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300WM Barrel Shot Out

Doc has been suspicious for over a year that his 300WM’s barrel is shot out.  The rifle: Remington 700 Sendero. Years owned: 22. Rounds fired: 1410.  Caliber: 300WM.  How can he tell? The rifle used to shoot 1/2MOA with his hand-loads. But over time, that has degraded. Not dramatically, but consistently. No big deal really.  But over the past year …

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Primer Locks Up SCAR-20

This happened over the summer. While shooter was running handholds in his SCAR-20, the system jammed and couldn’t be cleared.  It had to be mortared to clear the live round in the chamber.  Ultimately we discovered that a loose primer had wedged itself into the mechanism. This caused the rifle to not fire since it was out of battery. Which …

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Zeroing Thermal Scope With Hand-Warmer 

Watching Doc and guest zero their pig guns. This shooter is setup with a thermal scope since most pig hunting is done at night.  I have zero experience with thermal and night vision so I thought the hand-warmer thing was a neat trick.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Oh Boy…

So…while zeroing a rifle, we shot the target chain.  Oh Boy… Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Target Camera Video Test

What good is making a precision rifle video if the viewer can’t see  the hits as they are happening? I have been aware of this weakness in our content for some time, but needed to solve the spotting scope problem first.  Now how to connect a camera to the Zeiss spotter?  One of our followers, Mike C. who works for …

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My Reloads Suck

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas? I did as well so no worries. I spent it working. Old habits don’t die.  As as the world took a breather, I tried to gain some ground by working on my AR-15 reloads. They obviously need a lot of work.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Suppressor Overgases AR-10

We had a shooter visit the the range last week. He was looking to zero this thermal optic for Texas pig.  It is also my understanding that he hasn’t had his suppressor very long. But I might be mistaken about that.  While shooting I noticed he was having some stoppages every so  often. Suspicious, I decided to set up the …

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I Got Shot Down

It’s been a cold week. And I gambled by going to one of the public gun ranges. It paid off: Nobody was there. Why? Recreational shooters don’t generally shoot in adverse weather. Especially the cold.  The project today: Barrel: Blaser R8 by J. Sip & Sons. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok  Caliber: 300PRC. Ammunition: Custom loads Steve’s Guns & Ammunition.  Bullet: Hornady …

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POTD – Bore Sighting a Rifle

Bore sighting a Blaser has never been so easy. The GRS chassis folds. So just pull the bolt-body off and line everything up.      Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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10 Hours On The Range

This was a long day. The first half we hosted some shooters who were putting in their time.  What happens when they are done and clock out? It’s my time. Still working on this LMT GI Trigger / GEMTECH Integra combination.  Received a text message asking, “Are you still out there?”  “Why Yes. Yes I am”.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting …

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7.5×55 at 520 Yards

So after getting the custom barrel zeroed, I figured a shot at 520 yards with the K31 “try DOPE” was in order.  What is, “Try DOPE” you ask? Try DOPE is using existing ballistic data gathered from a similar rifle or caliber. In this case, K31 shooters firing GP11 ammo.  Don’t expect it to work. But it’s the “old man” …

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XTECH – The 17rd Mag That Ain’t 

First of all let me just start by saying that I am not a gear reviewer. I am a shooter. Most gear reviewers that I have seen can’t actually shoot well.  It’s tedious and a low rent space occupied click-bait writers and wanna-be Fudd’s. But somehow…here we are. Why? Because I want more than 15+1 in the HK VP9 pistol. …

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Rhodesian A5 Shotgun

Some folks on Facebook saw we have a Rhodesian Army, Browning A5 shotgun and inquired about it.  These were ordered through FN in Belgium. Shipped to South Africa. And then smuggled into Rhodesia. Violating international sanctions.  Which is how they came to be serialized with electric pencil instead of traditional stamping. Or you could split hairs and call these marks …