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Some times nice guys do finish first. Our buddy Vu Pham, co-founder of the NorCal Practical Precision Rifle Club (NCPPRC) took top honors in the NCPPRC monthly tactical long range match on the 1000 yard range at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center. Shooting his .260 Remington in a McMillan A5 stock, built by Spartan Rifles, topped with a Bushnell 4-30x50mm from CS Tactical, Vu beat a competitive field on a breezy day that saw the top 6 shooters separated by only 15 points. The Course of Fire had 27 of the 50 rounds shot from 800 to 1000 yards, where the fast-switching winds at 1000 yards were the deciding factor in the outcome. Vu tells us: “This LR Match win has eluded me for seven years now with these guys. I’ve been in the top five quite a few times, but never took home the win. Our matches are so close these days that it usually comes down to one or two bad trigger presses or ‘blown’ wind calls to separate the Top 10 shooters.”
NCPPRC long range tactical matches are held the first Sunday of each month, and are open to anyone 18 or older. No membership in any organization is required. Registration is at Range 12 of theSacramento Valley Shooting Center from 07:30 to 08:30 in the morning. Cost is $25. To learn more about the match visit the NCPPRC Long Range Match webpage.
New Bushnell 4.5-30x50mm Tactical Scope
Vu Pham was running an all-new Bushnell front focal plane 4.5-30x50mm XRS scope with an amazing6.7 times zoom range. This 34mm-tube scope features Bushnell’s G2 DMR Reticle. For a scope offering 30X magnification, is it compact at 14″ OAL (only 3/4″ longer than the HDMR). The elevation turret provides 10 mils per revolution with a zero stop. The scope sells for $2149.00 at CS Tactical.
Vu liked the new Bushnell scope and, obviously, it performed well for him. Vu tells us: “I believe this optic just hit the market… and is still pretty new. After having a few days behind the Bushnell XRS 4.5-30, I believe this optic will be a very viable option for the tactical precision rifle game. One of my favorite features of this scope is the mil-based G2DMR reticle. It makes holding over (and holding for windage) fast and easy. I will be doing a full test and evaluation in the next week or two after I get more time behind the optic.” Mike Cecil with CS Tactical provided the scope for this T&E.” Mike notes: “This is not the 4-30 tactical that’s listed as an XRS in the Bushnell online catalog — that’s a 30mm in the 6500 series line. This 34mm-tube XRS is a whole new animal!”
Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette didn’t appear to understand how guns work Tuesday at a forum on gun control. In two different Congresses, she has been the lead sponsor on legislation to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines.
WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette has been the lead sponsor on a federal ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines in two Congresses, saying it’s one of her top priorities.
But Tuesday at a Denver Post forum on the gun control debate, the senior congresswoman from Denver appeared to not understand how guns work.
Asked how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds would be effective in reducing gun violence, DeGette said:
“I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those know they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”
What she didn’t appear to understand is that a magazine can be reloaded with more bullets. According to the Shooter’s Log, only early on were magazines for AR-15s designed to be disposable, but the military changed that and now magazines are used several times. In handguns, a magazine is designed to be reused hundreds of times.
After her remarks, the audience in the forum at The Denver Post building chuckled.
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, responding as the audience was laughing, urged people who hadn’t shot a gun to “get to the facts … Let’s be educated as we make this decision.”
A conservative blog site criticized the remark Tuesday.
The National Rifle Association was not quite as diplomatic Wednesday in response to DeGette’s comments.
“Two words — pretty stupid,” said NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.
The Colorado GOP responded, too, on Wednesday.
“It’s extremely alarming that Rep. DeGette is running federal legislation to ban magazine clips, when she doesn’t even know what a magazine clip is,” said spokesman Owen Loftus. “Rep. DeGette’s comments show that Democrats are more concerned with appeasing their radical base, than standing up for responsible, law abiding citizens.”
DeGette’s spokeswoman Juliet Johnson issued a statement Wednesday, saying the congresswoman mispoke.
“The Congresswoman has been working on a high-capacity assault magazine ban for years, and has been deeply involved in the issue; she simply misspoke in referring to ‘magazines’ when she should have referred to ‘clips,’ which cannot be reused because they don’t have a feeding mechanism,” Johnson said. “Quite frankly, this is just another example of opponents of common-sense gun violence prevention trying to manipulate the facts to distract from the critical issue of keeping our children safe and keeping killing machines out of the hands of disturbed individuals. It’s more political gamesmanship that stands in the way of responsible solutions.”
The Denver Post
Its amazing how little this Diana DeGette actually knows about the guns she's trying to ban.
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If you haven't already heard, NightForce has unleashed the B.E.A.S.T.and we have it here at CS Tactical. Be sure to get yours before its too late.
Available in these reticle choices:
C450 - MOAR
C448 - MIL-R
C489 - Tremor
C449 - H59
Why is the most advanced riflescope on the market today called the B.E.A.S.T™? It has nothing to do with size, weight, or appearance. Our engineers were asked to do what was thought impossible…to create a riflescope the likes of which had never been built before. To invent radical new technologies that solve old problems inherent to competitor’s products. And to include capabilities and features that for years had been nothing but pipe dreams. Cut no corners, they were told. Not on materials, on quality, on workmanship, on durability. Conceive the ultimate riflescope, we asked them. Then build it. It was a challenge so demanding, so taxing, at times so overwhelming, that the concept became known as “a beast,” both for the difficulties it presented and for the times when it seemed they had created a monster. When they succeeded, and it came time to give the newest Nightforce riflescope a name, nothing else seemed appropriate. “But we can’t call a riflescope a ‘”beast,’” some folks said. What does that stand for? What will customers think? They’ll think it stands for “Best Example of Advanced Scope Technology.” Because that’s what it is.
First focal plane precision While locating a reticle in a riflescope’s second focal plane is most common, a first focal plane location has distinct advantages to the accomplished shooter. All reticle subtensions, whether in MOA or Mil-Radian configuration, remain in the same visual proportion to the target across the scope’s entire magnification range. This makes a first focal plane reticle particularly effective for target holdovers, windage leads and range estimation. It eliminates a number of variables, resulting in greater speed and ultimately in greater accuracy in high-stress environments.
A Combination of Technology and Performance Never Before Put Into A Riflescope
The U.S. military spoke. We listened. The playing field in warfare has changed. Our military snipers are engaging targets at ever-increasing ranges; extremely difficult targets demanding levels of positive identification, accuracy and optical performance that were impossible with existing technology. Recognizing this, the U.S. military threw out all the conventions associated with tactical day scopes, and requested a riflescope unlike any ever created. Thus was born the B.E.A.S.T.™
New standards of resolution and clarity. There are plenty of high-magnification variable power riflescopes on the market. But, magnification without extreme resolving power, razor-sharp clarity and superb contrast— even in dismal light—is of no value. Military snipers are now called upon to positively identify targets and distinguish threats at distances measured in hundreds of meters. The slightest nuance in appearance can, for example, separate a legitimate IED threat from an innocent non-combatant. The optical prescription and glass used in the B.E.A.S.T.™ was created through a collaboration between U.S. and German engineers, who were tasked with achieving resolution and clarity that surpassed that of any riflescope in the world. They succeeded.
Intelligent and intuitive.
True-to-eye light transmission exceeds 90 percent, with resolution and image clarity at unprecedented levels. XtremeSpeed™ adjustments on a 34mm tube provide 60 MOA (20 Mil-Radians) of adjustment instantly in a single rotation (120 MOA total travel)—meeting, or exceeding, the effective range of any known cartridge at extreme distances.
The heart of the B.E.A.S.T.™ is its i4F™ intelligent four-function elevation control. Initial adjustments with the primary elevation knob are lightning fast, in .50 MOA/.2 Mil-Radian increments. An integral fine adjustment lever provides additional elevation adjustments in .25 MOA/.1 Mil-Radian increments. It is the fastest, most precise elevation control ever conceived on a riflescope. The patented Nightforce ZeroStop™ system, allowing an instant return to the shooter’s established zero point, is standard. A new 360-degree brake control allows instant securing of elevation adjustments.
Perhaps the shooter suddenly anticipates engaging a number of targets at a substantially longer range, for example, 750 meters. Dial in the necessary elevation, activate the 360-degree brake control by pressing the control on top of the elevation knob, rotate the control 90 degrees counter-clockwise, and an instant, secure setting is established at 750 meters. Another press of the brake control and a 90-degree clockwise turn of the control disengages the brake setting. Unlike competitor’s systems, it is an instant, intuitive, one-hand operation, requiring no fumbling with complicated mechanisms, no time lost, no distraction from the target.
The B.E.A.S.T.™ includes Nightforce DigIllum™ digital illuminated reticle technology, which has established new standards of convenience and repeatability. The shooter chooses the appropriate illumination setting for lighting conditions, from very dim to extremely bright, and can then turn off illumination to preserve battery power. When illumination is turned back on, it defaults to the shooter’s chosen setting. This ensures that the user’s night vision is not affected and that an instant shot is possible. DigIllum™ also includes a low-battery indicator and auto-off feature.
The highest possible light transmission. The professional sniper’s world is one of shadow and darkness. Enemies intent upon doing harm are not in the habit of operating in broad daylight. Thus, from day one, we knew that the B.E.A.S.T.™ had to outperform any other existing riflescope in poor light. And it does. The B.E.A.S.T.™ achieves 90%+ light transmission—approaching the maximum limit of what is physically possible. There is no such thing as 100% light transmission in a riflescope. Only a handful of riflescopes in the world have ever topped the 90% figure, and the human eye can distinguish differences of approximately 3%. At first or last light, the B.E.A.S.T.™ can make the difference between a precise shot—or no shot at all.
Applicable to any tactical environment. At just 15.37″ length, the B.E.A.S.T.™ is very compact relative to its power, allowing friendly attachment of thermal, night vision and other accessories. On today’s battlefield, our servicemen can find themselves in a firefight in a crowded, close-in urban environment, or engaging small targets at extreme distances…all in a single day. Our military requested one riflescope equally adept in every conceivable environment, and the B.E.A.S.T.’s™ 5-25x magnification range provides multi-scope capability in one sophisticated package.
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NOR CAL TBRC 2012
All Music and Editing created by Joshua Guillen
Getting a feel for Suppressors/CANs. Testing 30cal Steel and Titanium Suppressors, Testing Titanium 30cal CAN on 223, seeing if you can hear a difference between a 223 CAN Vs. the 30 CAN, testing a 223 can on a 22LR.
NightForce MOAR Reticle Overview. For more detailed info such as reticle subtensions use this link http://nightforceoptics.com/pdf/MOAR.pdf.
all Music and Editing
By Joshua Guillen
Leupold's® Tactical Optics division is offering $50 back on the purchase of select Mark AR® riflescope between October 1 and December 31, 2012.
Available with Bullet Drop Compensation dials, the Mark AR features finger click adjustments and a large power indicator for fast magnification changes. Mil Dot reticles are available on select models. Illuminated reticle models (SKU# 115387 and 115370) are not eligible. Offer good while supplies last. For full details, please visit rewards.leupold.com.
The DAGR System.
This hybrid optic will give American warfighters the ability to go from zero magnification to 18X power in seconds. From CQB to long-distance marksman duty, the DAGR System is the one optic that can handle it all.
The foundation of the DAGR is the Mark 6 3-18x44mm, which offers a specialized short zero lock 0.1 mil adjustment dial with pop up revolution indicator and an easy-to-adjust ocular housing power magnification adjustment. The system includes a Berry Compliant carrying case, Leupold's Mark 6 Integrated Mounting System and Sight mount
Consumers will have the ability to purchase the DAGR System in 2013.