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Here is a list of the most popular and noteworthy PRB posts:

  • Tactical Scope Field Test: Based on 400+ hours of research, this epic field test compares 18 of the top rifle scopes in the $1500+ price range in a very objective and data-driven way. It quantifies optical quality, mechanical performance, and many other aspects. Nothing like this has ever been done before.
  • Best Long-Range Scope – Buyers Guide & Features To Look For: This is a brief overview of the top features you should keep in mind when buying a long-range scope. It also includes my specific recommendations, which I update regularly.
  • What The Pros Use: This is hard data on what gear the best precision rifle shooters in the country are using. Each year, I ask the top 100 ranked shooters in the Precision Rifle Series about what equipment and gear they run (like cartridge, scope, stock, barrel, gunsmith, and a bunch of other items). These posts are the results of those annual surveys.
  • How Much Does It Matter? As long-range shooters, we tend to obsess over every little detail. While you may get away with minor mistakes at short and medium ranges, as your range is extended small inconsistencies are magnified. So, most things are important … but to differing degrees. In this series of posts I use Applied Ballistics’ WEZ analysis tool to objectively compare how different aspects of long-range shooting affect the probability of getting rounds on target. As Bryan Litz said in his Accuracy & Precision book, “Looking at each variable separately teaches us how to assess the uncertainties of any shot and determine how critical each variable is to hitting the target.”
  • Muzzle Brake Field Test: This field test was focused on 20+ muzzle brakes designed for precision rifles in 6mm through 30 caliber, including all of the brakes popular among the top precision rifle shooters in the country. It includes several objective tests to quantify aspects of performance like recoil reduction, ability to stay on target, how loud the brake is, and muzzle blast.
  • Ranging Binoculars Field Test: This is an in-depth field test on the ranging capability and optical performance of several popular ranging binoculars. The results are based on over 10,000 data points collected from the field over 3 months of testing.
  • MIL vs MOA – An Objective Comparison: This can be a heated topic, but I provide a very objective and comprehensive approach to the debate. I try to cut through the dogmatic myths, and explain the real difference between the two systems.
  • 200+ McMillan Stock Colors Photo Gallery: This is a photo gallery of over 200 different McMillan stocks, with the exact color and ratios provided for each stock.
  • Custom 6XC Precision Rifle Build: This build represents my quest to find the best rifle components and accessories for every single part, in an attempt to build the ultimate precision rifle.
  • American Sniper Rifles – 5 of Chris Kyle’s Favorite Sniper Rifles: Takes a look at the favorite rifles of the deadliest sniper in US military history and American hero, Chris Kyle.
  • Cost of Handloading vs. Match Ammo: Many feel like reloading is clearly cheaper, and if you solely look at the cost of components … it usually is. But there are significant hidden costs in handloading most people ignore. This post takes a comprehensive look at the total cost of ownership for handloading vs. buying factory match ammo.