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August 11th, 2007

New "CARB-Out" from Inventor of "Wipe-Out" Foam

Chemist and entrepreneur Terry Paul, creator of Wipe-Out foam bore cleaner, has come up with a new product, “CARB-Out”. This is specifically designed to remove carbon from rifle bores, including the stubborn carbon ring that can build up with extended firings.

Initial test reports are very promising. CARB-out is out-performing Shooters Choice and Hoppes Elite (aka MPro-7), two of the most popular carbon solvents on the market. Terry Paul claims his new “CARB-Out” will “knock out stubborn carbon rings better than anything out there–you don’t need abrasives anymore.” One of the “superstars” of short-range benchrest, we’ll just call him “Mr. T” for his first name, has been using “CARB-Out” in major matches this year. It has replaced Iosso paste in his cleaning kit.

Terry Paul SharpShoot-R CARB-Out

You can order “CARB-Out” from SharpShoot-R™ Precision Products, Terry’s company, or from MidwayUSA, which expects to receive its first supplies of CARB-Out next week. At MidwayUSA, CARB-Out costs $8.49 for an 8 oz. aerosol bottle (item #312649). For more info, call SharpShoot-R™ at (785) 883-4444. Terry himself might just answer the phone.

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August 11th, 2007

Stick-on Reading Lenses for Shooting Glasses

Those who are far-sighted, and older shooters with presbyopia, may have difficultly focusing on close objects. At the range, this may make it difficult to read range cards, printed come-up tables, or even the “fine print” found in manuals for chronographs and othershooting accessories. The instructions for this writer’s chronograph are sufficiently obtuse and hard-to-remember that I always bring the operator’s manual to the range. But if I can’t read the print, having the instructions won’t help.

rifle shooting lens insert

Here’s a solution for shooters who need better close-up vision. Magellan’s sells stick-on inserts that mount to any glass or plastic lenses. Water is the adhesive–the surface tension effect of H20 is enough to keep the lens inserts in place. But this also lets you easily move the magnifying lenses from one set of glasses to another. These Optx 20/20 Lenses, Magellan’s Item #BA726, cost $24.85. Magellan’s notes: “Flexible Optx 20/20 lenses hold fast by their own molecular attraction (no adhesive needed) and can be peeled off and reattached many times.”

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