This past weekend I attended my first ever shooting event, run by the good lads at Gillice Practical Rifle Events in conjunction with Ruahine NZDA down in good old windy Dannevirke. The event was a biathalon – where the competitors were scored on their overall time and also shooting ability. 99% of the targets were…
The recent Kaipara Field Steel shoot has a couple of international shooters attend. A group of four from New Caledonia headed down and ended up taking away the two top spots! Sebastian is also the match director for several shoots in New Caledonia and I told him to make sure he sent me down some info…
The KRG Bolt Lift is one of those simple, but very cool and useful modifications you can put on your rifle. Even modification might be too strong of a word, because it’s simply screw on, screw off with no permanent change to your bolt handle.
What a difference! The rifle already shot well (by my standards) but simply changing the chassis over shrunk it significantly.
The Tarata Medium Range Shoot involves targets between 100m and about 600m. It is a great shoot for people wanting to extend their hunting rifle shooting that little bit further.
You probably already understand that the bullet comes out of your barrel spinning. Twist Rates and how they affect how the bullet flies.
I thought I would put together a short article on how, why and the differences in naming caliber.
Measuring groups gives us empirical data representing the ability of our rifle and ourselves to shoot. The amount each of those factors influences our shooting. Obviously, shooting off-hand unsupported is going to result in more shooter influence than shooting a captive rifle off a bench will. So it’s important whenever someone gives us a ‘measure’ that it’s also framed by how it was shot and under what conditions. Otherwise it’s like comparing apples and oranges.
We all know the feeling – you have just shot a string of touching holes and out of no-where – a flyer! A single solitary hole that decides to ruin all your hard work!
I got to the point where I really just wanted to fire the thing! But first, a bit of bore polishing.