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Ballistics

Heavy and slow or light and fast? The projectile (and ammo) conundrum: Part one – Stability.

What first got me seriously pondering this question was a setup session recently, with a couple of similar rifle that had the same issue....

Overview – Ballistics ARC

Ballistics ARC is a ballistic solver - you put in your firearm information, and it outputs the amount you need to dial your scope...

Hello from here in metric land. Weaponised Math (with an s, not z).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnSVOu_yXk By now, you have likely heard of weaponized math. Marc Taylor wrote this article outlining a system he formalised that gives a simple way...

Range Estimation basics for hunters and shooters

Shorter distances, bush hunting under 100 meters, maybe in a pinch out to 200, you can utilise systems like Maximum Point Blank Range, or...

In close, should I aim high or low?

I hear the comment quite regularly - 'I got in real close to the animal - but just couldn't seem to get the bullets to go where I was aiming - I was so close, I must have had to aim lower, right?' Well, no. If you aimed lower, there is a good chance you put a round under the animal - or worse still - into a leg. But why? Oh. Maths!

Cartridge Selection for Long Range Hunting pt. 1

A bit of a meandering post about ballistics and cartridges in the short action side of things. Some interesting finds though.

Is premium hunting ammo worth it?

Depends, I guess. Do you want to miss less?

Hang on. How do I dial 3.72 MOA?

I get a lot of questions from people getting into the precision shooting side of things, and this a common one.

WEZ, Error Buget and you – or, will it hit at one kilometer?

Ever been shootinging at a target and the rounds just seem to slip by the left, then the right, then the right, then a hit, then left and so on? You can quantify that.

Equipment and Workflows – The Sig Kilo 2400 and the Kestrel Elite 5700

So far so good. As a rangefinder, I knew it was going to do the job - what will be interesting in the next couple of months - is if I find myself changing over the the 'Sig' workflow of doing everything in the unit and phone. We shall see...

Reloading, Handloading, what’s the difference?

While the terms Reloading and Hand Loading are often interchanged, they really is a difference in the two. It's the sort of thing that only matters to those it matters two, and then, those people are likely to be hand loading.

MOA – Minute of Angle & MilRAD

While MOA is inherently has finer adjustments what MilRAD it makes sense to stick with what system you are already familiar with.

Maximum Point Blank Range

You slowly make your way up to the clearing, careful to not make a sound, gently poke your head around the corner, then there it is. A deer - happily nibbling away on the edges of the forest, unawares of your presence.

The Kestrel 5700 series – what’s new?

The new Kestrel 5700 series brings several new features over the 4500 series and splits the units into two models. An entry level Sportsman version, and the one that you really want – the Elite with Applied Ballistics. Let’s have a quick look at the two.

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