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Personal Training Day

Had the Blaser Tactical 2 out. 308 barrel on. Shooting some of Doc’s 155g hand-loads.  This was a personal training session so I didn’t film any content or produce any articles. But I know some of you like to see the Blaser, so what harm is a few pics?   Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Carry Your Precision Rifles

Without casting any stones, I just want to make a pretty basic but often overlooked point: It doesn’t matter if your rifle is green, or “tactical”, or has a DOD model name assigned to it. If you don’t ever carry your precision rig, it’s a bench-rest rifle. And you are a bench rest shooter.  And there is absolutely nothing wrong …

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Good Day, Bad Day, Same Day

So a few days ago, Freeze and I were discussing something he has been forced to wrap his head around: Bad video.  When you shoot video, there will be bad video. Hell! Someone out there probably thinks all my video is bad video. And that’s fair.  But don’t get it twisted…we don’t speed up or fluff stuff to make us …

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SCAR-20 155g Bullet Test

So Doc is finishing up his load testing with his new SCAR-20s. And the results with the 155g loads were eye opening.  I know FN gave the SCAR a slow twist rate, but this test seem to confirm it does like the lighter bullets very, very much.  Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Various Shooting Bags

About a year ago, I decided to up by shooting bag game. As such, I have been buying and playing with quite a few variants. While I am not in a position to choose one vs the other, perhaps the home gamer might get some ideas.  These first two mags are my original rear bags. I’ve been running these for …

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SCAR-20s 518 Yards Load Testing

“Doc” and I were out on the range testing some of his hand loads. Here he is shooting some 175g TMK’s in his SCAR-20s.  One of the general concerns that has been floating around our circles for a bit, is the twist rate on Doc’s SCAR-20. You see, European gun makers tend to go with slower twists for lighter bullets.  …

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Thoughts on ARD’s and Killflash

If you want the quick answer and don’t want to watch the video, here it is. ARD’s are fine. They have their place. But if you haven’t taken some training, mastered at least one rifle, or otherwise achieved some level of accomplishment with a long gun?  I suggest you save your dollars and invest in things that will actually make …

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500 Yard First Shots Official

Ok. This part of the property is done. So a friend of ours wanted to shoot his SCAR-17 and try it out.  So while I was working on shooting benches and tables, this shooter and his SCAR-17 got it done.  He routinely takes his SCAR out to 800 yard no problem.    Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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The New Range 

Quick overview of the new range. We are stopping construction for the year.  We have 0-600 yards of rifle range. A 50 yard pistol / tac rifle pit.  Well over 2000 yards of trails.  And hardened on site storage.  It’s the beginning of October and winter is fast approaching. So the priority is finishing the seeding for erosion control and …

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Don’t Dis The Rifle

Personal reality check. Sometimes I forget that people watch what I do closely. Sometimes too closely. Gun people in particular are really bad for this. Let me explain. Yes, you will see some fancy, rare and high-end weapons on our social media properties. It is what it is. But at the end of the day, it’s out picking up YOUR …

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Scope Trick: Zip Tie Your Power Adjustment

Do you have issues turning your power-adjustment ring on your scope at speed? Do you have a power setting you prefer and need a way to reference it without breaking away from the eye-box? One trick that has been around for a while is to put a large zip tie on the scope. Typically the best ones are larger in …

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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 …