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For most of the shots you take with a rifle, you, the ‘squishy human component,’ are responsible for much of the lost accuracy. Now imagine that we’ve removed the human from the equation.
Yes - believe it or not, there was a time when two competitors would do their best to shoot each other as quickly as possible to win a medal. Let’s find out more.
The TD3 is an open red dot designed for fast acquisition and a large window size (28x19mm!), while mounting with as low a profile as possible. Commonly, this red dot will be mounted on a pistol slide that is cut to fit an RMR-profile optic. Find out more about the TD3 here!
You might imagine that finding a range in the city is hard enough. That’s certainly true. Even out past the edge of the city, most ranges taper off around 600 or 650 yards. Chris had been getting too comfortable with those distances, so we needed to find a stretch of land to give him a bit of a challenge. Fortunately, Southern California has a pretty good patch of desert that calls it home. 

To put a bullet through the target at the spot the crosshairs are covering, you'll need to zero your scope. At farther and farther distances, any small errors will compound until you're not even on paper anymore. Before we try to reach out that far for a zero, let's make sure the bullet is on the right path.

To find out the easy way to zero - the 25 Yard Zero - we’re going to have to take a look at some numbers. And some pictures. Then we'll shoot some rounds, of course.

The quickest way to get on paper - 1. Unload your rifle, 2. Remove the bolt, 3. Look down the barrel, line up with target, 4. Dial scope to line up with target, 5. Replace bolt and fire.
Rene Macare was in the 173d Airborne and was one of the first Army soldiers to attend sniper school in Vietnam. Rene went on to use the ARTel scope during the Vietnam War. He's sitting with us to share his experiences in the war and, just as importantly, what it was like coming home.

We're joined today by Chris Wu and Corbett Leatherwood, talking over the beginning of the A.R.T. line and the early years of a young Jim Leatherwood.

(If you're a veteran that's used an A.R.T. Scope during your career and are interested in sharing your story, please reach out to us!)

The A.R.T. Scope, once introduced, sped up the training cycle by eliminating the need to deal with some of the tricky fundamental aspects of distance shooting.
For over 50 years, we’ve focused on one thing - hitting stuff really far away. Since the inception of the Leatherwood CAMputer, we’ve done more than just expand its capabilities. We’ve brought Jim’s vision to bear on a wide lineup of optics.

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