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The Ashley Update: Old School Long Range, Barrett at a Mile, and NASCAR

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Hlebinsky, who previously worked at the Smithsonian is exactly the kind of ambassador the shooting community needs. Torrentially well informed, passionate to the point of geekery, and blessed with a wicked sense of humor, she can swill whiskey and smoke cigars while holding forth on black powder muskets until your eyes glaze over. Spreading the gospel of responsible firearms ownership has never been more important, and being able to demystify an inanimate object while educating the public about its role in the nation’s history goes a long way toward countering negative publicity.

In this week on The Ashley Update, Ashley takes us to Phoenix, where she brings a .338 Barrett MRAD out to a mile (Made the One Mile Club…a mile club your mom can be proud of…) While one may think this is a newer feat, more than a hundred years ago a shooter from Springfield Armory hit a target at two miles with a trapdoor (seriously). She also attended her first America-loves-and-hates NASCAR race. Where she accidentally starred on NBC.

Shot at 1,471 yards with a Surgeon Remedy. Hit four shots in a row and moved onto a mile with the Barrett–Victorious! Hit a 36inch target at 1,768 yards with a Barrett MRAD in .338 Lapua.


Photobombing NBC #nbd. Also trying to hide from security


With Richard Childress on the track after the Xfinity Cup qualifier. That's his car that qualified for the championships in Miami.

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