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FEATURE // LONG RANGE
Long range shooters aim at a 5- or 10-inch X-ring from 1,000 yards.

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On the first day, overcast skies and few intermediate direction flags challenged shooters to find a way other than mirage to gauge the wind. And for the first time, F-Class and America Match shooters joined the morning roll call.

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or five days, long range shooters competed against Mother Nature as they adjusted internal ballistics tables with their interpretation of the wind’s angle and speed. Subtle body language occasionally hinted at an off-call shot during frequent “let offs” and “pick ups” (changing wind speed) such that more than one contestant may find themselves reviewing chapter 12 (Reading the Wind) of Nancy Tompkins’ upcoming 2nd Edition Prone and Long-Range Rifle Shooting. Here’s a summary of this year’s marathon: AUG 11 Match 531, 1000 yds Match 532, 1000 yds AUG 12 Match 534, 1000 yds Match 535, 1000 yds Match 536, 1000 yds Match 521, Team, 1000 yds AUG 14 AUG 15 Team Palma, 800, 900, 1000 yds spent the last 20 years traveling to Africa, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, earning almost every honor in the sport, including numerous Grand Aggregate Crosses in the United Kingdom (consisting of 13 matches each), a World Palma Rifle Individual Championship and AUG 13 Match 537, 1000 yds Match 538, 1000 yds Match 539, 1000 yds

Palma, 800, 900, 1000 yds This year’s top “wind shooter” traveled from Great Britain to join the ranks of 234 shooters. With a day-job in financial analysis, David Luckman (right) applies his skills with numbers and precision to his hobby of long range competition. Beginning as a smallbore enthusiast, Luckman has
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2012 Champion David Luckman


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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Shooting Sports USA - October 2012

Shooting Sports USA - October 2012
Competitor’s Corner
Contents
Contents
Shooter’s News
Bag Check
Product Focus
Geissele Triggers — Revisited
2012 Northeastern Regional Field Target Championships
2012 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Metric Championships
2012 NRA National Smallbore Outdoor Championships
2012 NRA High Power Rifle Championships
2012 NRA Long Range Rifle Championships
A Page From History
Coming Events
Member Info
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Cover2
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Competitor’s Corner
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Contents
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Contents
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 7
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Bag Check
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Product Focus
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Geissele Triggers — Revisited
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 11
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 12
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 13
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 Northeastern Regional Field Target Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Metric Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA National Smallbore Outdoor Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 25
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA High Power Rifle Championships
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Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 2012 NRA Long Range Rifle Championships
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 31
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - A Page From History
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - 33
Shooting Sports USA - October 2012 - Coming Events
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