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Nikon Monarch 7 (2.5-10×50) Advanced BDC XR Turret

  By Craig Reinolds This month, I wanted to take a look at the Monarch 7 Advanced BDC series of scopes recently released by Nikon. The specific model I was shipped for this review was the Nikon Monarch 7 Advanced BDC 2.5-10X50. When I received the scope for testing and …

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What Makes “Match” Ammo Match Grade? And is It Worth it?

  By Kip Staton Kipstaton.com When you buy a gun, you normally lay out a fixed amount of cash and leave the store with your purchase. Cash changes hands, and unless you have a list of aftermarket upgrades, that’s usually the end of the story. Your expenses end then and …

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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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How To Mount An Airgun Scope

  Air rifles provide the perfect platform for beginners to learn basic marksmanship skills, but they are equally serious, highly competitive rifles that fit well in both hunting and precision target shooting pursuits. Whether you’re a beginner or an air rifle pro, airgun scope mounting is a vital portion of …

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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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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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New 2017 Nikon Products

  There were several exciting new Nikon product announcements on the 2017 SHOT Show floor, and now that the show is over, we thought we’d recap all the excellent products that were unveiled. Nikon Sport Optics has really stepped up their game this year, and two new rifle scope lines, …

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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 …