Match Results

Aug 4, 2019

Radelow Blades Spring Series by Southwest ULR, Aug 2019 Recap.
Our course of fire was 3 targets 1895, 2200 and 2625 yards. Brian Carey sporting a brand new custom 42” long barrel chambered in 375 Cheytac on a Desert Tech HTI, was in a league of his own today, multiple hits on every target besting 2nd place by 57 points. Ironically Brian was also credited with the longest miss as his first shot did not have any elevation dope, easily missing the target by over a mile. Rommel Jimenea, who is always in the running, was shooting some prototype bullets from his Vestal Customs built 375 Cheytac, finished in second place. Second place – Sixth place was decided by one shot, one shot away from the runner up position was Phillip Heintz (3rd), Tonny Wong (4th), Chris S. (5th) and Scott Austin (6th). Both Brian and Rommel were awarded with $150 of cutting edge bullets, compliments of Cutting Edge.
This match was the finale of the Radelow Blades Spring Series, and Tonny Wong was awarded with a custom knife from Radelow Blades as our series champion. Tonny, simply put on a shooting clinic every match through the series; I encourage everyone to watch Tonny Shoot his custom Vestals built 375 Cheytac. After he sees the shot he is able to re-chamber and get another shot off very fast (in some cases before the spotter even says a word), ensuring his bullet is flying through the same conditions as the previous shot. Tonny has also helped out Southwest ULR with graphics, stickers, trophies etc… Thank you, it is a pleasure shooting with you, and congratulations!
The Vortex Optics Fall Series starts next month, and ends in January. We are going to do a special match in January, details will be released soon.

First Place (Top Gun): Brian Carey
375 Cheytac
Desert Tech HTI
Nightforce BEAST
Cutting Edge 400Gr Lasers

Second Place (Runner Up): Rommel Jimenea
375 Cheytac (Vestal’s Custom)
Stiller Tac 408
IOR Valdada
Prototype Lehigh Match Solid

Third Place: Tonny Wong
375 Cheytac (Vestal’s Custom)
Stiller Tac 408
Schmitt and Bender Pmii 12-50
Cutting Edge Bullets 377gr Mtac

Fourth Place: Phillip Heintz
375 Cheytac
Cadex Shadow
Schmitt and Bender 3-27
Cutting Edge 402gr Mtac

Fifth Place: Chris S.
375 Cheytac
BAT CT Action
March 8-80
Cutting Edge 375gr Lasers

Match Results

June 2, 2019

Radelow Blades Spring Series by Southwest ULR, June 2019 Recap.
This was a very fun shoot, we will all remember for a long time, conditions were ideal, and everyone made multiple hits over 1 Mile. Our course of fire was 3 targets 1766, 2144 and 2620 yards. Rommel Jimenea, and his Vestal Customs built 375 Cheytac consistently hit every target during every string and the 2144 target 4 times in a row, finishing as this month’s Top Gun. His consistent performance spoiled Tonny Wong’s attempt at a three-peat. Tonny, our defending Top Gun, was un-crowned finishing as the runner up. Both Rommel and Tonny were awarded with 150 of cutting edge bullets compliments of Cutting Edge Bullets. This was Ashley Williams and Scott Armstrong’s first time shooting with Southwest ULR, and it was very clear this was not their first rodeo, and they put on a very impressive performances finishing third and fourth respectively. A strong freshman performance like this means trouble for the rest of us. Even more impressive is Scott’s infamous 7mm STW, that bested 338s,375s, and 416s at subsonic distances. Kurt Stoned rounded out the top five in a very competitive field of shooters, had Kurt not been a full rotation off on his optic on the first stage it would have been a good ole fashion 3-way Mexican standoff for the Top Gun. Southwest ULR has also received generous new sponsorship from Desert Tactical and Vestals Custom Rifles. The directors and shooters would like to thank our sponsors, Radelow Blades, Vortex Optics, Cutting Edge Bullets, Desert Tech, Vestals Customs Rifles, Precision Arms, and Snipetac for your support, we greatly appreciate it! The next event is August 4th, and our Spring Series finale, The Vortex Optics Fall Series starts September 1st. An invitation to shoot with us can be requested at southwestULR.com. We will be taking July off, happy birthday America!

First Place (Top Gun): Rommel Jimenea
375 Cheytac (Vestal’s Custom)
Stiller Tac 408
IOR Valdada
353 Lehigh Match Solid

Second Place: Tonny Wong
375 Cheytac (Vestal’s Custom)
Stiller Tac 408
Schmitt and Bender Pmii 12-50
Cutting Edge Bullets 377gr Mtac

Third Place: Ashley Williams
338 Edge
Remington 700
Vortex Razor
300 Berger OTM

Fourth Place: Scott Armstrong
7mm STW
Remington 700
Super Sniper / Burris
Flat Line 7mm 151

Fifth Place: Kurt Stone
375 Cheytac (Vestals Custom)
Stiller Tac 408
Schmitt and Bender Pmii 5-25
Cutting Edge Bullets 377gr Mtac

Match Results

May 5, 2019

Radelow Blades Spring Series by Southwest ULR, May 2019 Match Recap Shooting large caliber rifles on any Sunday is a good day! We elected to shoot 2 targets at 1881 and 2169, distances verified with GPS and Laser. After tallying the results Tonny Wong became the first person to win back to back, our first Reigning and Defending Top Gun, he was awarded with $150 of Cutting Edge Bullets, compliments of Cutting Edge. Kurt Stone kept Tonny honest going shot for shot and finished in second place only one shot behind (5 points), Kurt was also awarded with $150 of Cutting Edge Bullets, compliments of Cutting Edge. This was Brian Carey’s first time shooting with Southwest ULR and put in a very impressive performance finishing in third. Robert Messenger got the further target figured out and connected with it 5 times, and finished in 4th pace. John Harms got the other target figured out and connected with it 6 times rounding out our top five.

First Place (Top Gun): Tonny Wong
375 Cheytac
Stiller Tac 408
Schmitt and Bender Pmii 12-50
Cutting Edge Bullets 377gr Mtac

Second Place: Kurt Stone
375 Cheytac
Stiller Tac 408
Schmitt and Bender Pmii 5-25
Cutting Edge Bullets 377gr Mtac & 375 Lazers

Third Place: Brian Carey
375 Cheytac
Desert Tech HTI
NightForce "Beast"
Cutting Edge Bullets 352gr Mtac

Fourth Place: Russ Messenger
375 Cheytac
Stiller Tac 408
Nightforce ATACR 5-25
Cutting Edge Bullets 377gr Mtac

Fifth Place: John Harms
416 Barrett
Barrett M99 (Snipetac)
Schmitt and Bender Pmii 12-50
Cutting Edge Bullets 446gr Mtac

Our next match is 4 short weeks away, if you have a scoped and zeroed 300 Magnum or larger and never shot over a mile, you should give it a try, new shooters are welcome! We can and are happy to team you up with one of our experienced shooters, while we can’t guarantee a hit, but we haven’t failed with a new shooter yet. You will learn more the first time out with us than 20 trips to the range, that we can guarantee!

Match Results

April 7, 2019

Radelow Blades Spring Series by Southwest ULR, April 2019 Match Recap It was another beautiful Sunday to shoot Ultra Long Range, there was a slight 1-3 MPH switching wind and a relatively low pressure in the desert of the Southwest. As the sun rose over the mountains in the distance, 15 shooters lined up with heavy large caliber rifles and fired towards the far distance at the course of fire, 3 steel targets all over a mile away. After all the shots were fired Tonny Wong was simply in another league, and crowned “Top Gun” finishing in the lead the next closest shooter was 30 points behind. Tonny was awarded with $150 of Cutting Edge Bullets, compliments of Cutting Edge. Second, Third and Forth was separated by one shot. Kurt Stone (2nd place) edged out Vince Teach (3rd place) and Ernesto (4th Place), Kurt a long-time competitor with Southwest ULR, recently upgraded his equipment and just like that, a second-place finish and he is also awarded with $150 of Cutting Edge Bullets, compliments of Cutting Edge. John Harms earned fame and bragging rights setting a new National ULR Record, A National ULR Record is 5 hits in a row, John did this at 2132 yards. VERY IMPRESSIVE!

Tonny Wong - First Place / Top Gun 246 Points 375 Cheytac, Stiller Tac 408 Action, Schmitt and Bender 50X, Cutting Edge Bullets

Kurt Stone - Runner Up 216 Points 375 Cheytac, Stiller Tac 408 Action, Schmitt and Bender 25x, Cutting Edge Bullets

John Harms – NEW National ULR Record – 5 in a row at 2132 Yards 37XC, Desert Tech SRS, Nightforce ATACR 35x, Cutting Edge Bullets

Our next match is 4 short weeks away, if you have a scoped and zeroed 300 Magnum or larger and never shot over a mile, you should give it a try, new shooters are welcome! We can and are happy to team you up with one of our experienced shooters, while we can’t guarantee a hit, but we haven’t failed with a new shooter yet. You will learn more the first time out with us than 20 trips to the range, that we can guarantee!

Match Results

March 3, 2019

After 2 solid months of rain, Southwest ULR held the first match of 2019 Radelow Blades spring series. It seemed like all the shooters of Southwest ULR mean business in 2019 with new and bigger long guns. The weather was fantastic! High corrected altitude and almost no wind equaled many impacts, the most we have recorded thus far. Every shooter connected at multiple distances over 1 mile, no goose eggs today!

Randy Allen our reigning Top Gun and sporting a brand new 37XC connected twice at 1760 and twice 2127, proving heavy is the head who wears the Southwest ULR crown. Gina Rossi was fighting a sticky bolt, with her 416 Barret, which needed assistance with a dead blow hammer, that didn’t stop her from her personal best, hits 5 at 1760 and a solo impact at 2127. Robert Propios got his 338 Lapua doped in quickly at 1760 scoring 7 impacts and then followed up with an impact at the longest target at 2625. Bill Wood was the first shooter to connect at all distances, 6 at 1760, one at 2127 and one at 2628, after his Facebook fame developing 50 cal loads and 375/50 wildcat Bill elected to shoot his 375 Cheytac. Kurt Stone was all business showing up with a brand new 375 Cheytac over his infamous 50BMG, and Robert Messenger with a 375 Cheytac performed identical with the exact same hits at the same distances 5 at 1760 and 4 at 2127. This was Ernesto’s first time with Southwest ULR shooting a 338 Lapua and he shot great connecting with all targets 6 hits at 1760, 2 hits at 2026 and one hit at 2630, a freshman performance like this makes him a force to be reckoned with on upcoming events. Carlos Perazza also showed up with a new toy, a 375 Allen Magnum, and was on fire with 6 hit in a row at 1760, and then unfortunately bent an extractor, with the big gun down Carlos salvaged the day by switching to his 338 Lapua and made an additional 3 hits at 2126 and a single at 2630. Bruno Niestatek ditched his 338 Snipetac in favor of a freshly barreled 9.5 x 77 (AKA 375 Cheytac) and it proved to be a wise decision, with multiple hits at each distance 6 at 1760, 3 at 2126 and 2 at 3630. On any given Sunday Bruno’s 155 points would put him in contention as the Top Gun.

Tony Wong, took full advantage of the conditions and a brand new 375 Cheytac, dropped a sighter and then rained down fire and fury at the 1760 target cleaning the stage with 10/10 impacts (100% hit ratio), 4 hits at 2127 and a single hit at 2630, finishing with 233 points. 10/10 at 1760 is a new Southwest ULR stage record previously held by Tu Nguyen’s 8/10 at 1760

Scott Austin’s new 375 wildcat was not ready so he shot his retired 416 Barrett, a Vortex Gen2 Razor was mounted before the match and zeroed it during the first stage at 1760 scoring 4 hits in the process, and then followed Tony’s direction at 2126 intentionally dropping a sighter and went 10/10 (100% hit ratio) and then 2 hits at 2630, Spoiling Tony’s newly held and short lived Southwest ULR record, finishing with 260 points as the runner up.

Unfortunately for Bruno, Tony and Scott, who all shot amazingly well, Chris S. simply shot better!

Chris S. shooting a brand new and self smithed 375 Cheytac, Bat Action, March Optic and Cutting Edge .375 400Gr Lazers at 3050 fps were too much for anyone. At 1760 his sighter was a no call, without a sighter and seemingly un-phased he then impressively cleaned the stage 10/10 (100% hit ratio), at 2126 he connected 7/10, and a solo impact at 2630. That single impact was enough best Scott and his new 10/10 at 2126 Southwest ULR record. Chris finished the day on top with 273 points and is the current Top Gun, he was awarded with $150 of Cutting Edge Bullets and is the currently leading the points towards winning the custom Radelow Blades Knife.

Congratulations Chris S.

Special thanks to Tu Nguyen who did not shoot but still came out to be our Match Director.

Match Results

Dcember 2, 2018

Traveling in from San Francisco to San Diego, Arizona and Nevada, 14 Shooters lined up with large caliber rifles with hopes of hitting targets 1 – 1.5 miles away. The weather forecast predicted an improving shooting condition, so the directors elected to start shortly after sun up; many of the shooters took advantage of this by way of a nice warm hotel bed the night before. However if there is one thing we know the weather forecast in the desert of the Southwest is not easy to predict. Instead of an improving condition we had the opposite. A true marksman is un-effected by conditions and we proved that Sunday morning!

Vince Teach, our reigning Top Gun from last month, was first to connect at the 2615 yard target. Followed by two shooters making their freshman appearance with Southwest ULR, Amy Morgan connecting with her 4th shot at 2615 and Rommel Jimenea connected 3 times at 2615, giving him a healthy point’s lead. As the stages progressed more shooter were able to get on target and start chipping away at Rommel’s lead. John Harms recoded a hit at 1860. Gina Rossi had a pair of hits at 2160 and 4 hits at 1860 including a first round impact. Robert Propios, hit 3 times in a row at 1860, racking up bonus points. Eddie Vargas hit twice at 1860, welcome to the Mile Club Eddie! Scott Austin scored 4 hits at 2160, and 4 Hits at 1860. Tu Nguyen, the runner up, eclipsed Scott’s slim lead on the last stage by way of 2 hits at 2160 and then very impressive 7 hits at 1860, 70% is the highest distance hit ratio recorded so far at Southwest ULR, way to go Tu! But the Match was decided before Tu even pulled the trigger on his last stage. Randy Allen totally dominated, consistently connecting at each distance, once at 2615, 5 times at 2160 and 3 times at 1860. This is Randy’s second Top Gun title and as we close out 2018 Randy’s two-time Top Gun performance makes him the guy we all chase. Soon Randy will be changing from his tried and true 338 Lapua Magnum Desert Tech SRS to the new all new 37XC.

Randy and Tu were both awarded $150 of Cutting Edge Bullets for their top finishes. Southwest ULR would like to thank Cutting Edge Bullets for their support!

The Radelow Blades Spring Series starts next match!

Match Results

November 7, 2018

Sunday morning, was a day long range shooters dream about, visibility for miles, zero wind and optimal weather conditions making projectiles fly far and true. Over a mile away are 3 freshly painted 40x40 steel targets with redundant electronic hit indicators. As the sun rose over the beautiful and calm desert of the Southeast we drew for shooting order and 12 competitors began firing large caliber firearms in hopes of becoming the next Southwest ULR Top Gun.

Skip Remsen, shooting a 416 Barret, took an early and commanding lead scoring multiple hits on the first and farthest stage, just over 1.5 miles away. His dominate lead seemed unbeatable. Un-phased by the early point’s deficit Phillip Heintz, Kurt Stone, Tu Nguyen and Vince Teach banded together and made strong, come from behind run, racking up multiple impacts and eventually eclipsing Skip’s early lead. During the last and final stage the wind changed Phillip, Tu and Vince were able to quickly identify and adjust putting them on target and setting off the hit indicators as if they were surgical drone strikes. First Phil took the lead, then it was Tu, and finally Vince, who drew the last shooting position, down in points and the pressure on, the rest of the competitors watched in awe as “Impact” was called over and over. Vince’s consistent shooting with multiple back to back impacts and performance under pressure, earned him the title of Top Gun this November. Rumor has it Vince is converting his Desert Tech SRS to shoot the new 37 XC (.375 caliber) from his winning .338 Lapua, we will be watching with anticipation to see if bigger is better.

Vince the current Top Gun and Tu, last month’s Top Gun and this month’s runner up, were each awarded with certificates for $150 of Cutting Edge bullets (compliments of Cutting Edge Bullets).

It was also a special day for Carlos as he bested fellow long time competitors Scott Austin and Bill Wood; he also just retired from a long career in the US Military. Southwest ULR Shooters Association would like to thank Carlos very much for his sacrifice and many years of service.

Match Results

October 7, 2018

It was raining hard and flash flood warnings were activated the night before. Shortly after sunrise the wind picked up and was gusting over 30 MPG. This made a normally windy day look calm. Tu Nguyen overcame the elements and connected with 2, 3-in-a-row impacts at 2117 yards, this stage performance and 4 hits at 1730 yards is an great performance in normal conditions but in the massive wind was truly exceptional. Tu is shooting a Desert Tech HTI chambered in .416 Barrett, with Nightforce optics, a custom bipod with hand loaded ammo. This combo was shot from modified massage table. We are all going to need our “A” game next month to unseat the current SouthWest ULR Top Gun, Tu Nguyen.

Match Results

September 2, 2018

The day started off with beautiful shooting weather, 80 degrees and no wind, and that changed real fast with switching right to left at about a 30 degree tail winds gusting over 20 MPG. This made the Ultra Long Range targets (40x40) difficult to hit. However Randy Allen, the current SouthwestULR Top Gun, showed us how it’s done maximizing the conditions with a very impressive 5-in-a-row hit string on the first stage and then a first round hit on the second stage racking up the bonus points. Randy is shooting a Desert Tech SRS factory barrel; factory chambered in 338 Lapua Magnum and shooting factory Desert Tech ammo.

Match Results

Aug 5, 2018

We held a "friends and family" match to work out the bugs with targets, scoring and format. Visability was poor, the haze made it impossible to see anything past about 2000 yards, and you cant hit what you cant see. We made the most of it and had great day of shooting!