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Monthly Archives: March 2013

28 Mar

Last week I was fortunate enough to be part of a contingent representing OP on a visit to our friends from EOTech in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Also attending was one of my colleagues and partners in crime Mr. Mark Harris.  There were a number of tasks and objectives for this visit, but the big one on my list was the production floor tour!

I really love the technical stuff.  Whenever I look at a mechanical device it always intrigues me on how that device works.  Some of my earliest memories as a child are of me tearing apart old VCRs …

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22 Mar

I have been extremely lucky in that I have been invited to the Nikon Spot On invitational for the past 3 years.  I was ecstatic when I received and email from Jon LaCorte of Nikon inviting me to the 4th annual Spot On Invitational this upcoming May in Dallas, Texas.

What is the Nikon Spot On Invitational?  This is a shooting competition that is put on by Nikon and their rep groups to allow the people that are behind the counters, on the phones, selling to customers, etc,  to actually use and test their scopes and Spot On technology.  Shooting …

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15 Mar

When I was a kid, on one of the four television stations (imagine such a thing – and they actually WENT OFF THE AIR AT NIGHT) had kids programming three times a day.  WTTV Channel 4 out of Bloomington, Indiana had a show called Popeye and Janie in the morning before school, Cowboy Bob and Tumbleweed at noon, and damned if I can remember the after-school host.  Every so often, there would be a contest where the lucky winner, after mailing in Kahn’s Wieners paper wrappers with your entry to 3490 Bluff Road (I can barely remember what I had …

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08 Mar

Well, the first OpticsPlanet sponsored hunt is over and it was absolutely fantastic! As mentioned last month, I was able to go along with the Trophy Deer Dream Hunt Sweepstakes winner and his two sons to Utopia, TX at the Record Buck Ranch. It was three days and two nights of non-stop fun and excitement!

First, for those of you who haven’t travelled by air with a firearm lately, I’ll refrain from too much detail here, but it’s interesting to say the least. I checked my bag and rifle with no issues and proceeded to security where in my backpack …

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01 Mar

I finally got around to mounting a scope on my Savage 116 .270 WIN that I purchased a few years back. I really have not done much scope mounting, so this was a new experience for me. Most of the shooting I do is with a black gun and a red dot sight. Mounting an Aimpoint, EOTech or ACOG on an AR is not a difficult task: put optic on rail, screw down finger tight, zero… shoot… enjoy… As I found out, mounting a scope on a hunting rifle is slightly more labor intensive than mounting a red dot sight.

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