We are going to be adding a Q&A to looserounds soon. If you have any questions you want answered about anything gun related, or military related just ask. We have noticed a lot of people searching for info close to what we are writing about and realized we could answer those questions uf you just asked.
Also You can ask about the Colt 901. As far as I know we are the first to have any thing interesting about it up so feel free to ask whatever you want about it. We will have a lot more to say about it in the coming days, but if you can not wait or we didnt cover what you wanted. Just ask. Sorry but we can not tell you where babies come from. Try to keep it gun related.
Loose rounds was sent the new modular 308 rifle from our friends over at Colt Defense today. This is the new gun that has a 308 upper and a lower that can take a 5.56 upper to with a slight addition of an adapter block. I got the gun and did a few groups with it and took some pics to get them up for everyone to see. Much much more to follow in the weeks to come!!
I set it up for the groups using a Leupold in Larue mounts. Shot at 100 yards with match ammo.
A lot more to come. I will be running it pretty hard and shooting it out to 1000 yards. More if I can pull it off. But this is a hint of things to come.
and yes, the 901 will take a bayonet
I went on a trip to Michigan recently. During this trip I ended up using my hand held light for 40 minutes one night. It still boggles my mind that some people feel it is not necessary to carry a flash light, however that is beside the point. This use drained the battery in my light, so in the morning I went to replace the battery. Turns out both Panasonic brand batteries I bought with me as backups were dead.
So from now on I am going to check my spare batteries before I pack them.
LaRue has announced an upcoming price increase. At the 1st of next month prices will jump 7.5 to 12.5%. While I understand that prices will change, and that change is normally upwards, it saddens me to hear of this. I already know to many people who have bought far inferior gear just to save a few dollars. I hope that this increase in price won’t discourage new buyers from buying LaRue products. If you were planning a purchase from LaRue, might as well try and get it in before the price increase.
Yards vs. Meters. Turns out there really is a difference. In the USMC we often used the two terms interchangeably. However yards are not the same as meters. Currently the Army uses a 300 meter zero on their M4 carbines. This is accomplished by firing point of aim (POA) point of impact (POI) at 25 meters with M855 ammunition. This puts the round about 7 inches over POA at 175 meters, and 7 inches low at 350 meters.
Zeroing at 300 yards with the same ammo gives you a max hight of 5 inches over the point of aim (at around 175 yards), then the round drops to 5 inches below point of aim at 350 yards. However at 350 meters the round is about 9 inches below point of aim. I have not double checked the numbers yet, but it looks to me that the distance numbers on the detachable 6/3 carry handle for the M4 are a better match if you are shooting in yards instead of meters.
For many civilians, the 300 yard zero may be more practical then the 300 meter zero due to the flatter flight path under 300 yards. Most ranges are measured out in yards, so a reduced 300 yard zero could be had by having your impacts 1/2 inch low at 25 yards or 1 inch high at 50 yards using your 300 yard sight setting. As always, when possible confirm your zero at distance.
One last thing, please don’t try to get a 300 METER zero by shooting at 25 YARDs. This is closer to a 350 meter zero, and puts your rounds about 10 inches high at 200 meters. If you want a 300 meter zero on the M4, shoot at 25 meters.
There are a lot of options for pants today and I know everyone rolls their eyes over the thought of “tactical pants” and I can understand that. But, Woolrich Elite has a really nice line of pants for range use or CCW use or just whatever you want to use them for. One thing I like about them is how soft and comfortable they are. They are tough and made for heavy use like some of the other brands, but the difference is, I can wear these no matter how hot it is outside. They breath and let you move around in them easily.
The pants I have came to me from my girlfriend buying them for me for christmas. They are the light weight operators pants in the line. I had always saw the woolrich elite line and admired them but did not know how nice they were until I had them.
Th pants seem to be a standard BDU type of pants at first glance but they are far from it. They have around ten pockets and none of them useless pockets. My favorite is the rear pockets. One will hold your wallet very secure on the inside of a larger pocket that you could fit your mother in law in if you wanted to do something so stupid. And you get this feature on the left and right rear pocket. The front two hip pockets are deep enough to hold everything you want as well.
The two side cargo pockets are deep and will expand to hold a metric ton. They have the shock cord drawstring seen on a lot of pants these days like the ACU uniform pants. The inside of these pockets had a very neat feature. Inside each thigh cargo pocket is elastic bands that will hold and secure anything you need. They will easily secure mags for the M16 series of weapons.
At the knees is another welcome touch. The pants have a pocket to hold knee pads. you can put in the military foam pads or the thicker rubber type like 5.11 offers. Having even the thin foam pads is nice. You dont have the extra weight or heat but you do have some protection against falling off of you big wheel. It has saved me a skinned knee for sure.
The Pants have the now common ankle pockets on each leg too. Both will hold a small IFAK or a AR15 magazine and are velcro closed. The outside has elastic bans t hold things, woolrich says they will hold chem lights . I tried it and they will. I am not really sure what else you could put in there but I never was clever with thinking up something useful.
I love there pants and I do not mind telling anyone. They are worth every penny. They look good for any used short of a tuxedo and they feel great. Mine are ta, but Woolrich offers them in more then one color of course. The belt loops take a large variety and the cuffs do not have a drawstring so if you need to tie them off on the bottom i do not know what to tell you. I would not let that stop me from buying a great pair of pants though. I have been wearing and using them 2 years and they still look new.