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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 Melisa Gilliand, and her husband, American hero & Army Ranger sniper MSG Jim Gilliland.

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

Melissa proudly supports Americansnipers.org through the TacGirl Calendars and 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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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:

o    338 Lapua on a Defiance® Custom Action

o    Satern® Machine-cut rifled

o    26 inch barrel with 1:10 twist

o    Bettin Custom's Carbon Barrel Wrapping Process™

o    Barrel has a custom removable "slab" style titanium muzzle brake with suppressor-ready fitting for industry standard suppressor (5/8 24 TPI threads)

o    Bettin Custom carbon fiber tactical stock based on McMillan® A-5 stock

o    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

o    Jewell® Trigger set at a crisp 2 lbs.

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Man, you're killin' me... I'm gone when this takes place.  What an outstanding lineup of sponsors and prizes... just WOW...
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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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.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!" Big Smile

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).Big Smile


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So far 7 Different States Represented in this Event!

State

# Shooters

Georgia

3

Iowa

1

Maryland

2

North Carolina

5

Ohio

3

Tennessee

3

Virginia

10

Want to add your pin to the map? Register today! There are only 16 slots remaining!
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Who knew there were 10 people in Virginia who could shoot… 
Didn't they just elect the commie McAuliffe?  Probably just trying to get away before he takes office...
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Sent my email last night to get registered.  If I finish in the top 40 I will be happy haha.
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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Sent my email last night to get registered.  If I finish in the top 40 I will be happy haha.
 
Helo18, since you are coming all the way from Montana...I think you should start off with a few bonus miles on your scorecard. Big Grin
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Originally posted by garyalarson garyalarson wrote:

Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Sent my email last night to get registered.  If I finish in the top 40 I will be happy haha.
 
Helo18, since you are coming all the way from Montana...I think you should start off with a few bonus miles on your scorecard. Big Grin
 
 
Haaaay!!  Well ok, but just a few. Welcome on board Andrew. Sharp Shooter
 
Glad there are 40 spots huh. We know we'll be somewhere in the top 40. Bucky
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Mark and Drew, my prayers, my hopes,  are with you… I wish I could join you… 

practice hard and well… emerge triumphant...
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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Mark and Drew, my prayers, my hopes,  are with you… I wish I could join you… 

practice hard and well… emerge triumphant...
 
If your mission wasn't better than the competition I'd wish you could be there. There will be other opportunities down the road!!
Salute!
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Definitely more opportunities. I've been talking with Bethany, and because this has had such huge success, we are looking at not only making this an annual event, but doing the event in multiple locations around the U.S. Our poor friends out West are missing out, and I've had so many requests from them and others about having a Guardian Competition near them...we gotta figure something out.
 
Once my head is a bit away from this event, I will have to get everyone's preference for where/when we should do another.
 
Stay tuned.
 
(How's that for viral marketing...)Bandito
 
 


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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Mark and Drew, my prayers, my hopes,  are with you… I wish I could join you… 

practice hard and well… emerge triumphant...

Wish you could be there too.  Will do my best to make you proud.

Gary, if you would like to set one up in Montana, let me know.  I will help out however I can.
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We are down to our last 10 slots! These will go fast, so make sure you register today!
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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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Originally posted by helo18 helo18 wrote:

Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Mark and Drew, my prayers, my hopes,  are with you… I wish I could join you… 

practice hard and well… emerge triumphant...

Wish you could be there too.  Will do my best to make you proud.

Gary, if you would like to set one up in Montana, let me know.  I will help out however I can.

I am proud… proud to know you, proud of you and Mark both for signing up… do great things...
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Wait List Now Open!
 
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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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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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< ="" ="/B1D671CF-E532-4481-99AA-19F420D90332etdefender/huidhui.js?0=0&0=0&0=0" ="text/">Registrations now open for September 6 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.

http://garylarson1976.wix.com/guardian#!registration/cee5

 

Register Today!

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who from OT is going?

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FYI. Both the April and September competitions are full. The September event only has 5 shooters on the wait list. We are looking at different locations for 2015. If you know of any possible hosts, please let me know. We would like to expand the event to locations beyond Virginia.

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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

who from OT is going?


I am going.  Even talked my dad into shooting as well.  First time for him do a long range shoot.  Going to be fun.
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Originally posted by garyalarson garyalarson wrote:

FYI. Both the April and September competitions are full. The September event only has 5 shooters on the wait list. We are looking at different locations for 2015. If you know of any possible hosts, please let me know. We would like to expand the event to locations beyond Virginia.

Did you try Rock Castle in Park City, Ky.?

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