Beware of Advertised Velocities

Folks dabbling in long distance or precision rifle shooting will eventually need to get an actual muzzle velocity measurement for their cartridge and rifle combination. Otherwise, prepare to deal with the inaccuracy inherent with advertised velocities.


Different Zeros For Different Heros

Looks like I opened a can of worms with yesterday’s post regarding the 50/200 yard zero. The amazing discussions that followed prompted me to look into and compare several zero distances including 25, 36, 50, 100, and 200 yard zeros.


The Mythical 50/200 Yard Zero

Ever have someone suggest to zero your rifle at 50 yards because that will provide a secondary zero at 200 yards? Ever heard a broken clock is right twice a day? Let’s take a closer look at the mythical 50/200 yard zero.

Opinion Rifles

Why I Don’t Like BDC Reticles

I’ve found bullet drop compensation, or BDC, reticles to be a really neat concept. Paired with the right rifle and ammo combination they really shine at letting the shooter engage multiple targets quickly. Even so, I still don’t like them.


The SOCOM Advanced Sniper Rifle Cartridges

I recently learned about SOCOM’s latest Advanced Sniper Rifle and the three cartridges that the rifle will support. Like any other avid ballistics nerd, I couldn’t resist comparing the ballistics between the 308 Win, 300 Norma Mag, and the 338 Norma Mag.