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May 9th, 2007

Precision Rifles on ShootingUSA TV

ShootingUSA, the leading shooting sports TV show, will feature a 6-part training series on precision rifle shooting. The Precision Rifle “Pro Tips” series will offer six lessons, delivered in six episodes (one per broadcast). Part One, dedicated to Rifle Fit, debuts tonight, May 9th, on the Outdoor Channel (9pm Eastern time, 6pm Pacific time).

Future episodes will include: Scope Settings, Shooting Positions, Practice Drills, Wind and Mil Dots, and Shooting Moving Targets. The on-camera host for this series is Bill Davison, Master Rifle Instructor for the respected TAC PRO Shooting Center. Bill says his mission is “…in getting you to a point where you can use your weaponry to it’s full advantage, whether it be to shoot prairie dogs, hunt mountain goats, compete in rifle competition, or to serve in Iraq..” Highlights for all 6 Lessons (with text and photos) are available right now on the website. Click this LINK, scroll to the bottom of the page, and hit the “GO” buttons to view text and photos for all six lessons.

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May 9th, 2007

6.5-284 for Long Range–Good Article

An excellent article by Robert Whitley on the 6.5-284 Cartridge is now available on the Precision Shooting magazine Website. From the PS home page, click the image for April 2007 (Volume 54 No. 12). If you don’t have Javascript enabled, here is a Direct Link to Robert’s Article.

Robert Whitley 6.5-284 cartridgeRobert’s article covers chambering, bullet selection, load development, and the use of the 6.5-284 in competition. Robert explains how he has tested a variety of long-range cartridge, and he keeps coming back to the 6.5-284 because its combination of accuracy, velocity, and recoil is hard to beat: “In past years, I have had the opportunity to set up and shoot a variety of long range prone rifles. These rifles have predominantly been chambered in cartridges that were 6mm, 6.5mm and 7mm. The cartridges tried included a 6XC, a 243 Winchester, a 6.5 x 284, a straight 284 Winchester, a 7mm Remington SAUM, and more recently, a 7mm/300 WSM. While I still am partial to the 7mms, after shooting all these cartridges … I find myself liking the 6.5 x 284 more than ever. [T]he 6.5 x 284 provides a well balanced combination of all the key factors needed for long range work (accuracy, velocity and down-range bullet performance, all with moderate recoil).”

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