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Reticles: Mil-Dot Versus MOA

  By Jorge Amselle I hate to keep bringing up the old days but it is true. Food tasted better, people had manners and didn’t dress like bums (even the actual bums) and everything cost a nickel. Rifle scopes were also much simpler affairs with fixed magnification and a plain …

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Mirage: It’s Not What It Seems

  By Guy J. Sagi It doesn’t take a degree in physics or a working knowledge of the theory of relativity to harness the power mirage to improve your shooting. In its most basic application, it can be an advantage in hunting, explain one problem at the range, and, with …

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The Anatomy Of A Rifle Scope

  By David Link If this is your first rifle scope purchase, then you need to familiarize yourself with all the basic parts of a rifle scope. Even if this isn’t your first purchase, it never hurts to brush up on your rifle scope anatomy if you’re not familiar with …

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Bore Sight Options

  By David Link There are many different ways to deploy a bore sight when zeroing your scope, laser sight or iron sights. The wise shooter knows that it’s best to zero your scope at home before you head out to the range, and there is no better way to …

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Affordable Rifle Scopes – A Three Brand Comparison

  By David Link These days you can get a lot of bang for your buck when shopping for a rifle scope. To help you narrow your search, we’ve selected three well-known brands that offer good scope options in the $150 – $250 price range: Redfield, Vortex, and Hawke. Today …

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How To Mount A Scope

  By Trampas Swanson As a gunsmith, one of the basic tasks I perform regularly in my shop for clients is scope mounting. This includes everything from red dot sights to high power, long range scopes. While it’s not hard to do, scope mounting does take careful measures to secure …

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Selecting An Affordable Rifle Scope – Basic Checklist

  By David Link When you’re looking to spend $250 or less on a rifle scope and you want to get the most out of your purchase, it pays to keep a certain few features in mind while you push others aside as unnecessary features. If you’re expecting to get …

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Rifle Scope Or Red Dot? Which To Choose

  By David Link It may sound like a simple question, or even a no-brainer, but the conundrum of choosing a rifle scope vs. red dot / reflex sight can be a difficult decision for some, especially if they plan to shoot only shorter distances. Personal preference is usually the …

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Nikon M-223 and P-223 Shootout: Which is Best for You?

  By Kip Staton We live in a fantastic age to be firearms owners, particularly in regard to the AR-15 platform. Never before have we had such immediate access to new, innovative products and versatile accessories. However, one of the of the biggest advantages the standard 5.56 NATO/.223 Remington AR-15 …