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 …

Reloading 101: Introduction to Hand Dies

June 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hand dies for reloading? If you’ve been reloading awhile you’ve probably encountered an old set of hand dies at a gun show or garage sale (twenty years ago when I worked the gun counter old timers would bring in sets of hand dies to give away). …

I don’t typically share press releases, however, this one is pretty exciting! RYAN MCMILLAN AND THE MCMILLAN GROUP OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF GRAYBOE LLC Phoenix, AZ– June 22, 2016 – Ryan McMillan and the McMillan Group, worldwide leader in firearms industry innovation, announces the …

I remember the first time I saw a Remington XP-100.  It was a strange looking beast.  The retro stock, bent bolt handle, off caliber, sights and odd grip made for a weird looking  pistol.  As distant the idea of owning a bolt action pistol was 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 …

The 300 AAC Blackout (300 BLK) is a popular alternative cartridge in the AR-15/M16 M4 (AR) community.  Known for its ability to deliver heavy subsonic bullets for standard AR magazines while cycling the action in suppressed applications, it also works well with lighter supersonic loads, offering a …

Pillar bedding a rifle

May 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

A well bedded stock is an essential part of an accurate rifle.  Pillar bedding helps ensure accuracy as conditions change. Historically, when rifles were equipped with wood stocks, as the wood expanded and contracted with changes in humidity and temperature, the point of impact and accuracy …

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 …

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