Long Range Shooting Experience 2017 at RockCastle


The Long Range Shooting Experience is definitely a match I look forward to every year. Ryan Castle and Scott Satterlee are the match directors of this infamous match. Actually, my first ever match was one that Ryan and Scott put on back in the fall of 2012 in Cookeville TN. I definitely have a fondness for these two and how they run a match. Three years ago, they moved their location to RockCastle Shooting Center in Park City, Kentucky. I have shot this match every year and it just keeps getting better. 2015 I placed 67th (and the first time I ever beat my Husband in a match!), 2016 I placed 56th and 2017 I placed 32nd!!

Another great thing about shooting here is the facility. Everything is on-site. Your rooms, the range, the restaurant and a bar with their own wines!!  RockCastle is a very unique and fun place! Where else can you shoot all day, eat dinner then walk down the hall to your room? I love this place. Plus the atmosphere and the people are wonderful too. Another huge thing I love about matches is the ability to meet new people. I was excited to meet this little cutie Rei Hoang. She has been training and competing in long range matches on the West coast, so it was definitely a welcoming site to see other females out here!  IMG_20170324_204842_272

I was on Squad number 4 with my other teammates from GA Precision:  Bryan Sikes, Tom Fuller, George Gardner and Charles Roberts. Of course I brought along my custom built GA Precision 6mmCreedmoor I named the “Blackwidow”.  I topped off this beauty with none other than my Bushnell Elite XRSii with the G3 reticle. This freaking scope rocked it throughout the whole match. Can we say “love”?!!

I reload my own ammunition using nothing but RCBS equipment. I have been trusting RCBS for a few years now and the equipment has never let me down. I was really excited to use Federal Premium 210 match primers. I noticed my groups were a little tighter and my SD’s improved. There was definitely consistency in using these primers.  Of course, ammo couldn’t be complete without the bullet. I only use Berger Bullets 105gr Hybrid in my 6Creedmoor and lets just say, with this combo, the Blackwidow eats everything alive out there.

The first morning was chilly, so I layered up with my XGO base layers. Day 1 started on the Golf course with my favorite….prairie dog targets! Round count 10, Time 1:45. Prairie Dog 1 – 295yrds, Prairie Dog 2 – 330 yrds, B/C IPSC1 – 765yrds, B/C IPSC2 – 785yrds and 12×20 – 890 yrds. Winds were not really tough at this point but definitely switchy!  I scored 7 out of 10….not bad for first stage jitters and shaking off the dust. Yes, this was my first PRS match of the year.

20170326_104138One fun stage was the Tank Trap….If you don’t own a Reasor/Armageddon Gear GameChanger bag and you ever see these two words (tank trap) in a match book, EXPEDITE shipping on this unique bag!!  Round Count – 10, Time: 1:45, Targets: IPSC 1 – 455yrds, IPSC 2 – 548yrds, IPSC 3 – 652yrds, IPSC 4- 770yrds, IPSC 5 – 925yrds. Attempt each target with 2 rounds then move to next target. You just place the Gamechanger slap in the middle of the Tank Trap, place your rifle on top of the gamechanger then Boom! Instant stability while you shoot!! 6 out of 10 hits wasn’t bad at all!!

This is just a sample of a few of the stages that was in this match. Total stages were 16. Day two required me to wipe down my bolt and use some Hoppe’s Gun medic on it! The wind really got to alot of people the first day. It was crazy switchy out there, plus we had a little bit of rain and mud to contend with on Day 2.

All in all, I was pretty excited how I shot. Keep in mind that in Precision Rifle competitions, there is not a separate division for women. Sure, some matches might recognize a Top Female, but you are just another shooter out there and I love it! Out of around 125 shooters, I placed 32nd. Thanks to Ryan and Scott for yet another great year on a successful match. HUGE Thank You to all the RO’s who selflessly gave their time to be at the match and help make sure it ran smoothly. Another Huge Thanks to all the Sponsors that donated to the prize table!!  Congrats to Matt Brousseau for taking away 1st place. I am proud of all my teammates on GA Precision as they all had great finishes.  Congratulations to our Charles Roberts for his 1st place in Tac Division.  20170326_134656

Thank you to all my sponsors and everything you guys do to help keep me pushing forward!  G.A. Precision, Bushnell, Hoppe’s 9, Armageddon Gear, Berger Bullets, XGO, Federal Premium and RCBS.


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Love & Life with my G.A. Precision Rifle “Blackwidow”

LOVEI started the 2016 Precision Rifle Series (PRS) season as the newest team member of G.A. Precision. Joining Team GAP was, in itself, a definite highlight for me. I started my first full season shooting precision rifle competitions in 2013 and joined the PRS in 2014. During the first few years, I always admired G.A. Precision and their roster of shooters. Every chance I could, I would get on a squad that had a Team GAP shooter on it. I wanted to be a great shooter, so I wanted to watch exactly how these guys approached a stage and shot. I really learned alot by doing this, plus picking their brains always helped! Fast forward a few years, many matches later and here I am. To say I was ecstatic when George Gardner asked me to be a part of his team, would be an understatement!love1

George and his team of builders built me a custom 6mmCreedmoor with Templar VII action in a Manners Stock. I was super excited as I knew the 6mmCreedmoor would be an even more competitive round in the field. With muzzle velocity around 3050fps, I was stoked! This rifle is definitely a laser beam when shooting. I have been super pleased with the performance this past year.

I met with Tom Manners of Manners Stocks at SHOT Show 2016 and he helped me pick out the perfect stock. I fondly named my rifle “Blackwidow” because the paint scheme on it reminded me of spider webs due to the red streaks. Plus, I think a Blackwidow is someone you don’t want to mess with cause she is deadly 😉 Also part of my build is a 25″ Bartlein barrel, APA Little Bastard brake, and a Timney Trigger. On top of this beautiful rifle, is my Bushnell Elite XRS 4.5-30. For the 2017 shooting season, I placed a new Bushnell XRS2 4.5×30 on top of the Blackwidow. Can we say sexy?! I have been a huge fan of Bushnell’s Elite XRS scope for many years and am overjoyed to be running the new XRS2 this season.

With shooting a 6mmCreedmoor, I needed to reload. I use RCBS for all my reloading equipment needs. My ammunition has consisted of Hornady brass, TulAmmo large rifle primers, Hodgdon 4350 powder and Berger Bullets 105gr Hybrid. I got into reloading so much, that I told my Husband that my rounds were off limits to him! And once I had my ammo loaded, I would tape up the boxes so Jim couldn’t mess with them!

Since 1999, GA Precision has been cranking out top of the line custom rifles. George Gardner has been a well respected and sought after custom precision rifle builder not only for competition rifles, but for hunting rifles as well. Visit their website at www.gaprecision.net to see all they have to offer. Trust me, you will be glad you did!

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A Few of My Favorite Things….

The BlackWidow with my Armageddon Gear Sling and Kestrel

So are you a last minute Christmas shopper? I’ve made a list of a few of my favorite things that might be helpful if you want some last minute gift ideas. These ideas can be for a man or woman on your list. Just check out the sites provided! Here they are:

1. GA Precision custom rifle: This is the ultimate Christmas gift!  G.A. Precision has rifles ready to ship in the “Ready to Ship section”. If what you are looking for is not listed, you can always order the rifle of your choosing then print out a photo of it and place it in a box for your loved one and Voila! Problem solved and your loved one is still opening a gift! G.A. Precision is known for their accurate rifles and George Gardner is one of the most sought after builders. Owning one of these rifles is an experience. Being given one is the ultimate gift, ever! Check it out here: http://www.gaprecision.net/ga-precision-rifle-ready-to-ship.html

2. Armageddon Gear Precision Rifle Sling:  I’m not paid to say this but I do love my Armageddon Gear precision rifle sling. This makes a great gift for anyone shooting the Precision Rifle Series, any long range match and even for hunting! I utilize the bungee portion of this sling when shooting off barricades.The slings are offered with QD swivels or loop ends and comes in a variety of colors. This is top quality gear made in the USA. Check them out here:  http://www.armageddongear.com/Precision-Rifle-Sling_p_59.html

3. Bushnell Trail Camera: I bought this for my Husband last year and this was definitely a hit. Bushnell offers 4 different varieties of their Trophy Cam HD. You can get one that is wireless and you can watch the outdoors from the comfort of your phone!  bushnellYou cannot go wrong with the removable “ARD” anti-reflection LED cover, strengthened cable lock channel and an improved latch for maximum ruggedness. Inside is a stunning 14MP camera with a super-fast 0.2-second trigger speed, extended nighttime photo range and full 1-year battery life.These cameras are rugged and make a great choice for the hunter or wildlife watcher in your life! Check it out here:  http://www.bushnell.com/hunting/trail-cameras/trophy-cam

4.  GunGoddess.com Glock engraved slide plate cover:  20161116_154516I LOVE giving and getting these as gifts. At GunGoddess.com, you order a Glock slide plate with a logo of your own or choose from many other logos/pictures. I’m in love with my Kitty punisher! These personalized slide plates are a great addition to any Glock lover. You must check out GunGoddess website for more bling for your firearm and other accessories that they sell. It is definitely a must shop site! www.gungoddes.com

5.  GA Precision Shirts: If you don’t want to spend the money on a new rifle, then you must get a GA Precision Shirt. You will look cool and badass anywhere you go! GA Precision has TShirts, baseball tshirts and pullovers to choose from plus they are offered to both men and women. Men you will get the chicks just by wearing one of these and Women….well, lets just say you will have to pick and choose from the men groveling at your feet, yes, just by wearing this Shirt! G.A. Precision clothing makes an awesome gift!  Buy yours here:  http://www.gaprecision.net/ga-store/ga-shirts.html

6.  Firearm Training: shadow6  Whether you want a private class or large classroom setting, Shadow 6 Consulting offers the best out there from long range to basic pistol. Taught by none other than Jim Gilliland (yes, he taught me all my long range skills). He can also design a class to fit your needs from beginner to advanced. And best of all, when signing up for a class, you might get me too (instructing of course, lol). You can email us at James@shadow6.net for more information and inquiries.  ~We do offer Gift Certificates~

7.  Membership to the Precision Rifle Series:  That’s right and I bet you wouldn’t have thought about giving this as a gift, huh? This is actually a great gift especially for the new shooters looking to get into the series! Sign a loved one or yourself up here:  http://www.precisionrifleseries.com/membership.html  prs

8.  Entry fee’s to a match:  My Husband and I use to do this all the time as a gift to each other. Long range match fee’s aren’t cheap so this is a great one of a kind gift! You can check out the different matches (both one day and PRS points race matches) at:  www.precisionrifleseries.com

9.  Ammo:  Ammunition makes a great gift!! You can never have enough. I reload all my match ammo so my go-to bullets are the Berger 105gr Hybrids. Berger has alot of different types of bullets that fit every need. You can find Berger Bullets at: www.bergerbullets.com

10. CORE Cold bore mug:  It’s no secret that I love my coffee. What do I use as my main coffee mug? The CORE Cold Bore rambler. It’s offered in a 20oz and 30oz size. I drink alot of coffee out of mine and it does keep that coffee hot for hours!  After a match, you might see me rinse it out and add a little bit of an adult beverage to it……It keeps your ice cold drinks COLD! Find this mug and more at:  https://www.coreshooting.com/collections/apparel-merchandise/products/core-cold-bore-cups?variant=22375450563  coldbore

These are just a few of my favorite things. If anything, I hope it helps lead you to find that “perfect” Christmas present!  Merry Christmas!!

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