The F Class basics series continues with information about ballistics and reloading.
Looking into F Class? Here's an intro to the sport.
We examine a method of quantifying the accuracy potential of match bullets.
We take an analytical look at the impact of annealing on case neck tension.
A walk through of the statistical analysis required to show how good a rifle's load really is.
There are a lot of ways to find a load that shoots well in your rifle. This is how I do it.
Hornady recently introduced a new ballistics calculator, called the 4DOF Ballistics Calculator. We investigate what it is and isn't.
Barrels come with different rifling types, and they all leave marks on the bullet. But do they impact the way it flies? We look at some US Army ballistics research to try to find an answer.
The RCBS ChargeMaster is one of the more popular automatic powder measurement devices on the market. We take a look at how well it works and what you can expect from it.
It's often said that a headwind is more difficult to shoot in than a crosswind. This article explores the differences.
The differences between various methods of calculating ballistic trajectories are investigated in this article. What's the difference between Point Mass and Pejsa? Find out.
Evaluating handloads is all about statistics. Learn about the optimal group size and how many groups you need to shoot if you want to get a handle on just how accurate your rifle is.
Confused about how to input pressure, temperature and humidity into a ballistics calculator? We untangle the details in this article.
Competition is demanding, and having the right scope optimized for the job is a big help. If you're a long distance benchrest or F class shooter, you'll be interested in the Nightforce Competition rifle scope.
An in-depth review of what just might be the best ballistics book on the market. Find out what you need to pay attention to, and what you don't.
If bullet stability seems complicated, that's because it is. We take a look at gyroscopic and dynamic stability, and how they interact with each other.
High magnification scopes are getting very expensive. We take a look at a more affordable model from Sightron - the fixed power 36X SII.
There are some dimensions that matter more than others when selecting a match rifle chamber. This article covers the basics.
There is a lot of equipment you need to get started in reloading. There is also a lot of gear you don't. This guide will help you know the difference.
We take a look at the Cadillac of hand priming tools - the adjustable, stainless unit from 21st Century Shooting.
Annealing brass necks can increase the life of your cases. But why? We'll take a look at the materials science behind cartridge brass annealing.
The RCBS Rock Chucker has been around for ages, and remains one of the most popular single stage reloading press. We take a look at the newest version.
The lowly hand stop gets some attention. Here we take a look at how good a hand stop can get and what you get for your money.
Choosing a custom rifle barrel for a competition rifle is complicated. Or is it? There are so many options - material, contour, rifling, twist. Get started here with a little knowledge.
Barnard of New Zealand makes some impressive actions. We take a look at a new Barnard Model P single shot bolt action before it gets sent off to have a barrel installed.
Reading the wind is critical calibrating your sites for long range shooting. But how do you calibrate your eyes? A wind meter may be just the ticket.
Your rifle is only as good as your sights. We take a close up look at one of the best - the Warner Tool Company #2 rear sight.
Get a base line understanding of the nomenclature and important aspects of rifle cartridge cases from the perspective of a precision marksman.
Not all brass is created equal. To find out how unequal, we made detailed measurements of a batch of brand new 6mm XC brass. It's good, but good case prep can make it better.
A chapter by chapter summary and review of the modern day Bible of ballistics. Engineers will love this, but there's something for the rest of us too.
What are the effects of a barrel's twist rate on a bullet's stability? Can you over-spin a bullet?
A fluted barrel is stiffer. Or is it? Here we take a look at what fluting does to your barrel and how it might impact accuracy.
The unexpectedly complex world of action screws and how to figure out how high to torque them, and why it might not matter.