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The Everyday Sniper Podcast: Episode 269 Road Tripping
Okay Everyday Sniper Listeners, Marc and Frank are on the Road driving to Dubuque Iowa for our next set of classes. We just left Minnesota after a short pit stop at JP Rifles. Happy Birthday Adam!
We had a great class in MN with the guys at the Gopher Rifle and Revolver club, we more importantly we are answering your questions.
You asked, we answered, and had a little fun with it as we drive the backroads. I think we have another fun podcast here for you all. We love those mountains with the four big heads...
Hope you enjoy, thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast
The Everyday Sniper Podcast: Nebraska After Action, American Pie Edition
Hello from the heartland everybody, Marc and Frank have taken the show on the road and we are coming at you from Imperial Nebraska. Home to JM Precision, and we just finished a class for Jake McDaniel.
We out here on the road building marksman and giving you our lessons learned. We break it down just like you were in class.
The Imperceivable Press
Sir Marcus Taylor - Doper of Gravity
It's all great fun and we hope you enjoy this, please challenge us, we want to hear from you. Tell us what you want us to talk about ?
Thanks for listening thanks for sharing.
The Everyday Sniper Podcast: Berger No BS BC Part 7, Reloading for Long Range
This is Part One of Reloading for Long Range Shooting. This is another masterclass lesson on the Do's and Don't of precision reloading.
In Part One we go over:
Primers and details around Primer depth and methodology
Dies and Primer Tools
As I said, this is a multi-Listen event. If you have questions for part two be sure to head over to Sniper's Hide to ask it. Thanks again to Bryan and Emil for a great discussion.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 265: Alaska in July Marc & Frank
After finishing our July block of classes in Alaska, both a PR 1 & PR2, Marc and Frank sit down in Anchorage to discuss the lessons learned. We breakdown the lessons learned and what we take away from having several group students on the firing line. It's always a learning experience on both sides of the spotter when it comes to teaching a precision rifle class.Topics include:
Scope Tracking Tests
S&B Exos 3-21x
Check your Gear it will lie
Fundamentals lead the way
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast.
Don't forget to comment.
The Everyday Sniper Podcast: Berger No BS BC w/ Bryan and Emil Part 6
Another Masterclass episode from the Berger No BS BC Series.
Bryan and Emil answer some listener questions,
Custom / Experimental Bullets
Premium Materials and Consistency of design and manufacturing
I really appreciate Berger, Bryan and Emil for doing this Podcast Series, the amount of information being transferred is second to none.Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, be sure to comment.
#snipershide #BergerBullets #NoBSBC Berger No BS BC Series
The Everyday Sniper Podcast Episode 263 Bizzaro World Respect for the Departed
We are truly living in Bizarre times so I am calling this Bizarro Episode, but more to the point it's out of Respect for Frank DeSomma and Robert Gradous
Two icons in our industry passed away recently and I wanted to bring attention to it. These are two awesome individuals who have dedicated their lives to the Gun Community. So with that in mind I throw a couple of flashbacks about them in the podcast. So sorry to have this happen.
Finally there is funny moments in the episode, some pushing for answers, questions asked, etc. Help me, I want to solve more problems, let me know what they are... Cheers,
Thanks for listening, commenting and being a part of the podcast.
The Everyday Sniper Podcast: Berger No BS BC Part 5 The Wind
Welcome to the Berger No BS BC-Series on the Everday Sniper Podcast. In this episode, I wanted to take advantage of having Bryan and Emil on the show by highlighting the wind. Emil is known for his wind reading skills so not digging deeper into this part of shooting would be a crime.
We talk about the philosophies of reading the wind, what we look at, and what we are looking for. I think this is another master class episode of the series.
Thanks to Berger for the No BS BC Series, for making Emil and Bryan available to the audience and such a fun podcast episode.
#BergerNoBSBC #snipershide #Lapua #BergerBullets #AppliedBallistics
The Everyday Sniper Podcast: Berger No BS BC Part 4: ELR with Bryan and Emil
Part 4 of the Berger No BS BC Series, this episode we talk ELR shooting or Extreme Long Range Considerations. There is a lot more that goes into a shot and the bullet design when it comes to ELR Shooting. Bryan and Emil discuss the highs and lows of this discipline.
416 vs 375 thoughts
Mental Application to Shooting
This is really another master class on ballistics and shooting from Bryan and Emil, I highly recommend a few listens to absorb it all.
Thanks for listening, sharing, and being a part of the Everyday Sniper.
Thank you to Berger, Lapua, Applied Ballistics, and Emil for opening up their No BS BC to our podcast.
#BergerBullets #AppliedBallistics #LapuaBullets #ELRShooting
The Everyday Sniper Episode 260: Sniper's Hide Cup AAR
Back from the Sniper's Hide Cup in Colville Washington. Breaking down some lessons learned and giving you my observations from the field.
Targets and how to Adjust for a more interesting package
Competitors I spoke with
It's all part of it, the experience of attending a match and helping new shooters. The juniors, the first time competitors, and how you work with them.
A slight commentary on the politics of the season in regards to my Nascar Fandom, I am Nascar fan so I want to comment on it. I think they are a good example to follow right now. Thanks for listening, sharing and commenting, and thanks for being a part of Sniper's Hide and the Everyday Sniper Podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 259 Marc & Frank Alaska After Action
Marc and I have a nice detailed discussion regarding the first block of Precision Rifle Classes in Alaska. These lessons learned will help the shooter understand what we see, how we address it, and what the student can do to better prepare.
We talk about the scope tracking test we conducted, review the results. We address the questions posted from the previous episode.
The class of shooters has definitely changed over time and we look at that impact on the overall class dynamic.
Thanks for listening, sharing, and please continue to comment in the Podbean.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 258: AK Ramblings with Marc & Frank
We are out of lockdown up in Alaska teaching the Precision Rifle Classes with Marc Taylor.
Sort of a shotgun approach talking about the lessons learned from the two classes we just finished up. Their mistakes are your training opportunities. We try to pass along these knowledge bombs as we see them, and what we did to correct them.
The was part of the feedback we got, people have taken classes from others, and they feel our hands on approach fixes the little things. Stuff other people miss, we pick up, analyze and repair.
We carpet bombed you this episode because we had German Jets on our tail.
As for the delay I was on strike, so LOL
Thanks for listening, thanks for subscribing, thanks for being a part of the everyday sniper podcast
The Everyday Sniper: Berger No BS BC with Bryan Litz & Emil Praslick Part 3
Part 3 of the Berger No BS BC Campaign this is combined with articles posted on the Berger Website. Stop by to see their new products and articles from Bryan.In this episode, Bryan talks about the effects of a BC at both long and short ranges in terms of accuracy. We look at Precision in terms of group size and accuracy based on the location of the group center. So with this in mind, listen to Bryan break this down.
We move from bullet BCs to some wind deflection talk, before heading over to the .22 rimfire discussion. I really wanted to hit on 22s as they are so popular and this conversation is a masterclass.
Thanks to Bryan and Emil for participating and answering all your questions and to Capstone / Berger / Lapua for making them both available.
#snipershide #everdaysniperpodcast #practicalmarksmanship.
The Everyday Sniper Episode: 256 The Ever Sexy Chris Roberts
Masterclass interview with Chris Roberts, former Army Sniper Instructor, and current SME for the sniping class. Chris and I have a great conversation on the direction and mindset of the current military programs.
Lots of people wonder what goes into the military thinking when choosing products and systems for snipers. Here we have access to an inside voice.
A multi-listen episode for sure. Thanks for listening, sharing and don't forget to comment.
#snipershide #practicalmarksman #everdaysniperpodcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 255: John Nores Hidden War Author
This was a great interview, and slightly outside the EDS box. John is an awesome interview, this is definitely a must-hear.
John wrote the Hidden War, and his bio is:
Since 1992, Lt. John Nores Jr. has served as a game warden with the California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). There he co-developed the Marijuana Enforcement Team (MET) and Delta Team, the CDFW’s first comprehensive wilderness spec ops tactical and sniper unit, aimed at combatting the marijuana cartel’s decimation of California’s wildlife resources. Lt. Nores and his team have been featured on the National Geographic channel’s television series, “Wild Justice.” In addition, Nores is the author of numerous magazine articles and the book, War in the Woods: Combating the Marijuana Cartels on America’s Public Lands.
The Everyday Sniper Podcast: Episode 254 Chris Wiencke Applied Ballistics Training Div
Chris developed a passion for long-range shooting and hunting from a young age. He previously served with the Australian Army, and has seen operational service in Afghanistan. Chris developed his skills and expertise over a number of years, having instructed and managed numerous sniper courses. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Management (Learning) and uses the extensive skills, knowledge, and professional experiences obtained throughout his career to provide high-quality outcomes in support of Applied Ballistics training events.
We sit down with Chris W from the Applied Ballistics Training Division. Many are not familiar with the Training side of Applied Ballistics so Chris is here to fill us all in. The Training Division travels across the country providing training and services for shooters of all experience levels.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for commenting. Be sure to follow us on Sniper's Hide
The Everyday Sniper Podcast: Bryan Litz & Emil Praslick Berger No BS BC Part 2
Here we bring you part of the Berger No BS BC Episodes featuring Bryan Litz and Emil Praslick.
In this episode, we talk about the Long Range Hybrid Bullets from Berger. As well we get into an extended discussion on stability and twist rates. What goes into stabilizing a bullet and how does twist rate affect this process.
Bryan and Emil breakdown several philosophies in this area, super great conversion takes place.
For more information as well as new articles, check out the Berger No BS BC websites,
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing don't forget to comment or ask questions over at the Sniper's Hide website. Thanks again to Berger, Capstone, Bryan, and Emil for a great episode.
#snipershide #everdaysniperpodcast #bergerbullets.
The Everyday Sniper Podcast: Paul Philips ELR Shooter and Discussion
3-time world champion (team USA)
An 11-time national champion (team Sinclair)
3-time king of 2 miles (team AB/GPG)
47 Nra national records
All-time points leader for the king of 2 mile
Team GPG 3.4 and 4-mile exhibition shots
Lots of ELR Discussion with Paul as he breaks down the changes over time with ELR Shooting and ELR Competition.
Hope you all enjoy the discussion. Don't forget to comment, share and pass this around.
Thanks for listening,
The Everyday Sniper Episode 251: Mike and Frank Talk for a long time
Mike and Frank back together again, with a wide-ranging fun conversation about everything.
We go off on a few tangents which are always good. These conversations let us explore other topics of interest.
Breaking it down,
Accuracy International Rifles
Fun long episode as I decided to take it past the hour. Thanks for listening, sharing and being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast
If you have a request let us know in the App or on Sniper's Hide in the Forum
The Everday Sniper Podcast: Bryan Litz & Emil Praslick Berger No BS BC Part 1
Welcome to the Berger No BS BC Campaign feature Bryan Litz & Emil Praslick.
At Berger, we are obsessed with the science of ballistics. Consumers share our obsession, yet repeatedly latch-on to each new projectile touting the highest Ballistic Coefficient (BC) and its claims of “best-in-class” accuracy. What should we believe? Follow our Berger No BS-BC campaign and learn more about Ballistic Coefficients, the importance of their consistency, and BC’s effect on accuracy and precision.
We are honored at the Everyday Sniper to be included in this campaign. Having access to both Bryan and Emil is unheard of, and we are grateful for the opportunity.
These podcast episodes are being paired with the articles from Bryan over at the Berger website. Also, we are including the ability to do a Q&A via the Berger Facebook Page and the Sniper's Hide Forum.
Enjoy the podcast, and head over to Berger to read the articles.
Thanks for listening, sharing, and commenting.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 249: Heavy Bullet vs Light Practical Application
In this episode, I have two main topics for discussion. Heavy bullets vs Light bullets and Mils vs Moa article on the new Sniper's Hide.This week I was able to go out and shoot two loads from the same source, one using a 140gr ELDM and the other using a 130gr Prime Load. Both loaded by Spark Ammunition. I had great conditions to compare the two loads, one, the heavy 140gr going 2650fps vs the 130gr going 2835. This shows how the two perform at a distance when most people try to default to the heaviest load possible. The lighter load was better, less drop, less wind because the speeds were up. Speed wins in our sport so we want to push this faster.
Next, this week we upgraded the Sniper's Hide website. These were the changes I have been hoping to make for ages. The new forum and frontpage are uniform and now use a single login. This was my ideal set up when thinking about it. So with the upgrades, my first article is a deep dive into Mils vs TMOA vs SMOA. This question just won't go away, so I wanted to do a complete article on the subject. Right now I have six pages of details and it's not stopping from there. I still have images to upload and to refine the text. But it's comprehensive.This is the key, I want you to be a smarter consumer. I am not looking to sell you something, I am merely offering up information, what you do with that is up to you. Thanks for listening, thanks for commenting and thanks for being a part of the everyday sniper podcast.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 248 Pajama Pandemic
Hour 1460 of the Pajama Pandemic, in this episode we hit on a few minor topics, the 10% difference. I say 10% because that is usually the variation between the topics I am discussing. We focus on precision and accuracy so 10% matters to me. If I said I could increase your performance by 10% you'd probably take it without any hesitation.
When it comes to different reticles these small variations in design will have a pretty big, if not immediately noticeable impact on our results. So with the new Army Reticle posted I wanted to go over my thinking when it comes to reticles.
Accuracy International AT LE model. I recently built an AT LE or in this case, an AT with an AX Buttstock. This is a feature a lot of people wanted and AI did it in a blue gun LE offering so a few people were upset by this. I detail how you can build an AT LE without a lot of hassle and my method will save you about $500 in the process. There is more than one way to get an AT LE as a non-LE shooter, so here is my breakdown.
Be sure to comment, be sure to hit Sniper's Hide for more details, and be sure to stay safe out there.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 247: Everyday Jeremy
Going in a different direction with this podcast. A long time Sniper's Hide member Jeremy reached out to me and asked, would I entertain doing an episode with an Average Joe? Of course, and Jeremy has a background in Law Enforcement, has been to training, and shoots competitively in his local area. He is a listener of the podcast and member of the Hide Forum.
It's about context, it's about putting things in perspective and how we manage success. I had never spoken to Jeremy prior, but we are able to speak the same language and put forth concepts in the Everyday Way.
So you might be sitting in your car listening to me, I hope you see both sides of the coin here.
I want to thank Jeremy for being forward-thinking and reaching out to me. I think there is quite a few nuggets to mined from our short discussion. Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper
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The Everyday Sniper Episode 246 Robb Manning
Robb Manning is the current Editor of Gun World magazine.Robb Manning grew up in a rural community in southern Wisconsin. Despite growing up in a non-hunting household, Robb gained an interest in hunting through school friends, his uncle, and his fervor for reading hunting magazines. Upon graduating High School, he enlisted in the US Marine Corps, where he served for over 10 years (1990-2000). During this time, he developed a passion and knowledge for firearms of all types.Upon getting out of the Marines Robb and his new wife moved back to Wisconsin, where Robb has lived his passion for the outdoors. Robb enjoys hiking, fishing, camping, and hunting. He also loves everything guns -- especially Military Surplus, Tactical Rifles, and Handguns.In 2010, Robb decided to put his lifelong love of guns to good use as a freelance gun/hunting writer, and has since written for AR Guns & Hunting magazine, Predator Xtreme, Gun Digest magazine, Modern Shooter as well as two reoccurring columns in the On Wisconsin Outdoors newspaper: Everyday Carry and New Product 6-Pack.He has written two books, “Glock Quick Reference Guide” and “Gun Digest Book of CZ,” and has also co-authored the “Shooter’s Bible Guide to AR-15s, 2nd Ed” with Doug Howlett.He also enjoys filming videos about guns and gear for his Youtube channel, @762x51n8o.You can find Robb on Youtube and Instagram @Robb_Manning.
Fun discussion to break up the quarantine time. Thanks for listening than for sharing and being a part of the Everyda Sniper Podcast.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 245: Frank Green of Bartlein Barrels
An often-repeated question I was getting in the Podbean App has focused on Barrel contours. I was gonna answer this question several times and get into the heat and weight discussion but decided to reach out to Bartlein Barrels and ask Frank Green to come on the podcast.I think this entry episode with Frank is a master class on discussing the various pro and cons of barrel features and options. Frank breaks down the concepts in an easy to understand format. We start out talking contours, that is the main focus of the conversation. We get into twist rates, which brings us to Gain Twist barrels. The experience over several years of Bartlein doing the Gain Twist for many different shooting disciplines.
I really appreciate Frank coming on, this is an excellent episode. Have a great week, stay safe, protect yourself at all times, to include the family.Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, and thanks for commenting.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 244: Jeff Huber Zero Compromise Optics Interview
In this episode I am talking with Jeff Huber from Zero Compromise Optics. We discuss the history and background behind this excellent optic. Jeff comes from several Tier One scope companies and that experience has helped him to create the company Zero Compromise. There are some really great nuggets of information this interview. If you are interested in how scopes get designed and how certain features come into play, Jeff is one of the original subject matter experts in this field,
Optics for shooters can be so subjective, it's one of those industries where a look can override a feature of quality of the build. So listen to Jeff break some of this down in a very easy way to understand it.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the everyday sniper podcast. Stay safe and wash your hands,
The Everyday Sniper Episode 243: Rifle Set up as part of the Fundamentals & Gaming
Not nearly the smoking and joking as some previous podcast episodes. We dig into a couple of topics as related to the fundamentals and then from a question off the Podbean App I was asking about gaming a stage or match. In the first part, I read from a great Sniper's Hide Forum topic on features that help with accuracy. But change that topic into one of rifle setup. Rifle setup is the key feature for this. How we execute the fundamental and the Tom Cruise, No Mind Part of the equation. Mindset is big with precision rifle shooting. How the brain reacts and relays information is key to our success. So I talk about mindset when it comes to set up.
Lastly, we had a question about gaming. As Mike and I mention gaming a match or stage several times. Well, gaming is a subjective, gray area topic, however, I attempt to give you some insight into what we are talking about. It can be very subtle or quite obvious, education is the key.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast,
Stay Safe, wash your hands, stay away from Zombies and talk to you some more soon.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 242 Unscripted Corona Containment v1
Where are with with your coronavirus containment, bored, entertained, looking for something to do. Listen to Mike and Frank breakdown their stream of consciousness when it comes to being on lockdown,
Not a whole lot of knowledge bombs, but some funny stories, entertaining thoughts to get you through the day. Sprinkles of shooting mixed in with a heavy dose of chuckles.What are you watching on Netflix, where can you go, if you can go out?
We appreciate all our listeners and subscribers and hope everyone is staying safe. Give us some feedback for what you want to hear moving forward. We are looking for your thoughts and ideas on an episode during this highly unusual time.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 241 Jacob Bynum Assassin's Way
Conversation with Jacob Bynum regarding the proposed series Assassin's Way which features a $500k prize to the first place winner over 23 days and 8 separate competitions.
Skils to address for the 2021 Assassin's Wa
Movement and field skills over time, vs hours or minutes.
Movement to stages
We saw competition as a validation of your training. This is an attempt to get back to the practical marksmanship standard for the individual.
There is so much more to practical skillsets, it's beyond what we normally see.
There is a discussion on the Sniper's Hide forum regarding this match.
Let's hear your comments on this podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 240 Star Date 73680.7 Quarantine Day 4
StarDate 73680.7 Day 4 of the Corona Virus Quarantine and we'd aren't drunk enough yet. Being behind closed doors has allowed me to re-assess the processes I engage in when shooting or teaching. It's allowing me to be reflective in my strategies when it comes to engaging targets with a precision rifle.
Couple of things to pass the time, I want to stay entertaining while passing on a couple of knowledge bombs>
The book is in final edit mode, the Sniper's Hide website is getting an upgrade this week, all to make your experience more enjoyable. Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 239 1 Million Part 2, Spotting
Here is part two of the 1 Million Downloads Episodes and we go into mega details on spotting for a precision rifle. Mike and I breakdown using your spotting scope, communicating with your shooter, and what we look at when we are behind a spotter.Shooting a precision is about more than just pressing the trigger. There are a host of other skills that go along with it and this is one important part of that.So, sit back, listen and enjoy the Everyday Sniper Podcast, 1 Millon Downloads can't be wrong.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing thanks for commenting in the App, Enjoy and wash your butts,
The Everyday Sniper Episode 238 Milestones, 1 Million Downloads Part 1
Thank you, listeners! We hit a huge milestone in the podcasting world. Over 1 Million Downloads have been served I feel like McDonald's here. Mike and I are really humbled to reach this milestone. We also start part one of the elements of the spotting. Between parts 1 and 2 we give a master class on using a spotter. We are not talking being a Range Officer at a match or a scorer, but actually spotting. Spotting a big part of the sport. We really go off on it.
Again we really appreciate it. Thank again for sharing, commenting and being a supporter.
The Everday Sniper Podcast Episode 237 Finding Balance in your Rifle System
So I have a GAP / Manners PRS TCS Rifle chambered in 6GT here and it's pretty amazing to see where a competition rifle has gone. This is a 20LBS 6GT that just hammers and does not move. My first GAP Team Rifle from George came in at 10.7LBS with an S&B 5-25x, this one is 20LBS. The rifles just sit in the bags and on the tripod and don't move. Part of the accuracy equation in this system is the super light trigger. It takes some getting used to, but you can have proper trigger control with an evil light trigger, but you have to be vigilant.
My question is, how do we balance a field or tactical rifle to take advantage of the innovations in a PRS rifle? What is the right trigger weight to rifle weight equation?
It's something that hit me after shooting the rifles.
Sniper's Hide Forum
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The Everyday Sniper Episode 236 Josh Kunz Patriot Valley Arms
In this episode, I interview Josh Kunz of Patriot Valley Arms. We have a nicely focused discussion on bullets and barrel technology. Mainly talking solid bullets as Josh has worked on several solids including the Warner Tool Flatlines,
We go over the gains Josh is making to bring solids to every rifle instead of having to focus on the barrel technology paired with a solid. Solids are the future of precision rifle shooting, so discussing this technology is important to see where it started to where it is going.
From here, the next part of the conversation transitions to barrels. Josh does great barrel work and has turned me on to the Paradigm Carbon Fiber barrels. So we have a nice discussion on those.Thanks to Josh for taking the time to talk.
Thanks to all for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 235 Match Tips, FB Rants, War Machine Leather
Very interesting episode here, I have to admit, I am a bit wound up. So I start out complaining about my Bose headphones and then drive right into a FB exchange regarding Mils and MOA. That was pretty comical, but we knew a Mil vs MOA discussion on Facebook would be a joke anyway.There are a bunch of nuggets hidden in the episode. The careful listener will find them if choose to listen carefully.
I actually like the part about the Match Directors thinking outside the box and creating 2 signature stages for their events that really push the shooters. In my mind, every competition should have a signature stage or two that highlights what the Match Director brings to the table. It's what made the Sniper's Hide events so popular. I want to thank Seth from War Machine Leather Works for the iPhone Holsters. Awesome products for EDC.
#snipershide #practicalmarksman #STAhungy #precisionrifletraining
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for commenting, even if it's just Free Comment Stay tuned for the 6GT Manners Stock and GAP Rifle combination, hitting the range soon.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 234 Michael Haenel Really Right Stuff
Tripods, Tripods, and more Tripods, we talk a lot about the flexibility and use of a tripod for the field shooter. Today we have Michael Haenel on the phone to talk about Really Right Stuff Tripods.
Michael takes us through his history with the company, the background into moving to the shooting side of the tripod industry. We progress right up through Shot Show.
Really Right Stuff released a bunch of new products at SHOT, from the Competition Tripod to the Binocular Mount. We talk about all the elements of using a tripod within the shooting world.
@ReallyRightStuff #Snipershide #precisionrifletraining #precisionmarksman
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The Everyday Sniper Episode 233 Frank Reads Comments, Plus Says Other Things
In this episode, I read some user comments from the Podbean App. There is a lot of great questions being asked in the app, some of the topics include:
Competition At Rifles Only
Fundamentals across positions
Time Management on the Clock
Time when Training
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper.
#everdaysniper #snipershide #precisionriflemarksmanship #practicalmarksman
Be sure to head over to the Sniper's Hide Forum for more conversations regarding Precision Rifle Shooting.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 232 Phil V & Nick B Interview
This interview is a masterclass on bridging the competition world with the active-duty LE and Military. Nick B is the SNCOIC of Rocket Mountain, the Mountain Scout Sniper Course. He brings a great perspective to our continuing conversation about the practical application of competition shooting.
Phil Velayo was great to reach out to the Everyday Sniper to put this epic interview together.
Some of the topics we cover:
History and Background
Kestrels vs Written Dope
Movement & Alternate Position Shooting
Tripods, Tripods, Tripods,
Get out and Shoot!
This episode is really special if you pay attention to not only the broader conversation but the little things like mindset and preparation.
Thanks for listening, thanks for Sharing, Thanks to Nick and Phil, and thank all of you.
Don't forget to leave a comment on the App.
#snipershide #gunwerks #precisionriflecompetition #precisionmarksmans #practicalrifleman
The Everyday Sniper Episode 231 - Regina Milkovich Interview
This has been a long time coming, but I am honored to have Regina Milkovich on the podcast today. She is the first lady of Precision Rifle Competition, and her insights are well worth the listen. Getting a top shooter's insight helps, and Topics Include:
Where she began with precision rifle shooting
Training for Competition
Mentoring new Shooters
Her take on fitting the rifle to the shooter
Fundamental Background at Rifles Only
I really appreciate her taking the time to come on and speak to me, this was a great interview.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, and don't forget to comment.You can find Regina on both Sniper's Hide as @LHGina, or Regina Milkovich
#snipershide #everdaysniperpodcast #precisionrifletraining
The Everyday Sniper Episode 230 Marc Taylor AK Banquet
Up in Alaska for the weekend, attending the Alaska Precision Rifle Banquet put on by Marc Taylor for the shooting community up here. We all stayed at the Captain Cook Hotel and the banquet was held on the Quarter Deck.
Food was excellent, the company was outstanding, the drinks flowed and the stories were funny as hell.
Near the end of the podcast, we talk about some lessons learned from the previous years and where we like to see things moving forward. We are always adapting to the needs of our future shooters.
I want to thank the 65 shooters for attending with their wives and girlfriends and introducing them to our little circle of trust.
Who get the Table 19 reference above?
Comment in the app or head on over to the Snipers Hide forum and leave us a message.
#snipershide #alaskaprecisionriflecourse #precisionrifletraining
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the discussion.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 229, Final Shot Thoughts, G1 vs G7, Training
Welcome to the Everday Sniper Podcast, where we talk precision rifle shooting, long-range technics and all things Sniperific.
In this episode, we touch on the following topics:
Really Right Stuff Tripods at SHOT
Colorado Tripods at SHOT
.22 Action Arguments
Training Courses for 2020
Website Updates for 2020
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast.
We are also updating the Everyday Sniper website so past episodes can be found. Standby for more on the website changes we work to update the TES experience.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 228 Mike & Frank Shot AAR
In this episode we breakdown some of the highlights from the Shot Show we saw working the floor. Now because Mike works the MHSA booth and I am working on different parts of the floor we don't see everything. But we give you our rundown of the week in Las Vegas.Some of the Highlights
We missed a few topics, Really Right Stuff has a lot this year and failed to mention them. Basically ran out of time, I enjoyed a few other topics that I will talk about separately. But overall a very good look at the 2020 Shot Show experience from our perspective.
We tend to work the show different from other influencers, but we have fun.Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, and thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper.Don't forget to comment on the App!
The Everyday Sniper Episode 227 Emil Praslick Shot Show
Here is a Shot Show interview with Emil Praslick from Berger, Lapua, Capstone. He is a wealth of knowledge and has a long history as an AMU Member.
Emil breaks down the new offerings from Berger and Lapua including the Long Range Hybrid Target bullets.
It's always an education to talk to Emil. He is so smart when it comes to this precision rifle game we all play.#Lapua #BergerBullets #Snipershide #EverydaySniperPodcast
More will follow with a complete Shot Show Breakdown coming soon.
Thanks for listening, sharing and be sure to Comment.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 226 Caylen @ Shot Show Interview
Great interview with Caylen Wojcik of the Modern Day Sniper,
We sit down prior to Shot Show and look at the state of the industry, and where we see things going in 2020.
I really appreciate Caylen taking the time out during a busy week to talk. I really think you guys are going to like this one as well. We cover:
A bit of History
There is a ton of nuggets in this episode it, well worth a listen or two.Thanks for commenting in the App everyone, I really appreciate it. Cheers,
The Everyday Sniper Episode 225: Most Discussed 2019
We have the results from the Podbean Top Podcast of 2019 and we landed in the Top 10 of the Most Discussed Podcasts. This is awesome when you consider our number of subscribers vs the other Top 10 podcasts in their categories this year.
This is a bit of a Pre- Shot Show episode talking about some things we might see, hope to see, should want to see. So if you have a suggestion, post it.
Thanks to everyone who commented over the last year, you really made a difference.Peace Out
The Everyday Sniper Episode 224 Rudy Gonsior
Interview with Rudy Gonsior, former Army Instructor and Currently active in all aspects of training and competition out there.In this episode, I sit down and interview Rudy on a host of topics, everything from:
Law enforcement training
Competition by Active Duty Personal
Competition as a means for training
Veteran Mental Health with Heroic Hearts
This was a great discussion considering Rudy and I have not spoken prior to the podcast. We have been around each other at various events like the King of 2 Mile, but it just goes to show there are resources everywhere you look.
I appreciate Rudy G taking the time out of his busy schedule to sit down and speak on the Everyday Sniper Podcast. Thanks for listening, sharing and commenting, thanks for being a part of this podcast.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 223, Mike Bush Vudoo 22s
Welcome to the Everyday Sniper Podcast, in this episode I talk with Mike Bush from Vudoo Gunworks. Makers of the great 22s we see. The 22 sides of precision rifle shooting as grown tremendously over the years and Vudoo leads the pack.Mike is a long time Sniper's Hide contributor and Vudoo has a great thread with over 90 pages of 22 discussions.
22s are the fastest-growing segment of the precision rifle shooting world. There is so much you can do with a 22. Logistically I find it a much friendly side of the sport.
I want to thank Mike for a great interview and thanks to all the listeners of the Everyday Sniper podcast
#Vudoogunworks #snipershide #EDSPodcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 222, 100 Yard Zeros
Welcome to 2020 and the first new episode of the new year. We are excited to be back and I want to jump right in with precision rifle training.
In this new years' episode I have two areas of focus:
100 yard zeroing
managing your data
I believe every rifle 338 and smaller should have a 100 yard zero. Thinking about this, I also want to look at the type of target we use to zero that may have a bearing. With this in mind, I have been looking at both target design and how we use them. Any way we slice it, we have to work at 100 yards and that work we do there is important. It sets the tone for the rest of our shooting. If we have good groups centered up, we are money, if we are off-center and opened up bigger than a minute, we may run into some trouble down the road.
I want to be efficient when teaching students at 100 yards. It can be boring so it's important to focus on tasks being put forth vs just trying to get the round count up.
I am considering too, the type of target, circles vs the square, vs a diamond, as I think it matters. Next is managing your data, I made a post on Sniper's Hide about managing your data so be sure to check it out. I think it will help some put down their phones and think about the work to be accomplished.
Sniper's Hide Home Page
Sniper's Hide Forum
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast
#EDSPodcast #snipershide #SAF
The Everyday Sniper Episode 221 2019 Year in Review
Mike and Frank close out 2019 in preparation for 2020, so we breakdown a few memorable things, going over some of the much talked about topics. Its a lot of good fun with Mike and Frank goofing on the season.
Some of the topics include"
Guns we liked or are looking forward to seeing
Training classes and lessons learned
Merry Christmas Wishes,
Happy New Year Greetings
It's all good when we get going and just speak a stream of consciousness style.Thanks to everyone for making 2019 a great year, we really appreciate all the support. Thanks for making the Everyday Sniper Podcast one of the most popular shooting podcasts on the internet. That does not happen without the listeners, which is all of you and not me or Mike.Happy New Year to everyday
The Everyday Sniper Episode 220 The Merry XMAS End of Season Episode
Tons of shout outs to the listeners for another great year of the Everyday Sniper Podcast.I want to thank all those supporting the podcast and the Sniper's Hide Website.In this episode, I wrap up the current user comments in the Podbean App. Answering the final block of questions for 2019 in anticipation of 2020.
Weight vs Speed
Me and my Rants,
Have a safe and Happy Holidays from me personally, to you and your family
The Everyday Sniper Episode 219 Philip Velayo Talks Precision Rifleman
The Listeners are in for a treat, we have Philip Velayo of Gunwerks fame on the podcast today. Really great practical precision rifle discussion.I really dig the flow of this episode and think you all will really enjoy this episode. Philip is a great resource, an awesome ambassador for the sport and all around great dude.
Precision Rifleman Ideology
Thanks to Phil for taking the time out of his busy schedule to speak with us.Thanks to all the listeners, thanks for sharing, thanks for commenting and being a part of the Everyday Sniper
The Everyday Sniper Episode 218 Innovation and Stuff
As we come to the close of 2019 I was doing an article on innovation. The article is designed to drop right after SHOT Show, so I was able to get behind the scenes with a few products and companies so I wanted to touch on what I look for in terms of innovation.Mainly this episode talks about bipods, suppressors, and some of the accessories we see creeping up. The Victor Company stuff, changes to the way we engage targets. Looking out why we innovate. You know how the saying goes, innovate or die.
But talking bipods, suppressors and stuff.
Sorry about the distractions, with so few hours in the day you have to do what you can when you can. I can't control the doorbell sometimes and it totally blew my train of thought.Thanks for listening, Thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 217 Housekeeping
In this episode, I am hitting on a host of topics, everything from user comments to the Triggercam App, including some random musings.
Things you will find:
Training Schedule for 2020
Mike and MHSA
Clarification of some older comments
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the everyday sniper podcast,
You guys kick much ass !
The Everyday Sniper Episode 216 Post-Black Friday Gear Talk
Did you score on Black Friday, or did you skip the shopping altogether? I scored a few items right around the Holidays,
Victor Company AX Rails AXHR
ColeTac Nylon Products
Training Time is a Happy Time
Those are the items of interest in this podcast, another area of focus is my bitch about the state of the 338LM. I think people forcing the 300gr bullet in a 338LM on us ruined the caliber for many because the heavier bullet does not work as advertised, especially with people pushing it so slow. I give my continued observations on speed overweight again, in my opinion speed wins. The 338LM should be the ultimate sniping round, but going to the 300gr bullet handicapped it by a wide margin and ruined it for a lot of people. Go back in time and listen to some of my older podcasts on stepping down in bullet weight vs the speed gains. I think you will find speed kills and it works better when you bring the speed back into the equations. Too many shooters default to the heaviest bullet of the class, they need to revisit that and see what a lighter bullet at increased speeds will do for you. Pretty mellow podcast, hope you enjoy,
Don't forget to comment.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 215 Jim from Prime Ammo
In this episode of the Everyday Sniper Podcast, we sit down and talk with Jim from Prime ammunition about his recently announced Group Buy on the Sniper's Hide website. Jim has a new program to offer ammunition at some amazing prices that are being offered in a group buy, crowdfunding format. This is huge for the precision rifle community and specifically the Sniper's Hide members because, it is offering 6.5CM at $1.06 and $1.14 a round, with free shipping. By crowdfunding the bulk purchase and using this same system to offer ammunition people want vs ammunition where you have no choice but to take what they give you.
A great conversation all the way around, we really lay all this out for everyone both here in the Podcast and in the Sniper's Hide Forum.
To all the Sniper's Hide members and to the listeners of the Everyday Sniper Podcast, thank you for an excellent season, great year and all the support you have given, not just me and Sniper's Hide but all the participating companies who interact with us throughout the year.
Please comment on the App, or head over to Sniper's Hide for more discussions.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 214 Mike Talks Leupold HD 5 Scopes
Mike is here, and in this episode, we talk scopes and specifically, the Leupold HD 5 7-35x scope was on the table. MHSA had the Leupold reps there recently so he breaks down the Leupold products.
Early talking about Mike and his Night Vision night out with Adam. Adam and Mike went coyote hunting recently in the northern part of the state.
Nice to have Mike back on the podcast again, it's always good to talk to someone on the other end of the microphone.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, and be sure to comment.
The comments you guys are leaving are awesome, we really appreciate it.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 213 Special Surprise Guest Episode
Who we have here, what can we possibly talking about, well you have to listen to find out.Our special guest comes as no surprise, just surprised we were able to nail him down this great edition of the Everyday Sniper Podcast. I know you will be on the edge of your seat waiting with baited breathe to hear him lay down some knowledge bombs like a B52. Don't mind the silliness of the episode, that is what makes it fun, and if you hear one or two things which may come off offensive, have no fear, it's all in good fun.
Sit back, relax, pour a glass of whiskey even if you are driving and enjoy this edition of the Everyday Sniper Podcast.Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of our journey
The Everyday Sniper Episode 212 Rear Bags, Bipods, Comments
Back at it this week, I just shot a short video, did a rear bag lesson and wanted to talk about some lessons learned.We see a lot of different shooters, situations, and equipment when teaching a class. That experience allows us to look at things happening with our precision rifle shooting on a microscopic level. We really want to breakdown this process into the smallest components possible.
So with that, we see a lot of rear bag movement which causes some vertical stringing and weird flies with guys because the bag is moving out from under the stock. Choosing the right rear bag is just as important as choosing the right scope.
Look at yourself, use your phone to film your technique and really just hyper analyze the process.
We do these podcast episodes for you the listener, and the shooter. We want you to know the, "why" behind these things we talk about every week. The why is hte most important aspect of all shooting. Answer that correctly and the rest falls into place.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the everyday sniper podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 211 Vacation Fundamental Truths
I am in LA but wanted to knock out a quick podcast for everyone. I did a full day at Disney and right now I am getting ready to head to see Jim at Prime Ammo.In this episode, I talk about the levels in our heads, thanks to a post made by Regina M on Snipers Hide. This illustrates in living color how our head works in terms of viewing the reticle through the scope.
This brings me full circle to talk levels and fundamentals. I breakdown the prone position again and how our bodies respond to different elements of our shooting. I think this short but powerful episode will resonate with a lot of new shooters, and some open-minded older
shooters too. Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and don't forget to comment. Either in the Podbean App or on Sniper's Hide in the Everyday Sniper Section of the forum.
California is the state of camel toe, and shall forever be regarded that way.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 210 Joe Salvador of Savage Arms
As promised, here is my interview with Joe Salvador from Savage. We are really excited for Joe to be on the podcast. We often talk about a lot of companies and you never know how it will be taken. Joe reached upon hearing some of the issues we had with various Savage Rifles and wanted to address them moving forward.Savage has been quietly paying attention and making adjustments to support the tactical precision rifle world we shoot in. I think he does a great job of laying it out where Savage is headed moving forward.Look for them at SHOT Show in 2020 as there is new stuff announced and new products on the horizon.Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, and thanks for commenting.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 209 Epic Rant, Hate me, Don't use my Site
So I have absolutely nothing to say today, and I am just uploading a podcast because that is what I am supposed to do. This creates a dynamic and often volatile situation where I rant about stuff that pisses me off. So with that in mind, I drop quite a few F-bombs in this episode.
I was home yesterday on Sniper's Hide and again I was lectured about my opinion of a competition that was posted in the forum. Don't lecture me on my own website, if you don't like my opinion, go away. I did not invite myself to your house, you came to mine.
Otherwise, I don't say a lot in this episode, I am just venting about random bs.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 208 MDT Talk with Kyle and Maarten
Welcome to the Everyday Sniper, in this episode we have Kyle and Maarten calling in from MDT. MDT is moving beyond stocks into the long-range precision rifle game deeper and deeper. So with their recent acquisition of Ckypod and JAE, we thought we should talk to them.
Great show, I really appreciate the guys coming on to spread the word. Thanks for listening, sharing and commenting to the Everyday Sniper
The Everyday Sniper Episode 207 Treadproof AAR, User Comments
Hey welcomes to the Everyday Sniper, Frank from Sniper's Hide here, as usual, and in this episode, I hit on a ton of topics. The knowledge bombs are falling from the Memphis Belle at a rate not seen since WWII.
Podbean App Comments
Fun stuff for sure...
This episode is sure to be a favorite with all the topics covered. I ran away with this podcast going over an hour discussing the questions in the App.As always, thanks for listening, sharing and recommending the Everyday Sniper Podcast. Be sure to hit the Sniper's Hide Forum for a deeper dive into most topics.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 206 Team Safari After Action Report
Breaking down the Team Safari weekend, looking at:
224 Valkyrie in a field match
Benefits to LE
Benefits to the Military Shooters
The strategy of the event
Comparison between PRS/NRL type events
My favorite parts
Thanks to everyone for listening and sharing the podcast,
Thanks for commenting on the Podbean App
Thanks for helping us become a Top 100 podcast on Apple iTunes
The Everyday Sniper Episode 205 JP Rifles, Adam and Team Safari
I am down in New Mexico at the Blue Steel Ranch shooting the Competition Dynamics Team Safari Match with Adam Burt GM of JP Rifles
This was a last-minute addition to my weekend. I have never shot a CD Match beyond the early Sniper's Hide Matches they hosted for me. So this is a fulfillment of a bucket list match. The nice thing with a CD match is blind stages, under field course conditions.
We paired up and are having a blast shooting this event.
I am having great results shooting the 224 Valkyrie in my JP and Adam is shooting their version of a bolt rifle built off their APAC Chassis an Ultimatum action in 6.5PRC. The rifles are shooting great and we are having a straight-up blast here.
Thanks to CD for an awesome event, thanks to Adam for inviting me and thanks to JP for making a kick-ass stick to launch my 88gr love pills downrange.
Don't forget to comment, and to share the podcast. Cheers,
The Everyday Sniper Episode 204 Tools, Talk, and Textbooks
Welcome to the Everyday Sniper, you have Frank from Sniper's Hide bringing you the latest updates from inside my brain.In this episode, I am talking
Tools, toolkits, fix it sticks, Borka Tools, all the stuff you need and should have to keep your rifle up and running correctly. It's important you carry a set of tools with you when it comes to working on your precision rifle. We recommend the borka tools or fix it sticks as they make mission-specific tool kits for your rifle systems.
Next, I get you caught up on the group buys happening at sniper's hide. We currently have a Cadex Defense chassis buy as well as a Prime Ammunition discount code being offered to members of the Sniper's Hide Community.
Finally, I talk a little racing. I like NASCAR and watched the race on Monday, so I speak a tiny bit about it.
Dont forget to comment, to subscribe if you have not already and turn on a friend.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 203 User Comments, Scope Height, Group Buys, Sniper's Hide
HI Eric V, welcome to the everyday sniper podcast. In this episode, we had a bunch of really great questions from the listeners that just happen to correspond to some discussions we were having in the sniper's hide forum.
We are talking,
Left-Hand Gain Twist
224 Valkyrie Twist Rates
224 Valkyrie Bullets
Ted's Charts and graphs
Me messing up the podcast the first time around
Group Buys on Sniper's Hide
Scope Height, how high to mount and optic and why
All this great stuff is being brought to by the awesome listeners we have.Don't forget to comment in the Podbean App and head over to Sniper's Hide for more
The Everyday Sniper Episode 202 Jack Master Charts, Interview with Ted H
More and more we see hardcopy data is a better way of doing business. The apps have been inconsistent, our phones are constantly being updated and changed. So the only constant in all this all is change. Enter hardcopy charts that are to the next level.
Ted H was a student in our precision rifle class this past weekend. he is also known as Jack Master on Sniper's Hide and produces some of the best data charts I have ever seen. We used his Weaponized Math Charts as well his Wind Angle Offset is outstanding. Seriously useful, seriously easy to navigate.
Stop by the Sniper's Hide forum for the images of the charts and graphs created to bring your data to the next level.
It's much easier to access a laminated page vs trying to access a computer or phone in the field.
These charts and theories work, we put them all into practice and the success is unmistakable.Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 201 Podbean Comments Plus
Does a title for the podcast even matter?
I mean does anyone read this stuff I write, because to be honest, I just ramble so there is something written. I find it weird to write what I am talking about, but I suppose there has to be some kind of description or nobody would know what we are about.In this episode, I am talking in circles, reading Podbean Comments, and correcting a few previous mistakes I made in regards to my shout-outs.
The comments have been awesome and I appreciate everyone's comments because it is a watched metric. Be sure to keep commenting as I want to see where we fall come the end of the year with Podbean. Don't forget to head over to Sniper's Hide and hang out in the forum. The forum is much better than Facebook, which is just a constant troll fest out there. As soon as one piece of positive information is posted on FB, some idiot comes in and ruins it. On Sniper's Hide, we crush them so only the good gets through to you.Thanks again, and be safe out there,
The Everyday Sniper Episode 200 Victory Lap with Marc Taylor
We are up here in Alaska at the Sheep Creek Lodge, just finished up our PR 2 class and the reunion for both the lodge and the classes. So Marc Taylor and I are doing our traditional victory lap. We reach a real milestone at the Everyday Sniper with our 200 episodes of the podcast.Some of the topics we cover,
Alaska Precision Rifle After Action 2019 season
LE Training alongside civilians in our class
Scope test results
Classes for 2020
Game Changer Bags
Shout Out Thanks
PS, the picture was staged, we don't yell at you, but Marc has a reputation of being a bit gruff at times and this was all in good fun. Don't be scared, Halloween is right around the corner.
I cannot believe we have hit 200 episodes, thanks to everyone who makes this possible. Without listeners, we would not be doing this like we are. So thanks again.
Please comment, and thanks again for being a part of the Everyday Sniper, we really really appreciate it.
I hope you continue to enjoy the content.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 199 Post Class Ramblings
I am all over the place today, just a lot of things going on so we want to cover a bunch of stuff I might have missed over the previous week.
The knowledge nuggets include
MHSA Training Class Shoutout
Sniper's Hide Forum
Pre and Post Shot checklists
Best Gear 2019 thoughts
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, and thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 198 Special Guest Caylen Wojcik
Great conversation with Caylen on a couple of topics:
Law Enforcement Sniping and Training
End of Summer catch up
Thanks for listening, subscribing, and commenting in the Podbean App.
Hope you call enjoy the podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 197, True Range Zero, User Comments
In this episode, I talk about your True Range Zero and what the end-user can do to fix issues with software to help fine-tune your truing. With a true range zero a group that is just .1 mils above center moves your group to 150 yards in terms of how the computer looks at it. So it's important to understand these variations.
Talking Gun Control a tiny bit, all about the messaging we are being attacked with. Make sure you do your part.
Some singing, a little stairway, and random musings. Finally, we end with User Comments from the PodBean App. Keep the comments coming we all enjoy them. Thanks for listening and being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast
The Everyday Sniper Episode 196 Communicate, Move, Shoot
Thanks for listening and subscribing to the Everyday Sniper Podcast. In this episode we talk, Communication, Movement and Shooting.Sort of an end of the competition season discussion. We need to communicate before the stage, or even during with a teammate. Then we need to move forward to build our position and finally shoot our targets. So I am taking the Shoot Move Communicate mantra and turning it around in a more logical order of things.
I was working with two guys from California this week who are attending the local Competition Dynamics Team event and getting them spun required them to looking at the match in a different way. They shot it before but with very little prep work, so putting in that extra work required this type of discussion.
Thanks for listening, commenting and being a part of the Podcast.Hope you enjoy
The Everyday Sniper Episode 195 MN AAR,
Back from my class in MN and wanted to say thanks to all who attended. Also a big thanks to Eric S for approaching me about it, then a special thank you to the board members who approved the class. It's always great to visit new locations and see the dynamic of these ranges. The students were awesome too, everyone improved and we got to see first hand the benefit of instruction.Some of the things I talk about in this episode:
Shot Marker Electronic Target System
Wind at new locations
Strategies for traveling to new locations
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper podcast.
Be sure to comment in the pod bean app
The Everyday Sniper Episode 194 Labor Day Musings
Here in Minnesota for the Labor Day weekend. Teaching a class here in at the Gopher Hills range and wanted to a drop a Labor Day weekend podcast for you all.In this episode we discuss:
100 yard zeros
Hunters vs PRS
LE vs PRS
Mentality of improvements
Thanks for listening, sharing and commenting in the Podbean App. We appreciate all the support. Have a safe and happy Labor Day Weekend All
The Everyday Sniper Episode 193 Chassis talk, Hunter Ballistics Musings
Welcomes to the Everyday Sniper, in this episode I breakdown some thoughts on Marc's weaponized maths. I shot a video for the Sniper's Hide Online Training featuring the use of the math, and it worked out really well here in CO. I had to make a few minor tweaks at the extended ranges, but overall, excellent little video to show you how to put it in practice. This conversation Segways into the talk of ballistics. A hunter came on Sniper's Hide and was confused by setting up his ballistic computer for his hunting rifle. Part of the issue is trying to have these longer range zeros on the rifles. For a modern shooter, I recommend a 100 yards then for hunting you can always dial up to 200, or 300 yards. But still you need to know you rifle and it's drop. Guys making these long impressive shots on animals are not winging it. They treat it the same as hitting a target in a match. In other words they are putting in their homework on the subject.Another area of interest, stocks and chassis. I put together several rifles this past week. Moving barreled actions around so they match up with a specific chassis or stock I am looking at. Currently I have the McMillan A10 here, with the JP Chassis, the MDT ACC, and finally the Cadex Strike Nuke. So with all these chassis arriving I need barreled actions to put in them. It's important to match the action to the chassis, so I was playing musical chassis. Finally, most of the classes of 2019 are finished or sold out. We are getting ready for 2020, which means I need to coordinate locations. If you want to me to visit your area reach ou to me asap to help set this up.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the everyday sniper podcast. Peace out
The Everyday Sniper Episode 192 Post Class Wind talk, Chassis, Podbean Q&A
Just finished the August MHSA Precision Rifle class here in Colorado. We had a crazy 25 to 45MPH wind hit us on Saturday. So we had a great opportunity to shoot in a 30MPH headwind with Mike's 6CM. Listen to the episode if you want to know what we saw.
We do our normal Q&A with the Podbean questions we had some very good ones this time around. Questions like,
How do DQ A shooter in a Match
What is Quartering a Target
LH Gain Twist Questions
It's always fun interacting with the listeners so be sure to post your question if you want it read during an episode.
Finally, I put the call out for some questions regarding stocks. We recently lost JAE as a builder, and people want to know what stocks and chassis are out there and how they can help.
Thanks for listening, sharing and being a part of the everyday sniper podcast.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 191 Fundamental Breakdown, Elements vs FoM
I was looking over some old military marksmanship manuals, not so much for the mistakes, but to see where things evolved from the Elements of a good shooting position to the fundamentals of marksmanship. And in thinking about the different techniques we use for shooting the various disciplines we engage in, how the fundamentals and the elements of a good position apply. We can free recoil a rifle and still engage in the fundamentals of marksmanship. We can also buy a hit by using the weapon system to balance our position and mask some of the errors induced by our poor fundamentals. As an example, a heavy class benchrest shooter can do a lot to eliminate as much as the shooter as possible. Others attempt to do the same thing in the field. Get a system or supporting device that masks the shooters or minimizes their influence on the shot. It's a practical exercise to look at each of these fundamentals and what we can do to minimize their influence using the gear.
It really comes down to education, knowing what fundamental controls what and how the rifle system marries to that fundamental. I talk Accuracy and Precision, we all know the rifle system can have a bearing on both. As will the shooter and his or her fundamentals when it comes to executing the firing task.
Hopefully, this episode of the Everyday Sniper makes you think about all there elements.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing thanks for being a part of the Everday Sniper. Don't forget to comment on the Podbean App.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 190 Rex Defense Post Class Debrief
Welcome to politically correct Frank, I am host, Fundamental Frank who is gonna depart from my normal ranting style to something more mellow. As several have heard, this past weekend I attended a Rex Defense Seminar in Denver. I saw it while prepping for the Gathering, and decided, why not, attend the seminar. So I did and wanted to post my thoughts but presented as constructive criticism. No harm, no foul right, all in the right mindset.So if you are curious as to my take on a rex defense seminar, here you are, my thoughts. Not too hard, not too soft, hopefully just right to get the concept across through the radio.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, if you are interested, there is more discussion on the topic at Sniper's Hide in the forums. Don't forget to comment in the comment section.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 189 Gathering Talk, Plus Optics, Barrels and Training
After having my computer die a second time, I had to upgrade my equipment so that put me behind the Eight Ball for a few days. Wanted to talk about the Gathering and some high points from the event. A couple in no particular order"
The Range Day
The New Products
I talk so optics, holding over with the reticle and distortions that might be involved and whether we can resolve those issues on target. Is it a big enough problem to address?
John Baker and TacommHQ have a great new barrel system and his work in this space I feel is showing a lot of promise. Disturbing the Harmonic resonance of the barrel during firing may yield a bunch of benefits that were overlooked for so many years.Again, thanks to the big-name sponsors for the Gathering, I know there was more, but I only have a partial list in front of me. So thanks to Leupold, Vortex, Applied Ballistics, MHSA, and all the others who donated or attended the Gathering Event in Denver.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper
The Everyday Sniper Episode 188 My thoughts after Recent Events
Without getting too political I want to discuss the gun control debate happening on the heels of the El Paso and Dayton Shootings. This topic affects us directly and some thing needs to be addressed without getting too political.The gun community immediately gets blamed for the attacks by individuals who have nothing to do with us. We are the scapegoats for the political class, especially in this election season. So with that said, I want to talk about the narrative, the story line, how we can elevate the conversation that might put those elements fighting against us back on defense.
Nobody wants to see these tragedies happen, especially with a firearm, so the conversation has to continue.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper
The Everyday Sniper Episode 187 Useless Ramblings from the Clinically Insane
I have no idea what I am even talking about in this episode, it's a blur. Mentioning a few lessons learned from our most recent competitions. I really enjoyed the way the class flowed this past weekend with Mike and the students from our July MHSA Precision Rifle Class. We are always adjusting and modifying the course to fit the students' needs and experience level. I think we nailed this one.I posted Marc Taylor's Weaponized Math, the X factor. You can find it on the main page of Sniper's Hide or in the forum under the Everyday Sniper Section. It's really easy, and it will get you one target with very little effort on your part. Speaking of training, I breakdown the Tennessee Class we are announcing for mid fall at Treadproof. If you are interested in attending any of our classes, check the Sniper's Hide Website for details.
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The Everyday Sniper Episode 186 Snakes in the MFing Connex
Mike and Frank are on the range this weekend teaching an MHSA Precision Rifle Class to a great bunch of shooters. We talk about our guest instructor, Ratty mick Rattlesnake that had Mike jumping out of his seat. We breakdown some of the pros and cons we see with new shooters in the class. Generally, we just wanted to bust out a podcast during lunch to make sure you all had something to listen too.
If you look at the episode cover you can see exactly where the snake stopped under Mike's Chair in the classroom. it was a comedic episode and worth the time to listen.
Don't forget to comments, post and share the Everday Sniper Podcast, hopefully, you have as much fun listening as we do talking about this stuff.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 185 User Comments, Final AK Thoughts from Ssgt Taylor
So I am back from Alaska, our season of training there is pretty close to over. We had an awesome block of classes, lots of learning taking place with a large variety of shooters. Marc and I give you some final thoughts on Alaska, the classes, weaponized math, etc.
Also I read the User Comments from the Podbean App, we really appreciate everyone comment the way they do. Please, comment, share and subscribe it really helps the podcast move forward and keeps me motivated.
Back at it and back in the Office so expect the Podcasts to take that familiar turn, home versus away. Thanks for listening, sharing and a special thanks to those who attend our training
Mike and Adam welcome you back for the latest installment of the Everyday Sniper.
In this episode they talk about the Mile High Shootout in Craig, CO after actions report and some things that they saw and really liked.
This is from their point of view and things they did to overcome some of the obstacles through the weekend.
Special thanks to Rob Quigley and Jeff Odor for putting on such a great match.
Thank you to all the sponsors!
Just to name a few:
Mile High Shooting Accessories
Box n Andy( bullet central)
Swarovski (Trent Swanson)
War Horse Dev.
Blue Mountain Precision
Swanny’s Comp Gear
This is a longer episode so make sure you have some cold drinks.
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The Everyday Sniper Episode 183 Alaska Precision Rifle Class After Action PR 1 & 2
We just finished up a back to back PR 1 and 2 classes. So as we normally do, Marc and I invited two students to sit in on the podcast. So thanks to Luis V and Jonathan W for being a part of this episode giving you, the listeners their feedback. We like the fact we can students, especially students from either the Lower Forty Eight or in the case of Luis, Canada talk to you about their experience. It reinforces the stuff Marc and I talk about so you can get their perspective on the experience.
Our goal is to translate the live experience to the listening audience. It really is a ton of fun working these classes. I want to thank the guys up here, especially James for presenting me with a custom plaque to highlight my experience up here. Means a lot so thank you James and Company.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the success of the Everyday Sniper Podcast. Don't forget to comment.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 182 User Comments Back to AK
Just returned to Alaska, waking up at Capt Cook feeling pretty darn sporty today. So hit the ground running we go over some user comments on the Podbean app.I want to thank everyone for commenting and we like to read all the comments and respond. It's our way of interacting with the audience we have created within the Shooting Community. So be sure to add your comment to the app. If you are not using Podbean and you still want to comment, head over to the Sniper's Hide Forum.
Busy training schedule this week, so talking with Mike, he and Adam are supposed to uploading an episode or two from the MHSA Match in Craig CO.
Again, thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the everyday sniper.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 181 Adam Cloaninger Interview One 1/2 of the 2019 SHC Winning Team
Welcome to the Everyday Sniper, in this episode I sit down and talk with Adam Cloaninger, precision rifle shooter, and one half of the winning SHC Team. Adam talks about his time growing up and shooting in Washington State. Where he is today with precision rifle competitions around the area. Then we talk about his training strategies, the mental aspect of the game which Adam puts a heavy focus on. This is a very nice, free flowing interview with Adam, and I think a lot of guys around the country and the world will get a new found respect for a shooter whom they may not know his name. Adam is very straight forward, down to earth and practical in his take on precision rifle competition.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper.
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The Everyday Sniper Episode 180 TreadProof Class AAR
Down in the Franklin Tennesse area just finished a class at Treadproof a new training facility located just outside Nashville.
In this episode we talk:
Terminal Ballistics from Dr Maurer
90gr Federal Bullet
Military vs Competition
Future Thoughts, more Training
Electronics vs Hardcopy
Thanks to everyone who attended and especially thanks to Paul, Todd, Jake, Barbara, Wes for the hospitality , and a great inspiring weekend.
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The Everyday Sniper Episode 179 My Celebrity Train Wreck MOA Rant
Frank here with the Everyday Sniper and Sniper's Hide, in this pre-4th of July episode I go on a nice rant regarding the Mil vs MOA debate. Seems like this thing won't go away anytime soon as guys continue to stir this punch bowl. The debate is silly, there is defined disciplines that work with MOA, in our game it's Mils all the way. It's easier, it's efficient and it makes communicating that much better.If you are an MOA shooter I feel sad for you, it's a terrible life to live in today's world. So if you dig MOA adjusted scopes, let me know what a jerk I am. I follow up with a few other tirades, but nothing too crazy.Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast. Cheers,
The Everyday Sniper Episode 178 Joel Wise Interview Precision Rifle Network
We just finished our June MHSA Precision Rifle class and Joel Wise of the Precision Rifle Network was a student in the class. So being a media guy in the gun industry I thought we would do a podcast about the Class.
Joel is the main video guy for the Precision Rifle Series, and does a lot of content and filming for Shannon Kay and the PRS. He has a great perspective on the industry seeing it from many angles.The conversation mainly focuses on our class and Joel's experience during the class but we also go off on a few tangents as I am one to do.We got interrupted twice with scam phones calls as I never remember to put my phone in AirPlane Mode when I am recording podcasts from the phone. But aside from the two small interruptions I think this a great interview.
Thanks to Joel for Attending the MHSA Precision Rifle Class, and being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast.Thanks to all the listeners and those who share and comment in the Podbean App. Really appreciate ya all
The Everyday Sniper Episode 177 Phil Velayo SHC After Action
Great Episode here with top shooter, USMC Scout Sniper Instructor and Precision Rifle Instructor Phil Velayo on the line. Phil came in second place at the Sniper's Hide Cup with his partner Beau, so his perspective is super important to all.
We breakdown some of the stages and well as the main elements to executing a great match finish. Getting Phil's perspective all all this adds some much to the Everyday Sniper Podcast. He gets it on a level most don't consider.
We cover a wide range of topics from Wind to Trajectory and including the Fundamentals of Marksmanship. This should sound familiar. If you want to meet Phil, he is the lead instructor for Gunwerks, and he attends a ton of NRL and PRS matches out West here.
Thanks to all for listening, thanks for sharing and be sure to comment.I also want to thank Phil again for taking time out during a busy week of training.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 176 Sniper's Hide Cup AAR
Back from the Sniper's Hide Cup, and wanted to do an after action from my perspective of the competition. I was a range officer, slash scorekeeper on stage 1 on the A side of the match. My stage was 3 targets at 680, 650, and 680, really interesting to see the mix of shooter and how they attacked the problem.
Other important areas of discussion were,
Safety, because it is always about safety.
Efficiency, how to manage a stage under time
Movement, another part of efficiency
It was great visiting with so many of the competitors, congrats to Nick and Adam, as well as Phil and Beau, Serge and Jorge, with Piper Corson winning top individual.
Thanks for listening and sharing, and being part of the everyday sniper
The Everyday Sniper Episode 175 Talking Ammo, Merino Wool, Sniper's Hide Competitions, and So much More
Welcome to the Everyday Sniper, this is my pre-travel Sniper's Hide Cup episode where I have nothing to say about the match, except that I have nothing to say. The Rifleman's Team Challenge crew along with Carl Taylor and Clint Sharp are doing all the heavy lifting because I have been so out of pocket its crazy.We talk factory ammo. I just shot the new Made in US Prime Ammo load and I want to go on about that as much as I can. I also shot the factory loads being used to test the APO Sniper's Hide Edition Rifles. Great stuff there.
We talk Merino wool from Varusteleka.com, I really dig the Merino wool Hoodie and Jacket they sent along. Plus the added bonus of Scho-Ka-Kola candy from WWII.
As always when I can, I answer Listener comments from he Podbean App. So if you comment in the App, I read them and respond. Thanks for listening, thanks for Sharing and Thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper
The Everyday Sniper Episode 174 My Rant on LE Equipment
Back from Alaska, this is my June After Action Report. The Civvy classes we did were excellent. No equipment issues I can recall, nobody needed to default the SH Edition APO Rifle. But we also did an LE class and that is completely different story.This was not about the shooters, but their equipment that went back to the 1990s. In my mind this is totally unacceptable for guys who work the harsh wilds of Alaska. Having a working rifle and optic that is older than most computers is just wrong. The conditions in this part of the country can kill equipment in seconds. It's important to have the right tools for the job. Hopefully this can light a fire under the departments to step up.Also thanks to David for guiding me on my World's Most Successful Bigfoot Hunt.
Quals, I think quals and standards are very useful, and we need to recognize the benefit of having a very good qual system in place to test standards.
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The Everyday Sniper Episode 173 AK Precision Rifle Class with James and Wyatt
Finished our first class from the second block of training here in Alaska. Had an awesome class, lots of really great shooters. We brought in two of the students, Wyatt, and James. Both students are from the Lower 48 as if I am not. But we wanted to get their perspective and talk about the class.
This class went fantastic and the students took to their lessons like a duck to water. We were able to tighten up the presentation even more and get in a lot more drills.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, and thanks for being a part of the everyday sniper. Don't forget to comment on the podbean app.
Talk to you soon
The Everyday Sniper Episode 172 Return to AK, APO SH Edition Rifle
I am back in AK for the next block of classes and I wanted to drop an update on the SH Edition APO rifle. I knocked out a video detailing the system and why we spec'd it the way I did. I think Ashbury is doing a great job with the package, and things are quickly moving forward from the base system. Soon we will have paired options and that is very exciting. This system is moving forward.
Also, I answer a few podbean questions as well as give you insight into my thinking when it comes to comparisons. Lots of guys continue to ask me my favorite color, and if you listen, the point of the podcast is to give you the tools to make your own buying decisions. Nobody will pick things in your best interest better than you, so arm yourself with the knowledge being dropped to make those better buying choices.
We'll do our best to keep knocking these out, but don't forget you can always find me on Sniper's Hide in the forum.
Thanks for listening, thanks for sharing and especially thanks for commenting.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 171 Frank Rambles On Answering Questions
In this episode we tackle some of the great questions we are getting in reference to the podcast. I read questions from both the Podbean App and from the Sniper's Hide Forum. In fact I get so carried away answering these questions I lose all track of time.
Some of the questions asked include:
Left Hand Gain Twist Barrels
Mike's BBQ Skillz
It's all about the understanding and clarifications of the concepts we are discussing. You can always head over too Sniper's Hide. We have a great Forum for you to visit and get real answers from. Sniper's Hide Forum But thanks for listening, sharing and being a part of the Everyday Sniper Podcast.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 170 Valkyrie Bolt Action Rifle, Ammunition
Quick little upload before I head to Mike's house for a graduation party. Wanted to expand on my 224 Valkyrie Build as I was able to shoot it at the range this week. A bit of talk about calibers, ammunition and my thoughts on the subject of diminishing returns on your investment. This is an investment for a lot of people and I want to make sure you understand I am speaking to the 80% out there and not the top 20%.Shot a couple of videos for Sniper's Hide, a training lesson, two parter, and a public video of the Valkyrie. Lots of people have interest in the Valkyrie but the fact is, when Federal misfired with the 90gr Ammo, the idea of the caliber misfired with it. So while I understand the hate with the cartridge from this, I still there is a lot of positives making it a viable caliber for folks.
But thanks for listening, thanks for sharing, thanks for being a part of the Everyday Sniper.
The Everyday Sniper Episode 169 Car Trip Context Discussion
In the car on the way home from the range so I decided to drop a podcast. Shooting some videos at the range today, so I will need to edit that stuff. There may be a bit of road noize but nothing too crazy. Context, I am trying to put things into context. We drop a lot knowledge bombs and shrapnel can spread to other discussions. I want to make sure you understand if we talk one app things dont always translate to other apps and vice versa. Also remember, you true BC at 800 and not 100, BC does nothing at 100 yards.
Clarity and context is the name of the game.
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