Bushnell LMSS 8-40×60 Spotting Scope First Look

Pre-Production LMSS at Rockcastle Shooting Center

The BBT (big, brown, truck) graced us with its presence yesterday and left a box from Bushnell Outdoor Products. Inside was a brand spanking new 8-40x60m Lightweight Modular Spotting Scope. I was so excited that I broke out the camera and actually shot an unboxing video.

We don’t usually do “unboxings” because I am dubious of their value to the consumer. When I “unbox” something, it’s pretty obvious that I have little experience with that actually product. This isn’t really true with the LMSS.

We got a chance to play with the pre-production version of the LMSS at a Bushnell hosted event at Rockcastle Shooting Center in Park City, Ky. I have used several different “tactical spotters” from several different manufacturers. This was the first I have seen in awhile that actually got me exited. You can take a look at our previous comments about it from the Rockcastle shoot here.

As soon as we get some time behind it and a some shots through it, we will run a full review. Everything about this scope screams “quality” and we can’t wait to field it.

The Thinking Rifleman: Profitable Strategies for the Military Sniper

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Cpl. William Hopkins, a native of Clovis, Calif., a spotter with Company F, 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade's Pathfinders, takes aim on a target with the Barrett .50 Cal. while Sgt. Lucas Cordes, a native of Hillman, Mich., a sniper team leader with Co. F, 282 CAB, watches to see if he hits the target Jan. 26. They fired the rifle at a target while moving at different speeds in a UH-60 Blackhawk at an aerial weapons platform exercise.
LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Cpl. William Hopkins, a native of Clovis, Calif., a spotter with Company F, 2nd Aviation Assault Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade’s Pathfinders, takes aim on a target with the Barrett .50 Cal. while Sgt. Lucas Cordes, a native of Hillman, Mich., a sniper team leader with Co. F, 282 CAB, watches to see if he hits the target Jan. 26. They fired the rifle at a target while moving at different speeds in a UH-60 Blackhawk at an aerial weapons platform exercise.

by SGT Christopher Rance

Snipers are becoming an increasingly valued weapon in the mountains and deserts of Afghanistan. A definite renaissance
of sniping is being seen across the front lines of war. The sniper was such an effective tool in Iraq that the sniper’s tactical comeback in Afghanistan is being facilitated by the mounting concerns over the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan caused by collateral damage from coalition air strikes. This has made the sniper the military’s most cost effective, discriminating fighting machine in the Global War on Terror. Continue reading The Thinking Rifleman: Profitable Strategies for the Military Sniper

The 2013 Assault Weapon Ban is not Dead!

Senator Feinstein speaks with Lillian Judd, a Holocaust survivor and a Californian on May 16, 2012.
Senator Feinstein speaks with Lillian Judd, a Holocaust survivor and a Californian on May 16, 2012. Ironic considering Hitler’s first step was disarming the public.

I am sure you have heard the news. Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid dropped the 2013 “Assault Weapon Ban” from the gun control legislation being considered. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, although “disappointed” stated that she still intends to propose Continue reading The 2013 Assault Weapon Ban is not Dead!

New York $500 Gun Tip Bounty!

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If you live in New York you had better hope that you don’t anger someone. Now they have a financial incentive to call the police on you.


From CBS6 Albany

State: $500 reward for tips leading to arrest of illegal gun owners

ALBANY – A program aimed at rewarding people who blow the whistle on illegal gun owners has yet to show significant results, says three police agencies in the New York. Continue reading New York $500 Gun Tip Bounty!

Traveling with Firearms

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Nothing in this article should be construed as legal advice.

We live in a very expansive country. More than once I have had to drive through numerous states with my rifles. The problem is that we live in the United States of America. Each state has the right to make its own laws within reason. This poses a problem for travelers. It is often difficult to keep track of 50 different sets of laws and the case-law that dictates how they shall be enforced. In fact it is often difficult for Citizens to keep track of the changes in laws in their own states. Continue reading Traveling with Firearms

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Have a pint! Have some fun. But if you are going to tie one on, don’t drive!

A special shout out to our friends at IrishShooter.com!

Clover

 

LAW Tactical AR Folding Stock Adapter

While at the 2013 SHOT Show we got a chance to take a look at a very innovative new AR accessory from LAW Tactical. It’s called the AR Folding Stock Adapter.

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The current version is labeled as “Generation 2” but in fact the copy we just received has more improvements from the one seen at the SHOT Show. Law originally had a flush cup receiver machined into the bottom of the adapter. They have now updated that with a steel insert. This should add some service life to the part as well as increase the amount of force needed to rip a sling from the weapon.

We just pulled the adapter out of the Mailbox yesterday. Keep an eye out for the installation notes and full review, coming soon!

Precision Rifle Book

Several weeks back we posed a question to you on our Facebook page. We asked if you would be interested in a Precision Rifle book covering the fundamentals of precision rifle shooting. The answer was a resounding yes. In response to this we have started the project and home to have it completed by the end of the year. We are taking our time and doing it right. Continue reading Precision Rifle Book

S2 for Operational Snipers and Precision Marksmen