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    Published on 01-01-2008 10:24 AM  Number of Views: 109 
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    2. Bullet Reviews

    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: 29 
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    2. Other Gunsmithing Tool Reviews

    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: 56 
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    2. Centerfire Rifle Reviews

    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. ...
    Published on 07-19-2007 05:22 PM  Number of Views: 49 
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    2. Scope Mounts

    Game Reaper scope mounts are relatively new to the gun market, and they are a product of DNZ Products located in Sanford, North Carolina. The mounts are made by Certified Machining in the same location. Considering how many firearm related products are now made in China, it's refreshing to see an American made product.

    Game Reaper mounts are machined from billet aluminum into a single piece mount. There are no moving or adjoining parts other that the ring caps. Multiple piece rings/bases will allow for rings to come loose from their bases over time which will let the scope start to wander. On this mount, it is all a single piece of aluminum. The machined billet also allows the base to be light weight while remaining strong. The other ...
    Published on 07-17-2007 02:35 AM  Number of Views: 37 
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    2. Centerfire Rifle Reviews

    In recent years Ron Coburn and his team at Savage Sports Corporation have made a significant effort to update their model 110 centerfire bolt-action rifles. This effort has brought forth such features as an all new magazine system, the revolutionary AccuTrigger™, and a new high-luster blued finish to name but a few. ...
    Published on 04-17-2007 11:34 AM  Number of Views: 20 
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    2. Rifle Scope Reviews

    For two years now I've been looking high and low for just the perfect scope to mount atop my Savage Model 93R17-GLV in 17HMR. I had a specific set of requirements in mind for scoping this rifle, but as I found out finding a scope that met those needs was easier said than done.

    The first candidate was a BSA Sweet 17 4-12x40mm with the calibrated elevation turret, but it fell way short of my expectations in regard to both quality and reliability. Second on the list was a Bushnell Elite 3200 4-12x40mm with a ballistic-plex reticle, but the stadia spacing didn't come close to matching up with the 17HMRs trajectory. Several other scopes found their way on and off this rifle, but all were pretty much temporary
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