This week we were able to stop by the XLR Industries shop for a tour and a chat with some of the crew! These visits are always really interesting both for us and our readers. It’s always fascinating to see some of the process behind popular products. It’s truly amazing some of the technology XLR Industries uses to transform hunks of aluminum into highly sought after chassis systems. Their shop is state of the art. Computer controlled Haas CNC machines, 3 Dimensional modeling, it’s pretty impressive to hear about. So let’s get started on a quick look behind the curtain at XLR Industries!
Bighorn Arms TL3 – First ImpressionsView Post
This week I want to show you guys two ways of coming up with your wind calls. One should work for everybody and is a more traditional way of coming up with a wind call. To do this I advocate the use of the 10mph Full Value wind baseline. You then modify the baseline to match the conditions you encounter while shooting. The second method will benefit the guys with an Applied Ballistics Kestrel. While we all should know how to do it the analog way, why not examine the digital alternative? We buy devices like the Kestrel to make tasks easier. So we’ll also examine the digital way of coming up with your wind call this week.
In this installment of our Getting Started in Competition Shooting series we’re going to discuss some skills and topics of discussion for different levels of competition. Things like managing your time and having your DOPE ready can really matter. Different stages are set up in different ways and some can be real time crunchers. There are places to save time and there are places newer shooters make errors. We’re going to discuss some of those. The idea being to prepare those of you interested in getting into competitive shooting for what you are likely to encounter!
So this week we’re going to discuss a local precision rifle match and some lessons learned. I’m specifically talking about the Pikes Peak Precision Rifle match held each month in Colorado. It takes place just west of an entrance gate to Fort Carson south of Colorado Springs. I did a small review of the match when I was able to go last year. I can tell you having just attended again that they have all the kinks worked out. The Pikes Peak local precision rifle match runs like a well oiled machine. There were 8 stages and five squads of shooters at this local precision rifle match.
After having such a blast at the Owen’s Armory Battle Royale match there was no way I couldn’t do a recap after getting home. This was the first National Rifle League match I’ve attended and only the second that they have hosted in 2017. I have to say it was an absolute blast! It was a really fun match with all kinds of interesting stages arranged along the Arizona landscape. They didn’t just pick any spot of land in Arizona, either. They pulled some strings and managed to host it at Gunsite Academy which has never allowed a national level match like this on their property before! Talk about an incredible facility. Gunsite is every shooter’s dream. Thousands of acres of landscape and dozens of ranges dedicated to the refinement of shooting skills!