How much magnification do you really need for a long range rifle scope? During our Brownells Bullet Points we will discuss how to invest in the scope that is right for you.

Are you armed in the woods? Are you dangerous on demand? For our SOTG Homeroom this week from CrossBreed Holsters have another bear attack story to relate. The year 2021 is set to be a record year for fatal bear attacks in North America.

What lessons did we learn from our 4th Annual Precision Rifle class? Paul and Jarrad will relate a number of lessons and experiences from our latest long range rifle course. Listen closely, these might help you.

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• Brownells Bullet Points –
    – TOPIC: Shopping for Rifle Scopes, how much magnification do you really need?
    – Carlos Hathcock used an 8x Unertl scope to get 93 confirmed kills
    – When I was in the USMC, the M40 scope was a Unertl 10x
• Huge thanks to our Partners:
Brownells | CrossBreed | Duracoat | SWAT Fuel
• SOTG Homeroom –
    – TOPIC: Fatal Bear attack record already tied
• SOTG just hosted our Annual Precision Rifle Training Course.  Let’s consider some of the lessons that we learned.
    – Torque Wrench:
    – Blue Loctite:
    – Soft point lead bullet is not great for long range shooting
    – Using scopes; focal adjustments, parallax, MOA, MRAD, holdover, etc.
• Patriot Fire Team Training Camp – September 17-19
• Legion of Michael Podcast

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With the 31 July fatal attack by a black bear near Swan Hills in Alberta, Canada, 2021 has tied the record for the number of fatal bear attacks in one year. From

EDMONTON — Mounties say a female tree planter was mauled to death by a bear in northern Alberta.

RCMP told CTV News they received a call just after 3 p.m. on July 31 regarding an attack in a rural area northwest of Swan Hills.

The 26-year-old woman was planting trees in the remote spot when she was attacked by what witnesses described to police as a black bear.

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