November 22nd, 2017

How Quick Are You? Take the Reaction-Time Test

reaction time test

Precision rifle shooters don’t have to hit a big-league fastball, or launch a top-fuel dragster in the blink of an eye. Nonetheless, reaction times are important in our sport — both for competitive shooters and hunters. Want to catch that prairie dog before he slips down his hole? You’ll need to be quick. Want to win at short-range benchrest? Then you’ll need to watch your windflags and respond quickly to a change. Miss a major wind-shift and you could ruin your whole weekend.

Here’s a fun test of reaction times from HumanBenchmark.com. The way it works is that, after clicking “Start”, you wait until the background color changes from red to green. The instant you see green, immediately click your mouse. The average (median) reaction time is 215 milliseconds. Hint: If you keep your finger “preloaded” in contact with your mouse button you can shave some milliseconds — but don’t “jump the gun”.


CLICK HERE to Take Reaction Time Test…

reaction time test

Tips for Faster Times
Here are three tips to speed up your reaction times:

1) Respond to the color change (by itself), rather than wait to read the word “CLICK!” after the box shifts to green.
2) Try focusing at the corner of the box, rather than the center. This may help you react “without thinking”.
3) Have your index finger “poised and ready” over the left button–you can shave milliseconds by very slightly depressing the button before you actually click.

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April 23rd, 2013

Hard-to-Find Hodgdon Powders at Cabela’s (Limited Quantities)

Cabelas.com has just made available some of the hard-to-find Hodgdon propellants, in 1-lb containers. H4831sc, Benchmark, H380, Hybrid 100V, Retumbo, H414 are all showing as “in stock” with prices ranging from $22.99 to $27.99 per pound, with a $20.00 HazMat fee. There is a catch — purchasers are limited to two (2) pounds of any Hodgdon powder product per order, per day. The 1-lb containers of H4831sc are currently on sale at $25.99, marked down from $27.99. NOTE: Varget was available earlier today at Cabelas.com, but Varget actually sold out minutes before this story was published. Good luck grabbing some of the other powders!

CLICK HERE: Cabelas.com Hodgdon Powder

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