Shooting editor John B. Snow’s essay on NULA rifles [“Going Light,” Shooting, Feb./March 2017) represents the quality writing I expect from him. He’s worthy of wearing the mantle of Aagaard, Cooper, and others of that ilk.
That said, I still marvel at his comment that NULA rifles are as accurate in the field as they are from a bench. I know he doesn’t really believe that. I once had three rifles that would shoot .5 MOA or better. Yet when shooting them from the prone position or off a bipod, the best I could do on a good day was .75 MOA. Now, in most hunting situations, that performance gap is merely an academic difference. In varmint hunting at long range, however, it matters.