Tag: range

Steiner M5Xi Riflescopes

I am lucky enough to have a job which gives me access to some excellent shooting equipment. For the last couple of months I have been using Steiner M5Xi scopes exclusively on a number of weapon systems. I have also had the opportunity to visit Steiner in Germany and gain an understanding of their manufacturing…

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Mechanix Recon gloves

I have been a long term wearer of Mechanix gloves. I began with the originals for shooting in rough terrain and eventually moved over to a pair of M-pact gloves. The originals still get use but they have been relegated to the shed for manual labour.. The M-pact gloves have worked well for some parts…

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Load testing – Reload Swiss RS52

Reload Swiss are the newest propellant brand in the U.K. Propellants have suffered with supply problems in recent years here. Varget – the powder choice for many became virtually unobtainable and many other popular powders became a little hit and miss regards availability. The Reload Swiss brand was therefore highly anticipated.. The rollout was fairly…

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Timney 511 trigger update.

In the last article I discussed fitting the Timney trigger which was kindly demonstrated by Graham from ACP Shooting, Sussex, UK. The fitting was indeed as easy as the instruction manual promises (despite mild brain freeze on our part due to the left handed action). The 511 is a popular upgrade trigger for the left…

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Building a Precision Rifle part 2.5.. A quick update from 600yds.

I headed back out to Bisley today with regular contributor Raf and the Precision Rifle project. The project is based around a £350 second hand Remington 700 in .308.. It will end up as a light weight .260Rem. Please head back and check out the first two articles for in depth descriptions of the plan…

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F class 1000yds Bisley 22/2/15

F class rifle competitions are fairly new as far as shooting disciplines go. George Farquharson, a Canadian fullbore shooter, developed it for those who lacked the eyesight required for iron sights at long range. Most long range comps were either Palma (iron sights, slung prone position) or benchrest (scoped from bench, shooting for tight groups)….

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A glimpse into the world of CSR (Civilian Service Rifle)

It is a surprisingly warm November morning. I tug on my DPM jacket and wonder if it’s too warm for this- I pull my short magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) out of its slip, stuff some ammunition in my jacket pocket, and walk over to the group of people milling around.  At this point it starts…

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Firearms Safety.

The safety aspect of shooting is very important to me. 1. Because I don’t want to be hurt or killed 2. Because I don’t want to hurt or kill any living thing and 3. Because I don’t want to hurt the sport of shooting….

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Long range shooting for beginner’s 3. Getting your rifle set up…

So far we have a rifle, and scope + mounting accessories. We spoke about the selection of those items in previous posts. No doubt you are now keen to get to the range. Before you can do that there are a few things to sort out. The following article details the purchase, mounting and use…

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