The AR-15/M16 M4 rifle defines the contemporary firearm.  The thin wispy 20″ barrel and triangular hand guards of the original models are long gone, replaced by shorter modular rifles capable of a wide range of applications.  The old Chief Warrant Officer who ran the range in …

Aimpoint Micro T-2 review

December 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Aimpoint Micro T-2 Review The Aimpoint Mirco T-2 is the updated version of the tried and true Micro T-1.  I’ve been using the T-1 (initially in 4 MOA dot size, then 2 MOA) since it was introduced in 2007 and think its durability, long battery …

308 Winchester Load Development I headed to the range to do some load development for my custom Remington 700 chambered in 308 Winchester with a 22″ long barrel (my previous load was a NRA High Power pet load). The rifle was built with the following …

6X47 Lapua (6-6.5×47 Lapua) Review

November 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

6×47 (6-6.5×47) Lapua Review 6mm (.243″) cartridges are popular among target shooters in various disciplines.  Low recoil  and excellent external ballistics offer shooters the ability to use a flat shooting cartridge without getting beat up on long strings of fire. The 6×47 Lapua (6-6.5×47 Lapua) is …

Fixing a Custom 260 Remington Bolt Action Rifle

November 26, 2014 // 0 Comments

My buddy (the lefty) has had nothing but heartache with his custom 260 Remington rifle.  This was the first custom precision rifle that he commissioned 10 years ago.  He used quality components; a Nesika Model K action, Shilen barrel, McMillan stock, and a HS detachable …

6.5 Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC) Review

November 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

6.5 Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC) Review I am a big fan of 6.5 mm (.264″) cartridges and the idea of a new 6.5mm wildcat for the AR15/M-16 quickly caught my attention.  Known as the 6.5 Patriot Combat Cartridge (6.5 PCC), it utilizes a 223 …

Remington Model Seven Actions are available!

November 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Brownells is selling virgin Remington Model Seven actions.  This is the first time I’m aware of them being sold as a stand alone action.  Until now, you had to buy a rifle and cannibalize it to get the action. The tenon dimensions are similar to Remington …

If you’ve been following Super Short Precision Rifles: Is there such thing as a 16.5″ .308 Tactical Bolt Action Rifle? and Short Rifle, Long Range: Testing our 16.5″ 308 Remington 700 out to 635 yards, you’re well aware of the custom 16.5″ 308 Winchester I built on an …

Cut and Crown a Vent Rib Shotgun Barrel

November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Used shotguns with long barrels are readily available in most areas.  A 28″ vent rib shotgun is great for the duck blind or goose hunting, but too long for many other hunting and sporting applications.  In this post, we will look at how a vent …

The shotgun featured in this post is a beat up Mossberg 500 I purchased for $120.  It came with a 30″ barrel and a fixed full choke.  I’ll be converting it over to a home defense type gun. First step is to cut and crown the …

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