Long Distance, Up Close & Personal (with Colonel Smoothbore)
By angelamontana

Posted: January 24, 2016

Sighting our firearms can often be a really slow and boring process, espeguns6cially when working at longer distances. While higher magnification scopes or spotting scopes can help one spot their shots, most of us that use either low fixed power (e.g. 4X) or a variable such as 3×9 or 4×12 will have to either walk or if possible drive to the 200, 300, 500 yard or longer distance line. If one uses a spotting scope, it better be of good quality; a $ 200.00 optic will be pretty much worthless when looking at targets placed at 1000 yards. Now we have an alternative that costs less than a quality spotting scope.


The Bullseye Camera System (http://www.bullseyecamera.com) is a new hi tech tool that will make sighting your rifle, pistol, shotgun, or bow a whole lot easier and more fun. There are two models: one for sighting at 300 yards or less and a unit that works at distances out to a mile! Suggested price for the AmmoCam Sight In (300 yard or less) is $ 349.00 and the AmmoCam Long Range (up to a mile) is $ 649.00. Both cameras are powered by Lithium-Ion rechargeable batteries. The cameras are HD with night vision capabilities; they weigh about 5 pounds and are fully weatherproof.


These systems generate their own Wi-Fi connection with iPhones, iPads, or Android devices. Simply download the app to your device, make the connection with the camera and start shooting. No cellular fees, and multiple users can watch or use multiple targets. Other features offered by the system is the ability to number shots, recall shots, and the system shows the last shot flashing.

guns2Over the years, I have patterned a lot of shotguns with various loads; it is a very time consuming process. With the Bullseye AmmoCam each shot flashes all the pellet strikes, reducing the number of sheets of paper one needs to check patterns. This would really be useful both for my own patterning and in classes when students need to learn where the point of impact of their own guns is. And for you 1000 yard marksmen, this sysguns1tem could prove invaluable. Just think of the time you might save not having to travel back and for between the bench and your target.

I’m really interested in the Bullseye Camera System and with a little luck I’ll be able to try one soon. I’ll let you know just how well it works.

Be safe and good shooting.

Colonel Smoothbore



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