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PHOTOS BYMELISSA GILLILAND

trigger, in an EHT Manners Stock with an
added cheek piece. For an optic, she uses the
Bushnell Elite XRS 4.5-30x 50 mm with G2
reticle in Seekins Precision low rings. Melissa
reloads her competition ammo with all RCBS
equipment. For this she uses Federal Gold
Medal 210 primers, Alliant Reloder 16 powder
and Berger 105-grain Hybrid bullets. She uses
Hoppe's 9 for gun cleaning.
For her competition range bag
Melissa carries a Drago Tracker
backpack. Even though it's a
small backpack it fits all her
necessary range gear. When
training she uses her Hoppe's
9 Range bag. It's much larger
and holds everything in it
from her Magnetospeed,
to staplers, targets and
tons of ammo.
Besides all the necessary competition gear,
Melissa also includes
in her range bag a
Hoppe's 9 field kit,
a small can of
Hoppe's Gun
Medic and

Etymotic Gunsport Pro Electronic Earplugs.
She always has Burt's Bees lip balm, a small
MAC compact mirror, and a few Benadryl and
Aleve tablets. On a romantic note, her range
bag also contains a homemade heart her
husband made out of his old ACU's on his last
deployment. The inside is stuffed with strips of
material that he wrote "Love" on.
For those interested in learning more
about long range competitions Melissa
suggests visiting the SSUSA website, or
www.precisionrifleseries.com. Or, if you want
to read her personal stories and tips about
training and competition check out her blog.
When you decide to take the plunge and begin
competing Melissa recommends trying a few
one-day matches first. In those matches, you
have more time on stages and other competitors
can help you while you're on the clock.Then,
you'll get a feel for the bigger two-day PRS
National matches. But most of all, just have
fun since that is really what it is all about!
Aside from competing nationally in
the PRS, Melissa is the vice president of
operations for Armageddon Gear and
additionally writes for magazines.
She enjoys spending time with her
family and baking cakes. Her
8-year-old son is
very active
in
sports and
Cub Scouts where
she is the Cub Master
and her husband is a Den
Leader. When she has time
she also enjoys teaching other
women long range shooting.

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