The last time I tested a Smith & Wesson M&P10 rifle, my expectations were shattered—in a most positive way because the gun performed far better than I expected it to. I had just wrung the rifle out during an NRA Outdoors long-range shooting school held in Utah and Wyoming. Over the course of two days of high-intensity shooting, Several other outdoor scribes and I successfully shot basic, stock M&P10 rifles, with their pencil-thin, 18-inch barrels, at distances up to 1,000 yards. The only modification to the 308 Win.-chambered rifles was the addition of a Magpul PRS buttstock. Using rifle scopes with custom-cut turrets, we were, to a man, astonished at how well the M&P10 shot. The highlight of the school, for me, was shooting a group at half a mile that you could cover with your hand.
Given that sort of performance from a stock M&P10, I naturally had high hopes for the newest member of the M&P10 clan when Smith & Wesson this year announced the arrival of a new version of the rifle from S&W’s famed Performance Center. The new gun would be chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor—an inherently accurate cartridge. For the uninitiated, the Performance Center is where modern gun-making technology meets old-world craftsmanship. The gunsmiths at the center specialize in taking production guns to the next level in terms of appearance, reliability and accuracy.
According to S&W’s Matt Spafford, “When designing the Performance Center M&P10 6.5 Creedmoor, each component was selected and manufactured to enable accurate, long-range shots with the popular 6.5 Creedmoor caliber.” The rifle starts with the same basic components as any M&P10. The receivers are machined from 7075-T6 aluminum and have a hard-anodized black finish to protect the surface. Fit and finish on the rifle are very good. The upper mates to the lower receiver without a hint of wobble, and nothing rattles on this gun.
It has a beefed-up carrier and bolt to handle larger calibers. The carrier and gas key are chrome lined, and the firing pin is chrome plated. From this point, the Performance Center rifle diverges sharply from the basic M&P10. Here’s a closer look at what makes this gun worthy of the Performance Center stamp.
THE M&P10, RE-IMAGINED
Starting at the business end, the new Performance Center M&P10 in 6.5 Creedmoor uses a 20-inch, medium-contoured barrel versus the 18-inch, thin-profiled barrel of the original M&P10. Made of 4140 carbon steel, the barrel has a 1:8 twist rate and 5R rifling. Many claims have been made for 5R rifling, including higher velocity, less fouling and better accuracy. I can’t vouch for that with any empirical data, but I can say that every rifle I’ve shot to date with 5R rifling has demonstrated decent accuracy.
According to S&W’s Spafford, 5R rifling benefits the shooter “by causing less bullet deformation for better consistency of accuracy from shot to shot and greater bullet stability over multiple shots.”
The muzzle of the barrel is threaded 5/8×24 for attaching a muzzle brake or suppressor and comes with a thread protector in place. The barrel surface is hardened and protected, inside and out, with S&W’s Armornite finish, which is actually a salt bath nitride process that hardens the surface of the steel, giving it greater corrosion resistance and slightly greater lubricity. Another big change from the stock M&P10 is the use of a fixed-length Magpul MOE rifle stock, which mates to a rifle-length receiver extension tube.
The stock feels more substantial and solid than collapsing stocks and might contribute to accuracy as a result. However, its straight-back lines will require you to experiment when mounting optics to achieve comfortable eye alignment. The stock has a 1.25-inch sling loop at the bottom rear and 1.5-inch push-button QD swivels front and rear.
“Federal’s new Gold Medal 130-grain Berger Hybrid Load actually performed a little better, in MOA terms, at 200 yards than it did at 100 yards.”
For the handguard, the Performance Center partnered with Troy Industries to design and manufacture the Performance Center-specific 15-inch Troy Alpha M-LOK free-float handguard. There’s a host of accessory mounting options with a full-length Picatinny rail up top and a total of 52 M-LOK slots at the 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11 o’clock positions.
The Performance Center made a solid choice of pistol grips for the rifle, choosing to use the Magpul MOE Plus grip, which complements the rifle nicely. This grip has a one-piece reinforced polymer body with wraparound rubber overmolding to provide a sure grip under all weather conditions. It has a beavertail backstrap for improved ergonomics and a hard polymer protective bottom edge. The standard grip cap accepts optional battery and lube storage cores. With the new barrel and furniture boosting the unloaded gun’s weight from 7.7 pounds to slightly more than 9 pounds, this Performance Center rifle is no lightweight.
Then again, it wasn’t designed to be a featherweight mountain rifle; it was designed to be a stable, solid platform to help you place bullets on target at distance. Even so, the combination of the Magpul grip and Troy handguard gives this rifle a trim, handy feel. It still has a definite weight-forward balance, but that can be an asset when shooting off sticks or a rest at distance in wind.
Southpaws will love this gun, because controls on the rifle are truly ambidextrous. On the left side of the receiver, you’ll find a standard safety selector, along with a paddle-style magazine release and bolt release. The right side of the receiver has a standard safety selector and paddle-style bolt release but uses a traditional push-button magazine release. One of my gripes with the original M&P10 (and most factory AR-platforms rifles, for that matter) is the trigger. The one on the gun I used in the long-range school broke at an average pull weight of 5 pounds, 15 ounces and had a little creep in it. The Performance Center gun’s two-stage match design trigger, machined by hand to Performance Center specifications for optimal trigger pull weight and feel, is a considerable improvement. After a very light initial take up, it stacks quickly and breaks cleanly and crisply, with no creep.
I found that it broke at an average pull weight of 4 pounds, 9 ounces, as measured on a Lyman trigger gauge. That 1-pound-and-change reduction in pull weight might not sound like much, but it makes a big difference in a trigger that breaks as cleanly as this one.
Functionally, the rifle ran flawlessly throughout testing. It fed, fired and ejected with no issues using the supplied P-MAG 10 LR/SR Gen M3 7.62X51 (308 Win.) magazine. It was a little rough on spent 6.5 Creedmoor brass from a couple of factory loads, but that’s to be expected.
For accuracy testing, I set the rifle up with a Steiner GS3 4-20X50mm scope, which has become one of my favorites for testing. The scope was mounted in a rock-solid, cantilevered Weaver Tactical SPR 30 mount. It proved to be a great combination. I began by running five different factory loads, ranging from 120 to 143 grains, over my CED M2 chronograph and found that the drop-off in velocities out of the 20-inch barrel from factory-stated velocities wasn’t all that significant. Variations ranged from 179 fps to 92 fps slower than factory numbers, with two Federal loads showing the least velocity loss.
Accuracy testing followed. Shooting three five-shot groups per load on a windy day, results showed a little horizontal stringing but were quite good for the conditions. Three of the five loads produced best groups of 1 inch or better, despite the wind. Top accuracy honors went to Hornady’s Professional Hunter 143-grain ELD-X load, which produced average groups measuring 0.79 inch and a best group measuring 0.76 inch.
However, 100-yard groups only tell part of the story. Long, low-drag bullets may take a little time and distance to fully stabilize. When they do, it’s not uncommon for such bullets to perform as well or better, in minute of angle (MOA) terms, at longer distances. That proved to be the case with a couple of the tested loads. While I didn’t have a chance to test the rifle at distances I would consider to be truly long range, I did shoot several of the best-performing loads at 200 yards. The results provided a solid hint of the rifle’s true accuracy potential. Federal’s new Gold Medal 130-grain Berger Hybrid load, for example, actually performed a little better at 200 yards, in MOA terms, than it did at 100 yards. The load produced average groups measuring slightly over 1 inch (1 MOA) at 100 yards, with a 1-inch best group. But at 200 yards, it shot average groups close to ½ MOA (1 inch) and a best group measuring 0.72 inch. Even that tight group showed a little horizontal stringing, and I believe the load would have done even better if I hadn’t had to contend with wind gusting to 16 mph.
“For the uninitiated, the Performance Center is where modern gun-making technology meets old-world craftsmanship.”
Notably, at 200 yards, the Hornady ELD-X load also shot sub-MOA (2-inch or under) groups, as did the Winchester Match 140-grain BTHP load, and I have little doubt that any of these loads would deliver very good results at longer distance with this gun. Coyotes and game animals on the receiving end will, of course, be somewhat less enthusiastic about the new Performance Center rifle.
Avengers: Infinity War Content Coming To Marvel Games
We are literally just days away from the release of Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War in theaters, and the company is going all out on the marketing push for the blockbuster film. That includes its games division, in which many of its titles will soon be updated with Infinity War content.
Marvel Games filled us in on what games will be getting updates over the next few weeks, including mobile favorites like Marvel Future Fight and Marvel: Contest of Champions, as well as the console hit Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. The full breakdown can be found below — and you’d probably better gear up for Thanos’ arrival.
- Marvel Contest of Champions: April 19 – Players join Black Panther’s Chadwick Boseman and Spider-Man’s Tom Holland for a Champion Challenge. April 25 – Four new events surface, including the “Infinity Nightmare” story quest, a daily “Infinity Trials” quest, a solo challenge, titled “Vanquishing Blows” and “Infinity Dungeons”, featuring social co-op quests. New characters launching include Proxima Midnight (available now), Corvus Glaive (April 26), as well as Captain America (Infinity War) and Iron Man (Infinity War) coming in May.
- Marvel Future Fight: April 24 – Fight legendary battles in three iconic environments: Titan, Sanctum Sanctorum and Wakanda. The first wave of a two-part update debuts with new film-inspired costumes, including Thanos, Captain America, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Black Widow, Thor, Corvus Glaive, Winter Soldier, Proxima Midnight and Groot.
- Marvel Puzzle Quest: April 19 – In-game event begins. April 24 – New supports become available, including Children of Thanos and Infinity Stones. New characters include Captain America (April 19), Black Widow (May 3), Okoye (May 17) and Spider-Man (Iron Spider) on May 31.
- MARVEL Strike Force: New Avengers: Infinity War characters assemble, including Thanos, Vision, Star-Lord, Loki and Doctor Strange.
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2: Event content coming soon with a new level and Avengers: Infinity War characters
- Marvel Avengers Academy: April 26 – The in-game event goes live, featuring Scarlet Witch, Thanos, Killmonger, Cosmic Ghost Rider, and Thane (son of Thanos).
- MARVEL Spider-Man Unlimited: April 25 – Updates include new film-inspired characters: Spider-Man (Iron Spider), Thanos (Boss Battle).
The company expects millions of players to partake in the Infinity War activities. It reported, “Marvel continues to be the one of the biggest licensed IPs in mobile gaming. During the month of February, Marvel’s multi-game live event – which featured all-new characters, costumes and gameplay inspired by the box-office record-breaking film Marvel’s Black Panther – was played by over 16M active players and generated close to 10M new installs for the Marvel Games portfolio.”
Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on April 27.
How Can Tarot Reading Benefit Your Life?
Life can be described as a journey of self-discovery. With every step in life, you get to learn new things and make progress. But to unleash your full potential, you need to ponder about the past and the future. This is where tarot reading can help you. There are several aspects of life that can be enhanced or resolved through tarot readings. Let us take a look at how tarot reading can benefit your life:
Obtain New Perspectives
Everyone has their own perspective on life and whatever happens in life. Tarot reading helps you to gain a different perspective on what is happening in your life. It is as if a new window of knowledge opens up and you gain clarity about things that were not clear to you before. This awareness helps you to make decisions with confidence and stride towards your future with new-found enthusiasm.
Identify Varied Options
Sometimes it so happens that you fail to identify the various options available to you to reach a particular goal in your life. A tarot reading can enlighten you about these options and help you evaluate them. As a result, you can find yourself in a better position to choose the right direction to fulfill your goal.
Recognize Areas That Needs Improvement
It’s a known fact that no one’s perfect and there is always room for improvement in everyone. But more often than not, people fail to realize that they need to improve or do not recognize the areas that need improvement. With the help of tarot reading, you can gain insights into the areas in your life that need a bit of care and improvement. This one step can go a long way in improving the overall quality of your life. To know more about improving your life with tarot reading, you can check out https://www.psychic2tarot.com.
Overcome Your Worries And Fears
Anxieties and worries are a common part of life. Yet, sometimes they can reach such a crescendo that it may become difficult for you to focus on the positive aspects of your life. You may be inundated with tensions or become fearful about facing the challenges in front of you. Tarot reading can be a boon in such times. It can help you to calm down, overcome your fears, and face your struggles with renewed vigor.
Transform Your Life
Transforming your life is easier said than done. If you want to change your life significantly, a tarot reading may be the best place to start. You will be able to discover hitherto unknown or hidden facets of your personality. Also, you will be able to find the inspiration to adopt actionable steps and become a better and happier version of yourself.
Improve Your Relationships
It takes much effort to build harmonious relationships with others. A tarot reading can enable you to understand and improve your relationships and encourage you to nurture them. You will be able to appreciate the positive traits of your relationships and work towards developing them into long-lasting bonds.
7 Best Hacker Apps For Android 2018
Welcome! Gamers, playing games on Android is nowadays a very common trend. With these games a game hacking tool is is very necessary. In this article, I will share the list of the best game hacking apps for Android.
Game hacking apps are so important because these apps allow you to manipulate any game. These apps will help you to hack and crack any game to get unlimited game resources. Such as gems, coins, unlimited life, Amos etc. these apps are so cool that they help you to clear any level of the game when you are unable to clear it. It is very annoying sometimes when you struck at any level and can not clear it, These apps are very useful at that time. So, the best game hacking apps are listed below
Best Game Hacking Apps for Android 2018
This app allows you to clear any level of any game by providing you unlimited Amos, gems, coins, and lives. This is also used to purchase any apps from Google play store, without using a penny. It skips the payment gateway during the purchase of any premium app.
- You can get any premium app for free
- Makes the app’s ad free
- Helps you to clear hard levels of any game
- You can easily get all features of any game.
This game hacking app is the best game hacking app for Android platform. It allows you to manipulate the game settings and get unlimited resources. This app also helps to get premium apps for free. It removes ads from the app and removes bugs. It works only in rooted devices.
- It comes in multiple languages
- Understands fazzy and accurate searches
- Remove bugs
- Filters the data
- Prevents the Ads.
This app is another best app for hacking games, and brings you unlimited resources, also clears levels for you. It also bypasses the payment gateway during the purchase of any premium apps. Thus this app allows you to enjoy your games without any interruptions
- Purchase free games for you
- Allows you to manipulate game settings
- Also works on non-rooted devices.
- Useful for near about all devices.
- Overcomes payment gateways.
This app is the best game hacking app, as it allows you to modify the games, From purchasing the game for free to creak any version of the game to bring you unlimited resources, for helping you out to clear any hard or annoying level of the game. The best part is that you need not root your mobile to use this app.
- Allows you to get app for free
- Hack and crack any version of your favorite game
- Works on nonrooted devices
- Easy to add new units.
This is another premium quality game hacking app that provides you the chance to modify the game variables by hacking the game. This app is useful each and every time when you found any stage of the game hard to clear. Using this app you can increase the number of coins, gems, amos etc. This app will only work on rooted Android devices, you can check smartwoop to know how you can root your device.
- Android rooting is required
- You can cheat any level of the game
- Give you all the premium features of the game
- Gives you a chance to take all the paid games for free.
This game hacker app is the most popular among all. Because this app gives the player some extra features than the other game hacking apps. The cheat engine enables the player with more power than the opponent. This app is developed by Dark Byte. This app also brings you the facility to make your modifications in a way you want.
- This app is very robust
- Tutorials are available
- Allows the player to make his/her own modifications
- But all games are not available for this app.
This app is the best app for you guy as per my perspective. Because this app has everything that you want in your game hacker app. It seems like the developers know all your needs They have everything to provide you. Thus this app becomes the favorite hacking app for many people.
- Provides you more power
- Searching for rival is automated
- A vast list of games that can be played
- The developers come with updated version very shortly
- Works on both rooted and unrooted devices.
In this article, I have provided the list of the best game hacker app for android. Now it is your turn to check them out and select the best suited for you. You may find dozens of the game hacking app on the market but the above mentioned are the best among them.
So, I hope you guys liked the article, now and enjoy your games with these hacking app.
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