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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:

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Shooting Under Presure

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

Lets start by defining atmospheric pressure as the force per unit area (eg psi) exerted o...

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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 good marksmanship need to be reinforced to prevent bad habits and to serve as a basis upon which to build your confidence and abil...

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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 differ...

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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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Spotting 101

By Mark on June 24, 2015

The goal in writing this article for me was to share the most valuable piece of shooting gear that I take with me in the field. We have dedicated a lot of time and effort in our magazine to bringing you the best technical information available about rangefinders, shooting equipment, rangefinders, ballistic calculators, and the list goes on and on. A topic that I don’t feel has been covered in great detail is how important it is to have a reliable spotter by your side while in the field. If you have ever put your crosshairs on a trophy animal at a distance over 500 yards, in a tricky wind, from an awkward shooting position, you know exactly how valuable this person can be to your hun...

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Well Crap, Now What

By Mark on May 23, 2015

Have you ever been there? A fall, trip, slip, broken piece of equipment sends your rifle into the mud, dirt or rocks. It happened to me years back and I decided that I needed a better infield solution to get it clean again. Not just an infield solution, but also a maintenance program for before, during, and after the hunt. Here is what I have come up with over the years and hopefully it will stop a hunt ending disaster.

Let’s talk stainless steel. Stainless steel is the predominant steel used in most actions and barrels, so this is going to be an important metal for us to be familiar with. What sets stainless steel apart from the more common carbon steel is the amount of c...

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The 300 Winchester Magnum

By Mark on March 15, 2015

My Grandpa is an incredible hunter and an amazing shot. He hunted for many years with a 300 Win Mag so I thought I would get his opinion on this classic caliber. When I asked him what should be said about the 300 Win Mag he said without hesitation, “It kicks like a mule.” Although this is true, he and many others would not have used it for so long if it did not have so many desirable qualities as well. Over the years since its conception in 1963 it has become a staple not only in the hunting world, but also in target shooting and military use as well. In the context of long range shooting, the 300 Win Mag is often the standard that we measure all other cartridges against. The ...

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