Muzzle velocity is a critical component to plotting the ballistic trajectory of a precision rifle. It is easy to look up the dimensions and ballistic coefficient of the bullet you are shooting. However the muzzle velocity is unique to each rifle. You cannot rely on velocities printed on cartridge boxes or even the numbers your buddy gave you for his pet load. The easiest way to obtain an accurate muzzle velocity is to measure it with precision equipment. The Magnetospeed V3 Chronograph makes this a simple task. Continue reading Magnetospeed V3 Chronograph Review
Modular Driven Technologies dropped their new chassis on our doorstep a week before the 2017 SHOT Show. We had just enough time to unpack it and check out the features before we hit the road for the trip to Las Vegas. We plan on discussing the new ESS chassis at SHOT and we will have a full review published after we put it through its paces.
Magpul is now shipping the new Pmag 12 GL9 magazine for the Glock 26. We have had great results with the Pmag 17 and 21 GL9 magazines and wasted no time in ordering a Pmag 12 GL9. Once we get a chance to run a few boxes of ammo through it we will post a full review. If you want to get yours now, click on over to the Magpul Website and order one (the site would only allow us to order ONE).
Keystone Sporting Arms, LLC. just announced the new Crickett Precision Rifle on their Facebook page. There is not a lot of information out yet, but it appears the rifle will be available in January 2017 and retail for approximately $310. This small .22 bolt action should appeal to Accuracy International hands who want to outfit their little shooters in style. We hope to have some more information as the 2017 SHOT Show approaches.
CTK Precision has released several new accessories for the Ruger Precision Rifle. CTK’s new bolt knob is CNC machined from 6061 Aluminum and features a steel knob extension for strength. The Bolt Knob is Type III Hardcoat Anodized. The extension is parkerized an countered to blend into the factory bot stem. The unique design will definitely stand out on your rifle. ($46 MSRP)
If you are concerned about your buttstock rubbing against the chassis in the folded position, CTK offers their new Ruger Precision Rifle Stock Bumper. It quickly replaces the factor length of pull adjustment knob. ($19 MSRP)
CTK has also released an enlarged and ambidextrous magazine release extension. The Mag Release Extension quickly attaches to the factory magazine release. The mag release should make it easier to drop the magazine with your trigger finger, speeding reloads. ($37 MSRP)
More information and pricing is available on the CTK Precision website.
Early in November, Nightforce was kind enough to invite us to CORE Shooting Solutions in Baker, FL. to check out some of their new products. There was an update to the SHV 5-20×56 elevation turret, a new reticle (Mil-C) and a slick new Nightforce branded Carbon Fiber Tripod. Those were interesting, but the star of the show was the new ATACR F1 7-35x56mm. Continue reading First Look: Nightforce ATACR F1 7-35x56mm
This short video was spurred by a technique I saw this morning, demonstrated by another instructor. Just because it is new, does not necessarily make it better. Try new techniques, but evaluate them based on the classic methods. There may be a reason the “old way” has stuck around so long.
- Sig Sauer TacOps Traditional 1911 (.45 ACP)
- Oakley M Frame Alpha Glasses (Prizm Lens)
- Hazard 4 “Heavy Water Diver” Watch
- MSA Sordin Supreme X Ear Pro
It is “official”! Lapua has announced that brass for the 6.5 Creedmoor cartridge will be available in the first quarter of 2017. The Lapua brass should offer some improvements over currently available brass. In addition to Lapua’s usual consistency, the new 6.5CM brass will use small rifle primers. Lapua also opted for a 1.5mm flash hole versus the industry standard 2mm. Hopefully this will help alleviate the need for small diameter firing pin holes on 6.5CM rifles.
Mail Call Mondays Season 5 #26 – Shooting Gear, What’s in my Bag.
Magnetospeed V3 00:38
Triad Tactical Shooting Mat 01:47
Maxpedition Pygmy Falcon 02:55
TAB Str8Laced Bag 04:43
SAP Run n’ Gun Bag 05:57
Wiebad Barricade Bag 06:46
Wiebad Pump Pillow 08:01
Wiebad Tac Pack 09:56
Bag Contents 12:41
Wrist Coach 15:15
Scope Tool Tip 16:15
Kestrel Elite 19:06
Bore Snake 23:45
MSA Sordin Pro-X 30:01
M-Pro 7 Cleaning Kit 31:04
TAB SAC 31:46
Vortex Solo R/T Monocular 39:01
Borka Tools Adjustable Torque Driver 41:00 Continue reading Mail Call Mondays Season 5 #26 – Shooting Gear, What’s in my Bag.
We first had a chance to handle and shoot the Ruger Precision Rifle at the 2016 SHOT Show. The outward appearance of the rifle was enough to grab our attention. Once we delved into the details we were hooked. Ruger designed this rifle to specifically target the precision rifle competition shooter. Continue reading Ruger Precision Rifle (Gen 2) Review