We all have one, that derelict old firearm sitting partially assembled in the back of the safe or closet. This is the story of mine. No, it is not a full on restoration project. I also realize it is not as impressive as David Fey’s Ithaca project, but it may spur some of us on to tackle our forgotten friends lying in the deep recesses of our gun safes. Continue reading
In all the “tacticool” circles “long range” shooting has become quite the rage, but what exactly does it take to participate in such shooting. Like many things, to a certain extent you get what you pay for, but do you really have to spend a small fortune on a completely custom set up? Continue reading
The inspiration I guess one could say for this article draws from the series Mark Foster did back at the end of March. He had a series on practical enhancements for the AR-15 rifle. There is no question the AR platform is quickly becoming one of the preferred sporting arms of hunters and shooters alike. I suppose it is the natural progression of things. Continue reading
Seemingly every couple of weeks a new bullet, whether complete cartridge or bullet component for reloading, is released. There appears to be a fascination with long range shooting and hunting. This race to be the flattest and fastest is filled with jargon and abbreviations. But what exactly do they all mean? Continue reading
I saw a comment in the comments section the other day that kind of prompted me to tell the story of my first rifle. A reader had alluded to learning about rifles and the differences and what calibers were most useful for what purposes. All of these are excellent questions for the novice to seek good information on. It made me think of when I was a novice rifleman and beginning my journey of honing my high powered rifle skills. Continue reading
If I were to classify this as an article on gunsmithing, shooting, or reloading I think it would be a draw on all three counts. I saw the call for articles on tips, tricks, and lessons; so I figured I would weigh in on a particular experience I had with a Remington M1903A3.
Like all good lessons they generally start with or end up making a good story. My lesson starts with a used (maybe overused) M1903A3 rifle that I came across in the used rack at my local gun store. The rifle looked quite handsome and I recognized it immediately from across the store. Continue reading