After a tiring day spent in TSA queues and miniscule airline seats yesterday, the cosmic balance has been restored. I spent an exhausting and awesome day shooting, learning and testing a slew of new gear from Bushnell, at a totally kick-ass shooting resort in southern Kentucky. We did so much shooting today that after an entire day at the range I was actually ready to stop shooting and eat something. That doesn’t happen often . . .
I’ve only got a few minutes (and a fairly slow wifi connection) so I can’t upload full product descriptions and demo videos of all the stuff we’ve played with, but I’ll pique your interest with a few highlights:
- We spent a good part of the day discussing (and then testing) the difference between 1st and 2nd focal-plane reticules. Despite the high geek factor, this is actually really interesting and I think the results will surprise you.
- Bushnell isn’t just for the bargain aisle at Wal-Mart anymore. I’ll fill in the details over the next several posts, but the concepts of no-questions-asked warranties, one-piece tubes, fully multicoated optics and true 1-8.5x variables will feature prominently.
- I did fairly well in the first stages of our 2-gun runthroughs, and then dramatically increased my shotgun suckitude during my second heat. I’m guessing I need to channel my stress more effectively. When I find the right cable I’ll post a helmet-cam vid of me being a complete moron with a Benelli. In the meantime, here are some of the guns I started screwing up with:
To be continued tomorrow, with some true 3-gun action and some really long-range rifle shooting courtesy of Accuracy International.