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Shooting Fundamentals - Long Range Shooting Technique

Ryan Cleckner reviews proper shooting technique. A stable platform, sight alignment, sight picture and trigger control are key fundamentals to shooting properly.

Looking for more long range shooting instruction? Ryan Cleckner’s book, Long Range Shooting Handbook, is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from his years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor. If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting. Find it on

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Rimfire Benchrest Shooting ARA

ARA Champ J. Friedrich shoots his Myers Custom 22LR Rifle.

Shooting Tip | Shooting Bench Techniques

In this shooting tip Aaron Davidson walks us through some important techniques to learn when you are shooting from a bench that will prepare you to shoot in the prone position. Make sure to subscribe to the Gunwerks Youtube channel for more great long shots, tough shots, shooting tips, DIY & Ballistics.

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The Afghan Long Rifle or Traditional Jezail

The Afghan Long Rifle, or more commonly known in the West as a Jezail struck free into General Elphinstone's combined British and Indian Army of 1841 and 1842 as soldiers were shot down from hundreds of meters beyond the effective range of their own smoothbore muskets. The Afghan Long Rifle was unlike many flintlock rifles at the time in that it had an extremely long barrel and a curved stock unlike many European designs. Although it didn't originate in Afghanistan, it quickly became known as uniquely Afghan in the many conflicts with the British in the mid-1800s. Because of the weight, stock, and long barrel, the rifle was not meant to be fired from an offhand position and instead was essentially a benchrest gun. Rather than a detriment, this favored the Afghans who fired upon the British from the advantage of the hills where they could rest the rifle on rocks and other terrain features. Along with this method of employment, the Afghans were able to be sufficiently accurate out to 500 meters as some accounts explain. This put the British infantry with their 100-150 meter effective range smooth bore Brown Bess's at a very distinct disadvantage, especially while in massed columns at the base of a mountain valley. In fact the only arm that the British could effectively fire back at the Afghans were their wheeled field guns. But these were almost useless against an entire hillside of Pashtun tribesmen scattered behind rocks for cover. 


Afghan Long Rifle


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Record-Setting Rimfire Rifle with 100,000+ Rounds

Joe Friedrich set an ARA benchrest shooting Aggregate record using a rifle with a very special two-groove barrel. With well over 100,000 rounds this barrel still shows world-class accuracy. The rifle also sports a muzzle tuner, Bix 'N Andy Trigger, and March Scope.

Air Rifle Benchrest SoCal Regional at Open Grove

The Open Grove Range in Southern California recently hosted an Air Rifle Benchrest match. Shooters competed in both Light Varmint and Heavy Varmint divisions, based on the power of their pneumatic rifles. Watch the video to learn more about pellet guns that can shoot dime-sized groups at 50 yards -- better than many centerfire rifles. At this match, many shooters used Field Target air rifles converted for benchrest use. A wide variety of compressed-air rigs shot well, in both .177 and .22 calibers. As you can tell from the smiling faces, everyone had a great time. Every shooter won a cash or hardware prize, and the match organizer provided a free BBQ lunch for all competitors. This was a fantastic day at the range, and everyone vowed to come back next year....

2017 World Benchrest Shooting Championships Preview

The World Benchrest Shooting Federation (WBCF) hold the 2017 World Benchrest Championship at the Packers Creek Range, Nelson, New Zealand. This even will attract top shooters from many countries, competiting at one of the most scenic ranges in the Southern Hemisphere.

Champ's Tips on 600-yard Benchrest

Sam Hall, IBS 600-Yard Nat'l Champion shows how to shoot a 16.5-lb Benchrest gun fast and accurately. Very helpful tips on technique. In extreme 20 mph winds, Sam shoots a 1/2 5-shot group at 200 yards. Caliber is 6mmBR Norma, .268 neck.

Pappas Front Rest with Benchrest Air Rifle (Theoben Rapid MFR)

One-of-a-kind custom front rest built by James Pappas for rimfire and airgun benchrest. This 30.5-lb rest is hand-crafted of polished aluminum with precision controls for elevation and windage adjustment. We test the rest with a modified Field Target rifle, featuring a Theoben Rapid MFR action, custom BR stock, and aftermarket barrel, chambered for .22 Cal pellets. LINK:

1000 Yard Benchrest Williamsport, PA

10 Shots in 26 seconds. 90-lb Heavy Gun in 1000-yard Benchrest Match shot by John Buhay. Cartridge is 6 Dasher.

Caldwell Lead Sled and Lead Sled DFT Review

In this episode of TFBTV, James tries out the Caldwell Lead Sled Plus and Lead Sled DFT, which were sent to him for evaluation from Caldwell. James shoots on both frames with the M4, M16, and the AK47. Check this episode of TFBTV to get his thoughts on Caldwell's sleds.

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Sinclair Competition Shooting Rest

This video showcases the Sinclair Competition Shooting Rest. Learn more here

SEB NEO CoAxial Front Shooting Rest -- Test and Evaluation Tests the SEB Neo Co-Axial (Joystick) Front Shooting Rest. This new design is suitable for all type of benchrest shooting, from 50-yard rimfire to 1000-yard BR and F-Class. The NEO joystick rest is very smooth in both vertical and horizontal. Even with heavy rifles you can move up without the jumpy or jerky movement found on earlier designs. The unique 3-part front bag design allows the NEO to adapt to both narrow and wide rifle forearms.

Texas Varmint Benchrest & Rimfire World Shoot | Shooting USA

This time, it’s small varmints shot at long ranges in the Lone Star State. It’s precision shooting with benchrest rifles in the latest version of two traditional sports becoming a new challenge: silhouette and benchrest. And John Scoutten also tries the challenge of knocking down 1-MOA Coyotes with his Precision Rifle.

Then, families compete together with .22-caliber pistols and rifles. It’s the Rimfire Challenge World Championship, with hundreds of competitors ringing steel for time on the ranges in Alabama, including a six-year-old hot shot!

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25 Meter Airgun Benchrest @ Extreme Benchrest

Each year at Extreme Benchrest we include an official 25 Meter Airgun Benchrest match, complete with 3 target sheets. This event is a lot of fun, extremely competitive and definitely numerous shots on paper to test your skill!

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Windicator Benchrest Shooting Wind Flag

We are taking a detailed look at the amazing Windicator Wind Flag system. From ease of setup and storage, to the quality of the parts and bearings, we are excited to showcase this design. The ground turbulence gauge is unique and most helpful. Follow along and see why the Windicator is the best wind monitor and shot placement indicator on the benchrest market!

Stiller's Precision -- New Rimfire Benchrest Action

The new Stiller Precision Rimfire Benchrest action is finally entering production. This high-tech Copperhead rimfire action, in development for over two years, has DUAL firing pins at 6 o'clock and 12 o'clock for improved ignition. It also has an Anschutz-style feed ramp and other features for enhanced performance. Priced at $1150.00 it should be available in spring 2011.

Berger Southwest Nationals 600-Yard Match

The first day of competition at the 2015 Berger Southwest Nationals was the mid-range match held at 600 yards. Sling and F-Class Shooters battled ferocious, switchy winds. This video include interviews with the F-TR and F-Open winners.

John Paul's Benchrest Techniques

John Paul is at the range today to cover some benchrest techniques to help you get your precision rifle on target.

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