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Old September 28, 2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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Guardian Long Range Competition - Virginia - 2014


The Guardian Long Range Competition on Saturday April 26, 2014 that will be hosted by BangSteel Long Range Training in Wytheville VA. This event will serve as a fundraiser for Bethany Christian Services, America’s largest Christian adoption and foster care agency. This event will be used to help offset the cost of domestic & international adoptions for many families.

The cost is only a $120 donation to Bethany, so these 40 spots remaining will go fast!!

To find out more info, click here.

Once you visit the site, you will see there are amazing sponsors and prizes to be won. Trijicon scopes, XLR Chassis, and raffle prizes from Timney, Bell & Carlson, and many others.

To find out more about this amazing event, simply click here.


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Old October 3, 2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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Accu-Shot our Latest Sponsor

Accu-Shot our Latest Sponsor
Accu-shot is the innovative company that produces Atlas Bipods, and the Accu-shot Precision Monopod. This monopod is the first of its kind, and the clear choice for marksman whether at the range, in the field, or behind enemy lines.

So, at the conclusion of our shooting event, we will be doing the Accu-shot 1-Shot Challenge. Each shooter will get 1 shot at a playing card from 200 yards. Shooter with the best shot...wins! Think you can beat this shot? Click here to find out more about this awesome event.

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Old October 3, 2013, 11:49 AM   #3
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The XLR Evolution Chassis Has Arrived!

Of the the prizes our shooters will walk away with will be an XLR Evolution Chassis.
An XLR Evolution chassis is a great addition for the tactical rifle shooter. A $900 value!

Special thanks to XLR Industries and Kyler Miller (Owner) for donating this amazingly light and beautiful piece of craftmanship.

One of our shooters will be walking away with this beauty...will it be you?
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Old October 10, 2013, 01:16 PM   #4
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Impact Data Books - Latest Sponsor

We are excited to announce that Impact Data Books will be providing some great prizes for the Guardian Long Range Competition! They are the home of the first ever 100% customizable modular data book. Their books are being used by numerous state and federal law enforcement officers and by our military fighting the global war on terrorism. The Impact Data Book is also highly sought after by shooting schools, competition shooters and hunters across the globe.



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Old October 11, 2013, 11:25 AM   #5
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Johnny's Custom Shop - Latest Sponsor

Johnny's Custom Shop
We are honored to have Johnny's Custom Shop as our latest sponsor. They have been gracious enough to provide a gift certificate toward gunsmithing or customization work. Johnny's Customs has taken the custom gunwork industry by storm and is quickly becoming an industry standard for precision machining and custom builds, if you can imagine it...Johnny's Customs can build it. Many of their work is showcased on YouTube. You can check out their YouTube Channel here, or email Johnny directly at johnnyscustomgun@aol.com.

Register for the Guardian Long Range Competition for your chance to win some of Johnny's custom work!


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Old October 18, 2013, 12:13 PM   #6
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Berger Bullets - Our Latest Sponsor

Berger Bullets - Our Latest Sponsor
When long range shooters demand accuracy, they demand Berger.

We are honored to have Berger Bullets as the latest sponsor of the Guardian Long Range Competition. Adding their products to the prize table will certainly increase the shooter's competitiveness. Berger is the #1 Choice for competitive long range shooters. All Berger Bullets are match grade, that were developed by an international shooting champion.

Berger has also added this event to their Competition Calendar, which will make fill the registration roster much quicker! So make sure to register soon, to make sure you get one of the coveted 40 spots! Remember, your $120 fee is a tax-deductible donation, so now is the perfect time to get that 2013 break. Who knows what 2014 taxes will look like.

Register Today!

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Old October 23, 2013, 07:10 AM   #7
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Ramshot Our Latest Sponsor

Ramshot Our Latest Sponsor

We want to give a huge thanks to Ramshot for stepping up the official powder sponsor of the Guardian Long Range Competition. Their company has provided a huge "grab bag" full of powders for every large-caliber rifle. These will certainly add to the stacked prize table. You probably already know that Ramshot offers a full range of smokeless powders that consistently meet the high standards of all shooting enthusiasts – from the serious competition marksman to the recreational shooter. Their Magnum, Big Game, Hunter and TAC powders are well-known in the reloading community. There are still many slots available, so register today!

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Old October 23, 2013, 07:58 PM   #8
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Paladin Press - Our Newest Sponsor

Paladin Press our Newest Sponsor

We are excited to offer our Guardian Long Range competitors a few books provided by Paladin Press. See below for details on these great gifts!

100+ Sniper Exercises: Long-Range, Close-Range, Complex, and Non-shooting Training for the Professional Sniper and Competitive Shooter "Every sniper instructor, sniper student, and sniper professional will appreciate this treasure trove of realistic sniper exercises and shooting drills. I highly recommend it." –Maj. John L. Plaster, U.S. Army (Ret.)


Maritime Sniper Manual: Precision Fire from Seaborne Platforms "I strongly recommend adding this book to your training resources." –Sgt. Major Mark Spicer, retired British Army sniper instructor


The Ultimate Sniper: An Advanced Training Manual For Military And Police Snipers (Updated and Expanded Edition)
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Old October 23, 2013, 09:00 PM   #9
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TUFF Products - Our Newest Sponsor

TUFF Products - Our Newest Sponsor

We would like to recognize TUFF Products for stepping up and providing some awesome gifts for the prize table. They manufacture and sell under the Brand Names Cop Tuff ™, Edge™ or Tuff ™ as well as manufacture (OEM) under some of the Largest names in the industry!!! Please make sure you "Like" them on Facebook!


Check out this video showcasing their products!
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Old October 24, 2013, 09:56 AM   #10
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Sierra Bullets - On Board as an Offical Sponsor

Sierra Bullets Our Latest Sponsor

We are so excited to have Sierra Bullets as an official sponsor for the Guardian Long Range Competition. For years, many long range shooters have relied on the Sierra MatchKing, and brought home countless world championships. Having their bullets at the prize table will certainly be a big draw for our shooters. Their dedication to making the most accurate bullets in the world is matched by their dedication to help their communities. As of October 24th, we still have 30 slots available.


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Old October 25, 2013, 12:49 PM   #11
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World Record Sniper and TacGirl Registered for Guardian Long Range Competition

We are so excited to have two new shooters for the competition. Tactical precision shooter Melissa Gilliland and her husband, American hero & Army Ranger sniper MSG Jim Gilliland.


Jim holds the world record for longest confirmed kill with a 7.62 at 1,367 yards in Ramadi. For more on the amazing story, click here.


Melissa proudly supports Americansnipers.org through the TacGirl Calendars. She is also a sponsored shooter with Ashbury Precision Ordnance, Steiner optics, FrogLube, GunGoddess, & TacGirl Calendar in tactical precision rifle competitions. As co-owner of Shadow 6 Consulting, she is also a certified firearm Instructor.

They hope you can join them at the Guardian Long Range Competition to help 'Hunt the Wolf, and Protect the Flock.'


REGISTER TODAY! SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE
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Old November 1, 2013, 12:35 PM   #12
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Custom .338 Lapua Give-a-Way!!



Bettin Custom Guns has donated a custom .338 Lapua!! This $5,500 custom rifle will be raffled off to one of the shooters at the Guardian Long Range Competition. Todd Bettin is currently building this rifle for one lucky participant at the event. Bettin’s Custom Guns are well known in the north and western states for their long range accuracy while being lightweight enough to carry. This rifle come with the Bettin Custom Rifle ½ MOA Guarantee™. This rifle is specifically designed to be versatile enough for tactical and hunting applications. Raffle tickets will only be $5. For details on this amazing rifle, click here.

Details of the rifle include:
  • 338 Lapua on a Defiance® Custom Action
  • Satern® Machine-cut rifled
  • 26 inch barrel with 1:10 twist
  • Bettin Custom's Carbon Barrel Wrapping Process™
  • Barrel has a custom removable "slab" style titanium muzzle brake with suppressor-ready fitting for industry standard suppressor (5/8 24 TPI threads)
  • Bettin Custom carbon fiber tactical stock based on McMillan® A-5 stock
  • Detachable extended length box magazine system created by Bettin Custom Guns that allows for longer seating depths of VLD bullets as well as easy loading and magazine changes w/ 2 magazines included
  • Jewell® Trigger set at a crisp 2 lbs.
  • Rifle coated in matte black Cerakote© finish
  • Custom Defiance® built 20-MOA Picatinny mount
  • Desert tan color stock
  • Betting Custom Guns ½ MOA Accuracy Guarantee™
  • Weighing in at @ 7 lbs.
  • Sale Price: $5,500.00

Click here to see more about Bettin Custom rifles!
Click here to learn more about this rifle Give-A-Way!

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Old November 3, 2013, 07:39 PM   #13
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20 Spots Remaining!


We only have 20 spots remaining for this event!
One of the shooters at this event will be walking away with at least a custom .338 Lapua. Top shooter will be walking away with a Trijicon 5-20x50 Accu-Point Scope ($1,350 value), 2nd place takes the Trijicon 2.5-10x56 Accupoint ($1,056 value). There are many other prizes that will be raffled off, so register today before it's too late.

For a simply $120 donation, you will not only be able to shoot at this great competition...but 100% of the proceeds to toward helping orphans find homes through Bethany Christian Services. Not to mention your donation is tax-deductible! So 'Big Brother' will be giving you a little back. It's a win-win-win!
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Old November 4, 2013, 10:00 PM   #14
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Precision Rifle & Tool - Our Newest Sponsor

Precision Rifle & Tool - Our Newest Sponsor

We are honored to have Precision Rifle & Tool as a sponsor for our event. Very few gunsmiths can proudly say they build custom rifles that are accurate enough to for national champions and Team USA, but Precision Rifle & Tool can. Ray Bowman and his staff build each of their custom rifles to each customer’s needs from the ground up. The Accuracy Gift Package they are donating is valued at $770, but I’m sure everyone on Team USA would they would tell you their work is worth ‘gold.’
Win this gift package, and many others at the Guardian Long Range Competition.
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Old November 5, 2013, 10:54 PM   #15
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Ruger: The American Legend – Our Newest Supporter


Since 1948 Ruger has been a worldwide staple in the firearms industry. We are honored and humbled to have the fourth largest firearms manufacturer in the United States as a sponsor for our competition. Adding one of their quality bolt-action rifles to the prize table reflects on their values as a company and gives one more of our shooters a chance to become a lifelong fan of Ruger.

If you would like a chance to win the Ruger rifle, or many of the other give-a-ways, please register today!

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Old November 5, 2013, 11:21 PM   #16
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.308 shooters, take note...

(A note from Match Director Dan Newberry)
Most long range shooters know about the influx in recent years of 6 and 6.5mm cartridges into competitions such as the one we're hosting here. The .308 admittedly gives up a fair bit (as much as 30%) on wind drift over the 6's, and this has caused many diehard .308 shooters to shy away from competitions where they would be shooting against cartridges that have wind drift advantages over the .308--in other words "it just ain't fair!"

But fear not. We are definitely planning on awarding a high level prize to the top .308 shooter in the match. The proximity of the prize to the 1st place prize will depend on how close the .308 shooter's score ends up being to the top score for the match. Suffice it to say that if you're shooting a .308 for the match, you will not have to out-shoot 2 dozen 6.5mm shooters to get a decent pick from the prize table. And yes--we've seen .308 shooters win our matches before, so it's not as though you don't have a shot at the grand prize.

Why the special consideration for the .308 Winchester? Good question. First of all, there are TONS of them out there, and it isn't likely that the popularity of the cartridge is going to wane any time soon. For the time being, our military is still using it. It's the easiest long range cartridge to find good quality match ammo for. For handloaders, it's a very forgiving cartridge to load for. And a .308 barrel will last for thousands and thousands of rounds, far longer than any of the 6's for 6.5's. So .308's remain very, very popular. Lastly, since the Guardian genre is based on real world possibilities involving defense of hearth and home--and survival--.308's are going to be, with little doubt, the most common rifle fielded in such a scenario, so we want to see plenty of them on the course.

I have a lot of respect for dedicated .308 drivers. Kind of like old school bikers who still hang on to their shovel-heads... there's something about 'em. But the problem is, clinging to your .308 means that you're going to have to shoot *better* than a 6.5mm shooter just to tie the guy... if you're as good--but no better than--the 6.5 shooter on the mat next to you, he's gonna eat your lunch. That's just how it is. We know that.

If .308's just went away, we wouldn't need to have these concerns. But that's not happening anytime soon, and I therefore don't believe we should design matches that ignore the preponderance of .308's out there. Hence the plan...

So don't sit this one out if you're a .308 shooter.

(And now you can't use the fact that you do shoot a .308 as an excuse not to come out and play).
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Old November 7, 2013, 10:00 PM   #17
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So far 8 Different States Represented in this Event!

To date, we have 26 shooters, representing 8 Different States so far. These states are as follows:
Georgia 3
Iowa 1
Maryland 2
North Carolina 5
Ohio 3
Tennessee 2
Virginia 10


Want to add your pin to the map? Register today! There are only 16 slots remaining!
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Old November 9, 2013, 02:48 PM   #18
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Only 10 Spots Remain!!! Register today!


We are down to our last 10 slots! These will go fast, so make sure you register today!

*Any registrations that happen once we fill the 42-man roster will be put on a waitlist.
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Old November 9, 2013, 03:25 PM   #19
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Shooter's Packet Now Available!


Click here to download the Guardian Long Range Competition Shooter’s Packet.

It contains a lot of information about the Course of Fire, Event Details, Raffles, and most importantly our mission with this event. On the section of “Course of Fire” we have intentionally removed the distances to each target, which will be given to shooters at the event. (We gotta’ keep a little mystery for what’s under the hood)

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Gary Larson 704-961-2451 or visit the Guardian Long Range Competition website.
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Old November 11, 2013, 10:14 AM   #20
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Wait List Now Available!


Although we currently have 42 names on the roster; we would still like to have you sign up Why?
  • Not all of the shooters on the roster have made their $120 donation. If any of them are unable to make this donation within several days of registration, they will immediately be removed from the roster and placed on the Wait List...and we will be calling you!
  • Life Happens! We have all had "stuff" come up at the last minute. If this happens, we will immediately contact you by email AND phone to see if you are still available, if not, we will move to the next person on the wait list...which might be you!
  • This will be the 1st of many Guardian competitions around the U.S. If interested, we will contact you about the next event...and put you at the top of the roster!

Email Gary Larson at garylarson1976@gmail.com to be added to the Wait List.
Once you send the email, we will notify you which position (1st, 2nd, etc.) you are on the Wait List.

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Old November 15, 2013, 09:07 AM   #21
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Guardian Flying High with Hawk Hill Custom


We are excited to announce our latest sponsor and supporter, Hawk Hill Custom. A Virginia-based company that prides itself on precision rifles & barrels will be providing a 6.5 8 twist barrel with M24/40 contour for the prize table. Not only this, but they will be providing a custom built rifle for the next Guardian competition in the great state of (to be revealed in January 2014).
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Old November 19, 2013, 07:35 AM   #22
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The Guardian has an Unfair Advantage - Magpul


We are excited to announce Magpul as our newest sponsor. They are known across the firearms industry for the polymer accessories that are used by military and law enforcement around the world. Adding their products to the prize table is certainly going to make some shooters happy!


Even though we have filled our 42-man roster, we are still taking interested shooters on the wait list. These shooters will also get 1st dibs at the next Guardian event to be announced in January.

Get added to the wait list today!!
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Old February 2, 2014, 12:04 AM   #23
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Registrations now open for September competition!

Release the Krakken!
Public registration is now open for the September 6 Guardian Long Range Competition!

It will be a sprint to fill the 42-man roster for this coveted competition. The April 26th event saw record-breaking registration that filled in less than a month! With Hawk Hill Custom rifles donating a custom rifle package, slots will be filling fast. We are also in the process of updating our site with many new and returning sponsors that will make this event second-to-none. Don’t hesitate, or you will regret missing out on this long range competition.

Register Today!


Remember, 100% of your fee is a tax-deductible donation! That's because it's going towards helping orphans find Forever Families through Bethany Christian Services.
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