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The Road To 100

“Officer Mike” was at a fundraiser for the kids. Kind of a high-dollar event.  Checked the Browning O/U out of The Armory and proceeds to break 76 out of 100! Dude doesn’t even own a sporting shotgun!  Good show, “Officer Mike” and congratulations on making Detective.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Zeiss Dialyt 18-45×65 Spotter

I have a confession. I have never purchased a “quality” spotting scope. And the reason is quite simple. I have always felt that most spotters spend too much time not being used.  The spotter / field scope option has some appeal. At least in theory. So I enjoyed finding this model of Zeiss field scope on display at NRA 2019.  …

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GRS Ragnarok Spotted in US

First off, let me get this out of the way. I am very excited about this product! A true chassis system for the Blaser R8 is a significant milestone for the most innovative, bolt action, rifle design since Paul Mauser dreamed up the K98.  GRS Riflestocks out of Norway is well known worldwide for their high quality aftermarket rifle stocks …

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Howa 300 Yard Headshot 

So Freeze was out on the range with his version of a precision rifle: the Howa 1500 hunting rifle in 308. Not kidding. That’s a pretty modern rifle for an old MILSURP collector!  But when it’s all said and done, this Howa shoots pretty well. Actually, better than just well. I’m not saying it can run with the big dogs …

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Fly Fishing 2019

Sometimes on business trips, I get a chance to do some interesting things. This is one of those times. I wasn’t in a position to take too many photographs, but I thought I would share some fish I caught, the lunch I ate and the rod I used.  BTW…it was for trout and was catch and release.  I am not …

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GRS Ragnarok Chassis

It appears we have a 3rd chassis now on the market for the Blaser R8 rifles. This one coming out of Norway. The GRS Ragnarok. For those who have been in the precision rifle scene, GRS is probably not a new name to you. They are probably the single most popular rifle / chassis maker outside of the United States.  …

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Limiting Com-Bloc Mags For Hunting

One of the states we hunt allow 7.62×39 as a legal rifle caliber. Unfortunately they have a maximum capacity of 10 rounds.  Those that hunt with an SKS don’t have an issue and frankly, those that use an AK don’t either since 10 round mags are easily obtained.  My goto gun happens to be a Czech VZ58. And let me …

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Wild West Co-Pilot on Range

So…it’s time to introduce big-bore to the new facility. As in 45-70.  Our regulars have seen the Wild West Guns Alaskan Co-Pilot before. Not a whole lot to add. But if it’s no clear in the video, the action is super-slick and all the edges de-horned around and on the receiver.  It is truly a pleasure to shoot.      …

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Range Update 200 Yard Steel

Final 200 yard steel is up. I’ve been staying off this particular hill so the grass would take. We’ll come back later and center target between the posts. Might even move them further apart. Why? We already has a 200 yard target setup, right? I decided to move this steel over to this position since it’s relatively flat shooting from …

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308 TTSX Hunting Ammo

Freeze was wondering if we have any 308 hunting loads in the armory? Why, Yes. Yes we do. For my old FN SPRa3g. I shot two deer that year. 168g TTSX loads. #john1911 #shootinggunsandhavingfun #308 #308rifle #ttsx #hunting #deerhunting #deerseason #gunblog #handloading #fnh #fnspra3g #spr #fbi #fbisniper #sniperrifle     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Wild West Co-Pilot in The Pit

Been a while since we have had the Co-Pilot out. And it was a good chance to test some of the  new targets with a 45-70 impact.  Actually knocked one over. Video soon.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Chainsaw Party 2018

Well…the 2018 Chainsaw party has come and gone. I don’t know I am getting older or if the logs are getting heavier, I suspect the latter. But this year’s event seemed unusually rough. The trees cut were simply huge and required almost constant splitting.      Until next year…     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Mossberg 500 Hunting Setup

Our regulars know we are Mossberg fans. Some folks have key’ed in on the fact I’ve been hunting with one Mossberg or another for well over 30 years. So instead of answering the same questions over and over again via email, I thought it was time to set the record straight on video. Here are all my primary hunting shotguns. …

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NRA – National Firearms Museum

A good friend of ours visited the NRA museum and took some pictures. He didn’t intend for these to be published so some are a little janky. But…even those are pretty interesting if you try to actually pick out various guns. —Editor    

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Freeze Uses K31 on Opening Day

Editors note: Freeze is away on his annual trip to deer camp. During this time, he is functionally unreachable. But I did wake up opening day to find these three images on my phone. It appears he chose the K31 for opening day. From best I can tell, he is hunting over The Hay Bales, which means the protectional for …