Educational Zone #8 – 5.56 Military Ammo Accuracy

My friend Tman and I went to the range to test various types of 5.56 ammo.I used my DPMS Sweet Sixteen, with a 16 inch stainless heavy barrel, chrome bolt, Accuwedge, Leupold 6.5 X 20 X 50 scope, etc. It is a fine shooter as you will see in a moment.This is it. I fired 2 rounds to foul the barrel and then shot 8, five-shot groups, at 100 yards, as numbered below. There were no “called” flyers. Only one [...]

Educational Zone #5 – Solving Accuracy Problems with Handloading

Some of you may remember when I posted on AR15.com about finally finding and buying a clean 1917 Enfield. Mine is a great example of this weapon. I have seen many in museums that are not anywhere near as clean. The problem is that, like almost all examples of this rifle, the bore is pretty well shot. This rifle was manufactured and used during the days of corrosive primers, and the users usually didn’t wash the [...]

Educational Zone #3 – Sniper Practice

I went with my friend brianksain and a couple of his SWAT Sniper buddies to their practice sessions today.We were all shooting our Accuracy International AE rifles, in .308. We started out shooting at “movers” at 50 yards. We stapled a silhouette target to a long pole and one of us walked behind the berm and displayed the target for a few seconds. The shooter had to identify the target and get off a shot [...]
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