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Nikon Prostaff 5 3.5-14×40 FFP Scope Review

  By Trampas Swanson In the optics market, there seem to be specific categories of scopes and common misconceptions about them. On the bottom of the spectrum, there are your “plinker” or “starter” scopes that come in blister packs hanging on peg hooks in your local sporting goods store. These …

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TrackingPoint – Part 2

Continued from TrackingPoint Part 1. By John M. Buol Jr. In Practice A rifle that zeroes, adjusts sights, and fires itself? What sorcery this be? No sorcery here, just a very creative application and careful integration of many existing technologies. Software computing ballistics has been with us for years and …

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TrackingPoint – Part 1

  Guided Smart Weapons for Riflemen By John M. Buol Jr. Project White Feather was a US Special Operations Command (SOCOM)-sponsored effort to improve sniper weapon fire control technology to help extend effective range and increase first round hit probability. As envisioned, the fire control improvements were to provide the …

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Hornady Match Ammunition Review: 308 Winchester 168 Grain AMAX

  By Kip Staton Hornady is well known for their zero-compromise attitude when it comes to bullet design and construction. Does the same hold true when those same bullets are loaded into their Match Ammunition line? Let’s take a look. First, the details: Caliber: 308 Winchester G1 Ballistic Coefficient: .450 …

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Heckler & Koch SP5K Review

  By Trampas Swanson Throughout history, few firearms are ever created that transcend the shooting industry and become iconic symbols across the world. Colt’s Single Action Army, John Browning’s 1911, Kalashnikov’s AK-47 and Stoner’s AR-15 are just a few rare examples of this phenomena. For the German based company, Heckler …

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The Beretta M9A3

  Beretta’s (now failed) bid for the U.S. military’s new handgun. by John M. Buol Jr. The U.S. M9, a Department of Defense specification Beretta 92FS 9x19mm pistol, has been in continuous service since 1985. For several years there has been a few claimed problems and plenty of programmed concern …

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Vortex Optics: Razor HD Gen II Rifle Scope

  By Trampas Swanson Perhaps the fastest growing name in the optics industry within recent years has got to be that of Vortex Optics. Everywhere you look in magazines and on TV, top names in shooting sports and tactical training are running products from this relative new comer to the …

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Nikon Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder Product Review

  By Tony Martins When 1800GunsAndAmmo blog editor David Link called to say that Nikon would be sending their new Monarch 7i VR Laser Rangefinder to me for review, I must admit that I was a little excited and anxious to give it a try – a rare occurrence and …

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Leica ER 5 Review: 2-10x50mm with Ballistic Reticle

  By Kip Staton It’s no secret that the United States have more hunters per capita than any other country in the world. As a nation, we just love to hunt. And if the lines of sub-$500 hunting rifles at sporting goods stores ready-to-go out of the box are any …