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Casting Bullets — By Scott Mayer

It’s Past Time To Start Casting Your Bullets Growing up I was captivated by the accounts of the late Col. Harrison and his experiments with cast bullets in high-power centerfire rifles. Performance there is tough to accomplish, but for handgunners the bar is set much lower and with ammo still being scarce and expensive, you really should consider setting up …

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Bolt on Rail Body for 1911

Like many of you, I have seen stories about these bolt-on rail-body kits (Recover Tactical) for 1911s. I have never given them much mind. As a tried and true 1911 guy, I am impressed by the idea of yet another aftermarket product for a 100 year old design. The images you see here are of a model I found on …

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77g 223 Match Handloads

If you shoot a lot. And you shoot for precision, hand loading is probably in your wheel house. Either you load it, or someone in your support structure loads it for you. This may seem like an odd post coming from me since I typically shoot 55g standard.223 ammunition. But in our support staff, 1000 rounds of 77g match grade …

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S&W 547 Front Sight Paint

Pro-Tip. I like to shoot accurately. But I also like to shoot fast. As least as fast as I am capable while maintaining accuracy. To facilitate this, you will see me paint the front sight on just about every firearm I can. When you see accomplished shooters who also shoot fast, invariably you find some variation of this upgrade. Be …

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Hunting Accident Aftermath: Rebuilding a Mossberg Shotgun

So we received some bad news this week. One state that Freeze hunts has not legalized centerfire rifle hunting for 2015. We were pretty certain that the law would be changed but it’s not meant to be. But luckily for Freeze, he has his 12 gauge shotgun ready to go.   Why is that the subject of a post? Well…2 …

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Eye Candy — By Scott Mayer

Exceptional gun engraving is nothing less than pure art on steel canvas. For many hunters, it tells their story and adds a soul to their guns. Sadly, most American gun owners never get a chance to see really good gun engraving. Most of what we see is either stamped or cut by a machine and, more often than not, simply …

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Low Profile Rifle Bag: The Everyday Tennis Bag

I have a confession. I don’t like to stand out. That’s a pretty funny comment from a guy who sells wild-ass T-shirts, eh? Agreed. But the truth is, we all can’t go through life tac’d out like G.I. Joe. There are times and places for everything. I wish I could take credit for the tennis-bag /rifle-bag trick but that would …

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Buyer Beware: The Worst Deal at Camp Perry 2015

As our regular readers know, we hit the National Matches up at Camp Perry every year. If you have never been, put it on your bucket list. The National Matches are the shooting sports equivalent of The Super Bowl. Civilian and military shooters from around the world show up to test their skills and catch up with old friends.   …

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Pro-Tip: Setting Eye-Relief on a Rifle Scope

Everyone has to start somewhere. And if you didn’t grow up “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”, this concept may be new to some of you. Especially the hunters who are used to shooting fixed or lower-powered optics. K31 Eye-Relief When figuring out how far to set the scope from your eye, it is best to turn the power to max …

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Taurus Agrees to Pay $39 Million For Defective Guns

Taurus has agreed to pay a $39 Million dollar settlement for defective guns. It’s a buy-back for that covers 9 different models. The price the will pay each owner, for returning the pistol, is somewhere between $150-200 per pistol. Reported. We’ll see if it actually works out to that after attorney’s fees. Marky www.tacticaltshirts.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”   …

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Backwards Primers. It Happens.

I was working on some timed drills yesterday. Pretty standard stuff on steel. Had a friend along who is a big-time reloader. He brought his favorite carry pistol a FNS 9. On his first shot with his reloads, misfire. Click! No Bang! He tap racked pretty quickly and moved on.   When the sequence was over, we examined the offending …