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EP63 – Finally a good 300blk rifle, Ross Rifle Done, The Blue Oyster Bar

On this episode of the John1911 Podcast:   I didn’t know Freeze’s music. Fired from Amazon. B&T SPR300: A 300blk rifle I like. Kathy Griffin backlash. Portland Stabber is a Bernie-Bro. Uber-Eats Pot Ring. MLOK vs KeyMod: Freeze don’t care. Man Arrested at Trump DC Hotel. How our ICBM defense really work. The Turkish Embassy beatdown. The Ross Rifle Project …

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My Best 1000 Yard Group Doesn’t Count

Now to answer the next logical question: Why? The reasoning is simple. Around here, a 3 shot group is a liar’s group. Only 5 shot groups count. No exceptions. The rifle: Blaser Tactical 2 Caliber 308. Ammunition: 175g ASYM Ammunition 308. Range: 1000 yards. Rounds Fired: 6 Situation. Rifle holds 5 rounds. First round trying to dope wind is a …

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Benefits of a Sandbag with Rifles

This is a little trick I picked up quite a while ago. I always have 2 little “sandbags” with me when I am doing precision rifle work. Doesn’t matter if I am hunting pigs in Texas. Deer in the Midwest. Or shooting 1000 yards from one ridge to the next with a “tactical” rifle. These two sandbags are present. It’s …

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EP62 John1911 Podcast – PH Killed, Nefarious Colt SP-1, NJ Sues SIG

Episode 62 of the John1911 Podcast is now live.   Ariana Grande attack. PH killed by elephant in Africa. Black Bear stalks my 600 yard steel target. Best group of my life at 1000 yards. Colt SP1 Upper and questionable history. NJ State Police sues SIG USA. Big City Mayor honors cop killer. IDF 308 Mauser in the armory. My …

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Freeze Struggles with Text Messages

As most of you know, we always have multiple irons in the fire. Here Freeze and I are discussing sourcing a SP1 lower for a retro AR build. No big deal. But what is pretty funny is watching Freeze struggle with auto-correct / dictation via text message. I probably shouldn’t toss too many stones, I have had Siri absolutely butcher …

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Unexpected Visitor — Black Bear

While confirming some dope on the way back down from 1000 yards, I had something happen that has never happened before. A 200 pound male Black Bear (Spotter said it was a bull. I have no idea) walked right into my field of view and in front of my 600 yard steel target. Truthfully, for about a millisecond I about …

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Curing Hammer Bite Circa 1985

Back in the mid 80’s I was a young, broke guy who wanted to get into shooting competition. I had a friend who introduced me to the world of IPSC. Back then the sport was in its fledgling years; but I had the opportunity to meet a lot of guys that today are considered household names. I’m not one of …

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SCAR-17 Gets a Bad Rap and other Cliches

Perusing some of the bigger precision rifle shooting forums and you will detect a common thread among a wide variety of shooters: The SCAR-17 doesn’t rate. That is probably true and at the same time, wildly incorrect. Let me explain. Major life rule: Always know your audience. Who says the SCAR-17 is a joke as a precision rifle? A guy …

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POTD — Behind The Desk

When we do a Armory Chat Live video, inevitably we will receive a few private messages inquiring about item X or item Y on the back wall. Almost always from hardcore MILSURP collectors. Since I had to rearrange some items to make room for the RPG scope, I figured it was a good time to take a gratuitous photo.   …

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Hunting Rifle – Long Range?

First off I guess I need to preface this article with a caveat: Your definition of long range vs the next guy could be too completely different distances. This is especially true for hunters who live west of The Mississippi vs East Coast. This past fall, a friend and myself headed out West for some Mule Deer. Here he is, …

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RPG-7 Project Complete

Finally have all the parts needed for the RPG-7 Project to be complete. RPG-7 Tube. RPG-7 Inert Rocket. RPG BiPod. RPG Sight System / PGO-7   Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Colt Camp Perry Model

Something showed up at a local gun store that I had never seen before. A Colt Camp Perry Model. It’s chambered in 22LR. And is a single-shot pistol. Not a revolver. The entire “cylinder” is actually a flat chamber block that hinges out from the frame for single loading. Very different. Pretty neat. If I was a an avid 22 …

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Vang Comp Safety on Mossberg 500

So, the other day I’m in the armory discussing business with Marky and, “checking out” my Russian sniper rifle. While I’m gathering up things, Marky goes over to the work bench area and grabs a Mossberg for-end and spanner wrench that he borrowed who knows how long ago. While he was digging them out he pulled out a Vang Comp …

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SCAR Aftermarket Trigger: 1500 Rounds Later

A while back I did a quick post about a friends SCAR-17 rifle. In particular I discussed a aftermarket trigger he installed that wasn’t Geissele. That is of note since it seems like Geissele has become the, “Gold Standard” for high quality precision triggers. In the tactical world anyway. And..they command, “made of solid gold” prices to go with that …

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POTD — Blaser Tactical 2 Police Sniper

A Police Sniper shares with us a photo from a training cycle he recently completed. Pretty neat image and worth posting. I think his Blaser is very interesting with the camouflage finish. Much more professional than mine for sure. Thanks to J. for sharing the photo.     Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”