American Rifleman - March 2015 - (Page 28)

OPENING SHOT One market served by Pelican Products, and of specific interest to American Rifleman, is the civilian firearm owners of the United States. Having seen many Pelican cases in use during my time in the Army, I asked Jeff Swenson, a senior marketing specialist at Pelican, if the company's experience with military-style cases was reflected in its civilian offerings; his response was enlightening. "Working with U.S. and foreign militaries gives Pelican the chance to design transport systems for a number of different weapon platforms. It is this diversity that has given rise to some of our best engineering [for the protection of] these firearms, all of which has been passed down to our consumer-level products. ... These solutions are just as tough and reliable as the cases you'll see on the battlefield," said Swenson. Examples of this concept include the iM3300RFL and iM3300SGN cases. Both are made from Pelican's injection-molded, high performance resin, but they feature foam interiors specially cut for a bolt-action rifle, optics and accessories, or a shotgun with up to a 28" barrel, respectively. The catalog of Pelican-branded firearm-specific cases is already strong, and it continues to grow with at least two new introductions expected this year. As well, the list of cases offered by firearm manufacturers through strategic partnerships is also increasing-Remington now offers "Big Green"-styled cases through its shopremingtoncountry.com website. According to Swenson, "Pelican's main goal is to provide the pinnacle of protection for sporting firearms to ensure safe and confident transport to any destination, be it the range, camp, or to a remote location in the field." My takeaway is even simpler; I rely on a firearm to protect my property, my family and myself. Such an important tool deserves the best protection. pelican.com -JOSEPH L. KURTENBACH, MANAGING EDITOR ON SCREEN Infinity 7 Exterior Ballistics Software T here are many atmospheric forces that act upon a bullet in flight, and as the distance of a shot increases, so too does their influence on a bullet's trajectory. Shooting at close range may not require the shooter to compensate much for variables such as wind or temperature, but the longer the shot, the more a rifleman must account for their effects on the projectile. Many will find that, for shots made beyond point blank range, a little computational assistance is appreciated-and for hits on targets at extreme range, it can be essential. Enter exterior ballistics software programs such as Sierra's Infinity line, now in its seventh version. Infinity 7's ballistics calculator allows users to generate their own customized range cards by taking into consideration the specific firearm being used, the particular bullet selected and environmental conditions such as wind, elevation, barometric pressure and temperature. Infinity 7 allows users to save firearm configurations for 28 multiple guns- which includes data on cartridge, sight height, barrel length, twist rate and more. The program contains bullet information as provided by the manufacturers, but also allows the user to change such data if actual conditions differ from what is advertised on the box. Infinity 7 is highly customizable, allowing users to create range cards that include all the information they want-and only the information they want. The program also generates trajectory charts of the calculated data to visually represent bullet path, energy and velocity downrange along with wind drift. The calculator can run multiple simulations at a time, allowing users to compare the external ballistics of several different loads simultaneously. Other features include MARCH 2015 AMERICAN RIFLEMAN twist rate and recoil calculators, and the ability to encrypt and passwordprotect data. Sierra's Infinity 7 Exterior Ballistics Software is compatible with Windows 2000, 7, 8, Vista or XP. A Suite version, which includes the Sierra Bullets 5th Edition Reloading Manual on CD-ROM, is also available. Price: $40, $60 (Suite). Contact: Sierra Bullets (Dept. AR), 1400 W. Henry St., Sedalia, MO 65301; (888) 223-3006; sierrabullets.com. -KELLY YOUNG http://www.shopremingtoncountry.com http://www.pelican.com http://www.sierrabullets.com

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