While 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!
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.”
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
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
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.
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.
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.
The Marine Corps Scout Sniper Association is a non-partisan, nonprofit, tax-exempt, veterans service organization under Section 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code. By law it is composed of Veterans with the sole purpose of supporting Veterans, Dependents and their survivors. Members are current active duty and former Marine Snipers.
In order to raise funds to support their various programs, the USMC Scout Sniper Association is raffling off an M40A5 Sniper Rifle complete with AN/PVS-27 Night Vision Device. The total estimated value of the package is $25,000.00. This rifle is exactly like the rifles used by active duty Marine Snipers. Built by the Marines at the Precision Weapons Section at Quantico.
If you would like to support a great organization and get the chance to own an amazing rifle, head to the raffle page. Tickets are $10. You may purchase as many as you like.
Ticket sales close at 11:59PM EST on 03/15/15. The drawing will be on 03/17 in Washington DC. You do not need to be present to win.
New “Gun Control” videos pop up on the internet in regular intervals. This is nothing new or notable. What is notable is the latest video by Rejina Sincic. In Sincic’s PSA she suggests that children should steal their parent’s firearms and bring them…..to school!
Even before Apple released the iPhone 6 Plus, there were piles of cases available for it. The Magpul Field Case was not among them. However some things are worth waiting for. I have had my iPhone 6 Plus for several months now and finally I can slip it into this awesome case. Continue reading Magpul Field Case for iPhone 6 Plus now shipping!