This year I had the pleasure of competing in the 2016 Sniper’s Hide Cup. The “Hide Cup” was shot on private property near Colville, WA. The location is notable for being the most scenic I have ever shot in. There were lush mountain sides and deep valleys. One hundred and forty eight shooters turned out to brave the weather for two and a half days of “field” shooting. Continue reading 2016 Sniper’s Hide Cup
Modular Driven Technologies is a Canadian based company that has been making rifle accessories for some time now. In the past we have reviewed the LSS chassis and the HS3. After reviewing those systems, we received several requests to review the TAC21. The MDT TAC21 Chassis predates the LSS and HS3. It seems to sit at the opposite end of the design spectrum. All three chassis use AR type stocks and grips. The LSS and HS3 take an almost minimalist approach to chassis design. The TAC21 is a behemoth in comparison. Continue reading Modular Driven Technologies TAC 21 Chassis Review
In a recent thread on Accurateshooter.com, Kevin Thomas from Lapua stated that they are currently working on 6.5 Creedmoor brass. This may be the first reason we have to look forward to the 2017 SHOT Show.
“May as well go ahead and drive a stake through the heart of this thread right now; Yes, we currently have 6.5 Creedmoor in to works. We discussed this one at length in Finland during a new products development meeting a few months back. Several of us were pushing this one rather hard, due to the tremendous feedback we’d taken on the cartridge, and the popularity that the cartridge has already earned. Not a big one in Europe, but the US market is a significant share of our business, and we most definitely do listen to customer input. The first set ups are currently being done, and the initial trial run and in-house testing will be done shortly after that. If all goes well, we’ll move on with production and hopefully make the formal introduction of this one during the SHOT show in January.
Hang on guys, it’s coming.”
Rule number one when handling firearms is “Treat every weapon as if it were loaded.”
This rule has been hammered in with tales of negligent discharges, property damage and death. In every range I have been to, I have seen holes in the ceiling, grooves in the concrete and other signs of bullets going where they shouldn’t. Is it because of ignorance? Bad technique? Complacency? Why do we find bullet holes in cleaning benches and locker rooms in police stations and military facilities? Surely cops and soldiers know the importance of a chamber check and how to properly execute them. Continue reading Chamber Checks