A rifle mounted Dope Card Holder may seem like a very simple thing. It is, but it can make all the difference in the world on a timed stage. It prevents the shooter from having to break position to look at their target engagement data and allows you to keep your eye behind the scope.
A quality Dope Card Holder is not cheap. Some shooters may not be willing to take the leap without trying one. New shooters may just not have the cash to spend. We came up with a really cheap and easy way to get that Dope Card attached to your rifle.
While browsing the aisles at TriggrCon in Tacoma, WA several months ago, we had a chance to talk to the guys at Danger Close Armament. They had several examples of their custom work on display. I was immediately attracted to their stippling and frame modifications on the Glock family of handguns.
Replacing the sights on a handgun can be a frustrating task. The simplest method is to clamp the slide in a vice and drift the sight off with a brass punch. While this is an inexpensive method, it offers a great chance of damage to the slide and sight. In addition to the risk of damage, it makes it difficult to make fine adjustments to the zero of the handgun.
One of the best parts of precision rifle shooting is the problem-solving process. Recently at the National Rifle League 22 here in Evansville, Indiana, I came across a new problem. This was the first competition for my customized Ruger 10/22. The rifle is fairly accurate for a low-cost semi-auto. At the beginning of the match, I had verified my zero at 50 yards and confirmed my Dope at 25, 75 and 100 yards. The rifle was performing perfectly.
The first stage of the match was shot from the prone position, but I missed four shots at very easy targets. This confused me a little bit because I could see exactly where the shots were impacting. I could tell they were 0.5 mRad low on my reticle. I have learned to “believe the bullet” from many experiences in the past, so made an adjustment to my hold and hit the rest of my targets. Continue reading Loading the Bipod on a Ruger 10/22 – Free-Float is Better→