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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 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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2023 PRS Season Results & New Champ Kahl Harmon

2023 PRS Season Results + New Champ: Kahl Harmon!

The PRS Season Finale wrapped up today, and we have a new PRS Overall Season Champion: Kahl Harmon! Congrats, Kahl! Kahl not only won the season finale match but was this year’s golden bullet winner. (See the 2023 PRS Season Finale Match results and scores) Here are the top 25 overall from the final 2023 PRS season rankings for the Open Division: Well done to Morgun King, Andy Slade, Austin Orgain, and others who also had a phenomenal season. All of the names on that chart are absolutely among the very best riflemen in the world. Great season, fellas! Your ...

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Gear PRS Champ Austin Orgain Carries At a Rifle Match

Everything A 2-Time PRS Champ Carries At A Match – Austin Orgain Spotlight Part 4

Austin Orgain, a 2-time PRS champion and overall PRS points leader from the past 5-7 years, gives us an exclusive look into the contents of his backpack that he carries at a pro-level rifle match. While we often see what rifle and gear someone uses, it's a rare opportunity for a professional shooter to unpack their bag and discuss the complete inventory. In this article, Mr. Orgain not only unveils what's inside but also imparts practical tips on how he uses each item and shares his perspective on why carrying this gear improves his chances of standing on the podium once more.

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How A 2-Time PRS Champ Trues His Ballistics & Calculates His Dope At A Match - Austin Orgain Top Shooter Spotlight

How A 2-Time PRS Champ Trues His Ballistics & Calculates His Dope At A Match – Austin Orgain Spotlight Part 3

This article shares what pro shooter Austin Orgain uses to calculate his ballistics (which will surprise you) and how he tests his ballistics and trues his velocity and bullet drag so his ballistic calculator lines up with his actual impacts in the field. It also covers exactly how he writes down his adjustments for elevation and wind for a PRS stage and how he uses it while he’s on the clock. This article talks directly about some of the bigger differences between a pro shooter and an amateur, so you won’t want to miss it!

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Austin Orgain Precision Rifle Shooter Bio

Austin Orgain – Top Shooter Spotlight & His Experiment With 25-Calibers

Austin Orgain is the 2nd Top Shooter to be spotlighted in my new series: What The Pros Use – Top Shooter Spotlight. These do a deep dive with some of the top pro shooters in the world. Austin is a two-time PRS Season Champion, AG Cup winner, and NRL Season Champ. He has the highest total accumulated PRS points over the past 7 years, meaning he’s the most consistently dominant shooter in recent history! Austin started competing with 25-caliber cartridges this year, and this article shares all the details about his experiments with the 25x47 and 25 GT. Check it out!

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PRS Shooting Tips, Stage Strategy, Mental Management and Rifle Cleaning Tips

PRS Strategy, Mental Management & Shooting Tips – Austin Buschman Shooter Spotlight Part 4

This is the final article of my top shooter spotlight with reigning PRS Champ and World Champ, Austin Buschman. This content was my favorite part of our conversations! The article is packed full of topics you just don’t hear about a lot, like how to manage the mental side of the game, stage strategy, and other shooting tips. Austin also gives his best advice for both new shooters and the mid-pack guy hoping to rise to a top-10 finish. We also share Austin’s rifle cleaning regimen and his favorite matches. It’s packed full of great tips!

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The PRS Champion's Load Data & Reloading Process

The PRS Champ’s Load Data & Reloading Process – Austin Buschman Shooter Spotlight Part 3

I interviewed the reigning PRS Champion, Austin Buschman, and he shared every detail of his current match ammo load and entire reloading process. Austin has a very pragmatic approach to reloading that I promise will surprise (and challenge) you! Clearly, his ammo is capable of precision that can win on the biggest stage – so get a behind-the-scenes view of how he makes it and hear about all the reloading steps that are on his long “list of things that don’t matter!”

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Everything a PRS Champ Carries at a Rifle Match

Everything a PRS Champ Carries at a Rifle Match – Austin Buschman Shooter Spotlight Part 2

Reigning PRS Champ Austin Buschman shows us everything he carries in his backpack at a pro-level rifle match. While we often see what rifle and gear someone uses, it’s rare to have a pro shooter empty their pack and tell us about everything they carry. In this article, Austin does just that! He also shares how he trues his ballistics and shares a ton of practical tips! This article gives a ton of new info and insight that I haven’t ever seen published anywhere else. I bet you guys find it as interesting as I did!

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Austin Buschman Precision Rifle Shooter Spotlight

Austin Buschman – What The Pros Use: Top Shooter Spotlight

This article takes a deep dive with the reigning Precision Rifle Series (PRS) Season Champion and World Champion Austin Buschman. Austin shares every single detail about the competition rifle that he used to win both of those titles. Learn which stock, barrel, scope, action, bipod, trigger, and everything else he used to get into the winner’s circle. The article also provides insight into why Austin chose the gear he did and why he feels it gives him the best shot at winning. There are several shooting/strategy tips shared, which makes this article a must-read!

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