175 SMK

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 …

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 …

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 …

Savage Axis HB Review: Sub MOA for sub $300?

April 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Savage Axis (originally branded the Savage Edge) is a budget rifle with a strong following.  While it is has similarities to the Savage Model 10/110, features of the Axis are geared toward selling the rifle for a low price. Having read quite a bit about it, …

Savage Model 10 FCP-SR Review

February 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rifleshooter.com reviews the Savage Model 10 FCP-SR I never owned a Savage rifle.  I’ve read reviews and heard other shooters sing their praise. With over 20 years in the sport, I decided to was time to join the club.  I headed to a local dealer …

I often utilize traditional methods to develop hand loads for my rifles.  Normally, I’ll load five rounds of a given charge in .3 grain increments for a given powder (some shooters load 3, or 6, for two three shot groups).  Each string of rounds is fired …

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 …