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The Rimfire Tactical Podcast

The Rimfire Tactical Podcast

This is a podcast designed around shooting rimfire rifles and handguns. We’ll discuss rimfire rifles, handguns, ammunition and optics, as well as the various competitions designed around them.
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Episode #78 - Shooter Tip…Shoulder Pressure
In this episode, we talk about the effects of shoulder pressure and how it can affect your groups.
July 11, 2022
Episode #77 - New Lessons Learned…Target Panic
In this episode we talk about even with the best plans… Things don’t always come together. We also talk about target panic and how it’s more common than you may think.
July 04, 2022
Episode #76 - Inexpensive Ways To Practice
In this episode, we talk about inexpensive ways to practice and stay ready in between matches.
July 02, 2022
Episode #75 - Don’t make these mistakes
In this episode, we talk about the mistakes I’ve made in the last few matches I shot. Listen to these so you won’t make the same mistakes in your matches.
April 18, 2022
Episode # 74 - Do you need a low cost Rimfire Trainer
In this episode, we talk about ways to take advantage of lower cost ammo and ways to use some of those rifles that are tucked back in the safe and haven’t been used for some time.
March 29, 2022
Episode 73 - Continued
Final thoughts on episode 73
February 21, 2022
Episode 73 - Lessons from my first match of 2022
In this episode I talk about the issues I ran into while shooting my first match of the season.
February 21, 2022
Episode # 72 - Guess Who’s Back!
We’re back!
February 07, 2022
Episode #71 - Interview with Aaron Gines from Anarchy Outdoors
In this episode, we talk with Aaron Gines, co-founder of Anarchy Outdoors.  Aaron talks about Anarchy Outdoors, his love of shooting, and what it's like to be a part of the firearms industry.
October 06, 2021
Episode #70 - Turret Magnifier and Send-It Level Experience
In this episode we talk about the Turret Magnifier from MK Machining and the Send-It Level. I share my experiences using each of these products.
August 20, 2021
Episode #69 - Listeners Questions and Requests
In this episode, we answer some listeners questions and requests.
August 17, 2021
Episode #68 - Another Rimfire PRS Match
In this episode, I give a brief overview of a recent Rimfire PRS match I shot. I talk about the few things I did right and a lot of things I did wrong. Learn from my mistakes so you will have a better match!
August 10, 2021
Episode #67 - Part 2 of Guest Host Mike Shea's Interview of Mike Bush from Vudoo Gun Works
Part 2 of Mike Shea's interview with Mike Bush.  Set back, relax and prepare to learn a lot!
July 27, 2021
Episode #66 - Guest Host Mike Shea talks with Mike Bush from Vudoo Gun Works
In this episode, guest host Mike Shea from Black Rifle Coffee talks with Mike Bush from Vudoo Gun Works.  You do not want to miss this!
July 20, 2021
Episode #65 - Interview with Michael R. Shea, Author of Rimfire Revolution
In this episode, we talk with Michael R. Shea, author of Rimfire Revolution, senior editor for Black Rifle Coffee Company, editor at Field & Stream, and an all-around rimfire fan!
June 18, 2021
Episode #64 - Do You Really Need A New Rifle?
In this episode, we talk about the common issue when someone doesn’t win in competition… It’s not me, it’s my rifle!
June 18, 2021
Episode #63 - Offhand Shooting Tips
In this episode, we talk about some recent tips I’ve learned while shooting in silhouette matches.
June 12, 2021
Episode #62 - Rimfire Tactical Forum Update
In this episode, we go through some updates with the RimfireTactical Forum, the Facebook group and podcast.
May 24, 2021
Episode #61 - One Rifle for Everything?
In this episode, we talk about the concept of using one rifle for everything from competition to hunting versus dedicated rifles for each type of use.
May 16, 2021
Episode #60 - Housekeeping
In this episode we talk about the new Rimfire Tactical forum as well as some housekeeping rules for the Rimfire Tactical Facebook Group.
February 22, 2021
Episode #59 - Shooting my first Rimfire PRS Match
In this episode, I talk about finally shooting my first Percision Rimfire rifle series match and how things have come full circle from what started me down this path years ago.
February 15, 2021
Episode #58 - 22’s For Self Defense?
In this episode we talk about reasons why someone would use a 22 LR for self-defense and home protection. We also talk about a few choices including the Smith and Wesson 15 – 22 Pistol and the Ruger LCP II.
February 01, 2021
Episode #57 Are You A Shooting Consultant
In this episode, we talk about everything that’s happened recently involving the gun industry and politics and whether you see yourself as a consultant to others in the shooting sports.
January 25, 2021
Episode #56 - Amtac Fire Ant Suppressor
In this episode, we talk about the Amtac Fire Ant and how amazing it has been!
November 30, 2020
Episode #55 - The Browning Buckmark Rifle
In this episode, we talk about how tastes change, trends change and why you should never say “I will never own one of those“!
October 30, 2020
Episode #54 - Rants and Ramblings
In this episode, we talk about lots of different things, from matches to politics and so much more...
October 26, 2020
Episode #53 Putting Together a Steel Challenge System
In this episode, we talk about finishing a rifle or handgun system for Steel Challenge. We’re talking about optics and ammo!
October 21, 2020
Episode #52 - The Volquartsen Ultra-Lite
In this episode, we talk about the new Volquartsen Ultra-Lite rifle I picked up for Steel Challenge
October 05, 2020
Episode #51 - The Black Mamba
In this episode, we’re talking more about Steel Challenge and the Volquartsen Black Mamba.
September 28, 2020
Episode #50 The Christensen Arms Ranger 22 Review
In this episode, we talk about the new Christianson Arms Ranger 22. We go over the pros and cons, the good, the bad and the ugly.
August 29, 2020
Episode #49 My first Steel Challenge match
In this episode, we talk about shooting my first steel challenge match. We talk about the equipment, the things that went well, the things that went wrong and the things that hopefully, will never happen again.
August 24, 2020
Episode #48 Continued
In this episode, we finish our thoughts on the top five ways rimfire shooters become snobs. We talk about rifles, pistols, scopes, ammunition and bipods.
August 17, 2020
Episode #48 Rimfire Snobs
In this episode, we talk about the different types of rimfire snobs.
August 17, 2020
Episode #47 Confessions of a Bergara Hater
In this episode, I talk about my feelings on the Bergara B14R and how they might have changed, just a little…
August 03, 2020
Episode #46 Tikka T1X Review
In this episode, we talk about the Tikka T1X and how it performed in its first match.
July 27, 2020
Episode #45 New Rimfire Series and Replacement Triggers
In this episode, we talk about the new NRL22X series as well as the Precision Rimfire Series. We also talk about replacement trigger options for Savage, CZ, Tikka and Ruger Precision Rifles as well as the Ruger 1022.
July 05, 2020
Episode #44 Matches are Happening, Vudoo Clones and Cleaning Techniques
In this episode, we talk about how matches are starting to happen again, the various Vudoo clones on the market including my thoughts on the Bergara and cleaning techniques.
June 29, 2020
Episode #43 A Few Defensive Rimfire’s We Missed
In this episode, we talk about a few rimfire’s that we missed in a previous episode, which are great options for self-defense and home protection.
June 19, 2020
Episode #42 Lack of Preparation = Poor Performance
In this episode, we talk about how alack in preparation led to several mistakes and poor performance in the most recent match.
June 18, 2020
Episode #41 Rimfires for Self Defense and Home Protection?
In this episode, we talk about a topic as old as rimfire’s themselves… What rimfire should you use for self defense or home protection?
June 14, 2020
Episode 40 Interview with Austin Cook from Anschutz North America
In this episode, we talk with Austin Cook from Anschutz North America. We talk about the different models available from Anschutz, as well as new products in the works.  
June 06, 2020
Episode #39 Answering Listener’s Questions
In this episode, we answer listener’s questions about semi auto rifles for competition and choosing the right rifle, scope or ammunition for the match you are planning to shoot.
May 25, 2020
Episode #38 Finally, Another Match
In this episode, we talk about finally getting back to shooting matches! We also talk about getting new shooters started.
May 18, 2020
Episode #37 New Life for Old Guns
In this episode, we talk about the trainer concept, and how old rifles and handguns can be an ideal way to get started in competition at a lower cost. It's a great way to make sure you enjoy shooting a particular type of match before buying top-of-the-line equipment.
May 12, 2020
#36 Quarantine Boredom
In this episode, we talk about quarantine boredom and things to do while in quarantine including old rifles, old scopes and old ammunition.
May 11, 2020
Episode #35 Wrap Up
Episode #35 Wrap Up
April 23, 2020
Episode #35 Custom Barrel Tester’s Needed
In this episode, we talk about the first of hopefully many opportunities for members of the Rimfire Tactical Facebook Group, to test a custom barrel for the Ruger Percision rimfire.
April 23, 2020
#34 Alternative Rifles for Competition
In this episode, we talk about various rifles that are well-suited to NRL 22 competition but not nearly as commonly seen.
April 02, 2020
#33 Vintage Rimfires
In this episode we talk about a request from a Rimfire Tactical Facebook Group member on Vintage Rimfires.
March 30, 2020
Episode 32 Wrap Up
Final thoughts on episode 32
March 18, 2020
Episode 32 - The Quarantine Episode
In this episode, we talk about things to do while quarantined at home! We’re having a little fun but also sharing some valuable tips for when you can’t find something else to do.
March 18, 2020
#31 More On Match Preparation and Planning
In this episode, we talk about the takeaways from another successful NRL 22 match in terms of planning and preparation before the match and things to do during the match.
March 09, 2020
#30 Should you sell your older guns?
In this episode, we talk about a common topic...should you sell your older rifles to buy a new rifle?
February 28, 2020
Episode #29 Help Us...Help You!
In this episode, we talk about the information we need, when answering questions from shooters,on the types of gear they need or want for hunting, target shooting and competition.
February 24, 2020
Episode #28 Redefining Rimfire and 3-Gun...Rimfire Style
In this episode, we talk about how the rimfire industry has changed and been totally redefined. We also talk about 3-Gun, using rimfire rifles and handguns.
February 19, 2020
#27 Answers to questions from our listeners
In this episode, we answer questions from our listeners about different topics from ballistic apps to temperature changes affecting long range performance to cold bore shifts.
February 08, 2020
#26 Pimp My CZ!
In this episode, we talk about all of the modifications we are making to the CZ 457 Pro Varmint we are setting up for NRL 22 Base Class.
January 31, 2020
Wrap up to episode 24
This is the wrapup to episode 24. We had a technical difficulty which cut out the last eight minutes or so.
January 23, 2020
New Precision Rimfires from SHOT 2020
In this episode, we discuss several of the new Precision Rimfire rifle’s that have been announced at SHOT show 2020.
January 23, 2020
My first NRL22 match!
In this episode, I talk about finally getting to shoot my first NRL22 match. I go into the gear I used, as well as the lessons I learned.
January 20, 2020
#22 New Rimfire Related Products for 2020
In this episode, we talk about new products coming out for 2020 from Vudoo Gun Works, Manners’ stocks, Zermatt Arms, Curtis Custom actions, as well as new ammunition from Eley and Lapua
January 16, 2020
Happy New Year 2020 - Goals
In this episode, we talk about the goals for the Rimfire Tactical Podcast, the Rimfire Tactical Podcast Facebook Group and, for 2020.
January 12, 2020
In this episode, we talk about the Rimfire Tactical Facebook Group and Podcast
From the beginning, the group was built to talk about the Rimfire Trainers we love and use. Listen to hear how it came to be.
December 11, 2019
Triggers, Scope Mounts and Taking Advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
In this episode, we talk about upgrading your gear by taking advantage of sales during the Black Friday, Cyber Monday time frame.
December 02, 2019
.22 ELR with AJ Stewart, the founder of the 600 Yard Coke Can Challenge.
In this episode, AJ Stewart talks about extended long Range shooting and the equipment he uses to shoot .22’s at over 600 yards.
November 16, 2019
Should I buy it or should I build it?
In this episode, we talk about the pros and cons of building your ideal rifle versus buying it already complete.
November 03, 2019
Lessons learned from this year‘s matches
In this episode, we dive into lessons learned from this year’s matches. We discuss everything from tips and tricks to get ready for the match to things that you can do that will help yourself at the match.
October 28, 2019
How to start and NRL22 Match with Altus Rimfire Series Director Guy DeMarco
In this episode, Guy DeMarco, director of the Altus Rimfire Series NRL22 matches talks about getting a match started and the steps he went through when starting the Altus matches.
October 26, 2019
Look how much can change in 24 hours!
What a Time to be a shooter! In this episode we talk about all of the changes that have taken place in the last 24 hours and in regards to the rimfire shooting sports.
October 23, 2019
Interview with NRL22 competitor and sponsored shooter Mike Suttle.
In this episode, we talk with Mike Suttle. Mike is a nationally ranked NRL22 competitor and match director. Mike talks match preparation, gear selection and mindset.
October 20, 2019
Cold weather effects on Rimfire ammunition
In this episode, we talk about cooler temperatures and the effects it has on rimfire ammunition. We also talk a bit about having a list of gear for matches
October 20, 2019
More optics talk about the importance of choosing an optic with proper parallax adjustment.
In this episode we talk about parallax adjustments and the importance of this when shooting. We also talk about reticles and how the right reticle can save you time and ammo.
October 20, 2019
My thoughts on the age old question....what’s the best rifle for......
In this episode, we dive into the question that comes up almost daily....what’s the best rifle for hunting....the best rifle under $500....the best rifle under $1,000.....the best rifle for NRL22 etc.....
October 01, 2019
After Match Report
In this match, I talk about the results of the match and the take a ways I learned.
September 22, 2019
Match Preparation Part 3
In this last episode on match preparation, we discuss the reasons for choosing the rifle, scope and ammunition combo to use in a match.
September 20, 2019
Match Preparation Part 2
In this episode, we continue the discussion about match preparation and trying to decide which rifle to shoot.
September 20, 2019
Match Preparation Part 1
In the first part of this episode, we talk about deciding on what equipment you’re going to use in a match and how to be prepped and ready for the match.
September 20, 2019
Choosing the right ammunition for your rifle and why it matters.
In this episode, we’re going to talk about the different types of ammunition and why it makes sense to test different ammunition in your rifle to see what it shoots best. We’re also going to talk little bit about why some ammunition cost more than others and if it is really worth it.
September 17, 2019
Optics...what’s the big deal?
In this episode, we talk about what makes a rifle scope a good choice..,or a bad choice for a rimfire rifle.
September 02, 2019
What makes a Rimfire...Tactical?
In this episode, we dive into the broad range of rifles available for shooters and talk about the differences in cost and performance.
September 02, 2019
The Rimfire Tactical Podcast - Episode 1
Welcome to the Rimfire Tactical Podcast! In this premier episode, I give a little background on myself and the origins of the Rimfire Tactical movement.
August 26, 2019