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The big and the small

Accuracy International in .338 Lapua Magnum in the hands of a veteran…and Crickett Precision Rifle in .22LR in the hands of the next generation of marksmen.

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“Civilize them with a Krag”: new on AllOutdoor

Can 120 year old designs suffice for modern riot control?

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Boomershoot 2014: new at AllOutdoor

Long-range Fun and Learning

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Pointers on learning snipercraft

Sniping is a lot more than just shooting straight. Read a few suggestions for the direction of study for being a sniper. In addition to my post, read this excellent blog about long-range shooting.

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Upgrading the PSL

Romanian PSL is a decent way to launch 7.62x54R without punishing recoil. For a 13 year old marksman, that’s an important consideration. Sure, she’s fired 338 Lapua Mag rifles last year, but they were heavy, set up on a bipod … Continue reading

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Improving the PSL

PSL aka Romak3 is a 7.62x54R AK clone. It’s a Comblock designated marksman rifle popular in the US mainly because it is far more affordable than the Soviet SVD. It usually comes with either just iron sights or a truly … Continue reading

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О женщинах

Есть женщины в русской пехотеИх снайперами зовутВрага в перекрестье загонятИ за пол-версты попадутИной их не сразу заметит,Когда в камуфляже ониИ с пулей в башке он закончитСвои беспокойные дни А если их словом обидеть, невежливостью оскорбитьТо лучше бы некультурному на свете … Continue reading

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SSG69 PIV, police variant

This illustrates the utility of short, handy PIV variant. With the scope set at 3.5x, off-hand snapshots are possible. That would be rather harder with the longer bull barrels typical of longer military sniper rifles. At typical police sniper ranges under … Continue reading

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Do you train…in the rain?

Does your hat brim keep your glasses clear enough to see? Is your scope waterproof and rust-resistant enough to function the day after the rain? Can you move with full loadout while soaked? Do your soles provide a sure footing? … Continue reading

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“Only accurate rifles are interesting”

I don’t actually agree with that view. A 4MOA AK clone is plenty useful for its intended purpose. But given that we the people are far behind the most probable enemy in firepower, we have two main options. The first … 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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Peace, love and tight groups.

Saw Gibbs 1903-A4 sniper repro at the NRA show, watched the informative video review and decided I wanted to play with it. The rifle that showed up looks great, has very nice wood and comes with a really neat scope. … Continue reading

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Stopped by an airsoft game at Bad Karma field.

Awesome location, nice people, wish I could have stayed the whole day. Bad Karma

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Steyr SSG69 wallpaper


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Barrett M98B .338 Lapua Magnum

338 Lapua Magnum is a punchy round — 250gr bullet nominally leaves the muzzle at 3000fps, 300gr at 2700fps. My friends’ actual chronograph results are 2900fps with 300gr. In any case, it flies fast, flat and completely scrambles blocks of … Continue reading

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Tall and slender boomstick.

One of the many cute and curious sights of Knoxville, TN. I can’t quite decide if SVD form is beautiful or just odd. The form of the shooter is more obviously graceful. Wolf Arms

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Have you ever wondered what “SSG” means?

Steyr SSG08 isn’t pretty. Like PKM and RPG7 it’s what you haul out when utility trumps aesthetics. 12-42x Nightforce scope might be a bit much for it, but it does help to see the whites of their eyes at very … Continue reading

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Supported firing

Denny from Sniper Pro Shop demonstrates a shooting position at a course for police sniper instructors. Excellent training, I very much recommend it. The rifle is a Remington 700 with a detachable magazine, the scope is a Leupold (can’t recall … Continue reading

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New on CTD blog: Why Such an Emphasis on Accuracy?

How inherent rifle accuracy contributes to the ultimate success of an important shot.

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Riots vs. pogroms

I hear quite a few worried comments about the possibility of civil unrest in the US. Looking at the precedents, I see three directions it could take: riots, pogroms and freelance criminal activity. The latter, individually perpetrated crime, is what … Continue reading

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