For those who may never have heard of the SHOT Show (Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade) it is the largest gun show in the world. Unfortunately, because it is a trade show, it is not open to the public. That does not mean you will not have a front row seat at The Shooter’s Log. We have been busy running from booth to booth to discover what’s new in Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns, Airguns, Accessories, and Optics. Be sure to check back each day as we add to the new products coverage and feel free to leave us a message in the comments section if there is something or someone you would like us to check out for you!
Posts Tagged ‘Burris’
One of the trends I am seeing in the market is the optics manufacturers really starting to push to deliver exponential jumps in quality. The Burris’ premier XTR II lineup is definitely one of the optic lines pushing the envelope of higher quality.
Smart shooters know that less is often more when it comes to dialing magnification on a riflescope. The new XTR II 1-8x24mm gives shooters the benefit of a true 1x optic—excellent situational awareness with a wide field of view and both-eyes-open shooting, quick target acquisition for fast initial and follow-up shots, and improved marksmanship from improvised shooting positions thanks to less perceived reticle wobble.
With big game seasons right around the corner, you want to make sure your gear is good to go. Before heading out, here are a few top recommendations to ensure your optics are game ready:
According to the U.S. Army Laboratory Command (Small Arms Technology Assessment: Individual Infantryman’s Weapon, Volume I, March 1990 to be specific), 98% of all targets across all terrain are engaged at less than 600 meters, 90% less than 400 meters, and in urban terrain, 90% less than 50 meters. With this in mind, we need the ability to be able to reach targets beyond the 15-25 yard lines, but it is unlikely we will ever shoot beyond 600 meters in a defensive or even hunting situation.
When considering a firearm for home defense there are three choices, the handgun, rifle, and shotgun. There are many arguments for either, and the choice must fit your lifestyle.
Red dot sights are plentiful, and the plethora of choices makes them confusing. Some are cheap products best suited to .22-caliber rimfire firearms. Others are service grade and often expensive. While quality is never a bad investment, most of us are interested in a durable sight, with good features, at an affordable price. Enter the AR-F3.
Burris has upped its game and shown a solid move toward supporting tactical and competitive shooters with the introduction of
Predators thrive in the dark, which hides them while they are waiting to pounce. To stop these things that go
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed third-day reports on new optics introduced at the show. The big challenge for a shooter these days is matching the right optic to the right firearm at the right price. Fortunately, manufacturers have been busy adding features to lower-end models to make them more appealing to a broader range of shooters. And at the top end, you’ll be able to find truly astonishing high-end glass. Here’s a look at new riflescopes, dot sights, lasers, and other optics coming this year.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their first reports on new ammunition and accessories introduced at the show. With ammo makers utilizing all their capacity, and running virtually 24/7, to feed the 2013 buying frenzy, you wouldn’t expect to see a significant number of new offerings this year—but you would be wrong.
Given the rate products are flying off the shelves at Cheaper Than Dirt! and elsewhere around the country, it’s not worth being too picky in deciding which products deserve flavor of the week treatment, so I am not going to even try. I have already played with a whole goodie bag full of new offerings this year and will roll out a handful of new products each week, so enjoy and keep checking back!
The AR or Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR) has become the most modular multipurpose shooting platform in history. Whether you prefer
My AR-15 is wearing a new optic and I think it’s a fantastic value for the money. I get to look through many of different scopes here at Cheaper Than Dirt, so it takes clear glass to impress me. When I picked up an MTAC awhile back and looked through it, I thought “Wow!” When I found out Burris wants less than $400 for them, I ordered one that day.