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Custom 7.5×55 Barrel

Testing a new barrel we had made by J. Sip & Sons out of Utah. It’s chambered in the 7.5 Swiss round (7.5×55).  Most shooters in the United States will know this ammo as GP11  made for the K31 Swiss, straight pull, service rifle.  We have all heard the trope that GP11 is as close to “match” ammo as one …

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Staying in Position

One skill I like to own. And one habit I like to reenforce is the tendency to stay behind the rifle and looking through the glass. It sounds simple and the benefits are obvious. But if you are always coming out the glass for small admin tasks in training? You’ll come out of the glass for small admin tasks when …

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Manurhin MR-88 First Shots

So…today was the day to take out the Manurhin MR88 revolver. It’s a French police model that was brought into the US as surplus.  For the revolver minded folks, you can see the obvious Ruger GP100 heritage. That can be attributed to the fact Ruger and Manurhin did work jointly on the handgun.  As for the specifics about who made …

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The Truth About The NEOMAG

Yeah, we’ve been playing with one of these for a little over a month. But I have somehow neglected to make any reference to it on the website.  Probably because we aren’t, “gear reviewers”.  So far my thoughts are 50/50. It works as advertised. But isn’t nearly as secure as a dedicated mag carrier that you see in many AIWB …

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The Teller Mine

My local FFL has this in the showroom. A WWII Teller Mine. The Teller is an anti-tank / vehicle mine employed by the Germans. Supposedly it needs 200lbs of pressure to detonate. Additionally, some of the Teller Mines had anti-tampering devices which would set off the explosive should someone try to disarm or move it. Which are the two small …

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Rock Jams Gun

Practicing mag changes with the truck gun and picked up a small rock. It worked its way though the system and lodged in the trigger mech. Jamming up both the safety and trigger.  It was a cold and wet day. That in combination with the “sticky-crud” that sometimes builds on magazines? I did myself in.  Ultimately this is user error. …

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POTD – J. Sip & Sons Barrels

So these came in this week. Two barrels from a custom barrel / gun maker out of Utah. J. Sip & Sons.  They make custom Blaser R8 and R93 barrels as well as other more traditional turn-bolt guns.  What we have here are a match weight, fluted, threaded barrel in 300PRC. And the second barrel is a semi-weight custom made …

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Slow Motion Short Stroke

Doc shooting the Integra while I document the short-stroke officially.  American made MILSPEC ammo functions fine in the upper. Hell! Even low power steel cased Wolf functions in the 90% range. Which is just enough to keep a shooter in tip-top shape clearing stoppages. So that’s a silver lining, right? But here’s the $64,000 question: Isn’t Wolf Gold supposed to …

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XTECH HK Mags – First Impression

In a nutshell? Very positive. The mag body seems like it was made to fit the VP9. And the follower fits inside the mag body perfectly. And has yet to fail locking back the slide on dry fire.  Not even once.  Is this definitive? No, of course not! It’s all relative. But up to now, aftermarket HK Vp9 / P30 …

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Is Wolf Gold Loaded to MILSPEC

So something funny happened with the Gemtech Integra. Wolf steel cased ammo runs, basically, perfectly. Wolf Gold, brass cased ammo, chokes. The Gemtech Integra is purpose built to be suppressed. As such it has a smaller gas-port so as not to be over gassed. However it “should” work with factory military spec ammo. Especially when clean.  Additionally it is not …

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T91 New Buffer Spring

Update to an older video from earlier this summer. We purchased a T91 lower parts kit and furniture to build a clone-correct T91 service rifle.  Looking at the T91 vendor’s website, they recommended a heavier buffer system to counter bolt-carrier tilt. So I obliged.  However, the spring was too heavy for reliable function. Even the FFL 07 said as much …

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One Day At a Time

New gear is new. New skills aren’t skills. They’re aspirations. The only way to overcome these limitations is to dive in and just work your way through the suck.  Incase you don’t listen to the podcast, I am primarily a pistol shooter first. And a precision rifle shooter second. The other stuff I have certainly done, but those skills have …

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Used Dueling Tree

Have you ever purchased “used” steel targets before? I haven’t. Actually I haven’t seen used ones for sale before this.  So today we had to stop by our local FFL to pick up some packages and I noticed a dueling tree on the showroom floor.  It’s only a 4-banger. Where I would prefer a 6-8-10. But…it’s still got factory paint …

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Carry Your Precision Rifles

Without casting any stones, I just want to make a pretty basic but often overlooked point: It doesn’t matter if your rifle is green, or “tactical”, or has a DOD model name assigned to it. If you don’t ever carry your precision rig, it’s a bench-rest rifle. And you are a bench rest shooter.  And there is absolutely nothing wrong …