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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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Kimber Government CMP 22 Rifle

A few months back I picked up a Winchester 52 from an estate sale. Came with Redfield sights and a Unertl optic. It was an impulse buy and nobody I know had such a rifle. Turns out I was wrong. A good friend of ours who is a retired Camp Perry shooter pulled out a Kimber .22 precision rifle. As …

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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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Pic of Day: Bullet in the Dryer

9mm 124g FMJ in Dryer If you are an avid shooter, this situation will be familiar to you. I was opening my dryer the other day and viola! I see sitting on the lint trap ledge a shiny, freshly cleaned 9mm 124 FMJ round. Loaded. It happens. Practicing reloading, malfunction clearance drills, etc. Lose rounds end up in the damnedest …

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Sheepdog Equipment Reality Check

In the news this week, there was a report that Mississippi State University had an active shooter on campus. Thankfully for everyone involved, the initial reports were in error. The subject in question was distraught and threatening to harm himself and others. As of this writing, I am not even sure the subject possessed a firearm. But what caught my …

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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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Combat Gauze – Medical Dorks & Swat Doc’s

Soapbox Alert.   Can we be real for a minute? Most shooters don’t have much of anything along the lines of a first aid supplies. And those that do, how many of them have it at home? If your emergency plan consists of, “I’ll call 9-1-1” maybe you should continue reading?   I’m going to keep this simple…and real. If you …

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The Art of Plinking by Scott Mayer

Moving out West has given me a renewed appreciation for the simple sport of plinking because you can safely shoot just about anywhere, and no one gives a second thought to hearing a rifle crack in the desert. When I lived on the East Coast, however, finding a place where you could safely and legally take a crack at a …

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.22LR Martini-Henry Rifle

I have been on a Martini- Henry kick the past year. I blame the movies Zulu and Zulu Dawn. As such, I have been paying more attention to them online. And I have been keeping an eye out should I run across an example in person. I spied this recently on the gun rack. It’s a Martini-Henry rifle in 22. …

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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 …