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  1. The Why Of The AR-15 Semiautomatic

    The Why Of The AR-15 Semiautomatic By Jerry Stordahl ©Copyright, Precision Shooting Magazine Bolt action rifles in general will overlap into other uses, and the semiautomatic AR-15 shares the same useful trait. The AR-15 has endured a rocky trail from its inception, but in today’s shooting climate, it has become one of the most popular platforms ever produced. The AR-15 has been maligned by the media, attacked by politicians, and even some in the shooting world have assaulted the “black...
  2. The 7mm Fatso - The Ultimate Short Magnum!

    The 7mm Fatso - The Ultimate Short Magnum! by Greg Duley ©Copyright, NZ Hunter Magazine The short magnum craze has taken the gun world by storm, with most manufacturers now producing rifles and ammunition for these cartridges. Based on the old British medium bore African cartridge, the 404 Jeffrey, these modern beltless cartridge designs are supposed to give you 2.5 inch case length medium magnum ballistics out of a short action, compact and lightweight hunting rifle. In factory ammunition...
  3. Brass Preparation And Management

    Brass Preparation And Management By John W. Lewis ©Copyright 2009, Precision Shooting I have to believe that brass preparation and management is important to most, if not all, of the readers of this magazine. High quality brass that has been well prepared is considered vital by competitors to achieve small groups and high scores. Hand turning tool set up ready to cut. The hand that would hold the cutting tool is out of the view for photographic clarity. Most of the time and effort spent on...
  4. Optimizing Precision And Accuracy From VLD Bullets

    Optimizing Precision And Accuracy From VLD Bullets By Eric Stecker Background VLD bullets are designed with a secant ogive. This ogive shape allows bullets to be more efficient in flight (retain more velocity = less drop and wind deflection). While this result is desirable for many rifle shooters the secant ogive on the VLD bullets produces another result in many rifles. It can be difficult to get the VLD to group well (poor accuracy). For years we encouraged shooters to use a base of...
  5. The F_ _ _ _ _ Word: Flinching

    The F_ _ _ _ _ Word: Flinching By Darrell Holland The admission and/or use of the F word is not socially acceptable in long range hunting/shooting circles. Pride, egos, and testosterone levels are all put on the line each and every time we shoulder a rifle in the presence of another male of the species. We tend to stand a little taller, our chest measurements increase, and we possess a little more bravado than usual when in the presence of firearms. Looking through a medical dictionary, I...
  6. Those Tiresome Rifle Maintenance Chores

    Those Tiresome Rifle Maintenance Chores By Darrell Holland How many times have we neglected our rifle maintenance over the years? Tired and wet, we return home to hibernate and replenish those vital body fluids lost during the hunt. Oftentimes we toss aside our most trusted friend in our selfish desire to seek comfort on the home front. Sound familiar? You bet it does! A hundred and fifty years ago such slothful rifle maintenance behavior would not have occurred... Back then, the rifle was...
  7. Shooting A 223 Rifle To A Mile Accurately

    Shooting A 223 Rifle To A Mile Accurately By Jerry Teo 223 To A Mile This long range 223 rifle project began last year after some very heated debates on a couple of shooting forums. The general consensus was that it is impossible, a huge waste of time and I was a little bit off my rocker. Sounded like a nice challenge to me. The quest is simple, can I get a 223 rifle using new high BC bullets to reach out to a mile (1760yds) AND arrive accurately (initial goal was 2MOA or less). Felt...
  8. How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle

    How To Camouflage Paint Your Rifle By Greg Ballard In this article we are going to show you how to camouflage paint your rifle for your predator hunting. This will enable you to blend in better with your surroundings, reduce shine and glare from your weapon, protect it from the elements, and it just looks darn nice to boot. In this project I am going to be camouflage painting a BushMaster AR15 Shorty that is topped with a red dot scope. This is an ideal woods gun for predator hunting as...
  9. Reticle Perpendicularity

    Reticle Perpendicularity By Darrell Holland Long range shooters go through great pains to properly set-up their rifles for long range shooting. Bipods, muzzle brakes, cosine indicators and a host of other widgets often adorn their newly created thunder stick. How many of them actually check to see that their scope reticle is perpendicular to the bore? Often times they take for granted that the store clerk/gunsmith properly installed the scope and it is true to the rifle’s bore? Others...
  10. Long Range Hunting Ambush

    Long Range Hunting Ambush By Shawn Carlock In recent years long range hunting has come into style. Remington was the first company to recognize this market and introduced the Sendero line. While the coupling of flat shooting high energy rounds and precision rifles is common place today, I find that many people are lacking in techniques for their use. The most common use of the purpose-built long range hunting rifle today seems to be, spot it, range it and shoot it. This style of hunting...
  11. Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting

    Precision Reloading For Long Range Hunting By Jerry Teo When reloading for long range hunting, we want to make ammo that is as consistent and accurate as benchrest ammo but as functionally reliable and deadly as factory hunting ammo. Let's first look at the basic components and then what it takes to make up superb ammo. BRASS: For brass, I have had wonderful success with US manufactured bulk brass from Winchester, Federal and Remington. My favorite is Winchester and it seems to tolerate...
  12. Quest For Ballistics Software

    The Quest For Ballistics Software By Gustavo F. Ruiz “…The world's first electronic digital computer was developed by Army Ordnance to compute World War II ballistic firing tables…” Yes, we are talking in relation to ENIAC the first modern computer in history, and please note what it was built for. The outlook of technology is so overwhelming that we hardly ever reflect on the past of computing and what sparked its advance in the first place. The ENIAC computer was developed over 50 years...
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