Shooters to the line!

Yes, there will be a Military Silhouette match this Saturday, May 16. Note: Setup begins at 8:00 A.M. Accommodations for shooters needing it may shoot from the seated position using the benches at the Silhouette range. You may want to bring your own stool or chair; otherwise you can use the provided metal folding chairs. […]

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Military Silhouette News

Kudos to Dave R., Chuck N., and Ricky M. for volunteering on Feb. 7th to “Make Ready” the military silhouette range for the 2020 season. Dave fabricated new target stands for Chickens (15 of ’em!) and Turkeys (2). The range is in prime condition, awaiting our first match on Saturday, Feb. 15. NOTE: set-up begins […]

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Match Report US National Long Range Rifle Championships

The National High Power Rifle Championships were held at Camp Atterbury in central Indiana from July 5th through the 24th. This is the second time the event has been held there since being moved from Camp Perry in 2017. For those unfamiliar with this event, it is hosted by NRA Competitive Shooting and encompasses High […]

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Corporate Sponsors for the Nevada State Long Range Championships

The Nevada State Long Range Championship event team is pleased to announce that the following companies have generously donated prizes to be awarded at the 2018 Nevada State Long Range Championships. We sincerely appreciate their contributions to this event and their support for the shooting sports. Prizes will be awarded as random drawings to all […]

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NRA High Power Courses of Fire

In this installment in our series of posts introducing NRA High Power competition, we discuss courses of fire, specifically those shot at Palomino Valley Gun Club. The three most common questions we receive from shooters before their first match are: what distances are we shooting at? how much ammo do I need? how long will […]

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Introduction to NRA High Power Targets

Welcome to part 2 in our series of posts about NRA High Power Shooting. In this installment we discuss NRA High Power Targets. The information presented here is a summary of information from the NRA High Power Rule book. At Palomino Valley Gun Club we shoot two different types of NRA High Power matches – […]

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Guide to NRA High Power Rifles

We often receive inquiries about our 600 and 1000 yard high power matches. Most recently we’ve received a spate of questions about the types of rifles that can be used. To help clear up these questions, we’ll address them in a series of blog posts. In this first post, we’ll briefly cover the types of […]

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Long Range Steel Practice Days – more on the calendar for 2018

We will have a number of Steel target practice days this year. These practices aren’t associated with any particular competition. However, we will enjoy a morning out practicing at the same ranges as the Long Range Varmint, the Military Silhouette, the Tactical Rifle Matches – both center fire and rim fire. This will be a […]

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Long Range Work Party

On Sunday, October 22nd, the long range shooters embarked on an adventure that has been 10 years in the making… because I think that’s how long its been since the shed was cleaned out…. but we did it! Some of the word done included: clean and sanitize the shed (some people were surprised to learn […]

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Experiment: effects of barrel length on velocity and accuracy, by Addison Mohler

Palomino Valley Gun Club Member, Addison Mohler, conducted an experiment where he explored the effects of barrel length as it relates to bullet velocity and accuracy. The following is as writeup of the methodology and findings. Hypothesis As a rifle barrel is systematically shortened, the muzzle velocity will remain relatively constant then drop off when […]

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