Auto-Ordnance 1911 BKO review

February 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Auto-Ordnance 1911BKO review When I buy guns, I rarely keep them factory.  Normally new firearms serve as the base for a custom project.  Often, I’ll buy a gun with the express purpose of customizing it, many times, before it is even shot.  Take this pistol, …

Loading your own ammunition is an important, if not necessary step in your path to becoming a master shooter. Like many shooters, I started reloading handgun ammunition before rifle ammo.  I mostly reloaded brass scavenged from the sand at the local range.  I had a …

Ultimatum Precision is a new company from British Columbia offering custom 3-lug bolt action receivers that fit a Remington M700 footprint.  The action is known as the U300.  In my initial review of the U300, Ultimatum Precision U300 bolt action review: Initial impressions, I noted the …

Remington Model 700 MAGPUL review

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Remington Model 700 MAGPUL Review Perhaps the most frustrating part of being a shooter is the glacial pace of change in the shooting industry.  Big changes seldom occur and when they do, they come slowly.  Look at the contemporary version of the precision rifle.  Typically it will have …

HOWA Chassis Rifle (HCR) review

February 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

HOWA HCR REVIEW Howa is a Japanese company that specializes in machinery and civilian arms. You might recognize their work in the Weatherby Vanguard line which they manufacture.  In addition to the Vanguard, they’ve also produced the Mark 5 action (for a period of time) …

Texturing a fiberglass stock

February 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

Many fiberglass stocks have fairly slick surfaces.  Some have textured paint or webbing that allows positive gripping in slippery conditions.  Some, like McMillan Fiberglass Stocks, can be ordered from the factory with textured grip surfaces.  Some stocks are smooth.  In this post, I’m going to …

Installing a recoil pad on a fiberglass stock

January 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

I am a big fan of fixer-up projects.  I love taking something that is in poor condition and bringing new life to it. Recently, I purchased one of the roughest used stocks I’ve seen in my life.  The stock, an HS Precision PST012 started life …

6 Creedmoor barrel length and velocity 6 Creedmoor is rapidly rising in popularity among long range shooters.  Combining an efficient case design with the wide range of excellent 6mm bullets, the 6 Creedmoor becomes an intriguing choice. While it isn’t standardized by SAAMI as of …

Modular Driven Technologies (MDT) Elite Sniper System (ESS) chassis review I’ve been reviewing products from Modular Driven Technologies (MDT) since they were founded.  Their product line started with the TAC21 and expanded of to include the LSS and HS3.  Having extensively reviewed all of their …

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