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Sightron 10-50×60 at F-Class World Championships

Category : Competition, Long Range, Optics

 

I have been using a 10-50x60 Sightron for shooting F-class in TR division for the past year, which included shooting at the F-Class World Championships.

I have been using a 10-50×60 Sightron for shooting F-class in TR division for the past year, which included shooting at the F-Class World Championships.

Finding a good quality affordable scope for F-Class shooting is pretty tough but the Sightron 10-50×60 is competitive even with the most expensive scopes at around 1/3 the price.   For the last year I have been using a Sightron 10-50×60 with a MOA reticle.  I shoot F/TR class in which the trend has been going towards higher magnification optics.  I resisted going to a higher power scope for a while and had been using a Sightron 8-32×56

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SnipePod Bipod Review

Category : Bipods, Hunting, Long Range, Shooting Gear Review, Video

A good bipod can extend the effective range of almost any shooter.  For lightweight hunting, the SnipePod has no equal that I am aware of and I’ve tried just about every bipod made for hunting. The reason its superior is because of its ability to be rapidly deployed, its weight, lack of bulk, versatility, and its minimal impact on zero.

SnipePod-Fully-Extended-outside

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Muzzle Brakes and More – Muzzle Brake Review

Category : Long Range, Rifles, Shooting Gear Review

I recently found some muzzle brakes built in Boise, Idaho that are truly fantastic.  I ordered two. The first one went with me hunting on my self-configured Savage 7 WSM.  The muzzle brake works so well that I don’t lose sight picture through the scope even when I place my weak hand back under the butt stock of the gun.

In fact while hunting I shot a mule deer at just under 500yards, sitting, right before dark and watched the bullet hit the deer, watched the deer go down, and then worked the bolt for a follow up shot I didn’t need, all without losing sight picture through the scope. While the 7 WSM isn’t famous for being a hard kicking rifle, it kicks hard enough to make it impossible to keep sight picture without using a muzzle brake. I’m shooting 168g Bergers going

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My 2011 F-Class Long Range Season Update

Category : Bipods, Competition, Long Range, Reloading, Rifles

 

It has been a very busy summer for me shooting long-range F-Class. I shoot F-TR (1000 yards with a bipod) with a Savage F-TR rifle in 308 Winchester. My big wins were the Idaho State Match and the NRA Northwest Regional Match in Missoula, MT. Below are a few thoughts regarding lessons learned during this season of shooting.

Bipod Thoughts

The season started out pretty rough. The first match I forgot my good bipod and had to use a Harris 9-13 inch non swivel bipod. My wife brought my MC Werks bipod after I had shot the first relay. This experience

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Shoot-Long – Extra Long Rifle Case

Category : Cases/Scabbards/Holsters, Long Range, Tactical

A fellow long-range shooter, hunter, and friend of mine got tired of buying cheap foreign accessories for his long-range equipment. He couldn’t find exactly what he wanted and assumed that there were others also looking for good quality long-range gear. True to the American spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurship, he decided to have his  ideas manufactured. He designed exactly what he would have liked to have been able to buy.

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Savage Long Range .338 Lapua Hunting Rifle (SHOT Show Video)

Category : Hunting, Long Range, Rifles, SHOT Show 2011, Tactical, Video


Savage decided that for the 2011 SHOT Show they would introduce a new lightweight hunting rifle in .338 Lapua. There wasn’t a lot of hype about it but it was one of the coolest things we saw there. Custom .338 hunting rifles are the rage