October 17th, 2009

October Birthday Bash — Bulletin Highlights from 2009

The Editor Speaketh: For the past two and a half years, every day I’ve prepared new Daily Bulletin postings for you guys. Rain or shine, without a single day off — 956 days in a row to be precise. But today’s my birthday, and, well, I decided to take a day off and go shooting.

Don’t fret — so dedicated readers don’t go through Bulletin withdrawal, here are quick links to some of our “Greatest Hits” from 2009 — the coolest videos and the most interesting stories. For each item, click the blue link to read the full, original story. NOTE: when you get to the bottom of the page, click “Older Posts” for even MORE Greatest Hits!

As for me … I’ll be sending some lead downrange.

Greatest Hits: Anschutz Photo Shoot Video — Babes ‘N Arms”
Great-looking blond handling state-of-the-art German firearams. What’s not to like?

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Amazing Kurzzeit Slow-Mo Bullet Videos

LINK: Ten-Minute Masterpiece of Slow-Mo from Kurzzeit
Werner Mehl of Kurzzeit.com produced a 10-minute video for the 2009 Shot Show. When syndicated via YouTube, this video became an internet phenomenon. It has been watched over 1.42 million times! Employing cameras that deliver up to 1,000,000 (one million) frames per second, Mehl’s bullet flight video has been called “astounding”, “mesmerizing”, and a “work of art.” If you haven’t seen it yet, sit back and enjoy!

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Money-Saving Bipod Swivel Adjuster Kits

LINK: Make Your Own Swivel Bipod Adjustment Handles
Save $15-20 by assembling your own easy-adjusting bipod handles with components from T-Nuts.com.

Permalink Gear Review, Hot Deals 1 Comment »
October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Revolutionary March Eyepiece Zoom Scope

LINK: March 33-55x52mm ‘Eyepiece Zoom’ Scope
This is a revolutionary new high-magnification scope, with the zoom in the eyepiece. It provides all a BR shooter could want… from 100 to 1000 yards.

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Savage Showcases Accuracy at 1169 Yards

LINK: Savage Long-Range Rifle 1169-yard Shot
You have to love a company that demonstrates the accuracy of its product at 1169 yards. Cool video indeed.

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Ballistics App for I-Pods and I-Phones

LINK: Advanced Ballistics Program for I-Phones and I-Pods
Apple’s I-Phone and I-Pod offer a superb user interface with serious computing power. Here’s a very trick software App (good enough for the U.S. military) that runs ballistic calcs and even has a bullet database.

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Texas Twins Showcase Eliseo TubeGuns

LINK: Eliseo You-Tube Gun Video from the Cole Twins
Rockin’ soundtrack and tack-drivin’ Tube Guns made this one of our most popular videos ever. Them Cole boys from Texas can shoot….

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Machining Art from John Loh

LINK: John Loh Rest Donated for World BR Championships
Can a rest be a work of art? Yes, it can — when crafted by John Loh of JJ Industries. John, one of the great guys in the sport, donated this rest to support the U.S. Team at the BR Worlds in South Africa.

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Williamsport 1000-Yard Benchrest School

LINK: Williamsport Benchrest School Slide Show
Sebastian Reist attended the 2009 Williamsport 1000-yard BR school. A talented professional photographer, Sebastian did a superb job capturing the highlights of his Williamsport 1K training weekend in a marvelous slideshow, complete with sound track. Photos and slideshow courtesy www.sreistphotography.com.

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Hydro-Dip Stock Graphics

LINK: Water Transfer Printing for Stocks
Using a water-dipping process, the folks at Hydro-Dip LLC in Idaho produce stunning photo-realistic graphic coverings for gun stocks. And it costs less than a custom paint job.


Permalink Gunsmithing, New Product No Comments »
October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: $12K Hensoldt Zeiss Super-Scope

LINK: Hensoldt Zeiss 6-24x72mm SAM
This 6-24x72mm Hensoldt may be the most advanced rifle scope on the planet. With a price of $11,979.95, it is certainly one of the most expensive. Take a 360° tour with this cool video from Hensoldt Zeiss.

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Reaction Time Test

LINK: Web-based Human Reaction Time Test
For action shooting competitors, reaction time is key to success. Check your reaction time with this fun online game from HumanBenchmark.com. FYI, the average (median) reaction time is 215 milliseconds.

CLICK HERE for Reaction Time Test >>>>>>>>

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Rifle Barrel Blow-Up Caught on Video

LINK: Shocking Video of Catastrophic Barrel Failure
Sweet Mother of Mercy, watch the barrel of this hunter’s Browning A-Bolt rifle peel back like a banana skin. Obstructed barrel? Probably… but whatever the cause, this is an amazing and profoundingly frightening video.

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Record-Setting Liquid-Cooled Heavy Gun

LINK: Joel Pendergraft’s Record-Setting Heavy Gun
For years innovative benchresters have experimented with liquid-cooled barrels. Joel Pendergraft was one of the first to really succeed with the concept. Joel’s monster set a new pending 3.048″ ten-shot world record, beating the existing NBRSA, IBS, and Original Williamsport Clubs’ all-time 10-shot Heavy Gun group records.

Joel Pendergraft

Joel Pendergraft

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Nightforce NXS vs. Nightforce BR Model

LINK: Nightforce NXS vs. Benchrest Model Compared
OK, what really are the differences between Nightforces NXS and Benchrest models… beyond the obvious? In this informative video, Nightforce Exec Kyle Brown provides definitive answers.

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October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Hornady Hydraulic Forming Die

LINK: Hydraulic Case-Forming Die
H20 and a hammer is all you need to form “improved” cases if you have one of Hornady’s hydraulic forming dies. Put a water-filled case in the die and slip in the piston from the top. A couple of stong wacks with a lead-faced mallet and “presto” you have formed cases. No powder, bullets, or fire-forming barrel needed.

Permalink Bullets, Brass, Ammo, Gunsmithing No Comments »
October 17th, 2009

Greatest Hits: Indexable Rimfire Action

LINK: Bill Myers’ Indexable Rimfire Action
Does the rotational position of a rimfire barrel (relative to the action) affect accuracy? Many smart folks think it does. But how can you set the barrel at different rotational orientations to find what position works best. Bill Myers came up with a clever answer. Using a cone breech (so extractor position doesn’t matter), Bill fits a bushing on the end of the barrel, which is then clamped by the action.. This allows the barrel to be rotated without altering headspace.

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