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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. Good luck to everyone out there with tags!

 

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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 to certain optics he’s tested, the pros and cons of some of the popular scope companies out there as well as recommendations on rifle scopes we personally haven’t used or seen our students use. At the end, we talk about his recommendations for his top 3 riflescope picks for certain budgets for crossover applications such as hunting and precision rifle competition!

 

Ilya Koshkin Links. 

 

www.darklordofoptics.com

 

www.youtube.com/c/ikoshkinDLO/

 

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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 where he trained snipers and reconnaissance Marines in tactical tracking, nonverbal behavioral profiling, and observation. Owen, Caylen and Phil take a look into the science of observation and how the brain can be trained to be a highly effective and efficient predator.

 

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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 designs are still not accurate enough to produce ranges to targets that reliably fall within the danger space of the currently fired projectiles.

 

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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 the precision shooting industry regarding gear and setups. They cover a lot of information and there’s plenty of bits in the episode to grab!

 

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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 Land Navigation Masterclass and the newly released Prep To Hunt vlog series.

 

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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 which the RO's shoot the whole course of fire (20 stages) in 1 day to help with the match over the weekend. They catch up on current events, mindset and also talk about new upcoming courses and the naming convention for courses in 2022. Thanks for listening and keep your face on the gun. 
 
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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 to derive a correction. They talk about the influence that terrain has on the wind, wind gradients, their experiences with over-hyped terms such as aerodynamic jump, and understanding how crosswind components are key to accurate wind calls. 

 

Modern Day Rifleman Network

 

www.moderndayrifleman.com

 

Online Positional Course Masterclass

 

https://www.moderndayrifleman.com/plans/143968?bundle_token=0b6b7f4986679ea54a6cfbee66ca7c3a&utm_source=manual

 

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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 no mindfulness behind the rifle without Kass” is the truth, and the trio discuss some of the high-level points of the psyche, the ego, and what you’re really doing when you sink into the moment of shooting a rifle. 

 

Modern Day Rifleman Network

 

www.moderndayrifleman.com

 

Online Positional Course Masterclass

 

https://www.moderndayrifleman.com/plans/143968?bundle_token=0b6b7f4986679ea54a6cfbee66ca7c3a&utm_source=manual

 

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MDS Episode #0046: Back to “The Why?”

In this episode, Caylen and Phillip circle back around to their "Why?" They talk about the progression of Modern Day Sniper and the building of the "Modern Day Rifleman" community and why it's important to them. Caylen and Phillip dive deep into the "Why?" they do what they do on social media, podcasts and In-Person courses. 

 

Modern Day Rifleman Network

 

www.moderndayrifleman.com

 

Online Positional Course Masterclass

 

https://www.moderndayrifleman.com/plans/143968?bundle_token=0b6b7f4986679ea54a6cfbee66ca7c3a&utm_source=manual

 

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