Fellow Shooters - November 2014 | Top Rated Supplier of Firearm Reloading Equipment, Supplies, and Tools - Colt

Fellow Shooters - November 2014

We have some great news to share about our Team Sinclair shooting team. They set new records on their way to winning this year's 2014 F-Class National Championship, held Oct. 25-Nov. 1 in Phoenix, Arizona. They turned in a new team national record of 792-38x. Derek Rodgers set two new individual world records in the process – a 200-11x at 1,000 yards in one string, followed up by a 200-12x at 1,000 yards.

Derek Rodgers, flush with the thrill of setting two world records.

Great job Derek and Team Sinclair!

Team Sinclair is still undefeated, 11 years and counting – what an unprecedented run!

Team member Paul Phillips has posted a short YouTube video showing the team in action (and showing some of their very formidable competition, too). The team's other members are shooters Brad Sauve, Derek Rodgers, and Dan Pohlabel, plus Jeff Rorer (Capt.) and Ray Gross (Coach).

The 2015 edition of the Shooting, Hunting & Outdoor Trade Show, universally known in the industry as the SHOT Show, is only 2 months away. It will run January 20-23, 2015, at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas. We're gearing up for the biggest, best event in our industry. We'll be in Booth #13017 on the main show floor. If you're going to the show, be sure to come by and see us – and get details on our dealer pricing program.

For those of you who can't go to SHOT, just know that we'll be there searching out the latest and greatest products to add to our lineup for the next year. We'll also be showing off prototypes of some our own exciting new Sinclair-brand products we're working on for 2015. We'll share more in the Reloading Press just as soon as we're able.

Here are a few new products that are available now:

A couple of exciting new reloading manuals have come in, including the much-anticipated Swift Bullets Reloading Manual #2 with load data for 86 hunting cartridges. The new Lyman AR Reloading Handbook is specifically for you "Black Rifle" shooters, with AR-15 specific data for nearly every cartridge an AR can be chambered in. And then there's the latest from our friend Bryan Litz, Modern Advancements in Long-Range Shooting Volume 1, which is packed with insights and hard data on a variety of topics that fascinate long-range rifle shooters. With "Volume 1" in the title, we hope this is the first in a long series from Bryan.

Sinclair Shooting Rests have been very popular for years, and many customers have asked for thread-on covers to protect the feet on those rests. That made a lot of sense to everybody here, so Sinclair Rest Feet Protectors are now available. Made out of tough, durable Delrin® polymer, these covers protect the threads and leg points on your rest from scrapes, dings, and the effects of bad weather. They're available with 1/2-20 tpi threads for our current-model Heavy Varmint and Competition Rests, or with 3/8"-16 threads for early model Sinclair rests and some rests from other manufacturers. We sell them in 3-packs.

The new Accu-Shot Atlas PSR Bipods are here, too. Similar to the original Atlas Bipod, the PSR models are taller and have pan and cant features better suited to use in rugged field conditions. These are a great way to get a stable shooting platform in the field.

Lucas Oil is a familiar name to anybody who's into motor sports: auto racing, motorcycles, monster trucks, even airplane and boat racing. These guys know a thing or two about lubricants that hold up under extreme operating conditions, so their move into high-quality Lucas Oil lubricants and cleaners for firearms is a natural fit. Their products "stick" to firearm surfaces like no other. The Lucas Oil brand has been built upon the success of its proprietary oil additive recipe, which no one has been able to duplicate. Always pushing the envelope of innovation, we welcome these cutting-edge products into the firearm industry!

For the long-range shooter, the selection of an optic is almost as important as his or her choice of rifle. We've been working the last several years to make Sinclair THE place to come for a broad selection of optics. So we're pleased that we now carry U.S. Optics scopes along with their windage-adjustable rings and other accessories. U.S. Optics scopes are famous for their precision adjustments and wide ranges of magnification power, especially for mid-range use on tactical rifles. Follow the link above and feast your eyes on some of the finest optics available.

This truly is a great time to be involved in the shooting sports! Whatever your "game", there is a gun, the right ammunition, and huge array of accessories to help you get the most from it. It's just one of the many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week.

We all must be thankful for our great American shooting traditions and the hard-won freedom to enjoy them. On behalf of everybody here at Sinclair International, we wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. Spend time with family and friends and those close to you - get your fill of turkey and dressing, too! If you live somewhere that's still snow-free, maybe you'll even have a chance to get in a little range time.

Geoff Esterline
Sinclair International