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The Superior Tactical Rifle

Defense • 24th Mar, 15 • 0 Comments

 

Tactical rifles have taken on imposing dimensions over the years. Back in the 1960s, we were issued Remington Model 700 Varmint Rifles in 308 Winchester (12 twist) that had quite the gap (an eight of an inch) between the forend and barrel. The walnut stocks were soaked in oil like other military rifles of the past, rather than lacquer...

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Home Defense In Bad Times

Defense • 21st Oct, 14 • 0 Comments

 

In time, we're going to have terrorist problems scattered around this country, rather than just concentrated in one place or another such as New York City or Washington D.C. By that time, additional restrictions may have already been imposed upon the armed citizens, especially in the category of so-called assault rifles. The government has already proven, time and time again, that they can neither prevent...

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The Best Cartridge for Military Sniping

Defense • 15th May, 14 • 0 Comments

 

Over the years, long before we became Northwest Magnum, one of the favorite over-the-counter subjects brought up by customers was "what's the best sniper round?" Most of the time in the 1960s through perhaps most of the 1980s, the discussion boiled down to the 30-06 and the 308. Carlos Hathcock's success with the 30-06, during a period when the 308 was supposed to be in...

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