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What Is Bore Sighting? (Zero The Rifle More Quickly)

Upon putting a scope on a rifle there can often be a lot of frustration and confusion trying to get those rounds landing precisely on target. You can start at a very short range and gradually increase the distance. However, you can try boresighting, but is you’ve never heard of it before, what is boresighting? Boresighting a rifle is simply …

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What Is The Muzzle Velocity Of A .308 Round?

The .308 Winchester is one of the most popular rounds for hunting and competitive shooting. But a lot of its popularity is not because of its performance. A lot of it is attributed to the fact that most people use it, and it’s readily available.  As a hunting round a lot of people talk about the .308s muzzle velocity, but …

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What Does A .308 Ballistics Chart To 1000 Yards Look Like?

Everybody has a different version of their estimation for long range. For some it’s 200 yards, for others it’s a sniper shot out to 2000 yards. When looking for the typically longer range cartridges, eventually people wonder about the .308 Winchester, and what its range might be. So what exactly is the .308 Winchesters ballistic chart and what does it …

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Accuracy vs Precision – What’s The Difference For Shooters?

While most don’t often think back to those science lessons long ago, there is some useful nomenclature for shooters in there. It’s often said that either accuracy or precision are commonly misused terms when on a shooting range, but for those that might not be familiar, what is the difference between accuracy and precision? For shooters, both terms are reflective …

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What Is Twist Rate? A Brief And Simple Explanantion

Along with learning the practical elements of shooting comes the bewildering array of lingo that you have to be familiar with. Across the land, shooters congregate and discuss every detail they prefer with respect to their firearm. Rifle shooters in particular will discuss the twist rate, but what is a twist rate? The twist rate is simply the rate at …

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What Is Zero Stop On A Scope?

Rifle scopes have come a long way over the years, with manufacturers ever upping the ante in the technology to get ahead. Better build quality and technological improvements have consistently made shooters more accurate. One such improvement in the technology and usability of a scope is one with a zero stop or a zero stop turret. If you’ve never encountered …

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What Do Scope Numbers Mean? – A Brief And Simple Guide

Most firearm enthusiasts own more than one type of firearm, and when you start to look at ‘ranged weapons’ like a rifle, pellet gun or sniper rifle, accuracy beyond the naked eye becomes paramount. So most people start looking for scopes, but if you are new to them there’s a bewildering array of numbers, so what do these scope numbers …

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What’s The Difference Between 5.56 And 5.56 NATO?

Calibers can be confusing enough as it is. Range, power, muzzle velocities, stopping power and ballistics are all qualities of making the right decision of selecting a round. An extremely popular choice is the 556 round. It comes from NATO dimensions and there is a civilian version to reflect that popularity. Which then makes for an interesting question, with a …

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How Far Can A 308 Bullet Travel?

The 308 is a common round. Not as common as 22LR, 5.56 or .223 calibers, which the ever-popular AR-15 style rifles use, but it is right up there in terms of usage. The reason is that it is considered more of a hunting round, being larger in caliber and thus has a greater range and the killing distance is further …

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How Far Can A 22 Bullet Travel?

It’s considered a weakling of the ammunition calibers, but despite this it has many active users throughout the US. It comes in a few different forms but is still lethal. For many, it’s simple backyard practice or a good beginner caliber but fired from a riffle the round will travel way beyond a placed target. So an important question to …