Tag Archives: 308

Flashy ammo

PMC rifle ammunition is pretty flashy to begin with. This picture shows shot three or four in a sequence of rapid fire. By then, the build-up of hot gas and unburned powder particles caused a brighter muzzle flame than before. The … Continue reading

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Good times

Just spent a day making photos and videos, chatting with friends and shooting Vepr 12 and FG42. Great overcast weather, talented and well-equipped WW2 reenactor model, and a good day for me in terms of accuracy. FG42 with iron sights shot … Continue reading

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Fallschirmjägergewehr 42

FG42 from SMG Guns at the range. 308 rifle that shoots like a .223 AR, thanks to the integral spring-loaded recoil reducer in the stock.  

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Keltec RFB in teenage hands

Sarah 15, under 100 pounds and left-handed. Forward ejecting RFB works fine for her even though it tips the scales at 14.2lb fully scoped, BUISed, suppressed and loaded. The balance is far enough back for comfortable hold. I used this … Continue reading

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Larger magazines for Vepr .308 rifle

Standard Vepr .308 comes with a 5rd and a 10rd magazines in polymer. In the past, two companies made 30-rd metal mags, but neither produces them now. Just found out that SGM Tactical makes all-polymer 25-rounders and tried them out … Continue reading

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Forget guns, just learn karate! Right?

One of the most famous martial arts, karate, evolved on Japanese-occupied Okinawa. While the current sport version concentrates on the empty hand style, the original used a variety of improvised weapons. They weren’t as good as swords or spears, but … Continue reading

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Her daddy’s rifle

Some girls run off with dad’s car keys. This one borrowed his M1A instead. She’s a junior Appleseed instructor already at age 18.

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M1A’s little sister

We test-fired the Mini-14 and a 20″ Colt HBAR earlier. With 55gr ball, the AR15 mounting a 1-4x Trijicon Accupoint yielded 3″ groups at 100. Mini-14 shot 2″ groups with 2.5x Leupold scout scope, shown above on the M1A. So … Continue reading

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The crowd-sourced FAL.

Various parts of this rifle came from Coonan,  DSA, Magpul and Galt’s Guns (who also did the awesome camo job). It runs great. The camo is very effective to the eye because our vision doesn’t have the selective focus of … Continue reading

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People in difficult situations

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Springfield M1A

My friend Red likes rifles.

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Thanks, Will!

While still sorting the many good photos that came out of the photo shoot at Will M-Four studio, I’d like to post a shout-out for Will and his site. Will’s kind invitation provided me with highly productive work day, new … Continue reading

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Force multiplier

A 52 year old woman, no matter now well trained, would be hard pressed to keep up with young men who make up the majority of violent criminals. Add a Glock to her hip and a .308 rifle to her … Continue reading

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Tomboy by day, girly girl by night

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H&K kind of girl

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Grace (noun)

For this little girl, Grace is both the name and the descriptive adjective. At 13, she evidences adult social graces and capabilities. Her parents can be quite proud of her. And the results: Toys: GSG 1911-22 with AAC Pilot suppressor, … Continue reading

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An actual girly rifle

My friend Kyle is holding a girly bolt action rifle. I think it’s in .280Rem (could be 308Win, I can’t recall). The point is, this rifle belongs to a girl. No pink furniture or Hello Kitty accents. So sorry to … Continue reading

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Luxury vs. sufficiency

Most full size and compact modern firearms are sufficient for self-defense. I’ve carried a wide variety and, while I have my favorites, wouldn’t feel too poorly armed even with my least favorite weapon. However, the line is much closer when … Continue reading

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First focal plane option

For people who like FFP scopes for the ability to use a rangefinding reticle at any magnification, Primary Arms makes an inexpensive 4-14x. I took a photo of this one during the NRA show but I’ve actually used one for … Continue reading

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RFB in mid-cycle

No muzzle rise even while the bolt is still moving forward to chamber the next round.

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