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CTK Precision Announces New Ruger Precision Rifle Accessories

CTK Precision Bolt KnobCTK 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)


ctk-ruger-precision-rifle-stock-bumper-on-rifleIf 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-ruger-precision-rifle-mag-release-extensionCTK 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.

 

 

First Look: Nightforce ATACR F1 7-35x56mm

ATACR F1 7-35x56mmEarly 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

Lapua Announces 6.5CM Brass for Q1 2017.

Lapua 6.5CMIt 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.

The Precision Rifle Media Podcast

Precision Rifle Media PodcastWhile shooting the Guardian Long Range Competition at the Marksmanship Training Center, I had a chance to speak with Kirk Young of Precision Rifle Media. Kirk extended an invitation to bring me on the Precision Rifle Media Podcast to discuss the Guardian Match. Kirk has some great content and brings on a wide variety of guests. The Precision Rifle Media Podcast is available on the web and on iTunes for Apple fans. Make sure you check it out!

Lapua Brass for the 6.5 Creedmoor coming soon.

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.”

Kevin Thomas’ post on Accurateshooter.com

Magpul Pmag 7.62 AC 10 Round Mags Shipping

It’s too early to be an April Fool’s Joke. Magpul just announced the shipment of their anxiously awaited, 10 round AICS compatible magazines. The mags should be showing up at dealers shortly. Unfortunately, Magpul does not have them for sale on their site yet. Hopefully you have your “notifications” in place at your favorite online retailer. These are sure to go fast. Continue reading Magpul Pmag 7.62 AC 10 Round Mags Shipping

Form vs. Function: Modifications on Defensive Firearms

You cannot discuss defensive firearms without the topic of modifications rearing its evil head. The common argument is that you should never modify a firearm that will be used for duty or defensive applications. The peanut gallery will claim that you will be torn apart in court. They will argue that any modification will be paraded in front of the jury and the lawyers will show your bloodlust led you to turn your firearm into the most efficient weapon of mass destruction. Continue reading Form vs. Function: Modifications on Defensive Firearms

Patches are back!

After more than a few requests, our Pinup Girl patches are back! You will notice a few small changes from our last version. The new patches are slightly smaller, because they are contoured instead of square. They measure 3″ x 3″ and are made here in the USA by a Veteran owned company! We had to raise the price a bit ($22), but we feel you are getting a better product and we feel better about supporting a US company. Pick them up here in our Online Store.

Oregon Sniper Challenge 2015 Update

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Photo by: Terry Doi, Cold Bore Operations

We have been back from our epic road trip to the Oregon Sniper Challenge for about a week now. Just enough time to put the gear away and get back into the daily grind. I was actually shooting this match and attempting to perform to the best of my ability. This did not leave me a lot of time to shoot photos and video. Additionally there were some folks present who needed to stay out of the lens for professional reasons. This gave me a great excuse to just sit back and enjoy shooting. Terry Doi from Cold Bore Operations was acting as the match photographer/videographer and graciously provided a ton of footage and photos for us to use in our media. Terry is an excellent photographer and we are proud to be able to use his work. After the dust settled and the gear was stowed, we shot a quick “wrap up” video covering what the Oregon Sniper Challenge is and what it is not. I hope this whets your appetite for the full video to come.

New Berger 6.5mm 130gr AR Hybrid OTM Tactical Bullet

  Berger Bullets has just announced their new 130gr Hybrid 6.5mm bullet. With a G7 ballistic coefficient of .290 you may be wondering where this bullet fits in. The popular 140gr Match Target Hybrid drops a better .317 G7 BC. It just so happens that Berger’s Chief Ballistician, Bryan Litz, designed this bullet specifically for magazine fed applications. Platforms like the “large frame” ARs have slightly less magazine length than their bolt action brethren. This new 130gr AR Hybrid seeks to give you the best balance of BC while keeping as much of the bullet as possible out of the case. Less bullet in the case means more room for powder and higher possible velocities. How this works out in the real world will be interesting to see. Let’s just hope that Berger is able to keep up with demand. We would love to see how these new bullets run in our 6.5CM MATEN project.

For more info, check out the press release from Berger.