mirage and the strategies for shooting in different wind conditions. The DVD has over 100 digital graphics, photos, and ilustrations, plus a complete interactive shot chart showing wind effects. The DVD also offers helpful hints for staying mentally focused when dealing with fickle and erratic winds. This CD-Rom is available for $35.00 from Champion’s Choice, or directly from the Lanny Basham website,

Lones Wigger Olympic Shooter
Lones Wigger (center), 1972 Olympic Gold Medalist, 300m Free Rifle. (This centerfire event is no longer held in the Olympics.)

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March 7th, 2008

Ramshot X-Terminator Sale: $10.49/lb

Now through March 31, 2008, MidwayUSA has Ramshot X-Terminator powder on sale for just $10.49 per pound, marked WAY down from the $20.49 regular price. X-Terminator is a double-based, high-energy ball powder that is designed for the varmint hunters who demand a clean burning powder. X-Terminator’s small, spherical kernels meter easily and precisely, so this is a good choice if you plan to load a large quantity of ammo on a progressive press. X-Terminator has a burn rate similar to Accurate 2230, Hodgdon H322, and Win 748. X-Terminator is well-suited for the 222 Remington, 223 Remington and 22 BR cartridges.

Ramshot X-Terminator Powder

Note, the sale price does NOT includes a $20.00 hazmat charges and $9.99 special handling fee. You may want to combine your order with fellow shooters to “amortize” the hazmat fee over a larger quantity of powder.

Powder Burn Rate Chart from The Reload Bench.

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