Monthly Archives: May 2013

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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The mainstay of the Swiss infantry

Sig550 with 4x optic from 1976. QD mount allows true return to zero. The scopes are slowly getting phased out as the supply of parts runs out. The thin bipod is surprisingly sturdy and allows good control of automatic fire. … Continue reading

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Recent fun and games.

Both days featured sunshine, rain, snow and hail mixed up randomly. Alain Baeriswyl is an exceptionally good coach. Both the shooting course and the Minuteman training were informative, challenging, fun and lend themselves to further practice of the skills taught. … Continue reading

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Steel target sweepstakes

My friend Brad at Challenge Targets is giving away one of his neatest targets, a stake clanger. As the picture below shows, it’s very simple and robust. Takes about a minute to assemble, and only a few seconds to install … Continue reading

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Take the Star Road

Peter Grant’s new book Take the Star Road is now available at Amazon. I read it when it was being edited and re-read it again when making the cover design. I recommend it, especially if you like the style of … 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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Little girl and her chaperone

The pair was watching the graduation ceremony at Vanderbilt Law School. The man’s niece — little girl’s mother — ¬†got her diploma.

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Encouraging sights at the NRA convention.

This boy, at the show with his grandfather, was excited about an aftermarket stock for his 10-22 that was a perfect fit. The girl, at Savage Arms booth with her mother and older sister, was trying out a Stevens 512 … 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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Sweet 16

And a sweet 58, too.

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One of the office workers at Primary Arms

AK with Primary Arms micro red dot on an Ultimak rail, US Palm magazine. It’s nice to work with people who understand their own products. Muffs are MSA Pro-X, same as what I use at home. Looking into switching to … 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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