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Page 26 of 55 JUNE/JULY 2019 LAW ENFORCEMENT TECHNOLOGY 27 - Target sizing capability - 360° sweep pattern - High resolution imagery - User friendly software - Commercial construction - ROV, pole or tripod mountable - Starting at $6,995 JW Fishers Mfg., Inc (800)822-4744 (508)822-7330 (PDLOLQIR#MZ¿VKHUVFRP ZZZMZ¿VKHUVFRP In the darkness... comes clarity with a JW Fishers SCAN650 Sector Scan Sonar Simulated Drowning Victim Legs Dog Cage Marker consistently with the 6.5 Creedmoor. There's no surprise here, as my 200 yard group went less than 3/4 MOA. This gun shoots better than I do. Shooting at ranges past 250 yards is a completely different world than traditional distances. At 500, it may take a few moments to pick out the target down range, even if it severely contrasts with its background. Despite having a pretty good telephoto lens, any attempt of photographing the tar- get downrange was futile, even though it was a white painted target against a green hillside. We took the AXIS II XP out to 500 yards. Most casual shooters will be familiar with shooting ranges out to a couple of hundred yards. The challenge is always getting a bullet on target at greater than 400 yards. There, poor trigger control or inaccurate products are translated into serious problems. The AXIS II XP comes with a mounted and boresighted Bushnell 3-9x40 scope. It was a great scope out to 300 yards or so, but 500 yards calls for 12x. I have a Bushnell Elite Tactical Hunter that is 3-12x44 that's going on my next trip to the range. If you're wondering, a 6.5 Creedmoor sighted in at 200 yards can call for 50 inches of drop at 500 yards, depending on the cartridgeŽmuch better than a .308. It can shoot out to 1,200 yards, although it would take bet- ter shooting skills than I'll ever have. Any cartridge I shot in 6.5 Creedmoor has much less recoil than a .308. The soft kick is immediately apparent and something to keep in mind when using it for tactical inter- vention purposes, using a bolt rifle with a box magazine. The winds whipped around our range, and I watched the wildflowers pitch and yaw mid-range. I had a quar- ter value wind that varied in soft gusts up and down the shooting lane. I timed my shots, and rang the iron maiden tar- get consistently. My AXIS II XP preferred the 140 grain bullets. Specifically, it seemed to buck winds best with the heavier 140 grain loads. I did not find much difference in accuracy, or even where they struck the target, between the SIG SAUER 140 grain OTM Match Grade Rifle rounds and the Federal Premium Gold Medal 140 grain rounds. I shouldn't be surprised as both the SIG SAUER and Federal use Sierra MatchKing bullets. This is a long boat tail design, known for superior flying stability around this twist rate. MatchKings are known to improve accuracy in most loads. 6.5 Creedmoor made a believer out of me. I'm going to take this rifle up to the hills to see if I can print on a target at 1,000 yards. I know the rifle can do it, but can I? Request information at

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