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Best Rifle Trigger: What The Pros Use

Best Precision Rifle Trigger

Curious about what makes a rifle trigger truly exceptional? This article breaks down the choices of the top 200 Precision Rifle Series shooters, revealing the brands that dominate and why. With exclusive, expert insight, you'll see why investing in the right trigger can make all the difference when it comes to long-range rifle shooting. Dive into the details and see which trigger could be your next upgrade for better precision and performance!

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Top Rifle Gunsmiths: What the Pros Use

Best Rifle Gunsmiths

In the high-stakes world of precision rifle competitions, choosing the right gunsmith can make a huge difference. Our newest article showcases the top picks among pro shooters, featuring insights into the craftsmanship of industry leaders. Which gunsmiths are most popular among the top 200 PRS shooters? Did yours make the cut? Which of those gunsmiths are chambering pre-fits vs custom-chambering them for a specific action? Don’t miss out—read about the legends and up-and-comers shaping the industry!

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Best Custom Rifle Barrel: What The Pros Use

Best Custom Rifle Barrel What The Pros Use

Behind Every Great Shooter, There's a Great Barrel: In a sport where every detail counts, choosing the right rifle barrel can make all the difference. From exclusive insights on barrel brands to technical details on length and contour, our latest article is a deep dive into the critical choices that contribute to superior accuracy and performance. Discover the latest trends and insight from leading experts and seasoned competitors!

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Best Custom Rifle Action: What The Pros Use

Best Custom Rifle Action for PRS

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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What The Pros Use: Best Rifle Chassis & Stocks

Best Rifle Chassis and Stock - What The Pros Use

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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What The Pros Use: Precision Rifle Calibers & Cartridges

Best Precision Rifle Cartridge - What The Pros Use

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

Austin Orgain Precision Rifle Shooter Bio

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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Wyoming ELR Scopes & Mounts – What The Pros Use

Best ELR Competition Scope

This article shows what scopes and scope mounts/rings the competitive rifle shooters were running at this year’s Nightforce ELR Steel Challenge in Casper, Wyoming. That is a one-of-a-kind, 2-day, flagship match with 20+ stages featuring targets from 720 to 2,091 yards. The average target distance is year was 1,180 yards, with 70% of the targets beyond 1,000 yards! When you’re reaching out to that kind of distance your scope and mount must be rock-solid! This article is based on a survey of 100+ competitors and shares what brands and models these guys trusted to make first-round hits.

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NF ELR Calibers & Cartridges – What The Pros Use

ELR Caliber Comparison

Over the past few weeks, I surveyed over 100 shooters who competed in this year’s Nightforce Extended Long Range Steel Challenge in Wyoming. I know a lot of you had questions about calibers, scopes and other gear guys were using, so I put together a survey, and the match director, Scott Satterlee, sent it to all the competitors. Over 100 shooters completed the survey, including 85% of the guys who finished in the top 25 overall. Thanks to all the guys who took the time to share. One of the fun things about the NF ELR match is it has ...

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