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The US Springfield 1873 .45/70 Trapdoor Rifle

  By Pete Rogers Every year gun manufacturers introduce new and exciting models for hunters and shooters to get excited about. Different calibers, different designs, actions, stocks, triggers, etc. More and more enticing features to cause us to line up and spend hundreds and thousands of dollars to get the …

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Maximum Distance For Hunters

  By John M. Buol Jr. The most important thing a hunter can learn about field marksmanship is a realistic assessment of personal skill, what sort of shots currently can and can’t be brought off. It is far better to pass up a low percentage shot than to wound an …

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How To Choose An AR Stock

  By David Curtis I believe at this point it’s safe to say that the AR-15 is the most modular firearm of all time. It was probably already true at the beginning of the global war on terror, but its popularity and the dazzling variety of accessory options has absolutely …

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Timed Shooting And The Big Game Hunter

  By John M. Buol Jr. Anyone with a brain realizes hunters need at least a basic level of marksmanship competence. Despite the fact that organized conservation hunting has been conducted in this country for over a century and hunter safety programs have been proffered for over six decades, there …

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Parallel Thumb Placement

  By Guy Sagi It may be the result of a death grip on a precision rifle’s wrist, sympathetic movement as the trigger finger begins its press or torqueing during the process, but your famously opposable digit could be doing you a disservice at distance and there’s a scientific reason. …

What Is The One Firearm You Can’t Live Without?

  By David Link When you think about the most important weapon in your gun safe, what would be the one gun you can’t live without? Let’s set aside family heirlooms and rare guns and just talk in basics for a while. Factors like the place you live, the shooting …

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The Appleseed Project

  Forging Responsible Citizens Through Marksmanship -By John Buol– The All Army Smallarms Championships loomed and I needed to train for it. Mobilized to active duty and assigned to a military post without readily-available range facilities for personal use, my only option was an abandoned quarry zoned for shooting. The …

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How To Mount A Scope

  By Trampas Swanson As a gunsmith, one of the basic tasks I perform regularly in my shop for clients is scope mounting. This includes everything from red dot sights to high power, long range scopes. While it’s not hard to do, scope mounting does take careful measures to secure …

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SIG Sauer M400: Always Reliable

  By Guy Sagi It’s not the most classic rifle in my gun safe, nor does it have a long family history like many of my other firearms, but if the apocalypse is knocking at the door, my SIG Sauer M400 will be the first thing I pull out and …