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Master at Arms

As a wise man once opined, don’t tell me about your gear, show me what you can do with it.

Understanding Rifle Scope Reticles

Special-purpose rifle scope reticles are not exactly a new invention. For example, the common duplex-reticle-based, mil-dot design has been around since the 1970s. Ballistic Drop Compensating (BDC) configurations are much older than that. However, modern reticles that feature extensive aiming grids and ranging scales are direct descendants of Horus Vision’s hunting-scope reticles. 

Reviving the Fundamentals

When performing a critical task, whether it be lining up the perfect long-range shot or driving an off-road vehicle at speed, remember the basics.

When Numbers Lie

As a wise man once opined, “trust, but verify” when it comes to any information you haven’t personally acquired.

Social Mayhem

As my score of regular readers knows, I enjoy waxing ineloquently about the finer points of riflery. You know, lighter guns, external ballistics, ammo this and technical that. Such mundane topics are fine insofar as sleep aids go, but occasionally (about every April) I am compelled to delve into far more serious topics, such as developing one’s social-media shooting-expert credentials. Why?

Review: Springfield Armory Edge ATC Elite Rifle

The Springfield Armory Saint Edge ATC Elite is a radical, new AR-based rifle that features plenty of precision and a few design quirks.

Chassis Upgrades for Rifles

Swapping out a bolt-action rifle’s existing stock for a chassis system provides many benefits for shooters.

How to Replace a Rifle Barrel

While it may seem like saying goodbye to an old friend, changing a barrel isn’t the end of the world.

How to Grip Your Rifle

It seems that the curve of ammunition cost versus availability is finally trending in the right direction. At the time of this writing, 55-grain, 5.56 NATO, brass-cased FMJ factory loads are once again available for less than $.50 per round.

Why Lightweight Carbines Are a Game Changer

Technology and demand are driving a light-rifle trend that shows no signs of slowing down. Purpose-built, flyweight guns are a dream to carry and shoot, but the additional machining, exotic materials and manufacturing methods that can bring something like an AR rifle down to 4.5 pounds make it expensive.

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