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308 Winchester load development with the Sierra 175 grain MatchKing (SMK) and IMR 4064 Powder. In this post, I’ll be developing a load for my M40A3 clone.  Built on a customized Remington 700 receiver, the rifle has  a 25″ long barrel and used the following …

Welcome to the final installment of Rifleshooter.com’s USMC M40A5 build series, USMC M40A5 Build- Part 5: Bedding and final assembly.  To read the rest of the series, see: Remington 700 (USMC M40A1, M40A3, M40A5) Q&A: What is a clip slot? Lug slot? Lugged base? USMC …

Happy 240th Birthday Marines!

November 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

Happy 240th Birthday Marines! For those of you still in, enjoy every minute, you’ll miss it when you leave.  To the prior service guys, thank you for the sacrifices you’ve made. -Semper Fi! An M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank with Kilo Company, Battalion Landing Team …

Shooting a firearms qualification course is a great way to benchmark your proficiency.   Pistol qualifications are among the easiest to replicate on your own.  Typically taking places at distances of 25 yards and less, the qualification experience can be simulated at most facilities. As …

USMC M40A5 Build- Part 3: Receiver Truing

June 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

USMC M40A5 Build- Part 3: Receiver Truing, is the third part of Rifleshooter.com’s series, USMC M40A5 Build.  With a goal of cloning the USMC M40A5 (M40A3) sniper rifle, USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts, discussed the parts necessary to build a M40A3 or M40A5, …

Colt M45A1 Review: USMC Pistol Review

June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Marine Corps and a Colt 1911 Two big things happened to me when I turned 18, I joined the Marines and I bought my first pistol (in the state I live in, you used to be able to obtain a handgun license at the age …

USMC M40A5 Build-Part 2: Lug slotting the receiver USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts provided an overview of the parts required to complete an M40A5 (or M40A3).  In Part 2 of this series, the receiver will be lug slotted for the M40A3/A5 Optical Platform.  I …

USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

To read Rifleshooter.com’s M40A5 Build Series, see: Remington 700 (USMC M40A1, M40A3, M40A5) Q&A: What is a clip slot? Lug slot? Lugged base? USMC M40A5 Build- Part 1: Gathering the Parts USMC M40A5 Build-Part 2: Lug slotting the receiver USMC M40A5 Build- Part 3: Receiver …