Review

CTK Precision P3 Ultimate Mono-Pod

The rear sandsock has been used by snipers and tactical shooters for many years and has been successful in what it does. It is not the most precise or accurate means of rear support because of the necessity to have easy adjustment covering a wide range of motion. Mono-pods on the rear of the rifle have not been around as long as sand socks, but they have been around for a while now. The idea is to allow a very precise and stable rear rest on the rifle to afford more precise shooting. CTK Precision has designed and developed a new mono pod that we have here for review. The… Read more »

Review

Karsten Adjustable Cheek Piece

Adjustable cheek-pieces have become more and more popular, especially as the objectives on the scopes have grown to 50mm, 56mm, and beyond. In order to get a good cheekweld while keeping the eye in line with the scope a raised cheek-piece has been required. This is a common problem even on the US Army M24 sniper rifle, if you look closely you will often times see snipers that have literally taped on pieces of foam padding (often cut up old sleep pads) to the top of the comb area of the stock of the M24 to raise the eye in line with the scope. I had to do it on… Read more »

Review

Tactical Operations – Drag Bag Series 2

Tactical Operations never seems to be satisfied with what they have, or with just resting on their laurels, and as such, they continue to improve their rifles and their other products that they manufacturer. One of these products is their drag bags. Some may recall that I reviewed their original drag bag several years ago and you can read that review here. I still use that bag and it has held up very well, but I had heard they were coming out with a new version of the bag and I thought I would do a write up on the new bag, as I have wanted a larger bag to… Read more »

Review

Tactical Operations – Drag Bag

Well I decided to go ahead and purchase a “manufactured” drag bag/carry case for my bravo-51. The drag bag I currently have is exactly that, a drag bag that I hand construct when I build my ghillies. I wasn’t looking too hard for one when out of the blue Tactical Operations asked if I wanted to review one of their new drag bags. So, the timing was just right, so I agreed. Like all the higher end drag bags on the market today, the tac-ops bag has plenty of external storage space with large pockets, and several of them. There are several different sizes and storage arrangements that make it… Read more »

Review

Bushnell Elite 1500 LRF

The advent of the laser range finder happened many years ago, and in fact they have been used by the military for a couple of decades now, and there are some units that are accurate up to 10,000 meters. But, the effective, small portable units that would reach to a range usable by snipers have not really came about until the last several years. Bushnell, of all companies, has kind of lead the revolution of compact Laser Range Finders (LRF) and had out some of the first higher power units. Leica was actually probably the pioneer of the compact & portable LRFs, but for a much higher price. There are… Read more »

Review

Leica Rangemaster 1200 Laser Range Finder

The usefulness of laser range finders for snipers is without question. They have become a very useful and beneficial tool in our craft. One of the top of the line Laser Range finders on the market for a while has been the Leica Rangemaster 1200 scan. This LRF has a good reputation and is considered one of the standards. We used one while on one of our range sessions at our unknown distance range and did an evaluation of this LRF. The Leica is one of the more expensive “civilian” LRFs on the market today and they were one of the first to offer a model with the capability of… Read more »

Review

Leica Televid 62mm Spotting Scope

When it comes to discussing the best optics in the world, Leica always manages to get mentioned, but is this reputation justified? We managed to get a Leica Televid 62mm spotting scope for review to find out if the performance lives up to the hype. Sniper Central received a Televid 62mm from a USA dealer of Leica optics along with a zoom eye piece (16-48x with this spotting scope). The model number on the eyepiece is 41012. The eyepiece was very easy and straightforward to attach to the body, and then a little time was devoted to understanding the controls. The focus has two turn dials up top, one for… Read more »

Review

Leupold Mark 4 Spotting Scope 12-40x60mm

It has long been a desire of mine to have a spotting scope with a mil-dot reticule in it, for two reasons. First, the higher the magnification the more accurate one can get with reading the mils, and in turn that makes the range estimation more accurate. And second, it would allow the spotter to aide in ranging the target, which works well by having two people estimate the range. So when Leupold came out with their Mark 4 tactical spotting scope a few years ago, I said “finally!”. A little bit later they released the same scope with their new TMR reticule, which should even provide more accuracy with… Read more »