2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge Sponsor Day

Today was “Sponsor Day” for the 2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge hosted by Cold Bore Competitions. This was a chance for the various match sponsors to present their products to competitors and the public. Admission was free for registered shooters and open only to them during the morning. The general public could attend in the afternoon for a nominal fee. Gemtech, Tactical Tailor, Leupold, Horus, Trijicon, Ashbury Precision Ordnance and more had their gear available to fondle and shoot.

Most of the products on display were familiar to me. One that caught my attention was the Nemo Arms Omen Rifle. The Omen is a large frame AR with a twist. It is chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum. I have shot various .300WM bolt action rifles in the past. I was curious what kind of manners a semi-auto would have. Continue reading 2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge Sponsor Day

Chamber Check Your Match Ammunition!

IMG_8390_1080It may seem like a redundant task. You just finished painstakingly loading each and every cartridge you will shoot through your high dollar match rifle at an upcoming match. You have handled the cartridges through countless preparation tasks. Why add one more to the list?

How much is a win worth to you?
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Mail Call Mondays Season 2 #30 – Prepping for the Oregon Sniper Challenge Match


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Quick Tip – Silencer Pot Holder

pot holderIf you shoot a suppressed rifle chances are at some point you have needed to handle a hot suppressor. I have seen makeshift solutions from using an old t-shirt or work glove to a pile of newspapers.

Recently we were testing a suppressor for point of impact shift. This required shooting, removing, reinstalling, repeating. Over and over again. We were racing the sunset so waiting was not an option. After the first few shots the silencer was a little warm and continued to heat up as we shot. Continue reading Quick Tip – Silencer Pot Holder

Mail Call Mondays Season 2 #28 – Range Etiquette

Hot brass, loud brakes, litterbugs, or just inconsiderate shooters….what tics you off at the range?

Magpul Sues for Magazine Patent Infringement

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ProMag Magazine

On July 25, 2013 Magpul Industries, Corp. filed suit in United States District Court, Colorado, alleging that four companies infringed on their patents by manufacturing, distributing and selling magazines utilizing Magpul’s designs.

The four companies named in the suit are Big Rock Sports/SwampfoxCole IndustriesPlinker Tactical and Promag. Continue reading Magpul Sues for Magazine Patent Infringement

Rainier Arms Raptor AR15 Charging Handle Review

Rainier Arms Raptor Charging Handle
Rainier Arms Raptor Charging Handle

I am a big fan of the old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The AR15 is a highly upgradeable platform. You can change just about any component in minutes. The drawback to this is that it makes it easy to pile on unneeded accessories. Charging handles are not immune. Continue reading Rainier Arms Raptor AR15 Charging Handle Review

Mail Call Mondays Season 2 #27 – Scope Height, Levels, BDC and Annealing


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