When discussing the AccuracyTech method for accurate reloading, it helps to have a clearly defined objective. This is the process we’ve developed and have used, with success, to develop 1/2 MOA or better loads across a variety of calibers and catridges. This load development project was done over the span of …
The Badger Ordnance Cat’s Eye is an accessory that really only benefits folks using a Leupold MK4 or Gold Ring Spotting Scope. However, for those of you out there with a Leupold spotter, this thing is pretty neat! It has two functions. It decreases the aperture of lens which reduces the amount of light allowed in, and any glint allowed out. It also functions as a pretty high dollar lens cap. Is it worth the $135? Does it have any detrimental effect on the quality of the image or the ability for somebody to use the scope? We’ll answer those questions in more in today’s article!
Do barrels pick up speed? It’s a concern to many in the precision shooting sports though it isn’t talked about as widely as I’d have thought. This topic should be of particular interest to hand loaders since it could affect their load development and result in wasted powder, bullets, primers, etc. The idea here is that a brand new barrel, if chronographed with it’s first rounds out of the tube, will see a speed increase as the barrel “breaks in.” I’ve got some data to support this, both anecdotal and hard numbers. However, I did make an error when I set out to really try and confirm this in the manner I planned. Do barrels pick up speed? Read on to find out!
It’s advice we should all adopt, practice what you suck at! Most guys when they head to the range, it’s the same thing every time. We all like to have fun so if we aren’t consciously planning to push our limits we default to what’s comfortable. What we know and what we’re good at. For most tactical guys that’s prone shooting. Most tactical style shooters can lay down and put up a group of rounds on demand from their belly at 100 yards. Most tactical shooters are most proficient on their belly because it’s the most stable, so it’s what we default to. So how do you push those limits?
We reference research and data collected by Bryan Litz and the guys at Applied Ballistics, LLC. often on AccuracyTech. I always try to do it without giving away what they’ve spent many long hours and who knows how much money to collect. Today’s article is a book report of sorts on their newest offering, Modern Advancements in Long Range Shooting, Volume 2! For those of you wondering whether or not it’s a worthwhile read I can tell you from the get go, it’s well worth the money. I’ll try to discuss some of what’s in the book and my impressions without giving anything away!
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MLOK vs Keymod is the topic of today’s article. Like many other internet slap fights I expect most will look at this like Ford vs Chevy. Different strokes for different folks. However, there are some differences between the two designs and the amount of support they have. We’ll talk about some of those differences and some anecdotal stuff this author has seen when using the two different systems. If you’re after a clear winner I think you’re in for a disappointment but if you want to delve a bit deeper into which systems have which advantages, keep reading!
This was another reader request in regards to shooting from a bench. We’ll discuss how to go about shooting from a bench and how it’s different than prone. I’m not going to claim Benchrest levels of precision because that’s a whole other sport. However, we frequently find ourselves shooting from positions other than prone. So discussing how shooting from a bench can be different and some tricks to make it more stable can be useful. This is also the position a lot of people tend to learn how to shoot from with a parent at the range. So there’s definitely some merit to discussing it and that’s the focus of today’s article!