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    Published on 08-03-2008 11:19 AM  Number of Views: 29 
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    2. Rifle Scope Reviews
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    Selecting the perfect rifle scope for a new rifle has become quite an arduous task. Thirty years ago that choice was fairly simple as you essentially had two major brands (Leupold and Weaver) and a limited selection of fixed and variable powered scopes. My how things have changed as today we have literally hundreds of options to choose from. ...
    Published on 06-30-2008 05:15 PM  Number of Views: 30 
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    2. Scope Mounts
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    When I finally got my project gun together I needed a good quality well-built scope base and ring system, but there was a hitch, I needed the lightest thing possible, so weight was the biggest factor, so that my gun would weigh in at our goal of the 10.5 lbs weight limit. The slightest ounce would make or break this goal, I did not want something cheaply made, or lightly built. I need a tough mount that would allow the gun shoot repeatable and hold zero. I also needed a set up that the rings was very close together, due to the scope I wanted to use being so short. This is when I learned about the Talley lightweight scope mount system that they offer.

    Before this, I had never ...
    Published on 05-24-2008 01:23 AM  Number of Views: 36 
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    2. Centerfire Rifle Reviews
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    Two years ago when Savage Arms first announced the Classic series of centerfire rifles, those of us who are lefties wondered how long it would take them to offer a left-hand version. For 2008 that question has been answered. Another added bonus is that for 2008 you can now get a detachable box magazine models chambered in 204 Ruger and 223 Remington.
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    Published on 01-01-2008 10:24 AM  Number of Views: 110 
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    Recently I had reviewed the Savage Model 12 FTR in .308 Winchester. As with any rifle that we review, we need to test them with a variety of good quality ammo. To do this I decided to handload all the rounds that this rifle would use and selected bullets from Sierra, Lapua, Nosler, Hornady and Berger.

    I contacted Eric Stecker at Berger Bullets about what we were doing and he was generous enough to offer to send some bullets for the trial. We were also interested in seeing how an older Savage rifle with a high round count would also perform with the same bullets. He sent a box of Berger Match VLD in 155gr and a box in 168gr. I had already acquired the other bullets so ...
    Published on 11-29-2007 02:00 AM  Number of Views: 32 
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    2. Other Gunsmithing Tool Reviews
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    A while back the topic of 35mm lapping bars, and sources for the same were being discussed. Mr. John Werre of Kokopelli Products and I became engaged in a conversation regarding his Accurizing Kit and the need for it versus just getting a steel or brass 35mm bar, lapping the rings and calling it good.

    Quite frankly, I didn't think I needed an entire kit and thought that it was overkill. After some emailing back and forth, Mr. Werre offered to provide us a kit to try and evaluate for the site. I choose a 35mm kit as most of the staff have a 35mm scope. As the timing worked out I was the fortunate one to test the kit. My choice of words will become clear as you read on.

    The Hardware

    The kit arrived packed in a fitted ...
    Published on 11-29-2007 01:42 AM  Number of Views: 81 
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    It's no secret that Savage has decided to get into the F-Class game. This should prove to be very interesting since F-Class is one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the world at the moment. Savage has entered two models into this sport to become the only major factory to have a dedicated line of rifles for F-Class use. ...