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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 …

223 Ackley Improved: A better 223? Whether it’s simple curiosity or a desire to increase performance, exploring different cartridges is part of being a shooter.  One way to accomplish this is to purchase a new firearm.  Another, more economical option, is to convert a rifle you …

The .243 Winchester (.243 Win) is a popular cartridge that is can be loaded with a wide variety of bullets making it a useful varmint and big game cartridge.  First chambered in the lever-action Winchester Model 88 in 1955, the 243 Winchester uses the .308 Winchester …

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, …

6.5 Creedmoor 16.5″ barrel load development for the 123 grain Sierra MatchKing (SMK) and 140 grain Sierra MatchKing (SMK) When I rebuilt my Savage 10 FCP-SR into a custom 6.5 Creedmoor, I settled on a relatively short, 16.5″ barrel.  In 6.5 Creedmoor- Effect of Barrel Length …

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 …

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