November 25th, 2008

80 Years Young and Still Bustin' Records

NBRSA Record SchroederMaybe, like fine wine, good shooters get better with age. This weekend, at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center, 80-year-old Ken Schroeder shot a brilliant 50 (4X) at 600 yards. Pending approval, this will be a new, NBRSA 600-yard, single-target Light Gun score record. The group was a very small 1.680″, well-centered.

Ken was shooting the standard (unimproved) 6mmbr cartridge, with Lapua brass, Hodgdon Varget powder and Sierra 107gr MatchKing bullets. Ken’s tack-driving rifle was built by California smith Stu Harvey. The gun features a BAT action, Bartlein cut-rifled barrel, and a McMillan stock.

Forum member Ron Tilley was also competing in Sacramento on 11/23/2008 when Ken shot the pending record. Ron reports: “Ken is the kindest gentleman you will meet AND one of the toughest competitors. He is 80 years young and still kickin butt! Ken is always at the top when the dust clears and he can be hard to catch. All of us at Sac Valley are honored to shoot with Ken and support his accomplishments. I personally hope to be able to do what he does at his age.” For the match, Ken earned many honors. The record group was also Light Gun single target small group for the day. Ken won the two-gun, 6-target score Agg. with a 420 (10X), and Ken placed second in Heavy Gun score Agg. with a 282 (5X).

Congrats to Ken! He proves that we better watch out for those sharp-shootin’ octogenarians!

NBRSA Record Schroeder

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November 25th, 2008

Tipton Multi-Jag Kits on Sale

Midway USA has the Tipton 12-piece multi-caliber Jag Kit on sale again. Now through Nov. 30th, you can purchase the Kit, item 582621, for $12.99, marked down from $16.99. The set 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. 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 17 Mach2 up to my 45/70. I use the jags for both rifle and pistol calibers. I like the fact that you can easily switch from a bigger jag to the next smaller size to adjust patch fit as the job requires.

Tipton Jag Kit

Midway also markets a 12-piece Jag Set with nickel-plated jags. This is a smart innovation that has been well-received by shooters. The nickel jags aren’t affected by solvents so they don’t give “false positives” when you’re cleaning copper fouling from your barrels. The Nickel Jag Kit, item 812503, is now on sale for just $17.99, marked down from $22.99. This sale price on the Nickel-Plated Jag Kit is good through Dec. 31, 2008.

Tipton Jag Kit

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November 25th, 2008

Traveler’s Guide for Gun Owners

Shooters Travel Guide gun lawsWe know many readers will be traveling to different states over the holidays. If you are carrying firearms for hunting, target shooting, or self-defense, you want to make sure you comply with all state and local laws during your journey. You could consult a team of lawyers, spend hours researching statutes on the internet, or you could simply get a copy of the Traveler’s Guide to Firearm Laws of the 50 States.

Available from the NRA Store website, the Traveler’s Guide includes key statutes for all 50 states plus contact information for state regulatory agencies and a section outlining interstate reciprocity.

Priced at $12.95, the Traveler’s Guide is a “must-have” for shooting enthusiasts and hunters who regularly travel across state lines to attend matches or visit new hunting grounds.

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