December 2nd, 2007

3XAIR Pre-Olympic Match in Colorado

Over 200 rifle and pistol airgun shooters from the United States as well as Canada, Czech Republic, France, and Puerto Rico competed at the U.S. Olympic Shooting Center in Colorado Springs, CO at the 2007 USA Shooting 3XAir Match. The 3-day event served as a qualifier for the Bavarian Airgun Match, to be held in January.

Americans with Olympic experience performed well in the first two days of competition. Olympic gold medalist Matt Emmons won the Men’s Air Rifle title for the second day in a row, finishing the competition with a total score of 703.1. (On Day 1, Matt shot a perfect 600 score, tying a national record set by Matt Rawlings.) Rawlings competed in the 3XAir Rifle match as well, and finished second with 697.2. Two-time Olympian Jason Parker, a member of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), finished third with 697.0.

Jason Turner, a 2004 USA Olympian, took first place for Men’s Air Pistol with a score of 679.0. Two-time Olympian and USAMU shooter Daryl Szarenski took second with 675.3.

In other results, Katy Emmons of the Czech Republic captured first place in Women’s Air Rifle for the second day in a row after shooting a perfect score of 400, then firing a 103.3 in the finals for a total of 503.3. Emily Caruso, a 2004 USA Olympian, took second place with 500.1.

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December 2nd, 2007

Nickel Jag Kit and Calipers On Sale

Handy 12-piece Jag Set
If you shoot multiple calibers, you’ll love MidwayUSA’s matched jag set in fitted flip-top box, item #812503. It’s now on sale for just $14.99, marked down from $22.99. The kit includes 17, 22, 243/6mm, 25, 270/7mm, 30/32, 8mm/338, 35/9mm, 375, 40/416, 44, and 45 Caliber Jags, in a sturdy box with fitted holes for each jag.

We’ve long been fans of the Tipton jag kit, and now it’s even better–with nickel-plated brass jags. This editor owns two Tipton jag kits, one for the range kit and one for the loading room. The set works for everything from my 17HM2 up to my 45/70. I use the jags for both rifle and pistol calibers. Another nice feature is that you can easily switch from a tight-fitting jag to the next smaller size (I normally apply wet patches in my 6BR using the Tipton 22-caliber jags).

Coating the spire-tip jags with nickel was smart idea. Nickel-coated jags do not react to bore solvents so you won’t get a false reading when cleaning the copper out of your barrel. “Two Thumbs Up” for this kit. Here is what jag kit owners have to say:

“Works as advertised, great idea that should have been thought of years ago. If you like this shape of jag (I do), you’ll love these. Sweets doesn’t tear these up at all, and it’s easier to tell when I’ve got things clean with Butch’s as well.” — Keith S., CA

“Great product, costs considerably less than to buy each piece separately and come with a storage box with holes marked for each jag.” — Greg D., MA

“In 45 years of gun cleaning I have never used a better jag. Precision craftsmanship, unaffected by copper solvents, large patch holding area for lots of patch contact with the bore.” — Brian S., MN

Bargain-Priced Digital Calipers
Midway’s Frankford Arsenal Digital Calipers, item #604242, are on sale again for $19.99, marked down from $32.99. This is a decent, functional set of calipers. Even if you already have calipers, at this price, you can afford to buy a spare for your range kit. This unit switches from English to Metric and comes in a protective plastic case, with battery. Makes a great stocking stuffer.

All stated sale prices are good through December 31, 2007 at MidwayUSA.

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December 2nd, 2007

Timney Tactical Triggers Available

Some of our Forum readers, including folks in Australia, have had trouble sourcing the new Timney “Tactical” trigger. A nice product that adjusts from 4 to 10 ounces pull weight, this features a knurled Anschütz-style vertical trigger shoe that can adjust for angle (cant) and length of pull. The Timney Tactical trigger works with actions that employ a Remington-style trigger (slight fitting may be required).

Timney Tactical Trigger

Well guys, don’t fret, the Timney Tactical Trigger is in stock at MidwayUSA, priced at $104.99 (item #769137). You can also purchase it directly from TimneyTriggers.com for $134.95 (item #501T for Rem 700).

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