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Does MasterPiece Arms Live Up to Its Name?

Posted by OTM Tactical on 5/20/2018 to Rifle Stocks
Does MasterPiece Arms Live Up to Its Name?

The serious precision shooter is always on the lookout for an advantage. And that's not to say that equipment can make up for skill, but rather that you need to find equipment of sufficient quality that it doesn't get in the way of your skill — meaning, ideally, that your rifle won’t present any issues that hurt the accuracy you're actually capable of. 

Problems in construction, assembly, and materials of your firearm can all lead to wild or inconsistent shots, especially with repeated use and the cumulative stresses of recoil, and it's very hard to improve your marksmanship when your own equipment is sabotaging you. How can you get the most out of target practice if you don't know whether it's you messing up, or the gun?

The Excellence of Norma USA Brass

Posted by OTM Tactical on 5/7/2018 to Reloading Brass
The Excellence of Norma USA Brass

At OTM Tactical we cater to all types of precision shooters, including the discriminating handloader. We’ve discussed handloading and its benefits before (see Reload! OTM Tactical's Fine Selection of Reloading Brass), and we’re happy to have excellent brass like Norma USA in our catalog. Norma cases stand up to years of repeated use and numerous reloads, and still perform with the accuracy and consistency a serious marksman would expect.

Here’s a quick rundown of Norma cases and what makes them exceptional.


Advanced Shooting Technology from TriggerTech

Posted by OTM Tactical on 4/20/2018 to Triggers
Advanced Shooting Technology from TriggerTech

How do you make precision shooting better? At OTM Tactical, that’s a question we’re extremely interested in, and we feel all serious marksmen will agree — after all, whether you’re a hunter, target shooter, or into tactical competition, you’re always seeking an advantage. And while there’s no substitute for skill and practice, there’s a good reason so many competitive shooters seek to upgrade their rifle piece by piece. A new barrel, a new stock, and other parts can all make a difference in your rifle’s performance — and, naturally, so can a new trigger.

We carry only the best aftermarket rifle upgrades here at OTM Tactical, and we’re proud to include TriggerTech triggers in our catalog. Read on and you’ll see why.

Jewell Triggers Improve Your Precision Shooting Experience

Posted by OTM Tactical on 4/9/2018 to Triggers

Timney Triggers

Posted by Christianna Cannon on 3/22/2018 to Triggers
Timney Triggers

About Timney Triggers

 

At OTM Tactical, we make it our mission to carry the very best precision rifle parts and accessories for the most discerning competitive and hobbyist shooters out there. Some of the highest-quality triggers available today are made by Timney, an Arizona-based manufacturer that has been around since the 1940s. Read on to learn more about Timney and how their history has made them who they are today.

Krieger Barrels

Posted by Christianna Cannon on 3/12/2018 to Barrels
Krieger Barrels

About Krieger Barrels

 

Any precision shooter worth their salt knows nothing affects a rifle's overall performance as much as the barrel. The barrel has an enormous effect on your range, accuracy, and precision and can make all the difference when hitting your target. A good barrel will send every shot predictably and within expectations. A bad barrel will send your shots wild, and even if only by a fraction of a millimeter, this translates into a huge margin for error far downrange.

Rifle barrels need to be manufactured with an eye for detail, and Krieger Barrels has that down to the very molecular structure of the steel they use. In fact, their barrels are created with the same precision you'll require on the range, from beginning to end.

How to Effectively Use a Rifle Bipod

Posted by Christianna Cannon on 2/22/2018 to Bipods
How to Effectively Use a Rifle Bipod

The purpose of a rifle bipod is pretty obvious: it provides a means of stabilizing your rifle at a certain height in order to shoot more accurately with less fatigue. But you can't just attach a bipod to your rifle and expect it to make you a better marksman. For one thing, you'll need to know how to use your bipod effectively, otherwise it won't help you much and in fact, could even hinder you.

So what do you need to do to get the most out of your bipod and really feel the difference? Read on to find out.

Rifle Accessories at OTM Tactical

Posted by OTM Tactical on 2/8/2018 to Rifle Stocks
Rifle Accessories at OTM Tactical

Let's say you've built your perfect rifle — chosen the best stock, barrel, and trigger for your prime shooting preferences. What's next? You'd be looking at rifle accessories to give you a new edge in precision, and maybe give yourself some additional options suited to hunting, competition, or whatever interests you in the shooting world. At OTM Tactical, we have the accessories you might be looking for to kit out your rifle, and we have the supplies you need to keep it going.

Extending the Shelf Life of Your Ammunition

Posted by OTM Tactical on 1/25/2018 to Lapua Brass
Extending the Shelf Life of Your Ammunition

Ammunition Storage & Shelf Life

It's obvious to most that the quality of your ammunition is just as important as the quality of your rifle. Whether you prefer to hand-load, or you'd rather make an investment in a top loaded ammo brand like Hornady, you want to do your best to keep your ammo in fighting form. Depending on the climate where you live, this can be trivial, or a significant challenge.

While it's true that modern ammunition has a much longer shelf life than older types, it's still possible for the environment to degrade your ammo. This mainly becomes a problem if you want to stockpile ammunition — and what precision shooter doesn't? If you're always on the lookout for new and better things, you might find yourself wanting to try different ammo with different rifles in search of the sweetest combination possible, which could mean a lot of ammo sitting around unused for a period of time. Not only do you need to keep it organized, you also need to keep it in good condition until you're ready to use it, even if that day isn't coming anytime soon.

Here are three proven tips for extending the shelf life of your ammo.

Do You Need a New Base for Your Scope?

Posted by OTM Tactical on 1/9/2018 to Bases
Do You Need a New Base for Your Scope?

Your scope mount is vital to the accuracy of your shots, but many beginning target shooters underestimate the level of customization you can achieve —and the precision installation needed — to really get the most from your rifle scope. Maybe it's because it looks like such a simple set of parts, no more than a base and a couple of rings. But making the wrong decision here can mess up your shots no matter how great the rest of your rifle is.

Here are some things that can go wrong, and might help you to determine if you need to upgrade this crucial piece of shooting equipment.

High Quality Rifle Magazines at OTM Tactical

Posted by OTM Tactical on 12/28/2017 to Magazines
High Quality Rifle Magazines at OTM Tactical

High-Quality Rifle Magazines


Detachable box magazines are popular among the tactical firearms community for obvious reasons. Being able to fire more shots before reloading is always a good thing, and reloading itself is much faster when you only need to snap a fresh magazine into your rifle rather than opening it and inserting cartridges one by one. It's no wonder so many shooters convert their Remington 700 rifles to take detachable magazines by installing DBM bottom metal.

As premier suppliers of precision tactical shooting equipment, OTM Tactical offers a selection of high-quality rifle magazines with which to further customize your shooting experience. Here's some background information on the magazine brands we carry.

Upgrade Your Rifle with a High-Performance Action

Posted by OTM Tactical on 12/14/2017 to Actions
Upgrade Your Rifle with a High-Performance Action

High-Performance Actions

It's only a matter of time before the serious precision shooter looks into upgrading their rifle's action. Smoother operation and increased accuracy are both appealing for every shooting situation — tactical, hunting, competition, and more.

The difference between long and short action is pretty subjective except for the size of the rifle cartridge — obviously, long actions use longer ammunition, but there's some debate as to how this affects accuracy especially when combined with other factors. One thing to remember is that short-action rifles tend to be shorter overall, which can make them easier to handle if that's your preference.

OTM Tactical carries some of the best actions on the market, from prestigious manufacturers listed here.

Ballistic Chronographs for Precision Shooters

Posted by OTM Tactical on 11/26/2017 to Chronographs
Ballistic Chronographs for Precision Shooters

Why Serious Precision Shooters Need a Ballistic Chronograph

The quest for perfect accuracy has been a part of firearms history since their invention. In the beginning, guns were clumsy, unreliable devices that usually had as much of a chance of blowing up in your hand than actually hitting your intended target. We're much more fortunate today— advances in technology and ballistics have provided us with firearms that people a few centuries ago couldn't picture in their wildest dreams.

Of course, the first gunsmiths knew what they wanted and over time figured out the science behind it, but the manufacturing techniques at the time were insufficient. Today, not only do we have advanced, reliable, and effective firearms, we also have the ability to upgrade, customize, and test our own rifles to an unprecedented level, all with the goal of ultimate precision shooting.

A ballistic chronograph is one such testing tool. You use it to determine muzzle velocity— the speed of a bullet when it's fired, which can help you nail down the best ammunition for your rifle's maximum effectiveness. 

The Basics of Bullets and How to Choose the Best

Posted by OTM Tactical on 11/10/2017 to Berger Bullets
The Basics of Bullets and How to Choose the Best

The Basics of Bullets and How to Choose the Best

Without ammunition, a firearm is nothing but a fancy club. But as gun enthusiasts are well aware, it's not just having ammunition that makes the difference, it's having the best ammunition for your needs as a shooter. Precision target shooting, hunting, competitions, whatever you're interested in— no matter what, the ammo you choose will make a difference in how well you and your rifle perform.

Reload! OTM Tactical's Fine Selection of Reloading Brass

Posted by OTM Tactical on 10/27/2017 to Lapua Brass
Reload! OTM Tactical's Fine Selection of Reloading Brass

Reload! OTM Tactical's Fine Selection of Reloading Brass

OTM Tactical carries a wide selection of high-quality reloading brass for handloaders, the precision-minded folks who like to reload their own ammunition. Handloading is a good way to ensure you have the exact ammunition you need for whatever your firearm and situation demands. Plus, many handloaders find the process rewarding, both in money saved, and the satisfaction involved in doing it yourself.

Our reloading brass is available in several calibers, including 223, 6mm, 6.5mm, 308, and 7mm, various calibers matching Winchester, Remington, Creedmoor, and others. Among our selection, you'll find several highly-regarded manufacturers, including Norma, Hornady, and Lapua. We offer a wide variety so you can find the best-quality brass at a price that can fit into your budget.

Rifle Bottom Metal

Posted by OTM Tactical on 10/16/2017 to Bottom Metal
Rifle Bottom Metal

Rifle Bottom Metal at OTM Tactical

Precision shooters are always on the lookout for ways to customize their rifle to their ideal setup, and for those using a Remington 700 footprint the bottom metal is something that can't be missed. Installing new bottom metal basically lets you choose how your rifle loads and unloads, and presents a significant upgrade if you're still using an ADL model.

Berger Bullets: Top Quality Ammunition

Posted by Mark Rosset on 9/24/2017 to Berger Bullets
Berger Bullets: Top Quality Ammunition

Berger Bullets: Top Quality Ammunition

OTM Tactical is proud to carry Berger Bullets, the top choice for hunting and target shooting everywhere. But why? What makes Berger Bullets so great? The answer lies in the history of Berger Bullets and their standards as a manufacturer.

 

Lapua Brass: The Best for Discriminating Handloaders

Posted by Mark Rosset on 9/12/2017 to Lapua Brass
Lapua Brass: The Best for Discriminating Handloaders

Lapua Brass: The Best for Discriminating Handloaders

Many rifle enthusiasts prefer to handload their own ammunition. Not only does it save money, it's also a process that can feel quite relaxing while at the same time making you feel a greater appreciation for shooting. Whatever your reason, OTM Tactical recommends handloading with Lapua Brass.

 


A Quick Guide to the Best Triggers

Posted by Mark Rosset on 8/28/2017 to Triggers
A Quick Guide to the Best Triggers

A Quick Guide to the Best Triggers

 

At OTM Tactical, we pride ourselves on stocking the absolute highest quality rifle parts and accessories, and among those we include triggers from four of the world's best manufacturers: Jewell, Timney, Bix’n Andy, and TriggerTech. But what makes these triggers the top of the line, and why are we so proud to carry them? Read on to find out.

Muzzle Brakes at OTM Tactical

Posted by Mark Rosset on 8/15/2017 to Muzzle Brakes
Muzzle Brakes at OTM Tactical

Muzzle Brakes at OTM Tactical

 

Every shooter is familiar with recoil and muzzle rise and the effects they can have on your follow-up shots. Muzzle brakes are popular among tactical competitive shooters for their reduction of these factors, and are generally preferred over suppressors in these scenarios. Muzzle brakes are shorter and lighter, having less of an effect on the handling of the rifle, and are less expensive as well as not being subjected to the same taxes and regulations. At OTM Tactical we include some excellent muzzle brakes in our selection.

Who Makes the Best Stocks and Chassis Systems?

Posted by Mark Rosset on 7/27/2017 to Chassis and Stocks
Who Makes the Best Stocks and Chassis Systems?

Who Makes the Best Stocks and Chassis Systems?

Few things make as big of a difference in the overall feel of your rifle as its stock or chassis. Not only is the shape of paramount importance, the materials used in the manufacturing process are a huge factor in your rifle stock's overall durability, function, and weight. Your rifle stock or chassis can make or break your performance in a tactical or competitive field. 

Who Makes the Best Rifle Barrel?

Posted by Mark Rosset on 7/14/2017 to Barrels
Who Makes the Best Rifle Barrel?

Who Makes the Best Rifle Barrel?

 

As we discussed previously on our blog, there are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a new rifle barrel. One thing we didn't go over was the manufacturer. Every rifle barrel manufacturer has their strengths, so depending on the type of shooting you do, you may find that you prefer one manufacturer over another. However, you can be assured that every rifle barrel we carry is of the highest quality available. Here's a breakdown of the manufacturers we source our barrels from.

Choosing a Rifle Barrel

Posted by Mark Rosset on 6/15/2017 to Barrels
Choosing a Rifle Barrel

Choosing a Rifle Barrel

If you've decided to replace your rifle barrel, you're in the right place— OTM carries a large selection of precision rifle barrels. However, choosing one can be difficult if you don't know what you're looking for. You'll have to keep in mind that the traits of the barrel will affect how it performs and what kind of results you'll get shooting with it. Ultimately, the most important factor in choosing a rifle barrel is what feels best to you, but here are some details to consider that will help you decide.

How to Choose a Rifle Stock

Posted by Mark Rosset on 5/30/2017 to Rifle Stocks
How to Choose a Rifle Stock

How to Choose a Rifle Stock

Your stock is one of the most important choices you can make about your rifle because nothing makes as big of a difference when it comes to how the gun feels in your hands and how well it helps or hinders your performance. The wrong stock can make a rifle difficult or even impossible to shoot, but the right one can improve both accuracy and comfort. Here are some things to take into consideration when you're looking to upgrade your rifle stock.

BERGER BULLETS for LONG RANGE MATCH SHOOTING

Posted by on 10/30/2015 to Ammo

BERGER BULLETS are chosen to be the bullet of choice by more top shooters across the nation than any other bullet made. The consistent accuracy, high ballistic coefficient, and ease of tuning keep these bullets in every shooters rifles.