Getting An Interest In ISSF

The ISSF Channel

Since attending the London Olympics Shooting Events in August 2012 I have become more and more interested in the ISSF Target Shooting disciplines.  So much so that I tune into the ISSF Channel on YouTube to get my discipline fix.

I have always been a firm believer in studying and practicing multiple shooting disciplines.  This allows me to take something from those disciplines and build it into my own chosen shooting sports to experiment with.

ISSF Prone Rifle

Positive Feedback – Never Get Tired Of It

Comments & Kind Words Of Thanks

Recently I have had a lot of interest ‘Hits‘ on my shootNbreeze You Tube Channel featuring Demonstrations of Rifle Reloading / Handloading & Firearms Maintenance procedures that I carry out.

I just wanted to say a Big Thank You to everyone who takes the time to reply with feedback; comments and questions especially the Positive :D ones, as it makes the time and effort I put into my Videos and this Blog all worth while.  It really is much appreciated.

Long May It Continue

Lapua & Anschutz Batch Testing

An Alternative St Patrick’s Day 

I had a shooters alternative St Patrick’s Day this year.  There was no mid afternoon pints of the ‘Black Stuff’ on offer just lots of ‘Golden Nuggets’ of Lapua Centre X brass casings on display.

Four weeks ago I brought my Anschutz 1710 along for what is becoming an annual event of Lapua Batch testing to Dungannon Rifle & Pistol Club.  In 2012 I had great success with my selected Lapua Centre X as I obtained great shooting results to secure 1st Place and both National Smallbore Rifle Silhouette Shooting Titles including the Aggregate Title.  I am now hoping to retain those Titles in 2013 and I feel that Lapua Centre X married with my Anschutz 1710 can help me to obtain those Shooting Golds.

Shooting An 1891 Gustaf 6.5×55

The Real Swede

I had the pleasure of running a half dozen rounds of factory 6.5×55 down the tube of a well seasoned 1891 (matching numbers) Carl Gustaf on a very unseasonable chilly Easter Sunday morning.

A fellow shooting enthusiast from our club had recently purchased this fine firearm after a well established mission to seek one out at the recent British Shooting Show that we attended on February 9th & 10th.

Sights At 300

Under Lock & Key

Why Trigger Locks?

Up until recently I was a bit dismissive of the firearms trigger lock, an unnecessary expense and a little cumbersome were two reasons.  I thought why do I need one when I am the only person handling my firearms!  I take them from the safe, they are always unloaded until ready to be fired at the range and they are placed back in the safe ‘any bolt action rifle has the Bolt and Magazine removed and the firearm is unloaded before leaving the range

Two weeks ago that all changed when I learned of a tragedy; this got me thinking and to re-examine my firearms security from a different perspective.

Consistency Is In Your Cleaning

Carbon Fouling In Primer Pocket

You might think that cleaning Brass has become an OCD with me recently but I can guarantee you that it hasn’t.  I like to ensure that I can obtain the same consistency with every case that I prepare and load.  It is believed that consistency is key to good shooting and that all starts with the fundamentals of firearm and ammunition maintenance.  The old saying a ‘bad workman blames his tools’ is reason enough to put that extra effort into consistent case preparation, consistent powder charges and consistent bullet seating.  As a shooter we have enough variables outside of our control to think about and adjust too on a day out at the range or in the field without the added overhead of those within our control before we leave the reloading bench.

Club Silhouette Shoot March 24th

Not Just Cold Turkey @ BRC But Cold Fingers Too

BRC Shooting Club held their 2nd Club Silhouette Shoot of the Calendar year yesterday on March 24th, 2013.  We had a tidy little attendance considering the cold snap of weather biting every extremity that lay unwrapped and exposed, especially the trigger finger.

It’s very important to keep the blood warm and flowing in your trigger finger to ensure that you can feel that moment when your trigger is about to release / break.

Ejection Not Rejection!

Altering Anschutz Match 54 Action Ejector

Ejecting an empty Lapua Centre X or Eley Tenex .22 case from my Anschutz 1710 has become a bit of a nuisance lately as approximately 3 from ever 5 cases ejected will flop around like a fish out of water and spill back into the breech and loading port. This becomes a problem when a fresh round is chambered as the spent brass gets caught up in the bolt face or breech and can also strip lead from the fresh round which could cause the bullet to lose accuracy.  This problem can also knock you out of your shooting position as you look to clear the empty brass from the loading port.