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7.5 Swiss Estate Ammo

Some friends were helping a family out with the management of a large firearms estate. Word came down that the owners would allow us to buy some ammo before it went public.  Obviously I had a few calibers in mind. Mostly not standard stuff. BTW…when I use the phrase “non-standard” ammo, I am referring to non-NATO calibers.  When word came …

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Scope Ring & Base Test

Working with some accessories. Can’t really go into it too much right now, but it involves this base and scope rings combo.  The control items are: Make: Blaser. Model: R8. Chassis: GRS Ragnarok. Caliber: 7.5×55 / 7.5 Swiss / GP11 Barrel: J. Sip & Sons Range: 100 yards.  Angle: Zero. Wind: Zero.  It’s a “3-shot liar’s group”, but I wasn’t …

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Suppressed 7.5×55

Where has the R8 been you ask? The answer is: I was having multiple barrels threaded for suppressors.  Having never shot a non-factory threaded barrel, I was somewhat worried about baffle strikes.  But my fears were for naught. The machine shop that did the work is run by a very accomplished rifle shooter. The 5/8 x 24 threading is perfect.  …

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SHS 44 – K31 w/Diopter Sights

So on this episode of the Second Hand Showcase we are looking a pretty neat rifle. A Swiss K31. But unlike the pallets and pallets of K31’s that have come into the US the last few years, this one was brought into the US privately. Before 1968. So it doesn’t have a import mark on it.  But there is more. …

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John1911 Podcast EP47 –

Episode 47 of the John1911 Podcast. Sorry for the delay. We have been busy with some hunting trips and projects.   GP11 Ammo is back! HK to sell to NATO only. Fiat heir likes Tranny Hookers. Pipeline protest the new Dead Heads. NY Hunter bags trophy with his truck. SIG offers $500 red-dots. Ohio State Terror Attack. Fuck the NFL. …

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I am over the Magnetospeed

A close friend of ours purchased a Magnetospeed a while back. He wanted to replace his old fashioned chronograph that uses screens and a dot-matrix printer. Yes, you read that right. It kicks out little pieces of rolled, white paper with blue ink typed on it. Running it awhile and the shooter starts to feel like he’s in a 1979 …

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Schmidt-Rubin 7.5 Swiss At the Range

  We ran across a guy shooting a Schmidt-Rubin the other day. Very nice rifle. Since we were also running a straight-pull rifle (Blaser R8), it was kind of a neat coincidence. The caliber was 7.5 Swiss in a military loading. The brand was called GP 11.  The really interesting information about the GP 11 loading is it’s popularity with …