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One of the more fun parts of a build is when you finally get to look thru a mounted, torqued down, and completed setup. All the hours of choosing, looking for, purchasing, and putting together all the pieces finally come to fruition. Though it is a satisfying experience, it opens the door on a new challenge. Getting the ‘perfect’ zero.
Okay, I admit it… I’m a watch-a-holic, so any new horological wonder really piques my interest! Well I’ve had several opportunities to put my new Bushnell GOLF Neo+ GPS Rangefinder Watch through its paces and it’s quite impressive! As promised, I wanted to share some of my findings.
First of all, it has a permanently sealed rechargeable lithium-ion battery so you need to charge the watch by plugging it into the USB port of your computer and connecting the clip end of the cable to the watch. Once the charging is complete, you can set your Home Time and …
A couple of weeks ago, I was going through the 200+ satellite channels I have, desperately looking for something of interest among the infomercials, reruns and reality shows. I managed to catch a few minutes of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (James Bond from 1969). It brought back fond memories of seeing it in the theater with my older brother, and I got a kick out of seeing the Minox camera.
This past week I was lucky enough to represent Optics Planet in the 2013 Nikon Spot On Championship just outside of Dallas. The venue was the Tac Pro Shooting Center. The 550 acre Shooting Center facilities include a gun store specializing in products for tactical professionals, Law Enforcement and competition shooters, classrooms with covered firing point, restrooms and refreshment machines, outdoor pistol, tactical shotgun and Subgun ranges, with paper and reactive steel targets. The Center also can accommodate shooting up to 1000-yard rifle, as well as a sporting clay layout. This was a two day shooting competition with approximately forty, three …
Bushnell 1-4x24mm Throw Down PCL mounted on a Rock River AR with a Burris PEPR 30mm mount. All torqued down to specification and ready to go.
This was a fun shoot in that I was trying out not only a new scope but a new build as well. So there is always that excitement in the very first round down the pipe. Complete virgin build, every spring, detent, and screw. Needless to say, first shot went off perfectly. As always, I stick to Winchester Ammunition. Never have had an issue and it’s always my go to. Had 62 gr., 55 …
Okay, I know this is an Optics Blog, but this is about a product from an optics company, so in my opinion, I can talk about it. After all, we all know that "B.L.O.G." stands for "Bullsh_t, Lies, and Other Gossip", so here we go. Many years ago, and for many years, I was an avid golfer. I've always enjoyed the game but have never been really good, but at my best I had a handicap very close (but not quite) to single digits. As a young kid growing up on the West Side of Chicago, I would frequently take …
True story: Our next-door neighbors, the Jarretts, had the first color television I had ever seen. I want to say it was 1965-1966, because it was in the summer between morning kindergarten and first grade. At that time, I was a morning person, I guess. I would get out of the house as early as possible, and head next door to play with the twin boys that were a couple of years older than me, in the large lot between our houses.
A few months ago I decided I need a change. I began to notice that my Colt M4 Carbine had been gaining some weight lately. It was starting to feel more and more like the M4 with M203 I was issued while in the Army. It thought this was odd because the only thing I was feed it was 5.56mm… All kidding aside, the gun was getting surprisingly heavy. At one point I have a Knights Armament hand guard, Harris bipod, Surefire XM07 light, LMT crane stock, and a Trijicon TA01NSN. This was a great setup, but it was heavy. …
Alright guys, here is a preliminary review, more will follow, and some pictures of the new PCL from Bushnell.
Starting it off, the Throw Down PCL is a new optic in the AR Optics series from Bushnell that has more features than you would ever think to find in a scope at this price point. 30mm tube with about 60’’ of internal travel at 100 yards, roughly 60 ‘shooters’ MOA of travel, Illuminated reticle with 11 positions on the rheostat, Bushnell’s new BTR-1 reticle, First Focal Plane reticle, fully multicoated optics, folding power control lever, .1 mil click adjustments, roughly …
Through an unfortunate result of taking turns with these blog posts, my friend Chase was able to talk about his experiences at EOTech before me. While my lawyer addresses the issue of Chase posting my likeness without permission or compensation, I'll add to Chase's recollection of our trip.
It's a bit of a drive from Chicago to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and we met up with our rep Tom in Indiana to ride together so we could spend some guy-time during the drive over. After a delicious lunch of fish and chips at a competitor in Portage, Indiana (the ONLY thing …