Technical & How-To Articles

  1. Free Floating Barrels: Panacea Or Pain-in-the Neck?

    By Don Bitz - Owner - Stocky's Stocks We get a lot of calls before and after the point of sale debating the relative merits and pitfalls of a stock that does not touch the barrel. The term "free floating barrel" seems to have become synonymous with accuracy in some circles. Many of the top gunsmiths build their rifles free floated so are vocal proponents of it. Gun manufacturers rarely do, including Remington, Winchester and Weatherby. In fact, if you free-float your Weatherby, they may not...
  2. Using A Spotting Scope To Read Mirage And Estimate Wind Velocity

    Mirage is one of those things that can render even the most expensive and best spotting scope useless. However, a quality spotting scope can still help you hit your target dead-on. Clarity is what you want and quality scopes have the glass to give it. But, how can you compensate for mirage when it’s killing your aim? If you’re into long range shooting like competitive bench-rest, or if you’re just trying to wrap your head around the mirage phenomenon, squint no further. We’ve put together...
  3. A Case For Competition

    By Les Voth. There are many differences between hunting and a PRS match, but many of the skills cross over. Improvised shooting positions are used and expected in hunting. Improvised shooting positions are constructed in these matches to test your skill.
  4. State-managed Hunting Access Programs

    By George Bettas, Western Hunter Magazine. Over the past two decades, many western states have implemented state-managed, private land hunter access programs. Most include a means to compensate participating landowners, while also promoting positive hunter-landowner relations. Kansas, North Dakota, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kentucky, South Dakota, California, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho all have hunter access programs.
  5. What's All The Fuss Over Aluminum Bedding?

    By Don Bitz. Tired of those odd fliers that open up your groups? Sub-MOA on Saturday and all over the paper on Sunday? Drop it into aluminum and quit wasting money testing load after load!
  6. Maintaining Consistency In Your Brass

    By Jim See. My last article on brass prep centered on preparing new brass for loading. This article will cover maintaining that brass for long life and the processes I use in my brass loading prep.
  7. 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.
  8. Mating Scopes To Rifles, Barrels & Stocks

    By Don Bitz - Owner - Stocky's Stocks. My initial intention of this prose was to help you select the right scope and mounts for your new aftermarket stock, we get many questions about this.
  9. 10 Ways To Stronger Rifle Field Shooting Positions

    By Shawn Carlock - From the LRH Archives. There are things you can do to raise your first round hit percentage by improving your shooting position.
  10. The Long Rangers

    By Darin Cooper. An in-depth look at two premier ballistic rangefinders: The G7 BR2 and the Sig KILO 2400 ABS.
  11. Load Development, At Home And In-the-field

    By E. Wade Loudamy. Loading in the field is the most recent and the most significant enhancement to my reloading process, greatly reducing the time required and the number of trips to the range.
  12. Improving Your Factory Rifle

    By Don Bitz - Owner - Stocky's Stocks. So how do we go about improving accuracy? We do it through the systematic elimination of variables (components) that may be interfering by fixing or replacing them with commonly known cures.
  13. Scope mounting: Should I Lap or Bed my Mounting System?

    By Jim See. What measures do we take to assure our system is flat and parallel to best align the rings with the scope tube?
  14. Tweaked: My Ever-evolving Gear List

    By Nate Simmons, from Western Hunter Magazine. This gear list is everything I might possibly pack on a weeklong backpack archery elk hunt during the rut.
  15. What You Need To Know Before Buying A New Rifle Stock

    By Don Bitz - Owner - StockysStocks.com - Did you know that not so long ago it was almost impossible to find the right aftermarket riflestock?
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