Bushnell Elite Tactical XRS 4.5-30x50mm T-Lok Turret Demo

We were at the range today wrapping up some testing on the Bushnell Elite Tactical XRS 4.5-30x50mm rifle scope. Since it will still be a week or two before we are ready to release the full review, I though we would give you guys a really short teaser video showing how to use the T-Lok turrets in a competition environment.

You will note that I leave the bolt open when transitioning between targets. This is a technique used in competition shooting. It does not translate to the real world. In the real world, you want to bolt up a fresh cartridge as soon as possible.

Enjoy the video and don’t worry, when we do the full review we will cover setting the Z-Lok Zero Stop.

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Mail Call Mondays Season 3 #27 – Suppressor Questions

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Thunder Beast Arms 30P-1 Initial Impressions

Cadex Strike 30 with TBAC 30P-1Almost eleven months after paying for it, I walked out of my local FFL with the Thunder Beast Arms Corp. 30P-1 Suppressor. I can tell you that the wait was worth it.

The next day after picking it up, I was able to sneak out to the range for a short test run. The only bolt rifle that was threaded at the correct pitch AND had ammo on the shelf was the Remington 700 AAC-SD in a Cadex Chassis. I was slightly concerned because the 700 AAC-SD has not been a stellar performer. Continue reading

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Mail Call Mondays Season 3 #26 – Shooting in the Rain

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Our Events Calendar is Live!

CalendarWe have gotten tons of questions over the years asking how to find rifle matches and training. We got into the rut of just directing our audience to several different internet forums. There you have to wade through boards and threads to find what you are looking for. Sorry to say, we were just being lazy.

Today I installed a new Calendar here on our website. (Check the Menu at the top of the Page) My intention is that we will be able to post Matches, Competitions and other Precision Rifle related events for all to see. I am not so ambitious as to think we will be able to get everything. However I think we can get a good deal of the larger matches and headlining trainers.

What I need from you guys is if you see a match that you think might fit, please check the calendar firs to make sure it isn’t already there. If it isn’t, please email us with the details and MOST IMPORTANTLY a website where our audience can go to get more info, register, etc.

John McQuay

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SAP Two Round Holder Review

SAP Two Round HolderWe have all shot those stages where the mag went dry with one target remaining. Or maybe it was a stage that required you to run with a downloaded mag so you had to single load one or two. Regardless there is always the problem of what to do with those extra cartridges. You could stick them in your pocket, but some positions just don’t make that convenient. Wouldn’t it be nice to put them as close to the chamber as possible?

Short Action Precision makes a nifty little product that makes single loading from positions a cinch. Dubbed the “Two Round Holder” it does exactly that. It is a small piece of elastic and webbing that holds two cartridges wherever you want. The Two Round Holder is attached to the rifle by means of an included adhesive loop velcro patch. The holder also includes a non-adhesive loop patch that could be sewn onto any fabric item (stock pack or sling?). The placement opportunities are endless.  Continue reading

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Safariland Adds 7TS Holster Fits for Glock and Sig Sauer Firearms

7TS 7360 Holster with Light

This week Safariland announced the expansion of their new “7TS™” Holster series. The new holster now has options for Glock and Sig models equipped with the latest Surefire and Streamlight weapon lights.

This announcement is very exciting for us. We have held off from looking at the new 7TS™ due to the lack of a weapon light option. When I first began using weapon lights on handguns I found it incredibly cumbersome to attach and remove the weapon light under pressure and in the heat of the moment. Anyone relying on a handgun as a primary weapon should have a light attached to it, and train to use it.

I have used the Safariland 6004 in a SWAT capacity and the SLS/ALS models in a uniform capacity for years. I currently use a Safariland competition holster for Steel Challenge. I love the quality and durability of their products. Although the 7TS™ is a very modern looking holster, I am looking forward to finding classic Safariland reliability. Continue reading

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Mail Call Mondays Season 3 #25 – Brakes, Accuracy, .243 Range and 10/22 Update

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ShootSteel.com 36″ Gong Stand and Magnum Auto Popper Review

ShootSteel.com 36" Gong StandI shoot a lot of steel. It’s fun to hear it ring, but it is even more enjoyable to see it move. Gongs are the least expensive way to add some motion to your target and support it at the same time. ShootSteel.com has a great setup that handles this with ease.

Recently my range time has gotten shorter and shorter. I need to get in, get done and get out quickly. Setup and teardown time often determines what target system I choose to shoot. When ShootSteel.com sent us one of their 36″x36″ Gong Stands and 10″ AR500 target, the first thing I wanted to see was how quick I could set it up. It actually took longer for me to cut the tape and unpack the boxes than it did to setup the stand and hang the gong. Continue reading

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Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL Review

Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24 PCL

Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL mounted in an Alamo Four Star DLOC 30mm Mount.

When Bushnell sent us one of their AR Optics 1-4x24mm PCL, I had mixed first impressions. The market is flooded with choices for low-magnification variable AR scopes. However the more I looked at (and through) the AR Optics 1-4x, the more I liked it. The scope lists for $418 on Bushnell’s online store, but can be found for as low as $230 from online retailers like SWFA. It offers a pile of features for the price point.

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