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June 5th, 2011

Latest Edition of ‘On the Mark’ Available

The latest edition of the CMP’s ‘On the Mark’ newsletter for young competitive shooters has been released as a FREE, downloadable PDF file. In this Spring 2011 edition, you’ll find many items of interest including an excellent instructional article by Gary Anderson, Director of Civilian Marksmanship-Emeritus. The 4-page story is entitled: Three-Position Shooting — Teaching the First Steps. Here’s a sample from the story, Anderson’s discussion of target shooting order:

Target Bull Firing Order
Anderson writes: “When firing starts, each shooter should have a plan for the order in which the sighter and record bulls are fired. Each record bull is numbered from one to ten, but the bulls do not need to be fired in that order. Indeed, to shoot them in numerical order is one of the least efficient ways to do this. The firing order should be designed to minimize movements from one record bull to the next. The illustration (on right) shows one recommended firing order that begins with the lower sighter bull, continues to the upper sighter bull and then proceeds around the target in a counter-clockwise direction.”

In addition to the Gary Anderson article, this month’s edition of On the Mark features extensive coverage of Collegiate shooting events, and the National Junior ROTC Championships.

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June 5th, 2011

New Thunder Ranch Rifle from G.A. Precision

If you’re looking for a versatile, .308 Win tactical rifle, built with top-quality components, check out G.A. Precision’s new Thunder Ranch Rifle. This rifle comes with the right stuff: Bartlein 5R barrel (22″, 1:11.25″ twist), Manners stock, custom Templar action with one-piece bolt and +20 MOA rail, and full Cerakote finish. What’s more, every Thunder Ranch Rifle comes with a 3/8 MOA accuracy guarantee.

G.A. Precision Thunder Ranch Rifle

G.A. Precision Thunder Ranch Rifle Clint SmithA collaboration between Clint Smith, President/Director of Thunder Ranch (TR) and G.A. Precision (GAP), this rifle was designed to Clint’s specs from the ground up. This is the official TR “house rifle” used in TR’s challenging precision bolt rifle courses. The gun is designed for durability and accuracy, and Thunder Ranch Rifles are as handsome as they are sturdy. Each TR Rifle is finished with molded-in Field Grade GAP Camo, and the exposed metal is all coated with Mil-Spec OD Cerakote, an extremely durable ceramic-based finish. The Thunder Ranch Rifle is available right now at a cost of $3585.00.

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