Articles

  1. Precision Hand Loading For Long Range-Chapter One: Brass Sort & Prep

    Precision Hand Loading for Long Range-Chapter One: Brass Sort & Prep By Tres MonCeret I have written an instructional article on some of the more advanced techniques of precision hand loading after teaching and answering questions on this subject time and time again. Many of these techniques are basic procedures in competitive bench rest shooting. We field shooters can squeeze all the more...
  2. Pressures, Case Strength and Back Thrust

    Pressures, Case Strength and Back Thrust By Bob Jourdan ©Copyright 2010, Precision Shooting Magazine All handloading manuals take safety very seriously. They cover most of the hazardous points in reloading ammunition in an effort to keep a beginner out of trouble. Some go into detail concerning the strength of brass cases and the importance of using the proper case for the proper loads. They...
  3. What's Wrong With .30 Caliber?

    What's Wrong With .30 Caliber? By Bryan Litz ©Copyright, Precision Shooting Magazine Introduction In recent years, long range shooting has evolved in many ways. One of the major trends is towards smaller calibers. Calibers as small as 6mm, and even .224" are commonly being used in 600 and 1000 yard prone and benchrest competition. In spite of the once common knowledge that “bigger is...
  4. Measuring Barrel Friction In The 5.56mm NATO

    Measuring Barrel Friction In The 5.56mm NATO By Patrick Boyle, Alexander Humphrey, Spencer Proctor, and Michael Courtney U.S. Air Force Academy, 2354 Fairchild Drive, USAF Academy, CO 80840 [email]Michael.Courtney@usafa.edu[/email] ©Copyright Precision Shooting Magazine Abstract The 5.56mm NATO cartridge is used by the United States Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of other NATO Nations. Despite its wide...
  5. Conventional Wisdom

    Conventional Wisdom By Josh Benin Mouse Engineering ©Copyright Precision Shooting Magazine A former colleague once told me that success in Corporate America depended on being able to “move faster than the speed of smell,” meaning that it’s more important to seem right than to be right. This suggests caution around “Conventional Wisdom” – ideas or explanations which are generally accepted as...
  6. .240 Weatherby Magnum: The Hotrod 6mm

    .240 Weatherby Magnum: The Hotrod 6mm By John Johnston In 1968 Roy Weatherby designed and created his last Weatherby magnum cartridge. The .240 was born to compete with the .240 H&H. Typical of Roy Weatherby’s prior rounds, the .240 had a belted case. It has survived for all these years, but its future may be in doubt. Like most of Weatherby’s cartridges, the cost of .240 ammunition and...
  7. Effects Of Cartridge Over All Length (COAL) And Cartridge Base To Ogive (CBTO) Part 1

    Effects Of Cartridge Over All Length (COAL) And Cartridge Base To Ogive (CBTO) – Part 1 By Bryan Litz Many shooters are not aware of the dramatic effects that bullet seating depth can have on the pressure and velocity generated by a rifle cartridge. COAL is also a variable that can be used to fine tune accuracy. It’s also an important consideration for rifles that need to feed rounds thru a...
  8. First Focal Plane Vs. Second Focal Plane Scopes

    First Focal Plane vs. Second Focal Plane Scopes By John Childs First off, to understand the differences between Front Focal Plane and Rear Focal Plane (Also called First Focal Plane [FFP] and Second Focal Plane [RFP or SFP], respectively) scopes, you should understand the basic mechanics of variable scopes. In a variable scope, there is a main tube, and within this main tube resides another...
  9. Shooting Apps Review

    Shooting Apps Review By Nate Demiter As an avid long range hunter, I have used and attempted many different styles of shooting ranging from the traditional field data to extremely high tech ballistic applications. My previous experience has led me to thoroughly question how we as marksmen and hunters use and manipulate that data. I began long range hunting by collecting my field data at the...
  10. All About Riflescope Reticles

    All About Riflescope Reticles By MeccaStreisand A reticle is simply a set of markings inside an optical device for use in measuring, pointing, aiming, etc... My 8" Newtonian telescope comes with an eyepiece that you can use for aligning the telescope with the Earth properly so its drive motor pre-programming can drive it to pre-determined astronomical points of interest automatically. Inside...
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