When I conceived the rifle, I wanted to explore the concept of somebody who is reasonably handy with tools building a precision rifle on the kitchen table or in the basement. I wanted an economy “bolt-together” rifle, with the idea to customize it with select parts and gear while staying within a working-man’s budget. The other important thing is it must shoot well enough to earn the title Precision Rifle.
Penetration is a critical aspect of terminal performance. As the great African professional hunter and gunwriter Finn Aagaard once wrote, “Killing power is a matter of biology, not math and physics, and is influenced almost totally by shot placement, accompanied by sufficient penetration.”
Leupold's Mark 4 spotting scope is ideal for long-range enthusiasts.
Between magnified riflescopes, electro-optics and plain ol’ iron sights, today’s rifle shooters can pretty much take care of everything from the muzzle to several thousand yards (or meters) away. Picking one setup for a narrow range of distances is no problem, but it gets trickier when you need to skin several cats at once.
MDT has added a 10-round .223 Rem. metal AICS magazine to their lineup of heavy-duty metal magazines.
Now Hawke Optics is building on the success of their new line of its red dots and reflex sights and is coming out with a new Red Dot Riser with Quick Release.
The following drill will help maintain essential marksmanship skills while keeping the round count low.