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Monthly Archives: June 2013

27 Jun

In five years here, I have never had a customer tell me “price is no object” and then go on to buy the Zeiss or Schmidt & Bender I have recommended.  Price suddenly became an object.  If you tell me “price is no object” I will take you at your word.

We have sold quite a few Zeiss and Schmidt & Bender riflescopes, but most of those customers have known what they were looking for after exhaustive research.  I’m sort of on the fence about that, because everyone in my department would like to keep their jobs and homes and …

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24 Jun

A few months ago I filmed a video review on one of my favorite optics of all time; the Trijicon ACOG TA31RCO. I was issued a TA31F while serving as an Infantryman in the U.S. Army. Before this, I was issued an Aimpoint CompM2, or M68. I thought the M68 was the hottest thing available until I got my hands on the ACOG.  At a fix 4x magnification, the potential range of this optic is much greater than that of the old M68.  However, it also performs well at closer distances.  The red chevron reticle, which is illuminated by a …

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14 Jun

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.

I decided a few months back to start a 22LR build.  It actually came about when I was at the SHOT Show 2013 media day.  I shot a new CCI 22LR Quiet rimfire cartridge.  710 FPS with a 40 gr. …

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07 Jun

 

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 …

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