Category Archives: Performance LR Weaponry

Tract Optics

All,

Check out https://www.tractoptics.com

This company “gets it” … they have engineered optics for the extreme hunter and ethical long range hunter in mind with superior glass optical components that rival optics twice the cost.

Demanding and discriminating hunters will love these optics.    They are designed with the “real” hunter in mind.  The “Jon’s” at Tract, Mr. J. Allen and J. LaCorte are the “REAL DEAL” — these men are engineers that are true sportsmen and ethical individuals that have a concentric focus to the hunter and shooter.    These men also for being engineers communicate quite well to the average person or the experienced.    They have what we seek in our partners, our customers and our suppliers… “they have Ethics and Passion”… this is the #1 reason CBJ Precision LLC and CBJ Precision Engineered Rifles, Inc. is choosing Tract for our extreme hunting advanced weapon systems.

Reality is that most hunting even trophy hunt and kills occur at distances well below 300 yards in over 95% of hunts for the “average” trophy hunter.

Don’t get me wrong, everyone has their own “ethical” kill limits on game animals and personally it is more than just ethics it is an individual responsibility to know your limits and the limits of your hardware.

Furthermore, the reality is you do not need 30mm, 34mm and 35mm main scope tubes or 27-30 power (at the top-end) to shoot at extended distances of say 400-800 yards on game or non-competitive target shooting.    12-15x is plenty quite frankly for 1,000+ yard shooting and if you have a problem hitting target at that distance it is more than likely a human issue (your eyes, your hold, trigger and breathing control).    Other potential limits before you will “out grow” a 12-15 power optic is your weapons limitation in your choice of caliber, barrel and optics mounting solutions.

We have initiated an extensive and extreme test of the Tract Optics line and will be reporting our results soonest to this blog.

Thus far, the people, the company and the superior attention to detail from the owners speak volumes as to this company and their ability to compete in a wildly competitive optics market.

You simply do not need $1,500 to $3,500 optics to hunt with (in the majority of cases) and this company is about to upset that market space.

Oh and do not get me wrong, there is a need and requirement for $1,500 to $4,000+ optics — many of these high end optics are required for our custom builds and designs made for the ultimate sniper-grade, professional grade weaponry…  it is just a simple fact, they are required.

An optic solution is a tool, just like your knife or rifle….. a tool must be matched to the need, the environment, the requirement and the job at hand demands a tool that is “designed” for that fitness-of-use — you would not take a butter knife to gut an Elk right?   Well… 🙂

Stay tuned for extensive testing of the Tract Toric 3-15x50mm BDC Optic here… we are testing on our most advanced 2017 line of professional-grade extreme hunting weapons.

Check out Tract Optics today!

CBJ

 

 

7.62x54r – For a custom build? Are you serious?

Do not ever underestimate the power of this round.    This is considered as powerful as the 30-06 and even moderately loaded equal to the American .308 Winchester easily matching the ballistics of the 7.62 NATO/.308 Win.

Introduced in 1891, 7.62x54r ammo is the oldest cartridge still serving in military use in the world. Originally made for Mosin Nagants and other bolt-action rifles, it remains in service in Russia in the Dragunov sniper rifle and PKM machine…

The 7.62x54r is a fantastic rifle round. Developed in Russia in 1891, the 7.62x54r is sometimes referred to as the Russian 30-06 due to its similar performance and its old history.

Still used in multiple countries today, especially as a sniper, hunting, and range round, the 7.62x54r is just the proven round you want to shoot and hunt with.   This caliber is capable of taking on most North American Game and makes an excellent Whitetail and Hog caliber.

We actually chamber the REM 700 Actions in this caliber as well as our Custom Thompson Center Encore Rifle and Pistol Barrels.   Again, do not underestimate this very odd looking rimmed cartridge, the performance is what matters most and it is a most capable cartridge especially in the hands of the hand loader. 

Chambering in .308 caliber gives the designation of 7.62x53r differentiating it from the .311 bore or larger military 7.62x54r variants.   7.62x53r in .308 bore and in our custom builds easily exceed performance of the .308 Win.  We build sniper-grade 6.5mmx54r calibers as well in bolt and automatic weaponry that is highly capable and sub-MOA performers in bolt or auto.

Not a handloader?  …not a problem… Hornady, Winchester and many other factory rounds are now available due to the popularity of this round in the low-cost Military Surplus Mosin Nagant Rifle.

Still not sold on the performance?   Look here, and do your own ballistics comparisons to your favorite non-Magnum .308 calibers or even the .270 and .284 favorites you shoot.  Look at these ballistics of the 7.62x54r >> Ballistics 101