long range shooting and custom rifle building podcast

Jamie Dodson

A show where we learn about and share everything concerning long range shooting and custom rifle building. To support the show don't forget to visit our Patreon Page, We really appreciate all the members who help support the show. Brought to you by Wolf Precision, Inc. and your host Jamie Dodson. Visit out website at www.wolfprecision.net read less
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Episode 195 - The #1 way to improve your accuracy, part III.
6d ago
Episode 195 - The #1 way to improve your accuracy, part III.
Setting the rules of the road.  So, we are going to advocate going with the smallest caliber you think you can get by with.  But how do you compare them?   What are the parameters or measurements you would use to quantify or qualify the results to get an accurate comparison?  This is how I am going to approach this and come up with a score.  This is all with a baseline of comparison shooting a small .224 caliber like the .223 Rem, 222 Rem or 22 Hornet. Recoil Tolerance Score of 0-100:  How many people out of 100 can shoot 100 rounds through said rifle and enjoy each shot and would come back and come back to do another 100 rounds immediately afterwards like they could with a small .224 caliber? Group Size Deterioration Score 0-100: How many people out of 100 could shoot said caliber without increasing their average group size by more than 50% when compared to what they could shoot with a .224 caliber?  Fundamental Deterioration Threshold 0-100:  How many consecutive shots do I think the average person could shoot before fundamentals start to deteriorate?  I feel 99% of the shooting population could shoot up to 100 rounds with a small .224 caliber. Accuracy Deterioration Score 0-100:  How many people out of 100 could maintain the same level of accuracy with this bigger caliber that they could achieve with a small .224 caliber? Wolf Precision Custom Rifles.  www.wolfprecision.net Online Long Range Shooting School.  https://www.wolfprecision.net/online-long-range-shooting-school.html
Episode 192 - The magical sirens song that makes you fall in love with long range shooting.
May 9 2024
Episode 192 - The magical sirens song that makes you fall in love with long range shooting.
Legend has it that many sailors have been hypnotized by the sweet song of the sirens, causing them to crash their boats into rocks and land.  But first, sailors need to venture into siren territory before the sweet sound can grace their ears and their hearts, luring them into a fate with reckless abandonment. We are shooters, not sailors, but the song is still sung for our ears and our hearts.  It's not a ship on the ocean, but a crack of the rifle that sends a bullet at breakneck speed with the hopes of the sender to land it home and hit his target.   That moment in time and the magic it takes to somehow make what seems the impossible happen is the vessel we shooters ride on. Most people never get a chance to experience the excitement and magic of sending a bullet over a 1/2 mile down range and on their own hit a small target.  For any chance to hear this song that is as beautiful as it is enchanting, you must set foot to sea (enter rifle range), put your hands on the rudder and let the winds blow your sail. For many of us, the hook is set too deep and we are forever sentenced to floundering on the line and in some weird way enjoying every minute of it.  One round at a time, frozen in time as we wait to hear that sweet song of the siren and praying to Neptune that they will sing to us just one more time that sweet sound of lead colliding with steel.  Wolf Precision Custom Rifles.  www.wolfprecision.net Online Long Range Shooting School.  https://www.wolfprecision.net/online-long-range-shooting-school.html
Episode 185- Becoming a self-reliant and well rounded shooter and marksman!
Feb 9 2024
Episode 185- Becoming a self-reliant and well rounded shooter and marksman!
The art of self-reliance is often talked about in the prepping world for sure.  But what about a marksman, shooter or budding competitor. Can you take care of your own rifle?   Can you rebuild it if needed?   Can you make repairs and do the maintenance needed to keep it in its best shooting condition?   Now let's talk about being a well rounded shooter.  Can you make your own ammunition?  Can you change components to meet you current needs like going from a match round to a hunting round?  Can you take advantage of what little components are available when things get hard to find to be able to keep shooting, competing and practicing? These are all great questions and really the heart of what we are trying to do with our new online classes and the Wolf Pack.  It's one thing to hand a customer his new rifle, but in many ways you are leaving them vulnerable to all the above and really limiting not only how much they will enjoy it but how long.   All of these things are important and once the skills are learned.  It changes you and your shooting forever.  Finishing out all there is to learn to get the most from your rifle, knowing how to take care of it whether repairs or upgrades and lastly being able to make you very own high quality ammunition puts you in a league of your own.  Giving you the confidence to shoot and enjoy your rifle and your shooting for the rest of your life.  This is our biggest step in trying to help finish that curve through education no matter factory or custom.  We would like to invite you to look at our new program we call The Wolf Pack. Lastly our PSA.  Ricochets!  There was a phone call and a YouTube video that was shared with me.  This hidden danger is rarely spoken about and in my mind is so important.  I want to share with you things to keep you safe and those around you even though they may be miles away.   Join The Wolf Pack Wolf Precision's ACE Rifle System.  www.wolfprecision.net Online Long Range Shooting School.  https://www.wolfprecision.net/online-long-range-shooting-school.html Patron Support. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=29426128&fan_landing=true&view_as=public
Episode 182 - Happy New Year with tips to up your shooting game!  It's time to think small!
Jan 1 2024
Episode 182 - Happy New Year with tips to up your shooting game! It's time to think small!
In all the years of shooting I have learned a valuable lesson.  Shooting is a lot like flying in the sense that the recoil is a lot like turbulence.   If you have a lot of it, you better be a very skilled pilot.  Why, because you will be fighting it and correcting for its influence constantly.  It can scare you, it will fatigue you and even make you want to call it quits (once you are on the ground of course).  It will push all of your senses to the brink of numbness as you yank the joystick to counter act its influence and try to keep the plane on course.  If you ask any skilled pilot if they would like to voluntarily go fly in turbulence just for fun, they would look at you like you are absolutely crazy.  Yet we voluntarily choose to shoot heavy recoiling rifles. Is this the year to think small caliber?  We have had more fired groups submitted this December of thrilled clients shooting crazy impressive groups than ever before.   Part of it is skill, but with a multitude of 22 Creedmoors going out the door and the pictures coming back over and over again from those rifles one truth cannot be denied.  People shoot lighter recoiling rifles better.   Lower recoiling rifles help most people shoot better than they ever dreamed they where capable of.  Like flying that plane through silky smooth air with two fingers on the joystick, the plane is easy to control and you are having the time of your like doing it with little to no effort required. If you want to shoot better, get a smaller caliber.  This will not only improve your quality of shooting simply because it's just easier to repeat the processes. But it will also put the word fun back in your vocabulary and a smile back on your face.  Punishment and suffering the consequences of heavy recoiling rifles hurt more than most realize.  Not just in the form of physical pain, but the disappointment of not believing in yourself or your ability to shoot.   It's like a pilot coming in after a terrifying flight in turbulence believing that it was his lack of skills that was the problem, not the turbulence he just flew through.  Don't just survive shooting, get a small caliber to see what you're truly capable of.  You just might surprise yourself and have some pictures to proudly share of your own. https://www.wolfprecision.net/newsletter.html https://www.youtube.com/@wolfprecisioninc Wolf Precision's ACE Rifle System.  www.wolfprecision.net Online Long Range Shooting School.  https://www.wolfprecision.net/online-long-range-shooting-school.html Patron Support. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=29426128&fan_landing=true&view_as=public
Episode 180 - Would you spend over a million dollars developing a more accurate rifle? The story of the ACE Chamber system part III
Dec 15 2023
Episode 180 - Would you spend over a million dollars developing a more accurate rifle? The story of the ACE Chamber system part III
Because it's all about that ACE, 'bout that ACE - no trouble.  Okay, trying to be a little funny here.  But, on the last part of this series, "The Story of the Ace," it truly is about making the ACE at volume and at exceptionally high accuracy.  This is no small feat, to say the least, separating yourself from the accepted machines and machining practices and looking to the aerospace industry.  If you want to make world class components, you cannot do it on the same equipment that most big and small manufacturers in the gun industry are using.  Hanging a sign on the front door that reads "we build the best," but the sign above the entrance to the shop floor reads "we use equipment of bare minimum quality, just good enough to get by with” is contradictory.   I am not throwing stones, but am committed to not just talking the talk.  If you truly believe what you are saying and selling, shouldn't your actions be mirroring your words?  Commitment means buying equipment that is 3 to 5 times more expensive than the accepted production brand machine in our industry.  You get what you pay for and if you want 3 to 5 times the accuracy and quality out the machine, it's going to cost you.  You cannot make Ferrari's using equipment from the Kia plant, nor should you be selling your customers a Kia when promising Ferrari quality.  If you are going to commit and make that promise of delivering the highest quality to the customer, you cannot renege on your promise of quality when it comes time to writing the checks and putting the machines on the floor that are needed to deliver on your promise.    I don't mean to sound harsh, but I get tired of the the $3000 custom cowboy hat selling their commitment of the very best quality to you, while deceitfully using throw away machines to make the product after you hand over a lot and in some cases even excessive amounts of hard earned cash.  "The most accurate hunting rifle in the world" or "1000 yards out of the box" are only taglines when you are using one of the cheapest brands of machines on the market or worn our recycled machines from the 90's or even older.   We knew building the ACE was going to be hard.   We knew holding the tolerances needed to build a rifle as close to perfect as humanly possible was going to be harder.  We knew doing all of this at scale meant the machines where going to be expensive and of aerospace quality.  We did not talk ourselves out of it or try to find ways to justify anything less.  "That's the machine everyone else is using" was not a good enough sales pitch to change our minds.   The sign that hangs in our entrance reads "Home of the ACE".  Our commitment to the best is on our lobby wall.  And, our commitment to building the very best is clear regardless of what door you walk through, including our machine shop.  We want to build the best and offer it at a price most can afford.  We intend to keep both of those promises. We build to a standard, not a price and our products are premised on optimal performance and engineering excellence.  So would you spend a million dollars to develop the next generation of accuracy driven rifles?  We did and are 100% committed to the cause and to stay the course.  It's the writing on our wall and a promise we made to our customers.  We want to wish a Merry Christmas to everyone and are looking forward to a great new year in 2024! Thanks for all the support! Don't forget about the XLR chassis giveaway.   To enter sign up for our newsletter below and subscribe to our YouTube channel.  Winner will be announced January 1, 2024. https://www.wolfprecision.net/newsletter.html https://www.youtube.com/@wolfprecisioninc Wolf Precision's ACE Rifle System.  www.wolfprecision.net Online Long Range Shooting School.  https://www.wolfprecision.net/online-long-range-shooting-school.html Patron Support. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=29426128&fan_landing=true&view_as=public