MISC. RIFLES

Swaging Satisfaction

I have been reloading for over 45 years and casting my own bullets for almost as long. The main reason I got into loading and casting, like many others, was...
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Keep Shootin’

In Part I last month I explained change is inevitable and as we grow older, things we do not necessarily desire are forced upon us.
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Origins Of The M1 Garand

Now, in the 21st century, M1 Garands are highly revered, receive much adulation and are considered World War II’s best battle rifle.
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American Tactical Imports...

If you asked AK enthusiasts to rate the varied models of the venerable Galil by their quality of manufacture and shootability, the Israeli Galil, and...
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Round-Nosed Reverence

Today’s advancements in bullet technology provide sleek, sexy, needle-nosed projectiles with ballistic coefficients north of .500, intended for ranges...
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The M2 Carbine

One of World War II’s most successful infantry weapons was the U.S. Carbine Caliber .30. It was manufactured by no fewer than 10 factories to the tune of...
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The Golden Days Are Here

In the early 1960s I was a pre-teenager fascinated with hunting and shooting — well, in addition to fishing, camping, hiking, baseball, hockey, archery...
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SIG SAUER ASP 20

Are you a big boy or big girl? Then you need a big-kid air rifle! Sure, anyone can buy an “airgun” at the local Cheap Junk Emporium Mart, but you...
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SHOT Show Sights: Show Day 2

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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The .375 Winchester

The .375 Winchester was introduced in 1978 and is a modernized version of the .38-55 Winchester from the 1880s.
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SHOT Show Sights: Show Day 1

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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Brownells AR-180 Lower...

Brownells introduced a modernized AR-180 inspired complete upper assembly designed to mount on conventional mil-spec AR-15 lowers.
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Desert Forge Arms

There are few firearm platforms I’ve missed as a full-time writer. Those I have not owned, I have made a point to find and shoot, such as the 2-bore...
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SHOT Show Sights: Range Day

A daily photo dump of the best sights from the range and show floor of the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas.
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New Products March 2020 Issue

The Recon Tactical is Wilson Combat’s vision of “a practical AR for rigorous tactical training, hardcore hunting or all-purpose field applications.”
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Springfield Armory M1A Tanker

Springfield Armory is a powerhouse in the contemporary American gun world. Resurrected in 1974 from the ashes of the venerable 200-year-old government armory,
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Top 5 Articles of 2019

Over the years we've developed a pretty good understanding of what gun reviews, industry news and old-timey stories you'd be interested in reading, but —...
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Black Hills Ammo

Over the span of about three decades, Black Hills Ammunition has grown from a small part-time operation to one of the most respected manufacturers of...
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Polymer Rifles

In 1986 GLOCK introduced their first pistol, the GLOCK 17, to the U.S. market. Reaction to the “plastic” pistol was tepid at first, but was soon at a...
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Browning Auto-5

In addition to the 1911 pistol, Browning designed every major machinegun used by the U.S. armed forces during World War II.
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SilencerCo Omega 36M...

While the ill-fated Hearing Protection Act, which would have taken sound suppressors out from under regulation of the National Firearms Act, didn’t become...
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TPM Outfitters H&K MP5SD Clone

In 1990 I was a hard-charging young Army Aviator suffering from a toxic overdose of both testosterone and patriotism.
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450 Bushmaster Or 458 SOCOM?

OK, so you’ve decided you want to shoot something bigger out of your AR15 and have decided to skip the intermediate stuff and go all the way to the .45...
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The .270 Winchester

The .270 Winchester cartridge was introduced in 1925. A case could be made for it as the most successful American hunting cartridge of the 20th century.
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Skinner Sights Aims to Please

There are several ways to equip a lever-action rifle with sights and most shooters, at least those of us who have been around for a while, need something...
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Pump-Action Rifles

Pump shotguns continue their popularity but I wonder what happened to the pump rifle?
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Classic Shots From Classic...

We thought it might be fun to recreate a few of our favorite gun scenes from some of our favorite action movies to see how they played out here in the Real...
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Maxims In The Third Dimension

If you do an internet search for “chattering Spandaus,” you only get 95 hits but the stock phrase has become synonymous with World War I aviation.
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Sharps’ .50-70 carbine

If there ever were a name to conjure up strong images of Western battles and big game hunts, it would be the name Sharps.
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ELD bullets

Increased interest in longer-range shooting led to more efficient bullets, which in turn shook up the cartridge list. These bullets are heavy for caliber...
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SIG SAUER SIG716 Patrol

When the term “AR-15” comes up, most folks tend to think of the 5.56mm/.223 Remington cartridge. Fact is the first rifle of this genre invented by...
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Ravin R26 Crossbow

It would be difficult not to see the rise in popularity of crossbows today. From television advertisements on outdoor channels to magazine ads, crossbows...
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Plains War Spencers

The Spencer carbine played an important role in the Plains Indian Wars yet it’s almost been forgotten by modern shooters. Its cartridges came with...
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Hunting With Gibbs

The Springfield had been restocked in plain walnut, carefully inletted. Its shape and age-hardened Pachmayr pad, I figured, dated it to the ’60s. The...
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The Scout Rifle

During a long and productive life, the late Col. Jeff Cooper introduced many innovative ideas in firearms and firearm training. One of his last projects was...
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Air Ordnance SMG-22

One of my first automatic weapons was an M16. Don’t hate me for it, but back in 1987 I bought the stripped transferable full-auto receiver for $600
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World War II Snipers

Since my pre-teens I’ve been an avid student of World War II. About a thousand times in my reading I’ve encountered something like this, “Sadly so and...
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The Handy Off-hand Position

It’s one of the paradoxes of hunting and shooting — the novice hunter, most likely not very skilled at shooting off-hand, is also the one most likely to...
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Guns And Aging:

One of the most senior shootists I’ve known was John Hansbury, who had two careers including chief armorer of the U.S. Coast Guard. I got to know John...
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Savage Arms 125th Celebration

For shooters, two things stand out about 1894. Winchester introduced the Model 1894 lever-action rifle and Arthur Savage founded the Savage
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Easy Firing Pin Fix

During my decades of “hobby gunsmithing” — as I like to call it — I’ve lost count of the number of broken firing pins I’ve fixed, replaced,...
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AAC TI-RAID 30 Silencer

The TI-RAID 30 Silencer from AAC is engineered to be intermittent full-auto capable, easy to maintain and practically bombproof.
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The Elegant Ross Sporter

You wouldn’t have recognized the elderly, and obviously eccentric, man roaming the wharves and streets of St. Petersburg, FL. Dressed in pajama bottoms,...
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Streamlight ’em Up

On pretty much any outdoor excursion I generally have enough lights available to equip not only myself but also my hunting partner, with a spare or two...
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The .256 Winchester Magnum

In the early 1960s there was a great deal of interest in long-range, small-bore handgun cartridges. Remington introduced the radical (at the time) XP-100...
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The Mystery Gun

It WAS a mystery. A strange combination gun has intrigued me since I acquired it on a whim at a Tucson, Ariz., gun show a few years ago.
Read Full Article Stan Skinner
Rifle Gear 101

After weeks of research, you bought your first rifle. Along with scope, bases and rings and ammunition, it took a fairly serious financial outlay but...
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.22 Rimfires? No Thanks!

It was many years ago, but I can still remember the immortal line from The Treasure of the Sierra Madre: “Badges? We don’t need no stinking badges! We...
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The 6.5 Tsunami

As a kid growing up in hunting camps, I was always curious about the variety of rifles on the rack. I’m sure the older fellows in camp grew tired of me...
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Wyoming Armory

Today you can purchase more rifle accuracy over the counter at Walmart than could be custom-built 30 years ago. However, it’s likely your “Big-Box”...
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Affordable Icon: PTR’s 9CT

At one point available in 120 different variations, the roller-lock MP5 is the universal subgun, much as the Porsche 911 is often considered the universal...
Read Full Article Jeremy Clough
6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum

When Weatherby announced the 6.5-.300 cartridge in 2016 you just knew it was going to be the biggest, fastest, flattest-shooting 6.5 on the planet.
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Ruger’s Third Custom...

Ruger recently announced yet another incarnation of its famous (dare we say “legendary”?) 10/22 rifle, and this one is definitely a keeper because...
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Plane Talk on Reticles

First focal-plane reticles have received lots of recent coverage, especially from longer-range shooters, even though most American shooters (in particular...
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Now Hear This!

One of the nicest perks of this business has been the opportunity to meet writers whose work I’d long admired. It was a thrill to meet veteran writers —...
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Five Fun Things To Do With...

Twenty-nine percent of my firearms are .22s. I’m not sure what caused me to count them recently, but when I did, I wondered why so many? I spent a lazy...
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10mm Hi-Point Carbine

For the 10mm cartridge, it’s been a rocky road. The round first appeared in 1983 in the ill-fated Bren Ten pistol.
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Savage Arms 110 Scout

Since Scout Rifles first appeared on the radar, I’ve seen a few non-commercial examples ranging from DIY chopped-up surplus bolt actions to spectacular...
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Sparking A Revolution

The flintlock as we know it evolved over many decades. Though the history of firearms development is misty on the subject, it appears the familiar flintlock...
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Stock Options?

When I get several questions on the same topic, I commence thinking: time to spool up a collective answer and share it here. I’ve based many a column on...
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Casting Call!

How’d you like to engage in an utterly relaxing endeavor while building up your stockpile of expensive reloading components? Sounds good? If so, do what I...
Read Full Article Mike "Duke" Venturino
More than the AK: 7.62x39

I find the 7.62x39 cartridge intriguing but I never spent time reloading it for two reasons. First, steel-cased, non-reloadable FMJ rounds are so cheap and...
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Backyard Battlefields

Homo sapiens is an intrinsically predatory species. It’s tucked someplace within our DNA. One need only survey male kindergarteners on a playground to...
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Alphawolf Pistol-Caliber...

The Lone Wolf AlphaWolf Pistol Caliber Carbine represents a melding of the sensual elegance of Gene Stoner’s black rifle with the brawn of John Moses...
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James River Armory’s...

Decades ago, when Beretta was producing the BM59 semi-auto based on the battle-proven M1 Garand rifle, the result was a modestly handsome specimen that was...
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RISE Armament Releases...

RISE Armament, a premier manufacturer and supplier of AR components and firearms, is pleased to announce the release of a special-edition RA-535...
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Exclusive: Mossberg’s JM...

It seems everybody is into the production of semi-automatic modern sporting rifles and accessories, including Ruger, Savage and Mossberg.
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The Silent Legion Direct...

I finally found it. After a lifetime of searching I’ve stumbled upon a sound suppressor that’s as effective as the fake ones they use in the movies. The...
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Short And Serious

I spent 25 years in captivity. No, not in North Vietnam or North Korea, but in a desperate day-to-day fight for survival in the pit of weekday despair known...
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The .177 Solution

Most of us have had the experience of driving in city traffic with family or friends while conversing about politics or sports or where to go for lunch....
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The Remington-Lee

James P. Lee, a Scotsman by birth and a naturalized American citizen by choice, left an immense footprint on the firearms scene in the latter half of the...
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Tricked-Out Trunk Gun

I’ve a bit of a track record on carrying “too much” gun. While I started my CCW trek with the ubiquitous J-Frame .38 Smith, I soon jumped up to a...
Read Full Article Michael Humphries