MagnetoSpeed Shot Indicator | SHOT 2017

    Now that I have got involved in the deep, deep rabbit hole of precision long range shooting, I have adjusted my expectation for what the rifle and rounds can do. Because I now know that .308 Win is NOT limited to sub two one thousand yards, I have a new problem… How do I see impact at extreme distances? How do I confirm near misses?

    I’ve been looking at camera systems, or even SAPI plates and a Motorola radio for a lucky person to be onsite intel…

    While at the MagnetoSpeed booth, after seeing the new modular grip stuff they have, the rep showed me a new system they are working on, which was WAY more interesting in my opinion.

    Simple and elegant. And incredibly useful at long range with rounds that are low energy at impact

    Simple and elegant. And incredibly useful at long range with rounds that are low energy at impact

    Basically it is a simple device that adheres to the back of your steel target and has a little prism that peeks over the top edge. When there is an impact to the plate it flashes red giving your spotter a great visual indicator that the shot was on target.

    Near Miss

    Near Miss

    AND even more useful, is it has an acoustic sensor that will detect a near miss and will cause the unit to flash yellow (basically the “crack” of the round going past the plate).

    The unit will be good for around 2000 shots and will run for up to a years on a couple of batteries and is sealed to the environment.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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