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Ballistics

Ballistics, the science of projectiles and firearms.

Scope calibration is an important step to truing your ballistic software. If you have not calibrated and tested your scope for accuracy, you cannot expect positive results at distance using your ballistic solver. If you follow the truing directions with any ballistic app out there, scope calibration is a big part of the instructions.  No... Read more »
Sniper’s Hide takes a first look at the new Vectronix Terrapin X laser rangefinder. This unit replaces the discontinued Terrapin laser that all the Sniper’s Hide members truly loved and embraced.   The new Terrapin X is completely redesigned and is very different from the original model. With a similar advertised range of 11m to... Read more »
This debate is never going to end, but we should agree on the facts. Every day we see the uninformed arguments how one angular unit of measurement is better than the other. The truth of the matter is, one is not better, they are just different ways of breaking down the same thing. Personally, outside... Read more »
Training Lesson, Zero Offset I get asked all the time; “how do I switch ammunition types mid stream like at a competition and understand my offset.” Just about every ballistic solver has an offset utility, or as some note, a zero offset. It’s not necessary to use to get your initial DOPE, so many people... Read more »
Meter Testing, the Witt Machine, Integrally Suppressed Ruger Precision Rifle Before I get started, I want to thank RayDog from ThunderBeast Arms for coming out to the range with their B&K2209 Sound Meter. Ray and TBAC were gracious enough to support this project, their expertise in this area was an important component. If you have... Read more »
The $1500 space for rifle scopes is particularly saturated right now. That is not a bad thing; it just means the end-user has more options to choose from, which from our perspective is great. Sightmark has entered this space with the 5-30x Pinnacle rifle scope. The Sightmark Pinnacle 5-30x lands itself smack in the middle... Read more »
Online Training Lesson: Mechanics of a Rifle Cant Canting your Rifle A lot people have read my article on setting up your precision rifle with a small amount cant built in based on the shooter. This serves several purposes, the main is to protect from subconsciously canting the rifle.  The body has a natural hold,... Read more »
APO Custom Shop – Tactical Hunter 308K-LW by Adam Wilson APO Marksmanship Activities Coordinator I’ve spent enough time carrying precision rifles as an Army Sniper and as a professional firearms instructor to understand there’s a time and place for everything or more accurately, every rifle. Some situations call for a big bore extreme long range... Read more »
Precision Rifle Training
Lessons Learned: Precision Rifle Training After Action Report It’s a been a busy two months since the Sniper’s Hide Team Challenge in Colville WA. Two blocks of classes in Alaska, some mixed in private instruction and a Class with Long Gun Training in Upstate NY. All told in this time period we saw 90 shooters... Read more »
The Rise of the Obstinate It’s been said, more than once for sure, that ownership does not equal competence. Just ask all the guys who have wrapped their $100,000 sports car around a telephone pole. Sure they owned a Lamborghini, but the first time they kicked it in the ass they wrecked it. We see... Read more »
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