Long Range Pursuit Podcast, presented by Gunwerks, is the authoritative podcast on all things surrounding the science and techniques of long range hunting and shooting. Aaron Davidson and the Gunwerks crew along with a variety of industry expert guests discuss long range and precision rifle topics from hunting to competition tactics, ballistics, gun setup, gear selection, product design, gunsmithing, bullet performance, and a whole lot more.
Landon and Mitch catch up with Carl Van Zyl from John X Safaris to discuss hunting in South Africa, different species and the real cost of a South African safari. Karl gives his recommendation for the top 5 species to start with. They discuss the effects of COVID on the hunting & safari industry in South Africa this season and how it's shaping up for an amazing 2021 season.
Mike Davidson, Landon Michaels, Dustin Wittwer & Corey Beckendorf talk muzzleloaders and muzzleloader hunting. They discuss new updates to the Gunwerks muzzleloader system, including 45 caliber carbon barrels with new load, bullet and muzzle brake options, as well as the new Revic EXO Extreme O-Ring sight and the opportunities and capabilities this opens up.
Landon Michaels and Mitch Libby discuss the theory and mechanics that go into making a 2 mile (3,520 yard) shot with the new Gunwerks HAMR 2.0 375 Cheytac rifle system. Extreme long range (ELR) shooting is a completely different animal when it comes to ballistics and equipment, they review shot setup, ballistic compensation, tools, rifle system and load that all go into shooting at extended distances.
Landon Michaels and McKenzie Sims co-host this episode for Long Range Pursuit Podcast and Hunterz Hub Podcast. Hunterz Hub is an online resource for hunt, outfitter and gear recommendations. They talk hunting plans and stories from some of McKenzie's many international hunts as well as hunts coming up and the potential effect of COVID-19 on this year's hunting plans.
In this podcast Phillip Velayo, Training Director of Long Range University, brings on The Most Wanted List's Kristy Lee Cook and her husband Lee Orr for this podcast. From American Idol singer to Long Range hunter, we talk about what made Kristy transition from one profession to another. They discuss attending training and getting into precision rifle competition and how it prepared them for their Western big game hunts.
Aaron Davidson, Phil Velayo and Landon Michaels discuss the state of training at Gunwerks and the evolution of Gunwerks' Long Range University training programs. They discuss new changes to curriculum coming for 2020 and where they see the sport going in coming years. Aaron expounds on recent developments to how many approach ballistic solutions and where this is leading the long range shooting and hunting discipline.
Landon Michaels and Greg McHale discuss hunting in the Yukon and Greg's show on The Sportsman Channel - Greg McHale's Wild Yukon. They discuss Greg's introduction to long range hunting and how its changed their success and perspective hunting sheep, moose, caribou and bear in the vastly remote regions of the Yukon.
Landon Michaels and Jeff Brozovich from LongRangeOnly.com discuss the concept of the complete rifle system and compare to the traditional custom rifle build. Pros and cons and cost comparisons on time and money. They touch on the old 7mm vs 30 caliber debate, but stop short of settling it the old fashioned way!
John Bair has been involved with the Western Conservation & Hunting Expo since it began. Dustin Wittwer sits down with him and discussed how the show started, how it's grown, and its purpose in the hunting community. John is also the auctioneer for all the conservation permits. He talks about the tags he's auctioned, how the money is used, and the most expensive tag he's auctioned.
Dustin Wittwer & Chris Hinojosa from Gunwerks conduct a Q&A episode, touching on topics including: SHOT show, 27 Nosler, Verdict vs Magnus stocks, carbon fiber barrels, Leupold vx5 vs vx6, Mark 5 reticle options, Accubond long range bullets, ELDM vs ELDX bullets, 7mm caliber rifles, One caliber for everything, and 2020 hunt plans.
Gunwerks' Bennett Mabee and Zion Pilgrim from Wilderness Quest New Zealand sit down at the 2020 Dallas Safari Club and talk gear, preparation, and caliber selection, and what to expect for a hunting trip to New Zealand.
Bullet and caliber debates have been a hot topic for as long as humans have been pushing hot lead down the bore of a rifle. Landon Michaels and Mitch Libby discuss terminal ballistics and best bullet choice for individual applications based on conditions and hunter preferences. They explore "knockdown power" and what modern ballistics and hunting bullets have taught us.
Landon Michaels and Ross Sevy from Switchback Outdoors recap the 2019 mule deer hunting season and filmed mule deer hunts in Wyoming, Oregon, Idaho and Colorado. They discuss varying conditions and tactics for the various seasons and terrain and how the human element comes into play. Watch for the Icon Tour - The Seasons on Switchback Outdoors' YouTube channel coming Jan 1, 2020.
Landon Michaels and Dustin Wittwer discuss recent hunting experiences with Gunwerks' Revic PMR 428 smart rifle scope, impressions and the advantages it affords in the field. Dustin recounts a recent Utah Muzzleloader deer hunt in which the Revic scope's ballistics and wind doping capabilities played a key role for both Dustin and his wife taking two great bucks on public land the first day of the hunt.
Aaron Davidson and Carl van Zyl from John X Safaris catch up and discuss the opportunities that South Africa can afford the long range hunter when hunting with a long-range-friendly safari company. 2020 will mark Gunwerks' 8th year of hosted hunts with JohnX Safaris, where Gunwerks clients have joined Aaron and Gunwerks team members for this incredible hunting experience.
In this episode Caylen and Phil talk about Phil's recent Wyoming antelope hunt and discuss the importance of making solid wind calls while pursuing game at longer ranges. The Monster Lake Mayhem National Rifle League competition is recapped as well with discussion surrounding working with the elements, mindset, and understanding individual capabilities and limitations.
Landon Michaels and Don Sangster from HuntNation discuss the role and value of a hunting booking agent and consultant. They explore ways for hunters to maximize hunting opportunity, whether through drawing DIY hunts, or booking outfitted hunts.
Aaron Davidson and Mark Peterson from Worldwide Trophy Adventures discuss tag applications and the WTA Tags services and hunt booking and consulting. Application strategy and ways to expand and capitalize on opportunities to draw more tags and maximize hunting opportunity whether going DIY or guided.
Mark presents his new television series, Triple Threat, on Pursuit Channel, where he documents his quest to take the North American 29 game species with 3 weapons (rifle, muzzleloader, and bow).
Dustin, Landon and Garrett address a variety of long range hunting related questions we've gathered from listeners. From cartridge and bullet selection, to rifle setup and ballistics, listen in for the answers to questions many of our listeners have had!
Aaron Davidson and J Alain Smith discuss the progression of the sport of hunting and the introduction of long range to the sport. Alain, fresh off Long Range University Training, discusses how formal training in long range has changed his approach to hunting and the applications he'll be taking into the field on hunts all over the world.
Landon and Mitch discuss cartridge and bullet selection for hunting, and specifically when considering wind, one of the most difficult variables to account for in the field. Ballistics data and wind deflection is discussed and compared for several popular rounds with some surprising results.
This year the Wyoming Super Tag program generated over $1 million for conservation in the state of Wyoming. To Celebrate, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Gunwerks and Worldwide Trophy Adventures teamed up to offer a custom Gunwerks rifle for one lucky winner chosen from a pool of Wyoming Super Tag Raffle entries.
In this episode Caylen and Phil discuss shooting drills that focus on building a consistent process of addressing your rifle and constructing a solid shooting position. The conversation progresses into tripod shooting, optic magnification choices, the aiming process, and their individual approaches to how they achieve mental calmness and flow-state.
Aaron Davidson and Jayden Quinlan from Hornady dive deep into the history, development process and specifications of the new 300 PRC round from hornady. They discuss the cartridge's strengths and ideal applications as well as load data and bullet selection to optimize the performance of this long range 30 caliber round. They touch on Hornady's new Atip bullet line.
Landon Michaels and Dustin Wittwer of Gunwerks discuss setting up your optimal optics system for hunting in various terrain and for different hunting styles. Choosing a binocular for your type of hunting and trade-offs for smaller and larger magnification, as well as spotting scope choice and how the two tools work in tandem in the field.
Landon and Mike talk long range muzzleloading. The motivation behind building a long range muzzleloader and the advantages and opportunities it can offer a hunter looking to draw more tags and hunt bigger animals.
Brady Miller of goHunt joins Landon Michaels and Dustin Wittwer of Gunwerks for a deep dive on tactics and gear for backcountry hunting. Backcountry tactics such as states, seasons and locations are discussed, where to locate a backcountry camp and when to day hunt vs backpack. Gear topics are covered, including sleep system and insulation, water filtration, boots,
In this episode, Caylen and Phil recap the Axisworks and Rifle's Only National Rifle League matches that they recently participated in and how those events translate into building and refining critical skills that make them more effective riflemen. They also talk about aspects of the fundamentals of marksmanship, and how those apply to more advanced skills such as moving targets, and dealing with tricky wind conditions.
Landon Michaels, Rex Ribelin and Jim Allen discuss the new Gunwerks custom stock program, backstory, design, technology behind the Gunwerks rifle stock designs and considerations for anyone interested in ordering a custom stock.
Landon Michaels, Rex Ribelin and James Christiansen sit down to discuss details on the new Gunwerks 6IX and 8IGHT long range hunting suppressors. Design and development process is discussed along with several of the features and optimizations that were made to make suppressors ideal for long range hunting and precision rifles.
During this episode of the Long Range Pursuit podcast Instructor's Corner, Caylen and Phil discuss some topics on the evolution of handloading, and the individual practices they use in producing their ammunition. They discuss some new technology advancements pertaining to training aids, and how much they're a help for diagnosing problems. Wrapping up, they take a dive into the 7 factors common to all shooting positions and give you some tips on what to look for in your own shooting position.
This episode Caylen and Phil talk about some new Gunwerks products, most notably the new suppressors, and Revic. They recap SHOT Show 2019 and discuss some new products in the precision rifle world. From the instructional side of the house, they take a dive into rifle setup and how to properly set up your length of pull to optimize your interaction with the rifle, and maximize your performance. Wrapping up, Caylen and Phil discuss their training strategy for the upcoming season of hunts and competition
Landon Michaels and special guest, Mark Peterson, discuss planning and tag application strategy for the 2019 hunting season. Mark is (among many other ventures) a partner in Worldwide Trophy Adventures, a premier tag application service and hunt booking agency. Since its founding, Gunwerks and its team has relied on WTA for tag applications. Through this service Gunwerks team members have drawn a staggering number of quality tags, many of which have ended in hints on Long Range Pursuit.
In this episode, Caylen and Phil discuss the new Gunwerks Verdict stock, the PRS Blue Ridge match they attended and re-iterate the basic fundamentals of marksmanship such as Natural Point of Aim and trigger control. They discuss creating a "Hunter class" in their upcoming National Rifle League Monster Lake Mayhem for 2019 and the benefits it could have in the hunting community. Phil talks about his training plan in preparation for the Precision Rifle Series Finale.
Gunwerks Crew, Garrett Wall, Kregg Thomassen, and long-time customer, Chad Prater, discuss muzzleloader hunting and training while on a Kansas muzzleloader mule deer hunt hosted by Chad. They discuss the reason and motivation for applying for muzzleloader tags and how choosing muzzleloader season can increase opportunity to draw tags to chase high trophy quality animals.
Landon Michaels, Ross Sevy and Jim O'Leary discuss mule deer hunting and the 2018 Icon Tour hosted by Switchback Outdoors. They discuss the tour hunting deer in 4 states over the course of 16 days, starting in Colorado, hunting Wyoming, Montana, and then an upcoming Idaho hunt. Hunting tactics for mule deer, hunting the rut, long range shooting and practicing field setup to make quick, ethical shots.
Caylen and Phil are back this week discussing their training philosophy and how they prepare themselves for the ever changing conditions that a hunt or a competition brings. They also take a deep dive into their approach to making quick and effective wind calls using simple, but tried and true methods.
Coming off a trophy deer hunt in Utah, Aaron Davidson and special guest, Thomas Haugland from THLR.no go in-depth about long range tactics, gear and and reticle design. Aaron and Thomas discuss differences in the US and European shooting and hunting scenes. They recap Thomas's deer hunt and discuss impressions on the new Revic PMR 428 Smart Rifle Scope.
In this episode, Caylen and Phil discuss the Rock Lake NRL Steel Challenge that they participated in last weekend in Washington state. They talk about how the stages made them think, and how they apply to realistic scenarios that you could see while in the field. As usual, they peel back the layers of the fundamentals of marksmanship and how they are critical in achieving consistency behind a rifle
Inside this episode of the Long Range Pursuit podcast we're back with Caylen & Phil in the Instructor's Corner talking about Caylen's recent Washington backcountry hunt. Phil had a slew of questions to ask about everything from gear, rifle setup, physical and mental preparation, and the training practices Caylen used to be successful on this past trip.
Caylen Wojcik and Phil Velayo join us on the Gunwerks Podcast discussing their perspectives on the Gunwerks Monster Steel Challenge, and where the state of the competitive spirit currently resides amongst shooters. They discuss their individual mindsets on where competition's place is within the realm of preparing shooters for utilizing the practical rifle skills competition is meant to test.
gear selection for high country mule deer hunting. They walk through each element of the backcountry hunting gear setup. Rifle builds discussed and weight vs performance tradeoffs. They discuss sleep system, shelter and tent selection, clothing and footwear, food, nutrition and water needs, emergency gear and more.
Aaron Davidson and Landon Michaels discuss the backstory of Revic, Gunwerks’ new line of smart optics, and the 5+ year journey leading up to its launch. They discuss recent developments, products on the market and the direction technology and the industry is headed. What does the future hold for long range and the optics industry?
James Christiansen and Landon Michaels sit down with Jack Carr, retired Navy Seal and recently published author of “The Terminal List” a fictional political/shooter thriller about a Navy Seal out to exact revenge on the people who took what’s dearest to him.
An introduction to Phillip Velayo, Gunwerks’ new lead instructor for Long Range University and training. Phil Velayo and Landon Michaels discuss competition shooting and Gunwerks new paradigm shift into adding competition shooting to the repertoire and how training and shooting competition like Precision Rifle Series and National Rifle League matches can be some of the best training for hunting there is.
Landon Michaels and Caylen Wojcik discuss how to read the wind for long range shooting and hunting applications. Caylen teaches the steps and techniques and ballistic factors necessary to determine wind call and apply wind holds to make first round impacts at extended range.
Choosing between different scope setups for long range shooting is a question we are asked frequently. Even among experienced shooters, the MOA vs MRAD debate can often get heated. Caylen Wojcik and Landon Michaels talk riflescopes and choosing between the different options for angular units of measure in rifle scopes and reticles - MOA (Minute of Angle), MILs (Miliradians), and BDC (Bullet Drop Compensated) systems.
Mike Davidson, Jeremy Winters and Landon Michaels discuss ways to get into long range shooting regardless of your time or monetary budget. They discuss what makes a Gunwerks shooting system so expensive? The progression of a long range shooter and trade-offs between accurizing factory rifles or starting with a full custom built long range rifle. They dive into the features and options to look for in selecting a shooting system or components for a build.
What is the ideal rifle stock? What role does the stock play in the shooting system and shot execution? We discuss the ins and outs of stock design, engineering and production to help you choose the perfect stock your your next build. We announce the availability of Gunwerks component stocks coming summer 2018.
Landon Michaels, James, Christiansen and Rex Ribelin discuss suppressors and the benefits of shooting, and particularly hunting suppressed. They dive into arguments for and against silencer use, the tax stamp process, and suppressor designs, technology, features and options.
On this episode, host Landon Michaels is joined once again by Gunwerks CEO Aaron Davidson to discuss advanced training for long range shooting with Caylen Wojcik.
Caylen is the Director of Training & Business Development at Gunwerks and served 8 years as a United States Marine Scout Sniper, amassing 80 weeks of formal sniper skills training courses.
Aaron Davidson shares background and history on the development and origins of the 6.5 PRC and other long range cartridges, including the 7mm LRM with Landon Michaels and Adam Janke. Aaron, Adam and Landon discuss the merits and applications of the cartridge in long range hunting, shooting and competition. The question of longevity and adoption is addressed. Is the 6.5 PRC here to stay or will it go the way of many other wildcats?
The inaugural episode! Gunwerks Founder, Aaron Davidson and Marketing Manager, Landon Michaels discuss the reason and purpose for launching Long Range Pursuit Podcast and what to expect in coming episodes. They dive into the history of Gunwerks and the evolution of long range shooting, touching on philosophy and ethics of long range hunting, and for beginners, how to get started in long range.