The Sling If you have neglected the sling in your training and equipping of your riflery, you are neglect what may the most important part of rifle accuracy once you have mastered the six steps to firing the shot. SIGHT ALIGNMENT -- Line up the front and rear sights SIGHT PICTURE -- Keeping the sights lined up, bring them onto the target RESPIRATORY PAUSE – Deep breath, exhale partially, hold breath as front sight touches bottom of target A. FOCUS YOUR EYE -- Focus your eye on the front sight B. FOCUS YOUR MIND -– Keep front sight on target TRIGGER SQUEEZE –- Squeeze straight back while front sight stays on target FOLLOW THROUGH -- Sighting eye open, take mental picture of where sights were when rifle discharged, and follow through with trigger Thanks Appleseed! The Gods designed you right out of the womb with a bipod which happens to be your support hand and when you properly employ a sling in concert with natural point of aim, you are unstoppable until the indirect fire starts to rain on your position. I highly recommend you spend a few hours every month configuring your ideal prone positions and every other month do it on an uncomfortable surface like gravel or pine cones so there are no surprises if you ever have to conduct some philosophical terraforming employing physics against those who wish you harm. I recommend the Magpul series of slings for the semi-auto platform and the Riflecraft RS3 for the bolt gun. An advantage of the RS3 is that it employs a loop sling system built into the rig. A tip I learned from the Village Armorer, Skip, is to secure the sling to the rear of the weapon on the side opposite your support hand shoulder, you will discover that when you employ the sling on the support side, you will not be strangled and more effective in delivering disciplined rounds during the conduct of social work. I can’t emphasize enough how important the sling is to effective long gun employment. Magazine Spring Myths My oldest son is a mechanical engineer in UT, he, like my other sons is a natural born abolitionist and rifleman of the highest order. I asked for his scientific analysis of storing your ammo in P-Mags. Kyle asserts: "The short answer. Assuming a respectable manufacturer (Japanese/Korean/German - American engineers are mostly garbage, and Ruger is American...) I am highly skeptical that keeping magazines loaded will lead to premature failure. That doesn't mean premature failure can't happen, I'm just skeptical that keeping them loaded is a cause. Shitty materials, shitty engineering, and corrosion are my guess to the leading causes of failure. I could be wrong, but I have yet to be presented with a legitimate argument. I would recommend disassembling your magazines from time to time and cleaning them.
30 May, 2018 / 10 Comments