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March 13th, 2007

Better B.C. with Pointed Bullet Tips

John Whidden Pointing Bullet DieAce long-range shooter John Whidden has introduced a new bullet-pointing system that promises to improve the B.C. of match bullets significantly. John tells us that “tests have shown these bullets to have a typical B.C. increase of about 35 to 40 points as compared to bullets right out of the box,” and at 1000 yards, “we usually see them impact about 1-1.5 MOA higher. We have reports of .224 80-grainers shooting 2.5 MOA higher just by pointing.” The proof is in the shooting. Our own Jason Baney has experimented with Clinch Rivers that had the tips pointed up (not by John though). Jason reports: “Shot round-robin, with my 6BR, 5-shot group centers were 18″+ apart vertically. In other words, the pointed bullets flew 1.75MOA flatter to 1025 yards. This number has been repeated in matches at Williamsport.”

What about trimming meplats instead? Well, that does make bullet to bullet B.C. more consistent, but, unfortunately, it reduces the B.C. somewhat at the same time. Pointing the bullet tips with a special pointing die raises the effective B.C. and makes the B.C. more consistent by taking the ragged edges off the meplats. For more info, call John Whidden at (229) 686-1911 or visit

Whidden Gun Works

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March 13th, 2007

Donations Needed for Youth Team

In August of this summer, the United States Under 21 and Under 25 Rifle Teams will be competing in the World Championships in Ottawa, Canada. The Young Eagles Team consists of 20 young men and women who will be competing for the title of World Champion. The total cost of travel and match fees for the team in 2007 will be no less than $95,000. Team members supply all their own equipment, rifles and ammunition and raise some of the money themselves. The Team is a long way from achieving its financial goal and needs your support.

To make a donation CLICK HERE. This will bring you right into the donations page. Be sure to designate the USA Young Eagles as the recipient. All donations are tax deductible through Palma Promotions. Additional information can be found at:

On behalf of the team, I thank you for your support. — Vanessa Warner, Fundraising Coordinator, 2007 USA Young Eagles Rifle Team.

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