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Riflescopeblog is written by Steven K. Ledin, OpticsPlanet’s Director of Product Intelligence. Follow Steve’s daring exploits as he shoots, travels, hunts, tests, teaches, modifies, and breaks the latest rifle scopes, red dots, lights, lasers and more. Get an insight into the corporate world of a professional gunbitch with a dose of his philosophical insight.

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03 Mar

Chuck the Vet’s AR Fixed Front Sight Chop

Steven K. Ledin, Chuck the Vet’s AR Fixed Front Sight Chop

My friend Chuck the vet's M&P 15 came with a fixed front sight. I put on a Diamondhead VRS handguard that I had that wasn't a free-float, so it was a direct replacement for his fore-end without rails. I also installed a low gas block that I had. The manufacturer said it would work in the place of a standard A2 front sight, including with the use of the fore-end cap. It didn't mate up exactly, apparently, because the gun didn't reliably cycle. The gas hole must've been just a bit off. It looked ok, but it used set screws …

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29 Jan

SHOT Show Media Day, Las Vegas, 2015

Steven K. Ledin, SHOT Show Media Day, Las Vegas, 2015

I arrived in Las Vegas Sunday afternoon, a couple days before the SHOT Show officially started. Monday was Media Day, which is the day before SHOT and is spent at a shooting range in the desert outside of Vegas. It’s  under an hour ride to the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club, and comfortable tour buses take the writers there in style.

After checking in and grabbing eye and ear protection if you didn’t bring your own, you walk the dusty grounds and peruse the wares of vendors in tent after tent, most with their own designated ranges. I’ve …

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13 Jan

New OPMOD Sparc II Almost Here!

Steven K. Ledin, New OPMOD Sparc II Almost Here!

We're partnering again with one of the finest manufacturing companies I'm aware of, Vortex Optics. No kidding. I've been in this business going on 30 years, and let me tell you, these guys are the real deal. They make superb products and support their customer base as well as humanly possible. The new OPMOD Sparc II is now available in tan color as an OPMOD exclusive. The OPMOD Sparc II can do just about anything on just about any gun. Waterproof, fogproof, shockproof, and comes with spacers to be used at 4 different heights to mount …

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31 Dec

Happy New Year 2014!

Steven K. Ledin, Happy New Year 2014!

Happy new year to all! Hope it's great and you are all blessed with a half-glass-full attitude and pass that attitude onto others throughout the year!

My babiest sister Kara was over last weekend with her three kids Lila, age 5, Owen, age 10, and Eden, age 12, to visit and have fun with our three crazy beasts. They have always had dogs and they loved ours, even though they are hard to control. The dogs, not the kids.

I made them each a necklace from bone that they picked out. 

I brought out a Gamo MP9 semiauto pellet rifle with a …

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24 Dec

Merry Christmas!

Steven K. Ledin, Merry Christmas!

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