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    Published on 10-25-2008 11:08 AM  Number of Views: 17 
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    There's no debating that the most popular hunting scope sold year after year in the United States is the 3-9 variable. If offers an extremely usable magnification range suitable for most all reasonable hunting situations, and can be had for prices ranging from under $100 to well over $1,000 depending on your budget. ...
    Published on 09-22-2008 02:27 PM  Number of Views: 23 
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    2. Optic Accessory Reviews
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    A few months ago, I shot in a 600-yard benchrest match, and I was hooked, so I decided to build a dedicated long-range benchrest gun. Being on a tight budget, I had to build it with what money I could salvage together. ...
    Published on 08-03-2008 11:19 AM  Number of Views: 29 
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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: 31 
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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 11:24 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 ...