Author Archives: Oleg Volk

H&K 416 Clone in .22LR: new on AllOutdoor

Walther recreates the HK classic in rimfire.

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Snapshots from North Italy

I am no early riser, so haze caused by the evaporation from Lake Como was a constant problem. Hundred fifty year old house, brand new antenna. My favorite Americans. Italian man listening to his uphill neighbor.

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Statues old and new

And a littler newer, a lot more crude. Not without charm though.

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Gas station coffee

2014, Como, Italy. A little gas station with fuel prices showing why Italians favor small cars, scooters and bicycles, or diesel-engined vehicles. At the exchange rate of the time, the price for basic unleaded was just over $9/gallon. Parking space … Continue reading

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Idaho sky

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Orchids

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Girl’s fallen in with baaaaad company

Just look at those rogues! And the result? She’s running hippie-blessed 5.56mm instead of the good ol’ orthodox 7.62mm like a man! Disgusting, don’t you think?

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Writer David Burkhead

I’ve only read “Hordes of Chanakra” so far and it was a 4/5 book, definitely good enough to try his other titles.

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Lead recipient sighted.

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She taking a dim view of something…

I wonder what that something is.  

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Seeking recommendations for a web designer

I’d like to separate my professional site from my personal site. Since my web design days are in the past, I’d like to work with an expert on making a new site just for my creative direction and photography work. … Continue reading

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California girl in America

In the finest tradition of Japanese anime, running a belt through the M60 gets a big smile from a 14 year old girl. She showed good competency and safety habits…especially considering that was her first time ever on a range!

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Sunjack 14W Solar Charger: new on AllOutdoor

Energy independence while away from household power.

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Self-identification matters

I identify as an American. My Thompson identifies as a Chicago typewriter. It’s a First Amendment matter now.

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Shooting the breeze with friends

I will post the technical review later, but for now I just want to note how much I enjoy being able to both shoot and have a conversation with my friends at the same time.

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Anybody near Nashville able to help me test autofocus of my camera?

My 5DSR is being inconsistent. I’d like to try adjusting it to individual lenses, but it seem that it doesn’t focus the same way twice, so there’s no baseline for adjustments. Perhaps I am doing something wrong? I can work … Continue reading

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Making America better, one immigrant at a time

Please read this┬ástatement from my friend Jing Zheng. In my opinion, he’s a brilliant inventor, a capable engineer and a great America in all but citizenship status. He was born in China by accident, while his commitment to our country … Continue reading

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Last call on firearms training near Nashville

Today, I discovered that one of the two class links in my previous posts was malformed…maybe that’s why only a couple of people signed up for the class by Monday 13. The rifle course has three students signed up, the … Continue reading

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SHOT Show 2017 Finds: new on AllOutdoor

Useful, notable and curious guns and accessories.

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Death next door

Found deer remains on the property adjacent to mine. Not sure if it was hit by a car or taken down by coyotes, more likely the former. The 45mph road is only 10 yards away. No extra holes in the … Continue reading

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