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  1. Nightforce SHV 5-20x56 Rifle Scope With New Exposed Elevation Turret

    My introduction to Nightforce optics happened only several years ago as I first became addicted to long range hunting. I had recently found LongRangeHunting.com and delved into a world of information about long range shooting and hunting that I could have only dreamed of. At that point I had never even heard of Nightforce, and at the time local stores didn't even carry the brand.
  2. Prone Shooting Position

    Prone Shooting Position By Jim See Prone shooting from the bipod should be our most accurate and precise position, yet some of us suffer in this area. I still see the biggest mistakes in this position at rifle matches from some well rounded and experienced shooters. Most of these issues can be easily fixed by the individual with a little forethought and awareness in their practice. First I’m going to start with the conventional prone position that encompasses much of the very precision...
  3. King of 2 Miles 2017

    King of 2 Miles 2017 By Samantha D. Smitchko from Cutting Edge Bullets The 2017 King of 2 Miles match in Raton, New Mexico came to a wrap on Thursday, June 29. The 49 shooters were split in 2 groups across 2 days (27th and 28th) for first round qualifications. For the qualification rounds, each shooter was shooting at 3 targets: 1543yds, 1722yds, 1888yds, and 1953yds. The shooters had 5 shots at the first target and 3 at the following 3. If any of the targets are not hit with the allotted...
  4. Hunting High Country Mule Deer Bucks

    Hunting High Country Mule Deer Bucks By Allen Jones I had always dreamed of sheep hunting. I think I read everything Jack O’Connor wrote on the subject, and the thought of getting my sights on one of those keen eyed, curly horned mountain dwellers sometimes kept me awake at night. After moving to Colorado in 1975, I started sending in my application for the limited draw license. Finally, in 1987, my dream became a reality. The coveted tag arrived in the mail. But that story will have to...
  5. Reaching Into the Past - The 219 Donaldson Wasp

    It’s hard to believe that some of the varmint cartridges that originated in the early part of the last century are still doing an excellent job on small game. As far back as 1912, Savage offered the 22 Hi Power cartridge in their Model 99, and it delivered a 70 grain bullet at 2790 feet per second. This cartridge is no longer available in the US but is still somewhat popular in Europe, and known as the 5.6×52mmR. The 22 Hornet and 218 Bee, first offered in the 1930s, are still in use for...
  6. Effective Game Killing - Part 1

    For hunting purposes the primary task of the projectile is to provide a fast humane kill. This minimizes suffering to the animal and simplifies location of the carcass. Destruction of the major nervous centers such as the brain or forwards portion of the spine cause the fastest killing but such targets are often difficult to hit.
  7. Selecting Varmint Calibers

    Selecting Varmint Calibers By Jared Bauder As I dust off my guns from the winter infestation of cold and snow, I think about the gun options for the varmint season. Phrases like, “speed kills” and “going out with a bang” usually come to mind. Despite the usual suspects (Figure 1), I find myself migrating to the best ratio of effective range, cost, and explosive terminal performance. Typical varmint calibers include .17, .20, .22, and .243. Varmint loadings use light-for-caliber bullets to...
  8. 40 Rounds to Perfect PRS Practice

    40 Round Perfect PRS Practice By Jim See You must ask yourself, am I practicing for performance or am I just out here burning powder? Think about that for a minute... are you getting the best return on your practice investment? Well this article is going to give you some well-deserved advice on getting the most out of the fewest rounds. I rarely shoot 100 yard groups, ever... About the only time I fire at 100 yards is after loading a new batch of ammo (300-400 rounds) and that is to...
  9. Sinclair Varmint Rifle Cradle Review

    Sinclair Varmint Rifle Cradle Review By Glenn Burroughs For longer than I like to admit, my rifles were cleaned by laying them on a work bench that had a carpet top. If the rifle was a target-type with a flat forearm bottom I would lay the forearm on the carpet with the butt off the table and the rifle could be cleaned easily enough. But the rest of the rifles had to be laid on their side… not a very handy situation. One day while browsing through Sinclair International’s website I came...
  10. Level It And Color It Done

    Level It And Color It Done By Les Voth X-ray just built a new rifle. In his search for the ultimate caliber/rifle combo he has been through many. As a past shooting competitor, he knows what works. Working as a paid hunter, X-ray's real world experience eclipses the fantasy worlds of most. From .243s to 6mm SLRs, 308s to .338 Normas, 6.5 Creedmoors to 22-243s, his use of and collection of working rifles is extensive. Heck, who needs a .338 Norma to shoot coyotes? X-ray! He called me a...
  11. The Bullseye AmmoCam Long Range Edition's New Features

    Bullseye AmmoCam Long Range Edition’s New Features By Clint Bryant Shortly after submitting my original article on the Bullseye AmmoCam Long Range Edition in late 2015, I found out that some changes and upgrades had been made to the unit. Then, at the 2017 SHOT Show, Nick from Bullseye let Andy Backus of Long Range Hunting know about the improved capabilities added to Bullseye’s Target Manager app. Andy then asked me if I would be interested in putting the new features through their paces....
  12. Comparing The Top Chronographs On The Market

    Comparing The Top Chronographs On The Market By Len Backus For quite a few years I used the $600 Oehler brand three-screen chrono. For decades it was considered the best. And it probably still is the best screen-based chrono out there. But even it would sometimes fail to read in tricky light conditions. If you have to drive a ways to shoot, you NEVER want a failure-to-read situation. And setting up the screens was a bit of a pain in the butt. And of course for those who shoot at busy...
  13. Windage Compensation

    Windage Compensation By Jack Peterson, Producer of Best of the West TV Show Anyone that has spent much time in Wyoming knows that the wind can really blow here. According to the University of Wyoming’s website at [URL="http://www.uwyo.edu"]www.uwyo.edu[/URL], “Wyoming contains over 50% of the United States’ top categories for wind energy resource”. Whether it’s the plains of eastern and southern Wyoming or the mountain valleys and peaks of the western Rockies, the wind can be a factor for hunters on any given day of the...
  14. A Reconstructed Ruger

    A Reconstructed Ruger By Les Voth Last summer I tried selling my Ruger Mark II VT. This 28 inch barreled factory firearm was too heavy to carry on a hunt. I have a custom Remington in the same 6.5 Creedmoor caliber that was more practical, so it had to go. Unfortunately, no one wanted it. So after a few months on consignment, I took it back home. The store it was on consignment at had used it for weekend entertainment, and it showed. The squeaky clean barrel was badly fouled, among other...
  15. Sig Sauer KILO 2200 Laser Rangefinder Review

    Sig Sauer KILO 2200 Laser Rangefinder Review By MeccaStreisand Great googly moogly! What an amazing bit of kit, really! The new Sig Sauer KILO 2200 is just spectacular beyond words, and you won’t even begin to be able to understand until you own one of these laser rangefinders, or find someone that’ll let you try one out. Well that was a surprise wasn’t it? An excited first paragraph about a laser rangefinder, coming from me of all people. Let me explain: I’ve passionately hated laser...
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