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    by Published on 06-15-2019 06:33 AM
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    One of the most frequently asked questions I see being asked by shooters across the internet is, "What power scope should I get or do I need for my rifle?" Just thirty years ago choosing a new scope for your rifle wasn't nearly as difficult a decision to make as optics were much more simple and the available selection was much, much smaller. Today optics
    by Published on 01-14-2017 08:00 AM

    For many the Mil (milliradian) can be somewhat confusing and overwhelming at first because it requires them to look at and measure angles differently than they are used to when using the more common Minute of Angle (M.O.A.) method. Once one understands the basic principal and unit of Milliradians however, many ...
    by Published on 01-08-2017 10:41 PM

    Minute of Angle (M.O.A.) is possibly one of the most misused and misunderstood terms in the everyday-shooter’s lexicon. Some will immediately spout M.O.A., “that’s an inch at 100yards.” Close enough to be true, but this unit of measure is so much more than that.
    by Published on 12-28-2012 10:39 PM
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    There are a lot of used guns on the market nowadays. With the prices of new guns going higher and higher, the appeal of used guns is growing. This is especially true for new shooters or gun buyers on a budget. Here we look deeper into the basics of buying a used gun and, hopefully, help you to make a better purchase in the future.
    Published on 09-23-2012 06:25 PM

    When you lift the bolt it cocks the firing pin a given amount by rotating the cocking button up the cocking ramp. When you close the bolt, the cocking button is forced to drop back down but is held back in the cocked position by the top sear tab. When you pull the trigger, it releases the sear which allows the cocking piece to move forward via the firing pin springs' tension, which in turn drives the firing pin forward to strike the primer. ...
    Published on 08-16-2004 02:32 PM
    Fig 1--A Radian (Rad) is the angle formed by the two sub tensions

    With the growing popularity in the shooting world of Mil-Dot reticles in rifle scopes, I thought I would take a little time to explain what they are and how they work, as well as some differences in the commonly available models on the market today. The mil-dot reticle is primarily used as a range finder. The dots and spacing are of known sizes and ratios and can quickly be used to estimate the range to a known sized target.
    Published on 02-16-2004 11:54 AM

    One of the most frequently asked questions we see on the forum is in regards to scope rings and bases, more specifically what combination of the two will permit clearance of a scope with a specific size objective lens. Obviously with the limitless number of possible base/ring combinations available this can be a difficult question to answer, but the information provided below should allow you to determine exactly how much clearance is necessary for the scope you have selected to mount on your rifle.
    Published on 09-15-2003 09:04 AM
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    Mil-dot reticles are becoming quite popular these days. Practically all scope manufacturers offer at least one scope with them or at least a variation there of. There is a good reason for that. Mil-dots are one of the most effective tools for ranging a target. They have no moving parts to loose or wear out and they don't use a power source like batteries. This makes them dead nuts reliable and can be used on any size ...