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Video: 223 FAL — SA-4800

We had a reader inquire about the 223 / 5.56 FAL we have in the armory. His main questions were: Can it use PMAGs? If so, what generation of PMAGs? What do we think of GI / STANAG Magazines? Where to get one without a thumbhole stock? Can I mount a red-dot (RDS) to it? Can I SBR it or …

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Zeroing 338LM Blaser Tactical 2

First confession: I very rarely ever shoot from an actual bench. Literally 99% of my rifle shooting is done prone or positional. Just about the only exception would be when doing initial testing and initial zeroing like here. What is, “initial zeroing”? It is also known as “getting on paper”. The 338LM is anywhere from $3 to $5.00 a shot. …

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Using Tape to Camouflage a Rifle

The photo is of French Troops in winter conditions with their FAMAS assault rifles and what I guess is a MAS FR F2 Sniper rifle. What struck me about the image was the use of tape to breakup up the black pattern of the weapons in the snow. Those of us who live in the real world know quite well …

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POTD – M1 Garand Sniper Rifle

Thought these were neat images. Looking closer, I am guessing this is a M1C variant since the scope mount is bolted to the receiver. The M1D’s typically have the scope mounted to the barrel. I am not so sure the actual scope is correct. It doesn’t look like the scope I had on my old M1D, but I am no …

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Team Wendy Screwed You Bad

I suppose there are people like me in the gun community who don’t know who Team Wendy is…errr…well…was. What I mean by that is I am personally of the opinion that a lot of the equipment pimped to my fellow pro-gun enthusiasts is…how shall I saw it….douchey. My thinking comes from a strict interpretation of the word, “kit”. In my …

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Stop Arguing the Orlando Shooter Didn’t Use a AR Rifle

I have to say something to my fellow pro-gun advocates. Don’t be so quick to promote the “The Orlando shooter didn’t use an AR” thing. Why? One, it means you are giving up the argument about the AR. Which you shouldn’t do. Two, I personally don’t give a flying Freak if the SIG MCX uses a buffer-tube, is DI or …

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What Handgun Should I Buy?

Sometimes I get questions from random people on the internet. And they tend to repeat. So I figured I would start to post them on the blog and just link to them as needed going forward. One of the most common is from non-gun people, “What is a reliable but budget minded handgun option for the average person?” “Average person” …

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Israeli Sniper Stock Replacement

Those that are regular readers are aware that I have been looking for a decent Israeli 7.62 Mauser for quite sometime. My ultimate goal would be to convert it to a “fantasy” sniper. Something I could bang around with, shoot frequently, but also have as a semi-historical piece. One of the issues with the Israeli guns is, frankly, the IDF …

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The Pulled-Pork Express

Had some inquiries about the pig hunt. Specifically in the article “Pig Processing”. Freeze makes a references to “Taking the company trailer” to bring as many pigs home as possible. So here is a photo of the “Pulled Pork Express”. Crew-cab truck. Double-axel trailer. Secured and hardened truck-bed cover. Big V8 Engine to pull it all. We easily could have …

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POTD — Rhinos in Namibia

This photo is minutes old. Scott Mayer is eyeing rhinos on the plains of Africa. He figured maybe our readers would like to do the same   Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com www.john1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD — FG42

It’s more than just a Picture of the Day. It’s multiple pictures, but when you are talking about a weapon as cool as the FG 42, one image is just not enough. For the record, I have never touched a FG 42 much less ever fired one. But there is that company in Texas making the reproductions that seem cool. …

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Man Injured in Hog Hunt

I was recently sent this photo since we posted about pig hunting in Texas. I don’t recall where the sender said it happened, but this is what the tusk of a wild pig can do to a human. To my thinking, the most dangerous thing that can happen in pig hunting is injuring an animal and having to go after …

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Pig Processing

One really neat thing about Freeze is his inherent proclivity to “do it myself”. If he’s being modest, he’ll always justify it by saying, “I’m a cheap bastard”. And while he doesn’t like to waste money, that isn’t really the driving force behind that trait. I suspect it’s something deeper. Freeze is actually a direct descendant of the original Mayflower …