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Rifles2022-01-26T10:49:55-08:00

MARLIN 1895 .45-70 LEVER-ACTION | Still Viable for Defense or Hunting

The Springfield Trapdoor Cartridge Rifle and Carbine was produced for the military in 1873. It came chambered in an equally new, powerful cartridge. Commonly called .45-70 Government or simply .45-70, the actual nomenclature for the cartridge was .45-70-405. In order, the numbers stand for the caliber, how many grains of black powder is used and the weight of the bullet measured in grains. By the time of the Spanish American war in 1898 the Army [...]

By |September 24th, 2021|

ALL AROUND UTILITY | Ruger’s .223 Gunsite Scout Rifle

By |December 3rd, 2020|

I first fired the Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle (GSR) chambered in .308 Winchester at a Ruger’s writer’s seminar at Gunsite shortly before it was officially introduced in 2011. It was love at first, er, shot, and I ended up buying the rifle I tested. Later that same year my grandson [...]

HARD HITTING PRECISION | SIG SAUER’s 716 Designated Marksman Rifle

By |November 25th, 2020|

Labels are important in setting our expectations for a firearm. In U.S. military parlance, DMR stands for Designated Marksman Rifle. We will confine our discussion of DMR concepts and patterns to the U.S. experience. The default chambering of the DMR is .308 Winchester/7.62x51mm NATO. The DMR originated to fill the [...]

Remington R2Mi .50 BMG

By |September 8th, 2020|

By its own admission, Remington says its new R2Mi .50 BMG bolt-action rifle “is built to shatter all previous expectations for long-range accuracy.” It’s quite a claim, but one look at the specs for the big-bore boomer leads one to believe the big green rifle from Big Green will deliver. [...]

New American Defense Precision Rifle Chassis

By |September 8th, 2020|

As a longtime firearm and hunting writer, I’ve often stressed the importance of range time as a necessity to make accurate shots on target. After all, there is nothing better than making a good shot and putting a bullet exactly where you want. Accuracy is critical in the field but [...]

Springfield Armory Saint Victor .308 Pistol

By |September 8th, 2020|

It’s no secret the world isn’t a very nice place right now. In fact, by the time these words hit subscriber mailboxes and the newsstand, things might even be worse — though I’m not exactly sure how the world could get more “bat-excrement-crazy” than right now. Regardless, as someone who [...]

Triple Threat

By |September 1st, 2020|

LWRC’s REPR MKII Delivers Match-Grade Precision, Gas-Piston Reliability And 7.62 NATO Power. Mike Cumpston With Stan Jarosz Photos: Takashi Sato In early 2017, LWRC took their 7.62x51 Rapid Engagement Precision Rifle to the next level. The REPR MK II still hews to the basic goal of the original—providing an ultra-reliable, [...]

Exclusive: New Savage 110 with AccuFit — A Legend Reborn

By |September 1st, 2020|

By Michael O. Humphries How do you remake a classic? How do you manage to retain everything that makes an original everyone loves so popular, yet gives customers all the newest and greatest benefits of today’s cutting-edge technology? Not an easy task, right? Well, Savage has done just that with [...]

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