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Sig Kilo 2000 Laser Rangefinder

  For long range shooting and hunting, you need a rangefinder that can really go the distance.  The new Sig Kilo 2000 is a palm sized laser rangefinder capable of ranging targets out to 3,400 yards! Sig Kilo 2000 specs: The first thing you’ll notice about the Kilo 2000 isRead More …


The Cart Before the Horse – Putting Cheap Scopes on Expensive Rifles

  A few years ago I had a guy come to me saying he’d just bought a Barrett 50 caliber and needed a new scope for it.  I asked him what his budget was and he said, “About $125!” While that example (true story) might seem a little extreme, theRead More …


Choosing First or Second Plane Reticle

A common question among people getting into long range, precision shooting is whether to buy a Front or Rear Focal Plane scope.  The common answer on forums and Facebook groups is a solid “Front Focal Plane” (FFP).  Everyone touts FFP as the only real option and says “spend the extra moneyRead More …


Best Scopes Under $1500 for Long Range Shooting

Long range shooting requires knowledge, skill, and excellent equipment.  As in everything – especially anything to do with firearms – you have the gear snobs who want to build themselves up by looking down on everyone else.  Until recently, long range shooting required a hefty investment – more than mostRead More …


Long Range AR-15 Scopes

The AR15 isn’t really a long range rifle, but if you want to push the limits of the 5.56 (.223) round, then you’ll need a great scope.  Now you’ve heard me talk about “good scopes at low prices”, but I always state there are exceptions to that concept.  One exception is whenRead More …


Unrealistic AR15 Scope Expectations

Something that I try to address in my videos, and somewhat here on the blog, is realistic expectations of scopes and accessories that I discuss.  But this issue is coming up so frequently that I want to dedicate an entire post to it. Scenario #1: person buys a $150 redRead More …


Go To War Scopes

If you were going to war, what scope or sight would you want on your rifle?  I will list a few of my choices, along with my reasoning, for each scope. My first choice for combat rifle optic is the Leupold HAMR with 7.5moa DeltaPoint on top. It’s really hardRead More …


Back Up Iron Sights – BUIS

Sometimes I feel the need to address what I consider to be a “fad”.  And I should make it clear that I hate fads.  I don’t like anything that people do just because its what everyone else is doing.  Now if it makes sense and you understand why you areRead More …


The Optics of Act of Valor

I saw the movie Act of Valor the other night.  As you probably know, it the characters are portrayed by active duty Navy SEALs and the movie is based on real missions.  The tactics and weapons are supposed to be accurate.  Very impressive!  I think everyone should see it.  It’sRead More …


Burris AR-332 Review

The Burris AR-332 is one of my favorite AR15 scopes.  It’s a very solid, reliable scope at an affordable cost.  Designed specifically for tactical rifles, it gives you just enough magnification for longer range precision while still maintaining fast target acquisition. For tactical rifles, like the AR-15, most shooters wantRead More …


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