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Older Hunters…Heavier Bullets

Hornady's .358 Winchester
Hornady’s .358 Winchester

Dick Dietz, long-time PR man for Remington, is credited with the sage observation that, as men get older, they like “their wine dryer, their steaks rarer, and their bullets heavier.” Continue reading Older Hunters…Heavier Bullets

Long-Range Mountain Shooting with Aaron Davidson


Aaron Davidson brings his entertaining and informative seminar to the 2014 SCI Convention in Las Vegas. With everything invested in that one shot, it pays to know how to make the corrections required for angles, air density changes, and tough winds.

First, we’ll walk you through using a ballistic program and creating usable ballistic charts.  Then, we’ll overview the different corrections required, how much the point of impact change could be, and some simple methods that will allow precise compensation.  Finally, we’ll cover necessary gear to make that one shot count.



Hornady puts the fun back into shooting!


For 2014, Hornady Custom Lite ammunition now offers hunters reduced recoil and muzzle blast from standard cartridges, and puts the fun back into shooting for kids, women, or any shooter looking to keep recoil to a minimum while still enjoying the use of their favorite rifle. Loaded with either the Hornady SST or Interlock RN bullet, Custom Lite ammunition is designed to deliver less felt recoil and a modified trajectory that still provides accurate, deadly, and dependable performance. Custom Lite ammunition will be available hornadycustomliterifledirthnt4evr110113in most popular rifle calibers from .243 to .300 Winchester Magnum.

Free Ballistic Turret

Zeiss recently announced the Zeiss/Kenton Industries Custom Turret Promotion. Purchase a new CONQUEST HD5 riflescope as part of the promotion, and receive your choice of either a LR Hunter or Speed Dial Custom Kenton Turret, calibrated for your specific load.   Eligible models for the promotion are the CONQUEST HD5 3-15×42 #20 reticle with Lockable Target Turret, and the CONQUEST HD5 5-25×50 #20 reticle with Lockable Target Turret. The retail value for the free custom elevation turret is $125.


“As shooting equipment technology becomes more advanced, Zeiss is offering superior solutions to increase accuracy at longer ranges,” stated Mike Jensen, President of Carl Zeiss Sports Optics USA. “With our custom turret system, you just need to set the dial to the number 4 for 400 yards and you are done. No complicated math, no color codes to compensate for the bullet drop. The numbered markings on the custom turret by Kenton Industries are easy to read and intuitive. This system is simply the best solution for all mid- to long-range shooters.  Our new CONQUEST HD5 Riflescopes with 5x SuperZoom provide maximum brightness, image quality and field of view at an incredible value compared to other premium riflescopes.  Now add the convenience of a standard “no-hold-over“ PLEX reticle with the Kenton custom target turret and you have an extremely accurate and very robust long-range shooting setup.”

To receive a free Zeiss/Kenton Custom Ballistic Turret, the qualifying CONQUEST HD5 Riflescope must be purchased from an authorized ZEISS dealer between 07/01/2013 and 09/30/2013. Complete offer details and order forms can be found at www.kentonindustries.com or at www.zeiss.com/sports. Customers need to mail-in the completed order form together with a copy of the sales receipt.  Once approved, the custom turret should ship within 2 to 3 weeks and is very easy to install. The order form requires typical ballistic information such as: cartridge, ammunition type (factory or handload), bullet weight, zero in range etc.  This offer is valid for U.S. customers only.

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