MDS Episode #0055: Caylen and Phil catch up and talk Hunting

In this episode Caylen and Phil spend some time catching up on recent events and things going on at Modern Day Sniper and they debrief Caylen’s successful Washington state high country mule deer hunt along with some great lessons learned. The team discusses Phillip’s preparation for his upcoming Wyoming elk hunt and some housekeeping items….

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MDS Podcast Episode #0054: Optics talk with the Dark Lord of Optics

Ilya Koshkin, also known as the Dark Lord of Optics, joins us for this episode to talk about riflescopes. Ilya explains the basic mechanics of a rifle scope, what he’s looking for when he’s testing an optic and his guidelines to purchasing an optic. It was a refreshing conversation to talk about his unbiased approach…

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MDS Episode #0053: Are You Really a Trained Observer?

The Modern Day Sniper Podcast welcomes Mr. Owen Mulder, a retired USMC Scout/Sniper and MARSOC veteran. Owen’s area of expertise surrounds cognitive psychology and the  perceptual psychology of observation. His combat experience as both a conventional and special operations sniper eventually led him to be a lead instructor at the Marine Corps’ Combat Hunter Program…

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MDS Episode #0052: Milling, A Legacy Skill

Caylen and Phillip dive into a contentious topic among the sniper community; the practicality of maintaining such a high emphasis on using the mil relation formula to establish ranges to targets at the basic sniper skill level. Caylen and Phil discuss the origin and history of range estimation with milliradians and how even modern reticle…

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MDS Episode #0051: Ohio Range Day Recap

Caylen and Phil catch up and recap Phil’s trip to Ohio for the Ohio Range Day. Phil presents the question of “how long does it take to build consistency?” and “how much time does a teacher need to get students to be consistent with a precision rifle”? The pair also discuss some common trends in…

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MDS Episode #0050: NRL Hunter Finale Part 2

Caylen and Phil get together to wrap up their discussion on the NRL Hunter Finale. The conversation leads into discussions on competitive mindset, gear selection for competition and the difference between playing the game of competition vs. the practical use of the rifle for whatever application you’re using it for. They discuss the new Wilderness…

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MDS Episode #0049: NRL Hunter Grand Slam Pt. 1

Caylen and Phil are together down in Grand Junction CO shooting the NRL Hunter Grand Slam. They recently taught a class with Stone Glacier up at Heart Mountain to help the team there get ready for their hunting season. Caylen talks about shooting the Range Officer match, which is new to the NRL series in…

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Student Highlight: From Tech Entrepreneur to Mountain Hunter

Here’s some great information from David Cantu: I’m going to share my secret to making $100,000 in the precision shooting world. But before I do, I’ll share a quick story about me and my journey. I’m a tech industry entrepreneur. My brother and I started our company in 1996 and now have over 200 employees….

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MDS Episode #0048: Wind, The Great Equalizer

Wind, the great equalizer of the long range shooter. Many of us are humbled by it on a daily basis, regardless if we’re professionals or novices. We’re overdue for a technical topic so in this episode Caylen and Phil tackle this phenomenon and talk about their process for interpreting the wind and using that information…

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MDS Episode #0047: There is No Mindfulness Behind the Rifle without Kass

We hosted a very special guest for this episode, the member of the Modern Day Sniper team that makes it all run behind the scenes, Mrs. Kassandra Wojcik. Kass, Caylen, and Phil discuss the beginnings of MDS and how Kass’s knowledge of technology helped establish the Modern Day Sniper Schoolhouse. The statement of “there is…

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