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    Published on 10-18-2012 02:56 PM
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    2. Centerfire Rifle Reviews
    Model 25 Walking Varminter outfitted with a Harris Benchrest bipod and a Bushnell Elite 3200 3-9x40mm scope.

    Introduced at the January 2011 SHOT Show, Savage's Model 25 Walking Varminter has gotten off to a rather slow start. In fact, it's taken Savage a year and a half to begin shipping them from their factory. The hold-up, as I understand it, had to do with production delays associated with synthetic stock that is unique to this model.

    Like all Model 25's, the new Walking Varminter is based around a beefed up rimfire-style action. The bolt is of the 3-lug design and features a 45-degree throw for better scope clearance. Other features of the action include the adjustable 3.5 to 6-lb AccuTrigger and a side-mount two position safety - both of which are carried over from the rimfire rifles. The action ...
    Published on 07-18-2012 05:01 PM  Number of Views: 855 
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    2. Bullet Reviews
    Left to right:  Hornady 140gr. A-Max, Lapua 139gr. Scenar,
Sierra 142gr. MatchKing, and Lapua 155gr. Mega

    While putting together our 2005 project rifles, a lot of thought was given to the individual components to be used in the test. While both rifles would be shooting a total of three thousand rounds, care had to be used in selecting a bullet and speed to make sure that both barrels would have consistent results. Many bullet manufacturers were considered, but only a few made the short list.

    The short list, as it were, consisted of Hornady's A-Max, Sierras Match King and Lapua's Scenar. Those three were chosen for various reasons, some of which were the inherent quality of the bullets, the long bearing surface and subsequently high ballistic coefficients, and the boat tail design. The rifles were to be used primarily as long distance rifles, so these factors were necessary ...
    Published on 07-11-2012 02:20 PM  Number of Views: 4568 
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    2. Rimfire Rifle Reviews
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    I was very excited when I was given the chance to do a product review on the Savage Mark II BRJ. I have always had a soft spot for rimfires and this one is a real head turner.
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    by Published on 07-06-2012 06:21 PM  Number of Views: 2379 
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    2. Other Gunsmithing Tool Reviews,
    3. Optic Accessory Reviews
    The Reticle-Tru showing the reticle alignment slot, ocular V, and top and bottom pointers.

    I was recently sent a new tool used to align your reticle so as to be perfectly inline with the centerline of your firearm. ...
    Published on 04-20-2012 12:28 AM  Number of Views: 3501 
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    2. Centerfire Rifle Reviews
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    This is actually the second time I have reviewed a Predator Hunter model in this caliber - the first time being when the Predator Hunter first came out back in the summer of 2007. The only difference was that last time it was a right-hand model with a blind magazine and wearing Mossy Oak Bush camouflage, while this time around itís a left-hand model with a detachable box magazine (DBM) and RealTree MAX-1 camouflage. ...
    Published on 03-24-2012 11:06 PM
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    2. Rifle Scope Reviews
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    For 2011 Leupold announced an all new line of rifle scopes dubbed the VX-R. What separates this line apart from the rest of Leupoldís hunting scopes is the fact that it features an all new proprietary FireDot illuminated reticle system. While illuminated reticles are nothing new, Leupold has upped the ante with its innovative and highly functional control system.
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