Tag: rifle

Ammunition natures and their temporary effects on accuracy and POI shift

I work as a Ballistic Engineer and pro shooter. I spend a lot of time on ranges firing a variety of weapons. Not only do we conduct firings for new developments but also proof production runs for accuracy. This allows me to gather a lot of data which I simply could not afford to do…

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Scope Mounts.

Scope mounts are probably everyones least favourite subject. Unless you are Nerdy.. I am. I wrote a whole article on Torque settings entitled “Lets talk about Torque”. It surprised me that popular demand hasn’t prompted the sequel “Look who’s torqueing”.. Anyway I digress.. Scope mounts…. We all spend a hell of a lot of money…

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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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A salute to Gunsmiths

​I wonder if anyone has actually sat down and thought about what goes into our sport? I doubt it very much! One way or another we trudge through myriads of unwanted data and guff about our sport from the Anti’s and the like, stuff that quite frankly is of little or no interest to the…

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Kahles K624i scope review

Kahles K624i scope review I have been lucky enough to have a scope on loan from Kahles over a couple of months. It is the first Kahles optic I have ever used, normally I run with Nightforce, S&B or Vortex. Several shooters that I respect suggested Kahles were worth a look so I thought a…

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Applied Ballistics Seminar NC

I was recently lucky enough to attend the Applied Ballistics seminar in North Carolina. When I say “lucky” I mean it because I live in the U.K. That is a pretty long trip and not cheap. My company sent me in order to expand my ballistics knowledge and I am very thankful as it proved…

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WMS range – Wales

Formed informally, the committee is a group of target shooters who belong to disparate NRA affiliated clubs. They meet regularly to enjoy discourse and long range shooting. So named after a black and white photo resembling a meeting of a soviet collective farm, the committee is dedicated to safe shooting and a bit of science. Within…

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Extended long range..

Lets get this straight out there.. I have read and heard a lot of BS regarding extended long range shooting. I think movies and video games probably have a lot to do with it. Because someone has become a pro at sniping from 1000yds+ in Call Of Duty they feel this may somehow extrapolate to…

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Lets talk about torque!

  Torque as some of you will know is rotational force. You apply torque with your arm when using a screwdriver for example. If you apply too much torque you may snap the head from the screw, too little and the screw will not hold materials firmly together. The application of measured torque is important…

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