Making long-range shots is part math, part skill, and part VooDoo. The math part is very predictable, and only somewhat complicated, thanks to the advent of ballistic software you can get online, in devices like Kestrel Weather Meters, and on smartphones. The software does the hard work and negates the need for you to whip […]
If you splurge on a 1968 Shelby Mustang GT500-KR, you’re not going to fill the crank case with reclaimed Crisco just to save a few bucks. A similar principle applies to optics. Even with AR-15 prices falling faster than BlockBuster Video’s stock price, you’re still probably going to spend north of $600 on a rifle. […]
night·mare [nahyt-mair] noun a terrifying dream in which the dreamer experiences feelings of helplessness, extreme anxiety, sorrow, etc. a condition, thought, or experience suggestive of a nightmare: the nightmare of his years in prison. reflective of the process of trying to design an optic for the 300 AAC Blackout. I got this from Websters, really. OK, maybe […]
I love shooting .22’s. There’s just something pure and satisfying about blowing away teeny, tiny targets at moderate ranges without the expense, noise and recoil of a full size gun. While iron sights are purist and awesome, just because they’re so darn traditional, you can’t get really precise with itty bitty targets like golf balls, […]
The Hawke Panorama EV 3-9×40 AO is the third Hawke Optic we’ve tested over the past couple of years. A while back, we shot some cocks with the Hawke Sidewinder Tactical IR and more recently, we tinkered with the Hawke 1×32 Multi-Purpose for crossbows and AR platforms. In both previous cases we found the Hawke […]
The Bushnell SMRS 1-6.5×24 Rifle Scope Let’s start with a pop quiz. What does SMRS stand for? A. Southern Midget Racing Series B. Southampton Model Railway Society C. Scottish Military Re-enactment Society D. Short to Mid-Range Rifle Scope If you answered A or B, you’re reading the wrong website. While C might fit here, D […]
The Hawke Optics 1×32 Multi Purpose Scope plays well with others Somewhat like Captain Jack Sparrow, the Hawke Optics 1×32 Multi-Purpose scope easily adapts to all sorts of situations. Originally designed as a crossbow optic, people quickly realized that it was fit for more combustible applications. As I’ll show in more detail, it has 3 easy-to […]
A nice scope for the money!