With hunting season barely two weeks away, my rifle practice sessions are starting to look different. Rather than shooting multiple rounds on paper, rocks, or steel, I’m focused on that one shot. The one that will result in a clean kill and a notched tag. That’s not to say I’m just flinging bullets across canyons
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Trajectory validation is the final step for building confidence in a long range precision rifle. Also known as drop truing, it’s the process of tuning a ballistic solver to a scope, rifle, and its ammunition. Its sole purpose is to allow a cold bore, first round hit on a target. As I was swinging my
We’ve all heard the saying about learning to walk before you run. In my experience, the same logic applies to long range shooting. Short range training is all about removing some of the variables involved in long range shooting and isolating others. Learn to hit a big target at short range before reversing the formula.
Station pressure, or absolute pressure, is the measurement of the air pressure with no adjustment for altitude. In other words, station pressure is the air pressure right where you’re measuring it. Air pressure, temperature, and humidity influence air density. Along with gravity and wind, air density is a major influence on our bullet’s trajectory. We
The Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show, commonly referred to as The SHOT Show, is the world’s premier small arms trade show. Owned by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and held annually for 38 consecutive years, it’s the largest trade show of its kind in the world. From January 19-22, 2016, it was hosted