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MA15 and LH9mk2

Ben is carrying MA15, Vortex 4-16x and an offset Razor red dot. LH9mk2 stays close to his side with a G-Code paddle holster. Same rifle with Vortex 1-4x and a +18 magazine extension. Slap backup sights on it and it … Continue reading

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They grow up so fast

Years ago, I took photos of Michael Williamson‘s daughter, the actress Morrigan Sanders. In the time that passed, her AR gained better iron sights and a 1.5×24 ACOG in place of the EOTech, but stayed pretty much the same otherwise. … Continue reading

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Lucid L5 6-24×50 scope updated

I put a Lucid 6-24x scope on the JP SCR11 precision rifle. The scope has a well-considered bullet drop compensating reticle and so works well for precision shooting. My sole complaint with it was the abrasive feel of the turret … Continue reading

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Sig552 carbine with a Trijicon scope

After a day of running around and controlling the rifle with one hand part of the time, the appeal of short carbines becomes compelling. Optics negate the reduction of the iron sight radius. Muzzle velocity does drop some but not … Continue reading

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Using offset red dot sight

Let’s say you are using a 1-6x scope set to 6x when you suddenly need to make a precise shot much closer. One way to do that is to turn the rifle 45* (or some lesser angle if you have … Continue reading

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Back from the NRA show.

Full report would take more time than I have, so I will start with a few photos. Chris Cheng with IWI Tavor and Primary Arms light and soon to be released red dot. The same rifle with a rather nice … Continue reading

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Shooting 50BMG for the first time.

After taking photos of the Micor Leader 50 bullpup for a couple of years, I finally got around to shooting it. Since Charles St.George, the designer, didn’t have a scope with it, I mounted a 2.5x Konus shotgun scope kindly … Continue reading

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Firearm or weapon?

NRA materials use the term firearm. That’s the correct term in the context of safety and marksmanship training. In the context of gun control, the correct term is weapon. Gun control is all about items usable as weapons. If it … Continue reading

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JP SCR11 rifle

JP Enterprises makes a unique AR variation, SCR-11. The receiver is fully enclosed in the back, making it comfortable to shoot suppressed. Folding left-hand charging handle keeps all the gas inside the receiver. The fit and finish are superb, triggers … Continue reading

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Ready to Pounce

Springfield M1A Scout in a Rogue bullpup chassis. Weaver 2.5-10x scope, Magpul BUIS, Atlas bipod. Until recently, I didn’t even know Thermold made M1A and FAL magazines.

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Rapid fire capable .308

Straight stock layout? Check. Battlecomp muzzle brake? Check. This RFB didn’t rise at all on firing. The SWFA scope also helped: unusually for a 1-4x, it’s a front focal plane design with a twist: at 1x, it has thick cross-hairs … Continue reading

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New Lucid optics

I use their red dot sight on a 458SOCOM AR. Recommended them to a colleague, then decided to see what’s new on the Lucid site. The red dot has been joined by a variable 2-5x magnifier for red dots and … Continue reading

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Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Or something like that… Does anyone know what species this is? (The composition was actually noticed by April, so the credit for the idea goes to her.)

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Anderson AR15 checks out

Mike Branson behind the rifle. I replaced the solid forend on the Anderson Mfg. 20″ rifle with a lighter ventilated Midewest Industries part. Today, I re-zeroed the rifle with the new Primary Arms 4-14x FFP scope.  All four shooters took … Continue reading

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Teenage girls and their loud toys

The rifle is a 16″ Vepr in .308, set up with 20rd magazines, 1-5x scope and Magpul MOE stock on ITT hydraulic recoil buffer. Felt recoil is below that of .223, which makes it an excellent plaything for a teenage … Continue reading

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New favorite rifle?

This has long been my favorite recreational rifle. With AAC Aviator suppressor on the long barrel, it’s very quiet. 4x Leupold scope allows pretty good aim from up close to about 100 yards. But it has one giant disadvantage for … Continue reading

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Accuracy testing plans

Buckhorn open sights are fine for up-close snapshooting, but I am not very good with them. For precision shooting, I would prefer a scope and 1-4x is a nice short range option. At 1x, it can be used as a … Continue reading

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My favorite 308 rifle.

After 8 months, my new 7.62 suppressor tax stamp finally got approved by ATF. My RFB has been restored to the correct configuration. YHM BUIS, 1-4x illuminated scope and (not shown here) Viridian laser on the quad rail. With 4x … Continue reading

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Which of them is having more fun?

The guy with an advanced .308 bullpup topped with a Nightforce scope… …or the kid with a GSG522 topped with a budget Primary Arms 1-4x? PS: The kid should have been wearing safety glasses. That was fixed as soon as … Continue reading

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GSG522 gets scoped

When I took the 522 carbine to the range first, I had a (broken) red dot sight with it — predictably, the results didn’t look useful until I removed it and used iron sights. The gun comes with several front … Continue reading

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