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300 Weatherby For Africa

Doc and I were out on the range for another project, but he wanted to get his 300 Weatherby shot. A big trip to Africa is coming this summer and he is rightfully excited. The winds were kicking us pretty hard all day, but nothing that would push Doc out of his performance envelope. But it should get the viewer …

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Zeroing Pig Load – SCAR-20

[Editor’s notes} Doc is zeroing his hunting ammo on the SCAR-20. Getting ready for Texas pig. If you don’t understand, this gun is normally zeroed for his 155g match / target loads.  Additionally, he will just leave the turrets set to the adjustment for this trip. The zero stops and match settings on the scope will remain for ammo he …

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POTD – Wilson M17 Grip Module

Doc stopped by The Armory one day for some business and brought his Sig M17 outfitted with the Wilson Combat Grip module.  —Editor  https://shopwilsoncombat.com/Modules/products/1269/    

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Shooting 300WM Re-Barrel 517 Yards

Editors note: Doc was on the range on a cold December day shooting his recently re-barreled 300WM. This is his second barrel on this gun as he shoots 300WM quite a bit. Whenever Doc gets the chance he takes it out beyond 1000 yards.   It may not be the “coolest” gun by today’s internet media standards. But confidence in …

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Truth About The SCAR-20

This is the “piece de resistance” of the SCAR-20 series. All your questions answered and rumors addressed: Is the SCAR-20 Accurate?  Is it accurate at longer ranges? Optimal bullet weight selection.  Does a SCAR break optics?  Suppressing a SCAR rifle: Issues & Remedies.  SCAR-17 vs SCAR-20.     Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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300 Winchester Magnum First Groups

[Editor’s note:] Doc has shot out the barrel on his 300wm. He replaced the barrel. Worked up various loads. Picked the best. And here he is shooting for groups based on that selection. Basically…this is a full function test and group confirmation before he puts this in the books as THE load.. —Editor   Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having …

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Suppressor Strikes

When your gun shoots tight groups and then starts to wander. If there is a suppressor involved, best to pull it and check for baffle strikes.  Doesn’t matter how it was working. Doesn’t matter the suppressor passed an alignment rod check earlier.  Be objective.  Collect your data. From scope mounting up top, action screws below, internal ballistics inside, to the …

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Doc Re-Barrels PSS 700

[Editor’s note]    Doc shoots quite a bit. His 300WM needed a new barrel. Second barrel he’s changed on this rifle. These are his groups working up new loads. —Editor    The Loads The Rifle Rifle configuration   Doc www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Doc Takes a Buck

[Editor’s note] This is the biggest whitetail Doc has ever shot. He went into 2020 with a goal: He bought one buck-tag and waited for the right deer to come by.  It took him and Officer Mike some effort, since they initially kept getting skunked. And with some analysis, they figured out why, Made some changes and…here is the result.  …

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Wilson 320 Grip Module

We have a surprise for Doc tomorrow. The Wilson Combat M17 grip module. I can already tell the grip texture is a huge upgrade. —Editor    

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POTD – DOC Shooting SCAR-20s

[Editor’s note] Doc was on the range Friday for a pre-scheduled event. Brought his SCAR-20s.  The SCAR ran fine. The ammo ran fine. But now he has a new problem: This Thunder Beast Suppressor keeps walking off it’s mount about every 9-14 shots.  Officer Mike suggested some O-rings, and DOC is going to call TB today for some advice. —Editor  …