Tactical Shooting brings two things to mind...Military Snipers and SWAT Teams. The ODHA has always focused on hunting and sporting firearms, but
technology is melding tactical shooting and sport shooting together. More and more sportsmen are in search of the most accurate rifle they can find for hunting
and competition, plus the most useful accessories they can find for the field. Technology is a wonderful thing, and just as racing has brought safer and more
reliable cars and trucks to the sportsman, so has the police and military requirements brought better guns and equipment to the civilian sportsman.
The advancement in tactical rifles, scopes, pistols, ammunition, and accessories has come a long way
in the past few years, and especially since 9-11. The ODHA will be testing, to a limited extent, some of
these new rifles, scopes and accessories, and providing you links to more information. Some of the
new equipment can be adapted to hunting and sporting use, but just the increase in our knowledge base is a successful hunt in itself. Hang on. Here we go!
Tactical Shooters use all types of firearms including pistols, rifles, shotguns, and submachine guns.
We will focus primarily on the tactical rifle and the accessories that are used with it, like scopes,
mounts, sights, and how we can apply some of the tactical equipment to improve our hunting and target
shooting. Tactical rifles and varmint rifles have a lot in common like heavy barrels, bipods, high powered
scopes, and cam stocks. The three most common calibers used for tactical rifles, .223 Remington,
.308 Winchester, and .300 Winchester Magnum are three of the most common calibers of today's hunting rifles. The most common scope on tactical rifles..Leupold, is already ODHA approved.