Monthly Archives: October 2007

23 Oct

>OP at the Range

Steven K. Ledin,

Last week a few of us went to the Illinois State Rifle Association range for some filming and some fun. Some of the folks hadn’t shot a gun before. There were many lower recoiling firearms to choose from, and countries represented by guns were Austria, Belgium, China, Egypt, Italy, Romania, Russia, and the United States. Glass was mostly Nikon and EOTech. Lots of lead went downrange and brass piled up everywhere. The new Monarchs were fantastic, and the BDC reticle is useful and not too busy. A good time was had by all. We’ll do it again soon. Our hearty

16 Oct

>Lapping Rings

Steven K. Ledin,

A customer asked the other day if he should lap his rings, and how to go about it. It’s a no brainer. I often use a piece of a chrome Harley handlebar that measures .9997. The first use you get out of your lapping tool or one inch bar is when your bottom ring halves are mounted on your gun and you drop the tool in. It should drop to the bottom of both rings. If it doesn’t, you can move your rings accordingly, most often your rear windage screws on a Leupold type base. The front ring might require …