Use Enough Glass – Selecting a Spotting Scope

Peeping Hipster

Peeping Hipster

If you are going to do any long-range hunting, or if you want to improve your marksmanship beyond 50 yards, you need a spotting scope. You can’t learn & grow your skills if you can’t see what your current performance is. Not knowing where your last bullet hit will hold back your development as a shooter. And running downrange to examine your target repeatedly is going to tire you out and piss off your fellow marksmen.

A binocular is fine out to 50 yards, but beyond that distance the lack of magnification is a problem.

And, no, the scope on your rifle is not “good enough”, even if it is a fancy German brand. It doesn’t have enough magnification, and you don’t want to get into the habit of aiming your gun at everything that you want a closer look at.

If you want to improve your skills with a long gun, and get your guns sighted in correctly, you need a spotting scope. In optics, you generally get the quality that you pay for. Below, I will address some of the considerations that you need to think about before choosing a spotting scope.

Cheap Guns

Skinflint

Skinflint

Kahr Arms has been pursuing a 2-tiered product strategy for a few years now. When they entered the market, they sold high-quality pistols at pricepoints higher than Glock.  They now sell a high-end version of a gun, as well as a low-end version.  The potential benefit is access to a category of customers that normally wouldn’t be considering your product.  The risk in such strategies is that you might negatively impact the sales of the high-end gun more than you gain from the sales of the low-end gun; and that you might dilute your brand’s perception.  The vendor must be careful in designing their product tiers to clearly differentiate the tiers for the customer.

 

The Experts Agree: The 1911 Sucks!

Mind...Blown

Mind…Blown

I promised Crapgame that I wouldn’t gloat.

But a very well-known gunblogger and 1911 gunsmith has come out against the 1911 design:

Hilton Yam: My Personal Path Away From The 1911

SaysUncle picked up the story, and it’s going to get a lot of attention.

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Obama Assault on The Second Amendment

Asshole-in-Chief

Asshole-in-Chief

Well, to anyone that was paying attention to who Barack Obama really was when he first ran for U.S. Senate, it was clear that he was a calculating socialist with a well-funded public-relations team.  A look at the traitorous mob that he surrounded himself with (the Chicago Machine, Bill Ayers, etc.) cemented the impression that his true values were unAmerican to the core.

But he was an eager, brazen liar, and he employed many other liars (of various skill levels of lying), and he had the zealous unquestioning support of the liberal media behind him.  And he coasted into office despite his lack of qualifications and many unanswered questions about his past.

Since taking office, he has put into motion a wide variety of schemes to undermine the traditional American way of life and traditional social values.  Some were overt maneuvers; some were hidden.  But all were calculated to adhere to his mentor Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals.

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Why the Navy Yard Shooter Did It

CTRL+ALT+DEL

CTRL+ALT+DEL

We have all seen the news stories of the Navy Yard Massacre.  Those of you who go beyond the biased MSM will know that Alexis had some serious mental problems, and that his employer failed to complete his background check.  You also know that, despite the MSM bleating about it for days, there was no AR-15 involved.

But lost in the blizzard of disinformation is: why did Alexis do it?  What made him follow Joe Biden’s advice (“Get a shotgun”), and saw the stock off while writing cryptic messages on the gun?  What made him snap?

Clearly, this must be it:

Aaron Alexis carried copy of Microsoft Office, other disks into Navy Yard building

What Alexis did was wrong and monstrous.  But, having used the newest version of Office, I understand.  Ballmer could screw up anything without really trying.  He should do what George Costanza postulated, and do the exact opposite of what his instincts tell him to do.  I mean, raising the price of the Surface2/SurfacePro2, after the first ones didn’t sell?  That is some industrial-strength denial at work, to arrive at that decision.

Of course, this is just the excuse that dessicated ratchet-jaw Nancy Pelosi (D-LaLaLand) needs to ban MS Office.

"One more lift and I'll have pubic hair on my chest!"

“One more lift and I’ll have pubic hair on my chest!”

 

Act in haste, repent at leisure…

DIPSHIT

DIPSHIT

Once again, the mad dash towards gun control has resulted in complications that need to be worked out.

Dirty Andy” Cuomo had to revise his love-letter to the Brady Bunch to exempt the law-enforcement personnel that he mistakenly targeted with his absurd magazine ban.

The Connecticut legislatterns who sprinted to ram a punitive package of gun laws down the throats of people who hadn’t done anything wrong have started the process of clarifying and modifying the mess they made.

And there are issues with Dyslexic Dan’s gun control wet dream.

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