Our SWAT Fuel Warrior of the Week has a question about rifle optics for his AR-15. What kind of performance can we reasonably expect from our scoped rifle? What determines the accuracy of a rifle?

During our Quiet Time Moment from SilencerShop.com, we will take some time to appreciate a man who was arguably the Greatest 2nd Lieutenant in the history of the U.S. Army. He served our nation in a time before the Army decided to tell its troops to “run and hide”. 

The FBI Uniformed Crime Report for 2018 is out. Despite what we are being told by the entrenched state-controlled media, deaths by rifles in the United States are not at an all-time high. As a matter of fact, more people died from knives, hammer, and clubs than from any kind of rifle in 2018.

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    • TOPIC: From Dan Strait – I am aware that optics only help you see better, not shoot better, and that with training a person could hit a man-sized target at 800 yards with iron sights. However, if I picked up a 1-8x scope for my AR, what range would my shooting realistically be bumped out to? Or more accurately, what range would 8x be optimized for?
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  • More People killed with Hammers and Clubs than Rifles www.lawenforcementtoday.com


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From www.LawEnforcementToday.com:

It’s the data that the mainstream media tends to bury when it doesn’t fit their agenda.

According to the FBI, more than five times as many people were killed in 2018 by knives, clubs and other cutting instruments than with rifles.

The metrics show that there were a total of 1,515 deaths by knives or other cutting instruments last year. Compare that against 297 people killed by rifles.

It’s a gap that widened significantly over 2017. In that year, the FBI said nearly four times as many people were stabbed to death as killed with rifles. During that year, the number of murders with rifles was around 400.

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