I’m going to write a bit about the first impressions I’ve had playing with the new XLR Industries Envy Chassis. I want to stress from the get go, this is not a full blown review. You can expect that in around another month. I’m going to be attending the Butch’s NMLRS match as part of the National Rifle League’s 2017 season at the end of September. I’m going to get some photos and finish up the review after I’ve had a chance to run the chassis hard in a competitive setting. It will let me get a feel for other things that are hard to put a finger on till you attempt it. Things like how the chassis does on various obstacles and positional shooting stages.
This week’s topic of conversation is going to be How to Bring Friends and Family Precision Shooting! Basically, if you’ve ever thought about taking some friends and family shooting, this is your article. Precision shooting can be intimidating at times. You might have friends and family that express interest but you’re unsure about how to get them started. We’re going to talk about how to do it and make sure everybody has a good time when you bring friends and family precision shooting.
My first impression of the Leica HDB 2200 rangefinding binoculars is simple, wow! These are an impressive set of binoculars and an equally impressive rangefinder. The idea behind this gear switch up was simple, carry less stuff. By investing in a set of Leica HDB 2200 binoculars I’ve got a rangefinder and an observation device packed into one unit. To this point I’d been carrying a rangefinder and a separate monocular or spotting scope for observation. You might think a precision rifle competition is all about shooting. In reality you spend a lot more time watching than you do shooting. So it pays to have a rangefinder that allows you to watch as well as range!
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This past weekend I was fortunate enough to attend the National Rifle League match in northern Colorado, the Mile High Shootout! This match was put on by Robert Quigley and a host of good folks that donated their time to make it happen! It was set in the hilly countryside about 17 miles west of Craig, Colorado! It was a great venue that offered extremely challenging wind conditions. That was all paired up with a challenging course of fire to round out maybe the most difficult match I’ve ever shot. I think there were a number of guys who walked away from it a bit humbled! It still made for a great time!
We’ve had a couple articles in the past on the importance of Chronographing Barrel Break In. This is especially true when breaking in a new barrel. The first several rounds through a barrel will likely see an increase in velocity. As the small burrs and imperfections of the bore are worn in by the passing projectiles there is often a velocity increase. That matters because if you chronograph a new barrel and head to a match you’re in trouble. Chances are excellent that at some point in the first 150 rounds or so the muzzle velocity will pick up and your DOPE will be off as a result. I’ve had it happen to me at a match, no bueno. I wanted to dig into this topic a bit more, so let’s go!