Rifles

In my opinion, there aren’t many guns cooler than a short bolt action rifle.  I think my fascination started back in the 90s, before the proliferation of precision rifles, with an advertisement in the Shotgun News showing a Steyr SSG69 PIV with its 16.1″ barrel.  I …

Customizing a Mossberg MVP 5.56

December 14, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Mossberg MVP rifles have been extremely popular since their introduction.  The compact action, short barrel and ability to feed from standard AR-15/M16 M4 magazines makes a nifty package.  Take a look at our review: Review: Mossberg MVP Patrol 5.56mm NATO (223 Remington) and 7.62 NATO …

In the short time since its introduction, the Ruger Precision Rifle (RPR) has become established in the shooting industry.  While there have been precision rifles in similar setups available for years, what made the Ruger unique, was it price point; it’s fairly reasonable when compared …

6 Creedmoor precision rifle on a budget? We had great results with our Remington 700 SPS Varmint chambered in 243 Winchester.  Approaching 1/3 MOA accuracy at 500 yards, this modestly priced rifle exceeded expectations.  The only downside is the cartridge, the 243 Winchester is a great …

Review: Remington 700 SPS Varmint

July 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Over the years I’ve built quite a few custom rifles on Remington 700 actions. The only factory parts I’ll typically use are the receiver and bolt assembly, everything else is upgraded.  When Remington offered a $75 rebate on the 700 Special Purpose Synthetic (SPS) Varmint, …

Review: Shooting the MAGPUL Hunter 700 Stock

July 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

MAGPUL is a well known shooting accessory company founded in 1999 by former United States Marine, Richard Fitzpatrick.  The original products were called MAGPULs, rubber loops attached to the bottom of a standard GI magazine to make allow faster removal from a magazine pouch (at …

Annealing brass for reloaders

June 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Most shooters are aware that brass work hardens as it is fired in a rifle and sized in a die.  The work hardening process makes the brass harder and less ductile.  If you have ever bent a piece of solid copper wire back and forth …

Over the past two decades in the sport I’ve learned short barrel precision rifles shoot well and look cool.  Most of the short rifles I’ve built were 16″ barrel 308 Winchesters.  Always looking for something new, I wanted to see how one of the trendy …

I’ve been having a blast with my Savage Axis HB.  As reported in Savage Axis HB Review: Sub MOA for sub $300?, the rifle shot sub MOA it’s first five shot group.  No small feat for a $285 rifle with an $11 rail.  I think the Axis …

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