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Springfield M1A rifle and steel plate

Optics

The Scout Scope

The scout scope is a riflescope mounted forward of the receiver on the barrel. While this type of mount has been used for many years, in modern use the arrangement is called a scout scope. Thus, the obvious feature of the Scout Rifle is a forward mounted scope. This profile is similar to Colonel Jeff Cooper’s Scout Rifle concept and worthy of field work today.

LMT AR-15 rifles at SHOT Show 2019

Airguns

SHOT Show 2019 Recap

The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) 41st Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT), wrapped up its four-day run with many successes. While…Read More >

Kel-Tec CP33

Firearms

New Product Round Up — SHOT Day 3

Guns, Guns, and more Guns! Taurus has a new .22 LR target pistol that rocked the range. If you liked, Maxim Defense’s CQB stocked, you are about to blown away with the PDX! Beyond some of the finest ammunition on the market, Hornady is owning the security segment—and for good reason. Check out all of these offerings and more in The Shooter’s Log’s latest SHOT Show coverage.

Savage 110 rifle topped with a Riton scope

Firearms

Affordable Precision — Riton RT-S MOD 7 Meets Savage 110 Tactical

Having owned several $3,000-$5,000 precision rifles, the quest for accuracy can be expensive. The goal of this build was a rig with fine, precise accuracy with a price tag most shooters could afford. At full MSRP this complete ready to shoot setup is under $1,800 including gun, optic, rings, and magazine and easily delivers sub-.5-inch 100-yard groups—all day long.

Riton scope mounted on a Savage Axis rifle

Optics

Review: Savage Axis With Riton MOD-5 4-16×50

Recently, the author wrote about his new love affair with the .243 caliber rifle. Since rediscovering this diminutive, yet lethal caliber, he’s set up several guns with the right optic. For his latest long-range varmint gun, I chose a Riton Mod5 4-16×50 wide field of view scope. If you’ve done any serious varminting, you know that an extra 20 or 30 feet of vision at distance can really help you get on target quickly.

Bob Campbell shooting an Ar-15 rifle with a rifle scope

Gun Gear

How to Choose a Rifle Scope

I am asked about rifles scopes and red dot sights often. Which one should I buy, is just under who should I marry in the overall importance, and very hard to answer for another person. When you add that the student doesn’t know exactly what they are going to do with the rifle scope, the answer is even more elusive. The bottom line is the budget.

Savage Axis rifle topped with a Riton Optics scope

Firearms

.243 Rifles — Sorry Honey, I Have a New Love

You would think, being an avid hunter and given the number kids as I’ve introduced to hunting and shooting, I would have discovered the .243 Winchester a lot sooner than I did. My path was rather long and circuitous. I was close a couple of times, but never realized what I was missing until a change in the hunting regulations forced me to shoot the .243.

Shooter and spotter adjusting a rifle scope

How To

The Pros and Cons of Turret Dialing

Turret dialing is a great way to aim precisely at extreme range targets—but it’s not perfect. Before you wed yourself to a turret dialing scope, you should consider your targeting needs and how they balance with the pros and cons of turret dialing scopes.