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FEATURE // LAPUA RANGE

The Meyton Electronics screen provides real-time feedback to on-site shooters and remote customers who have shipped their guns to the Lapua RSC for lot testing.
testing I noted a group, or two, in which the 100-meter group was visibly different in shape from the 50-meter group. Never take anything for granted. Test, test, test! In addition to in-person testing in Mesa, arrangements can be made to ship your rifle to the RSC and have the testing conducted for you with target printouts e-mailed or faxed in real time for your lot choices. Competitors who would like to visit the Lapua Rimfire Service Center to test ammunition are requested to contact Darrell Stettmeier at (480) 626-8648, or e-mail dstettmeier@nammoinc.com to make a reservation. Selected ammunition is sold in case lots only, the sale of which is credited to the individual’s dealer, although delivery is taken right at the RSC.

ammunition lot such as lead hardness, bullet lube viscosity, or the particular primer slurry will have an effect on accuracy. Large operations such as the USAMU and Olympic Team have facilities dedicated to ammunition testing. The Lapua RSC provides individual shooters with equal access to this type of testing, with the added advantage of having an enormous variety of ammunition types and lot numbers from which to choose. The heart of the RSC is a 100-meter firing tunnel with electronic targeting at 50 and 100 meters. Because the bullets never touch paper, their flight isn’t disrupted at the 50-meter mark. The Meyton Elektronik system used by Lapua detects the bullet’s exact position as it crosses through a curtain of infrared light, accurate to 1/10 mm (0.004”). The cradle pictured at right moves back under recoil and then returns to battery. The repeatability of the return to battery mechanism is crucial to the process as there is no fixed aiming point downrange. As the rounds are fired through the tunnel, shot groups are displayed on
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two large screens in the viewing area, one each for the 50- and 100-meter group. Darrell Stettmeier is the fulltime, on-site RSC manager who is there to ensure that your time on the range is well spent. When I observed that the 100-meter group looked like a slightly enlarged version of the 50-meter group, Stettmeirer responded that about 75% of test groups show that relationship. Later in the
Darrell Stettmeier, RSC Manager, and Kirsten Weiss of Team Lapua—three-time All-American while on the University of Nebraska rifle team.


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