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Federal 243 Soft-Point

So with the new chassis and suppressor, it is time to fine tune the zero. Especially considering I have switched ammo. Typically I was shooting PPU 243. But I had heard some good things about the Federal 100g soft-points, I we decided to give them a try.  The good news is it’s literally ammo I can find almost anywhere. At …

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Blaser BD14 Bockdrilling

Ok. Some of you may be asking, “What in the heck is a Bockdrilling?” Easy. It’s a single shotgun, and 2 rifle barrel setup.  I thought this one was kinda neat since it had some pretty practical calibers involved. A 20 gauge. A 308. And a 22 Hornet.  If you think about it? That’s a combination that get’s quite a …

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GRS Ragnarok Overview of Features

  Ok. We have had some time with and behind the GRS Ragnarok chassis and are really impressed. This system is a major upgrade for the Blaser R8 and R93 system of rifles. Especially if you are more interested in the tactical and precision styles of shooting.  Since the chassis is so feature rich, it just made more sense to …

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Ep144 – Joe Manchin & Bridget The Midget Stab You In The Junk

Episode 144 of the John1911 Podcast: Who will win the Democratic primary? Malaysian Body Armor Fail. Trump hits SF with EPA violations. Reagan Library to get F-117. Senator Joe Manchin is a Fudd. We might get to hunt bobcats. Bridget The Midget Stabs boyfriend.     Marky & Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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GRS Ragnarok Blaser R8 Chassis

After months of waiting we finally have the much anticipated GRS Ragnarok chassis system in our hands.  This system with its folding stock and customizable features; including 1913 rail and MLOK, enables the user to convert any Blaser hunting rifle into a full target, tactical set up.  Lights, lasers, night vision, Bi-pods, saddle mounts, etc. Wether you are setting up …

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Steiner X7Fi IFS 4-28×56

In 2008 or 2009, I was working SHOT show and saw something I knew was going to change the rifle community drastically and forever. So much so, the thought actually crossed my mind that I should sell most of my high-end European scopes before the bottom falls out of the market.  What was it? Ballistic computers inside of rifle scopes.  …

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SHS 50: S&W 629-1

On this episode of the Second Hand Showcase (SHS), we are looking at the stainless steel version of the Dirty Harry 44 Magnum. “The most powerful handgun on earth that will take your head clean off”.  😉 Well…something like that. No accounting for Hollywood’s behavior, right? So let’s get down to the stats: Make: Smith & Wesson. Model: 629-1.  Action: …

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POTD – Wild Turkey

POTD – Wild Turkey The only thing I know about turkey is I prefer thinly sliced. Is this a good one? -Marky #john1911 #gunrange #turkey #turkeyhunting #gobbler #idontknow #bigbird #privateland #hunting     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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SHS-43: Winchester 88 caliber 308

On this episode we are looking at the Winchester 88 that I would want to buy: 308. A caliber we already support. Here are the stats: Make: Winchester Model: 88 Date of manufacture: 1955 – first year of production. Optic: Tasco Pronghorn  Iron sights w:bead.  1 magazine. Capacity 3+1 Caliber: 308. Sling swivels. Butt Plate and pistol cap in very …

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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.  …