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FORGED STEEL, PRECISE MACHINING, SLICK FUNCTIONING

Target • 11th Sep, 16 • 0 Comments

 

The heading might be used to describe Winchester pump-action rifles of the 1950s and earlier, as well as the semi-auto Model 63. These were wonderful rifles that retain significant value some half a dozen decades later. Those in near-new condition are just plain expensive today, and the new-in box are off the charts. As good as they are, there's...

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The Long-Range Bullet Fallacy

Target • 11th Sep, 16 • 0 Comments

 

During the past few few years, several bullet manufacturers have introduced long and heavy-for-caliber boattail bullets intended for shooting at extended ranges. In theory, these bullets offer remarkable performance over anything and everything that came before them. In practical application, other results are showing up.

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Sight In Distance

Target • 14th May, 16 • 0 Comments

 


I am ready to go sight in my new rifle, a 30-06, and want to know what's the best distance to do this.

From time to time, the discussion of "best distance to sight in a rifle" comes up. This is a subject that deserves to be looked at in depth, although there is seldom widespread agreement.

For years and years, for whatever original reason, the standard for accuracy has been expressed primarily as the size...

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