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Pack Selection And Fitting For Hunting

By Todd Harney on July 18, 2018

More and more people are taking to the backcountry each year, expanding the distance, duration, and efforts of their adventures. Over the past ten years, the once quiet style of Backpack Hunting has become an industry of its own with a growing selection of dedicated clothing, gear, organizations, and social media outlets. The backpack market in particular has responded well with a wide selection of quality hunting-specific packs to cover a range of uses and preferences. Gone are the days of making do with packs designed for our backpacking (minus the hunting) counterparts.

While this relatively new boom in hunting pack offerings is a huge win for anyone looking to outfit themsel...

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6mm Creedmoor - From the Range To the Field

By Neal Emery on March 19, 2018

It’s been a decade since the 6.5 Creedmoor was released. It is now an extremely popular round chambered by practically every major rifle manufacturer. While it steadily rose in popularity to become what it is today, its claim to fame also gave way to the development of a different cartridge – one well known in precision rifle matches and now finding a home in the mainstream shooting and hunting markets: the 6mm Creedmoor.

The creation of the 6mm Creedmoor was the result of an article on wildcat cartridges that John Snow wrote for Outdoor Life shortly after the release of the 6.5 Creedmoor. He worked with George Gardner of GA Precision to build the rifl...

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Killing Creep

By Bryden Richardson on January 8, 2018

What came first the trigger or the gun?

The first device to be identified as a gun was a bamboo tube that used gunpowder to fire a spear.

By the late 1300’s handguns became known across Europe and were fired by holding a burning wick to a “touch hole” in the barrel igniting the powder inside, often requiring a prop to steady the gun.

A trigger did not appear on a firearm until the development of the matchlock gun - the first dated illustration of one dates to 1475, making it the first firearm with a trigger. In a matchlock gun, powder is held in a flash pan and is ignited by a wick, or match, in a movable clamp. This enabled both hand...

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All Episodes of LRP Coming to Youtube!

By Mark on October 11, 2016

How-To Turn On Notifications to Stay Up To Date.

The Gunwerks media department is currently working to upload all past episodes of Long Range Pursuits to the Gunwerks Youtube channel. We will also be adding all-new content in the near future including video shorts, new product demos and how-to videos. This is definitely content that you won’t want to miss!

To get notified on your mobile device every time we upload a new video, follow these simple instructions:

Long Range Pursuits LRP YouTube

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Shooting Under Pressure - Air Pressure and Long Range Shooting

By Mark on July 28, 2016

By Aaron Davidson

I know I’m running the risk of creating an article that reads like a textbook, but I feel strongly that this is the most common area of mistaken inputs when making ballistic calculations. I want to systematically explore air pressure topics so that we all have common nomenclature and basic understanding of measurement and reporting systems.  We will start with a general discussion of air pressure, definition of terms, measurement devices, and then finish with some alternative ways to use pressure data when calculating ballistics.

AIR PRESSURE 

Let's start by defining atmospheric pressure as the force per unit area (eg p...

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Wildcatting Long Range Cartridges

By Mark on July 8, 2016

By Shawn Carlock

With the wide variety of rounds available on the market today one would think that there is a round for every need and for every purpose. While this is true to a certain extent, wildcatting is still alive and well today for a number of reasons. Various wildcats have been developed over time all with the same goal in mind, to increase performance and / or fit a certain amount of performance into a certain platform. Let’s take a look at the more common ideas and techniques of wildcatting cartridges.

Necking up or down

This is probably the simplest form of wildcatting and is simply taking a given case and running it into a die to change ...

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Defining the Shooter - Spotter Roles

By Mark on October 24, 2015

By Ed Rochnowski

Long range shooting, whether you like it or not, is here to stay, and I am happy about that. The shooting industry has made huge technical advancements in optics, laser rangefinders, and the general overall accuracy of most brands of rifles.

We now can hit something in a different zip code. What seemed impossible a short time ago can now be done consistently. With that being said, I personally want to take advantage of knowing what can and will help me to achieve my long range shooting goals. 

The fundamentals of Positions Shooter Spotter

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The Competitive Edge

By Mark on October 12, 2015

How rifle competitions can make you a better long-range hunter

By Jim See

I started my long-range hunting addiction back in 2004 with a factory Remington 700 BDL. My goal was simple: become a better marksman so I could effectively take advantage of those cross valley shots on whitetail bucks in the hills of Southern Wisconsin.

I imagine that’s how many of us got into long-range hunting. I assume most of us progressed into better equipment such as: optics, high-end rangefinders and custom rifles. What did we do to increase our proficiency as marksman? Some of us did it on our own or with friends, others attended shooting schools, but I chose a differen...

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How To Ship a Rifle

By Mark on July 17, 2015

Everyday our warehouse is filled with rifle cases. Some small, some large, and some make you wonder what you will find inside. They arrive in wood, plastic, and metal boxes. Nothing is a surprise anymore. On one particular day, I was preparing to open a metal rifle case that was sent to us from a customer. The packaging was intact and latches, secure. As the lid came open, I was horrified at the sight inside. There, lying on the foam interior was a beautiful wood stocked rifle, broken into two pieces. What a shame. This treasured firearm was destroyed.

On another occasion, I received a very heavy and very sturdy, well-built wooden box. Screws holding the lid in place, handles on...

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Shooting Positions

By Mark on July 9, 2015

When that once in a lifetime dream hunt finally comes, you might only get one shot to make your dream come true. There are many factors that can make you miss or make the perfect impact on your animal. Understanding and being able to make the shot from an unconventional shooting position is one of the most prevalent factors other than a poor wind call. You can be assured your shot will be taken from the ground, seated, kneeling or the prone position. Prone is the next best position to shooting off of a bench, but it must be done correctly to make an ethical shot on an animal at extended ranges.
After 26 years in the Army and many of those years as a sniper working overseas in a mul...

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