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Leica Magnus 2.4-16×56 i Review

  By Kip Staton From what I can see, many of the recent innovations in rifle optics have largely steered clear of the hunting market. These past few years have seen things like advanced reticles, amazing zoom rations and mil-based systems largely taking over the long range tactical/practical market segments. …

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Magpul: Upgrading the AK

  By Trampas Swanson Easily touted as the most popular battle rifle in the world, the AK-47 design is the personification of simplicity and reliability. Officially named the Avtomat Kalashnikov, the AK was created by Mikhail Kalashnikov in 1945 as the new infantry rifle for the Russian Army. The design …

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My Accidental Scout Rifle

By Kip Staton I didn’t set out to build a scout rifle. But when a family member told me we may have a chance this fall to shoot hogs on his property, I opened the safe to see what I had to hunt in heavy brush with. Nothing immediately stood …

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Long Range Shot Process: Kestrel Is Key

  By Kip Staton I’ve always struggled with cold bore shots, and the culprit is almost always the wind. Frankly, my wind calling skills are not that great. Sure, after the first shot, I can walk things in fairly predictably. I even get lucky every now and then with a …

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FN PS90 Review

  By Trampas Swanson Over the past few decades, a handful of firearms have been invented to break the mold of the traditional rifle platform. The most popular example of this would be the 1960’s era AR 15 platform taking leave of the historical wood and steel for polymer and …

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The Grandfather of Modern Sniping

  By John M. Buol Jr. You’ve probably never heard of the man that is one of the most important influences on modern sniping. Any good, long-standing program will have many important, influencing figures and won’t be the work of any one person. Most gun owners with a passing interest …

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Henry Golden Boy Silver Rifle Review

  By Trampas Swanson It is said that “Out of darkness, comes light.” In 1861, dark was certainly the case for the modern US firearms industry. The United States was in the midst of a bloody civil war turning brother against brother in the name of preserving the Union. Cap …

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Top Five Elk Rifles

  By Pete Rogers Whenever a sporting writer attempts to make a list of firearms, it opens themselves up to all sorts of ridicule and insults. Occasionally the blind hog finds an acorn and a few readers agree with a portion of what you wrote. Hopefully the latter will be …

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Tactical Course Preparation

  Getting maximum value out of your tactical training dollar. by John M. Buol Jr. If you’re interested in learning or improving tactical shooting skills, there is no shortage of instructors and schools offering courses. Taking a good class from a reputable instructor will fast track your ability, but it …