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Cal Zant is the shooter/author behind PrecisionRifleBlog.com. Cal is a life-long learner, and loves to help others get into this sport he's so passionate about. Cal has an engineering background, unique data-driven approach, and the ability to present technical information in an unbiased and straight-forward fashion. For more info, check out PrecisionRifleBlog.com/About.
Best Custom Rifle Action for PRS

Best Custom Rifle Action: What The Pros Use

When it comes to precision rifles, an action can make all the difference! Our latest blog post dives deep into the preferences of the 200 leading shooters in the PRS revealing trends, favorites, and why certain choices give them the edge. This post isn't just about statistics; it's a look into what makes a rifle reliable, accurate, and competition-ready. Join us on a detailed exploration of pro shooters' choices, and perhaps find the inspiration for your next upgrade. Read more now!

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Pre-Fit Barrels - Everything Your Gunsmith Wishes You Knew

Pre-Fit Barrels: Everything Your Gunsmith Wishes You Knew

We’ve seen an explosion of pre-fit barrels over the past few years. But are any of the top-ranked PRS shooters using pre-fits? Are they as accurate as a barrel that is custom-chambered for your action? How do you know if they’re right for you? Our latest post sheds light on the rise of pre-fit barrels, combining historical insights with cutting-edge trends and expert advice from top gunsmiths. Whether you’re a seasoned marksman or a newcomer, this is your guide to understanding the future of precision shooting.

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Best Rifle Chassis and Stock - What The Pros Use

What The Pros Use: Best Rifle Chassis & Stocks

Discover the latest trends in precision rifle chassis and stocks that the top 200 shooters in the PRS believe help them get more hits on target. This exclusive data reveals massive shifts in the market, including some of the leading brands and industry disruptors like Masterpiece Arms, Foundation Stocks, and MDT. I also share surprising insight on rifle bedding among these pro shooters. This analysis is your insider’s guide into the cutting-edge in competitive, long-range shooting.

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Best Precision Rifle Cartridge - What The Pros Use

What The Pros Use: Precision Rifle Calibers & Cartridges

Dive into the “What The Pros Use” 2024 Edition, where we uncover the latest trends in precision rifle gear among the top-ranked shooters in the Precision Rifle Series. Discover the shift in preferred calibers and cartridges that are defining the competitive edge in long-range shooting. From the continued supremacy of 6mm cartridges to the intriguing shift towards 25 calibers, see what the pros are using to win at the highest levels.

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Changes To The PRS Barricade Skills Stage

New Upgrades To The PRS Barricade Skills Stage

Attention, precision rifle shooters! The 2024 PRS rules have just dropped, bringing with them some exciting updates to the PRS Skills Stages and the PRS barricade. Wondering what’s new? Look no further! In this quick read, we’ll walk you through the key changes and unveil the 3 new options match directors can now choose from for this standardized stage that you’ll see at every two-day PRS match. Dive in and stay in the know!

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Finish Out of PRB's 100 Yard Underground Range

Finish Out of PRB’s 100 Yard Underground Range

A ton of people have asked me for an update on my 100-yard underground range that I recently built. I published an article a couple of years ago that shared my plans and what I’d done so far, and I asked my readers for input on how to finish it out. I changed quite a bit based on those comments. This article will give you a complete walk-through of what it’s like today. Now that it’s up and running, I’d love to hear your suggestions for experiments I should run! Please leave your ideas in the comments!

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JTAC Precision Rifle Training Review

JTAC Precision Rifle Training Review + 2024 Class Dates

Unlock the secrets of precision rifle mastery with the JTAC Advanced Training – a unique experience led by multiple Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Season Champions. This exclusive class offers personalized coaching, covering topics from gear priorities to mental management. With a hands-on approach, you'll dive into positional and prone shooting under the watchful eyes of these seasoned pros. Join this unparalleled opportunity to enhance your long-range shooting skills and gain insights that could transform your performance. Check out the upcoming 2024 JTAC Training Class dates and secure your spot for an unparalleled learning experience. Are you ready to elevate your precision rifle game?

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PRS Pro Shooter Austin Orgain Shares Strategy, Practice and Shooting Tips

2-Time PRS Champ Shares Strategy, Practice & Shooting Tips – Austin Orgain Spotlight Part 6

Discover a wealth of shooting tips and match strategy in this exclusive article with two-time PRS champion Austin Orgain. This invaluable content provides a rare glimpse into the mind of a top pro shooter—this is a must-read for anyone serious about rifle matches. What did his training look like as he rose quickly through the ranks? If he had 50 rounds before a match, what would he practice? How does he manage the mental game? Does he watch for trace, bullet splash, or both? What % of shots does he see and correct for at a match? Does he ever free recoil? ... and much more!

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Andy Slade Wins 2023 AG Cup

Andy Slade Wins $30,000 at 2023 AG Cup!

Just a few hours ago, Andy Slade took 1st place at the 2023 Armageddon Gear Cup, winning the $30,000 prize! Clay Blackketter won $5,000 for winning Day 1 & 2 of the competition, plus another $7,000 for coming in 2nd place on the final day of shooting. Keith Baker finished in 3rd. Congrats to those guys and the rest of the competitors! The AG Cup is a unique, 3-day precision rifle match featuring the biggest cash payouts of the year. Tom Fuller, owner of Armageddon Gear, has designed the AG Cup to run very different than other Precision Rifle Series ...

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Best Precision Rifle Reloading Equipment and Process From PRS Champ Austin Orgain

A 2-Time PRS Champ’s Reloading Setup & Process – Austin Orgain Shooter Spotlight

Austin Orgain, a two-time PRS champion, shares an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into his reloading process, revealing the components, equipment, and techniques that have helped contribute to his success. He shares complete load data for his 6 Dasher, 25 GT, and 25x47, plus his full reloading workflow and load development process. Additionally, he mentions collaborating with Clay Blackketter, another PRS champion, to streamline their ammunition for consistent performance. If you’re looking to improve your precision rifle shooting, Austin Orgain’s insights and techniques provide valuable guidance for loading match ammo.

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