|Post Season Clean Up
by Richard Machholz
The season's over, hunting coats and boots are stashed away. What about your rifle? It needs some attention. At least a good wipe down with gun oil or better yet, a quality rust inhibitor. The bore needs at least a coat of oil and don't forget the chamber. Best of all, a thorough bore scrubbing, including the chamber and the action.
Be sure to include proper application of grease to the lugs, sears, and pivots. Separate the action and stock. Coat the action and barrel lightly with rust inhibitor and wax the inside of the stock with a quality paste wax to seal the wood. Clean the scope lens' and cover. Reassemble and if you are not going to shoot year round, you're ready to set it back until better weather. Remember to remove the oil in the barrel and chamber prior to shooting.
Tours of Sierra Bullets
by Richard Machholz
Since our move from California to Missouri, many people have toured our new plant. We welcome visitors and advance reservations are not required. Because there are no regularly scheduled tours, there may be a short wait for your guides (who happen to also be the Ballistic Technicians). Hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. Large groups will require some notice, but for families or individuals, come on in and we'll make the delay as short as possible. The tour will take about 45 minutes and makes a great way to break up a trip.
|Nonresident Hunting: Hunter Education, the Other Requirement
by Michael Woolum, Certified Hunter Education Instructor
With the hunting season winding down, I'm sure that most of you aren't concerned with where you will be hunting next year. On the other hand you may be planning a trip to meet your best friend for the 'hunt of a life time', if you are, there are a few items that will require your immediate attention. Permit Applications, Hunter Safety Certificate, Travel Restrictions, etc.
As a Hunter Education Instructor with more than 25 years experience, the number one problem that I receive calls for is, I'm going to such and such place, how do I get a Hunter Safety Certificate? For the first time out of state or country hunter, there is an increasing requirement by States for nonresident hunters to have proof of having completed a hunter education course in order to purchase nonresident permits.
Currently all 50 states and provinces of Canada have a requirement for some form of Hunter Education (Hunter Safety) class, with varying requirements as they pertain to nonresidents. In many cases, applications for nonresident tags and permits must be submitted early in the spring for fall hunts. Therefore, the need to have a Hunter Education Certificate must be addressed as soon as the need is identified.
Hunter Education Classes are taught mainly by volunteer instructors with a limited number of classes available. To obtain information, contact the Department of Fish & Wildlife in both your home state and your hunting destination. Be sure to ask for any information that might affect your special needs, such as, disabled person, age, wilderness restrictions, etc., also be sure to confirm whether or not the destination department accepts certificates from your state. Most states and provinces have a reciprocal agreement, provided the course meets a minimum hours content.
|1996 Competitive Results
Below is a listing of major match winners in 1996 using Sierra Bullets.
If you win a major match in 1997 and would like to be included in next years' listing,
send your information to Sierra Bullets, in care of Adam Braverman.