Headspace is a really important factor while resizing our brass. Resizing can be done in a few different ways however I prefer the full length sizing better than neck sizing. Before going into the process I would like you to understand what actually happens to the case when it is fired so you will better understand what happens with the case headspace.
I have been giving the issue of non-lead bullet performance a lot of thought lately, since a lot of my hunting is in California where the ban on lead bullets will be near absolute in the early 2020’s. I had and still have a lot of questions. Do they perform as well on game animals? What are the trade-offs? What do I need to know in making my decisions? I hope that this article will give you some guidance and food for thought on these questions. [Read more…] about Lead bullets vs Non-Lead Bullets
So, the IWA 2016 is behind us and with Swarovski introducing its new, top-line scope (named Z8i), I believe that it will be really useful to provide a comparison between Zeiss V8 and Swarovski Z8i. This on- paper comparison consists of an objective technical comparison which was provided by both manufacturers, and also a subjective description of the advantages between one scope versus the other. I would like to be immediately clear here, that within the subjective section, it is not my intention to tell you which model is better, but rather, which features I liked more based on my own experiences. Therefore, the subjective part will focus a little bit more on long-range shooting, but hopefully everyone can find this information helpful. [Read more…] about Swarovski Z8i vs Zeiss Victory V8 Review
The Blaser R8 rifle can be had with several barrel lengths, the standard profile barrel for standard calibers is 22 ¾” but an optional short barrel is also available. The short barrel is 20 ½“ and comes at a higher cost, about a 40% premium. The short barrel is handier, but how much velocity do you loose and what about accuracy?
I thought it might be interesting to take a look at these two questions because I don’t think these factors are well understood. My favorite R8 barrel is a short, semi-weight, fluted barrel with sights chambered in 9.3X62. I’ve found this barrel to be wonderfully accurate and handles like a dream. But I’m often asked, “don’t you give up a lot of velocity with that short barrel”? And “surely it can’t be as accurate as a longer barrel, I bet you give up a lot of range don’t you?” [Read more…] about Blaser R8 Rifle Barrels Review
- Lockable turret
- 10 interchange ballistic rings
- zero stop
- 6.9 mrad of drop adjustment