Author Archives: Oleg Volk

Henry Long Ranger

Lever action in .243Win (also .223 and .308). Feeds from 4-round box magazines. I saw no point in duplicating numerous .223s I already have, and .243 kicks a lot less than the other option.

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Keystone 722 Youth

Since so many of my friends and models are petite, I have a special fondness for youth guns. And having them on hand, I have an excuse to shoot them myself. This model 722 rimfire carbine is one of my … Continue reading

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Film Review: Rebellion

Five-part mini-series about the Easter Uprising of 1916 in Ireland. I looked it up because the director just completed The Unknown Soldier about the 1944 Continuation War. Rebellion suggests that the movie will be worth watching. Plot 5/5 Visuals 4/5 … Continue reading

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A stable position for firing Henry AR7

One of several ways to stabilize this rifle.

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Musings on Irish independence

Ireland lost 49,000 dead in WW1. Compared to that, combined revolution and civil war casualties in the 4-6 thousand range seem like a small price to pay for staying out of WW2 on either side. While Ireland seems no better … Continue reading

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Updating a suppressed .22 rifle.

My AAC Cloak with 4x Leupold received functional and cosmetic upgrades. Boyd’s At-One stock and matching Cerakote by Fighting Sheepdog.

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Quiet contemplation

vz58 Classic, the newer version with 16″ threaded Lothar Walther barrel.

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Flapper with a Remington #6 rolling block rifle

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Short fuse.

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My favorite photo of Michael Meador

And this renews my inquiry: why don’t professional DSLR cameras have fully articulated LCD viewfinders like entry level camera?

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Just people passing by

Seen while walking around Downtown Nashville.

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A classic Russian-made camera support

RPD seems so worthless as a light machine gun due to heavy recoil, it might actually be more useful as an improvised camera support. How the guy who designed lightly recoiling DP27 in 7.62x54R managed to make a 7.62×39 weapon … Continue reading

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Hero Pioneers, as real as Rambo?

Growing up in the USSR, I was raised on the conventional WW2 propaganda which included lots of “hero pioneers” as example. Soviet pioneers were an organization loosely based on Boy Scouts but more analogous to Hitlerjugend in its ultimate form. … Continue reading

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I have not had a chance to shoot it yet, but other people have.

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A Magazine That’s a Clip, Too: new on AllOutdoor

HC3R clip-loaded magazine for 10-22.

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Jard J68: new in Dillon Blue Press

J68 on page 36 of the PDF.

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SIG Spartan’s Little Brother: new on AllOutdoor

.177 caliber trainer for the .45

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Gothic piratical?

Writer Monalisa Foster with a rare .34 caliber percussion revolver.  A friend of mine is selling it (as is, the lockwork isn’t right) — let me know if interested.

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How and Why.

Martial skills aren’t very good without the underlying ethics. Teach the “why” along with the “how”. Project Appleseed does a good job, but the bulk of the task falls to the parents.

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