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EP 19: Paradigm Shift

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.


EP 18: Kansas Muzzleloader Mule Deer Hunt

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. They touch on new updates to the Gunwerks muzzleloader, techniques and gear selection, and touch on Chad's Utah elk hunt...


EP 17: Mule Deer Hunting in Montana with Switchback Outdoors

Landon Michaels (@landonmichaels), Ross Sevy (@switchbackoutdoors) and Jim O'Leary (@joleary21) 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. Switchback OutdoorsThe Icon Tour...


EP 16: Instructor's Corner - Training Philosophies & Preparation

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.


EP 15: Reticle Design and Long Range Hunting with Thomas Haugland

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. The New Leupold Mark 5 with Gunwerks RH1 Reticle New RH1 Reticle from Gunwerks Thomas Haugland's THLR.NO YouTube Channel Revic PMR 428...


EP 14: Instructor's Corner - Rock Lake NRL Steel Challenge

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


EP 13: Instructor's Corner - Washington Backcountry Hunt

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.


EP 12: Instructor's Corner - Caylen & Phil's Training Perspective

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.


EP 11: Ultralight Backcountry Hunting - What's In My Pack

Landon Michaels and Caylen Wojcik discuss backcountry hunting and 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. Follow Caylen's backcountry adventures and gear list on Instagram: @caylen8541 Caylen's rifle setup Follow...


EP 10: Smart Optics - The Backstory of Revic and The Future of Optics

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? Links: Revic PMR 428 Revic Development Timeline Follow @revicoptics Revic Video Review from Long Range Only The Truth About Guns Review Texas Precision...


EP 9: Navy Seals, New Books and Shootin’ the Breeze with Jack Carr

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. Links: Jack Carr Official WebsiteThe Terminal List by Jack Carr@jackcarrusaGunwerks Long Range University


EP 8: An introduction to Phillip Velayo

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. Links: Monster Steel Challenge PRS Match - Cody, WY July 28-29, 2018Phillip Velayo -...


EP 7: Reading Wind for Long Range Shooting & Hunting

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. Links: Determining Wind Speed and Direction Shooting Tip - Calculating Wind Hold How Wind Deflection Actually Works The Crosswind Component Bullet Comparison - Wind Deflection Long Range Pursuit...



MRAD vs MOA. 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. They discuss the different applications, pros and cons of each...


EP 5: Long Range on a Budget

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. Where to learn to shoot long range?...


EP 4: The Quest for the Perfect Rifle Stock

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. Links: • 2018 Gunwerks Stock Models - https://www.gunwerks.com/stocks • Gunwerks Custom Gun Builder - https://www.gunwerks.com/store/rifles/clymr?customize=1 • Gunwerks...


EP 3: Hunting With Suppressors

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. Links: • American Suppressor Association • The Hearing Protection Act • Silencershop Simplifies the Stamp Process • Thunderbeast Suppressors • SilencerCo Silencers • About James Christiansen • About Rex...


EP 2: Advanced Training for Long Range

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. During his time in the scout sniper community, Caylen served in almost every billet available, as well as serving as a sniper instructor on...


EP 1: Is The New 6.5 PRC Here To Stay?

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? How Good is The 6.5 PRC For Long Range? Adam Janke, founder...


Welcome To the Long Range Pursuit Podcast

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. If you’re listening here, you’re probably somewhat familiar with Gunwerks (if not, we especially...