Tag Archives: Shooting Sports

Schrödinger’s damned cat

Quantum mechanics changed the world… by extinguishing the dream of perfect determinism and mathematical predictability that structured the Newtonian universe.      – Amir Alexander, science and mathematics historian at UCLA and author of the book Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical … Continue reading

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Riflery – the science and the art

To shoot well in the field, you must have complete confidence in your rifle’s ability to put the bullet at exactly the point of aim. Lack of this confidence will undermine your shooting ability more than any other factor. RIFLERY … Continue reading

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Newton’s Third Law

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  – Newton’s Third Law of Motion Newton’s Third Law Isaac Newton was a physicist, not much devoted to the study of human behavior, but I find his Third Law of … Continue reading

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Plinking

Plink- vt. (plink; rhymes with sink) [slang, American]: to shoot informal targets such as tin cans with a small caliber rifle or handgun; the word ‘plink’ is an onomatopoeia of the sharp, metallic sound of a small caliber bullet hitting … Continue reading

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

The bottom line is that the advantages of overloaded rounds are largely illusory. In practical fact, the bloody things aren’t worth either the expense or the discomfort. And they are discomfortable in the extreme. So what good are 30 percent … Continue reading

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