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Ballistic Chronographs for Precision Shooters

Posted by OTM Tactical on 11/26/2017
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

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.

Timney AR-15 Trigger

Posted by Scott Martin on 10/27/2015 to Triggers

As a Marine grunt, you don't always get the best gear, but rather hand-me-downs that have been beat to death by the Army already. So needless to say, my experience with M-16/AR-15 triggers has been somewhat frustrating. There's nothing that can ruin your experience with a rifle more than a long, sloppy trigger, but that all changed for me this past weekend. After work on Friday, with the help of Mark Rosset, I finally upgraded my standard mil-spec trigger with Timney's skeletonized, 3 pound single stage trigger. With it being a true, one-piece drop in trigger, the installation was smoother than I imagined, and the trigger was even smoother. For me, the days of slowly squeezing a mil-spec trigger with no real idea when firing will take place are long gone. I test ran it over the weekend in a local 2 gun match, engaging targets as close as 10 feet and out to a hair over 200 yards. I couldn't be happier, and neither could the guys that had a chance to run my gun. The break was very crisp and short, and I shot better consistently than I had in the past. I have already, and will continue to recommend the trigger to anyone looking to upgrade to a better one.

New Calvin Elite Trigger

Posted by Mark Rosset on 4/8/2014 to Triggers
Timney's New Calvin Elite Trigger