So you plan to do some handloading or reloading for your rifle? Have you thought about where to start with regard to powder charges and how to do it safely? One of the biggest challenges is establishing safe starting points for load development. There are many sources of information about where to start available to reloaders, some are trustworthy and others aren’t. This post is going to discuss potential sources of reloading data to use to safely execute load development for your rifle. Safety is the paramount concern and will be the focus in this article, we want our readers to do things correctly, and that means doing it safely!
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The importance of the proper use of a chronograph is not one that I would ever understate. One of the biggest influences on the performance of a given cartridge of any caliber is the speed of the projectile as it leaves the muzzle. There are devices out there, called Chronographs, that can be used to measure the speed of the projectile as they leave the muzzle of the rifle. Setting up the chronograph properly and what the different results mean are a little less known to the average shooter. So this post will explore what a chronograph is, how to set it up, and how to interpret the information the chronograph gives us when using one!
Ever see those little charts with adjustments on them that tell a rifle shooter how many clicks of adjustment they need to hit a target at a specific distance? It’s called a drop chart and it’s the subject of this post. A lot of people don’t know where to go or how to generate one so we’re going to tackle that and explain it all. This way all the guys that buy a rifle and want to reach out a bit will have a guide for how to generate a drop chart that will enable them to stretch the legs of their rifle without any of the guesswork that can be wasteful of ammunition and provide a lousy shooting experience!
There is often some confusion when discussing the topics of ocular lens focus and parallax adjustment. People confuse the terms for each other and they misunderstand what it means to have a parallax free image. We are going to discuss how to properly set the focus of the ocular lens and we are going to discuss what parallax is and how to remove it with your scope. People don’t realize just how big an effect that parallax error can create when shooting and they often misadjust the parallax as they try to correct problems with the focus of the ocular lens. Lets break the topics down and discuss how to get it right!