Monthly Archives: June 2007

29 Jun

>Swarovski Binoculars and Hunting

Steven K. Ledin,

I have always recommended Swarovski binoculars for hunting when people want the clearest and brightest binocular available. The first time someone looks through one of these top quality Austrian binoculars you can almost see the exclamation point above their head. It’s that shocking. The brightness and clarity and contrast is not verbally explainable, especially since most of us are used to looking through some pretty good glasses in the middle price range. The difference between a world class binocular like the Swarovski 10×42 EL and most of the rest of the world’s offerings is so great that when you look …

27 Jun

>Burris XTR Rings

Steven K. Ledin,

One of our most popular items of late has been the Burris XTR rings. After a bit of waiting earlier in the year for these Tactical Rings and Bases to come out they are here and available. They are marketed as Picatinny rings, but are actually Weaver style. That means they will fit on all Weaver style bases or Picatinny rails. They are extra wide with six screws on each ring top. The rings are measured in height from the bottom flat to the bottom of the scope circle, as opposed to the center of the ring like …

25 Jun

>Stoney Point Bags for Sighting In

Steven K. Ledin,

Took a while to get results from last Sunday’s Action Pistol match, but I was High Match Master in the third round. To sight in a pistol at 50 yards requires a solid rest, and I usually use sandbags. Good shooting bags are made by a lot of companies, and Stoney Point is one of them. The front bag #FSFB-25 should be a staple in everybody’s shooting gear, and is used with any kind of firearm from a rested position. A rear bag helps tremendously when used properly and is squeezed for elevation adjustments. A good sand bag can last …

22 Jun

>Nikon 4X Rifle Scopes

Steven K. Ledin,

There are good reasons to use a fixed four power riflescope. Fewer parts means less chances for the scope to fail or lose zero over time. Years ago when variable power scopes first came on the market these were very real concerns. Variable power scopes also commonly had different points of impact throughout their power range. As technology and manufacturing techniques advanced, these problems became less of a concern. Today, there is no reason to expect a quality scope to have different points of impact over their power range, and losing zero is not a real concern, either. That being …

20 Jun

>Leupold Rifle Scope with BDC for 30-378

Steven K. Ledin,

Customer wanted to order a Custom Leupold rifle scope with a bullet drop compensator. He was waiting to take delivery of his Weatherby Mark V and wanted a new 8.5-25 x50 Mark IV scope set up for it. The problem was that he didn’t know what ammo he’d be shooting. The three different weights and types of bullets offered by Weatherby not only have different ballistic coefficients and fly with significantly different trajectories at long distance, but he would also be shooting in the high Montana mountains late in the year in the cold. He didn’t know how his …