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Savage Arms Mark II Rifle Review

  By Trampas Swanson When one looks at today’s shooting sports, the advancements in technology are absolutely amazing. We live in a time where you can now find a scope to not only range the distance to your target but make the needed adjustments as well. Lights, lasers, red dots …

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Trijicon TA33 Review – Best General-Purpose Optic?

By Kip Staton Trijicon really needs no introduction. As a supplier of magnified optics to the military for years, they recently celebrated the millionth ACOG to roll off their production line. Exceptional glass quality, bomb-proof durability and battery free illuminated reticles have made the ACOG a legendary military optic. In …

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Henry Repeating Arms U.S. Survival Rifle Review

By Trampas Swanson In the face of economic down fall and turmoil in the news worldwide over the past decade, there has been a growing interest in post-apocalyptic survival by people of all walks of life. It’s no coincidence television reality shows like Survivorman, Mountain Men, Survivor and anything associated …

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Magpul D-60 Drum Review: 1,000 Rounds Later

  By Kip Staton www.kipstaton.com Drums for the AR-15 are not a new invention. However, the Magpul D-60 may be the very first option of its kind that’s actually built well enough for serious use. Introduced at the beginning of 2015, the Magpul D-60 drum magazine generated much interest within …

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.300 Blackout Rifle Build

  By Trampas Swanson The world of hunting is an ever-changing environment from the hunters’ strategies to the tools in which are used to make harvesting their game successful. For years, lever action and bolt action rifles ruled supreme in the medium sized game category, and they mostly used variations …

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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 …