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    Published on 03-27-2009 01:24 AM
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    2. Rifle Scope Reviews
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    As a faithful Leupold customer for well over twenty five years I have never purchased a high dollar scope (relative to my pocket anyway) of any other brand. I would never consider such a foolish and senseless act. Of course I have been both praised and ridiculed for such loyalty depending on the crowd at hand. ...
    Published on 01-24-2009 02:56 PM
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    2. Binocular Reviews
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    In many circumstances a quality set of binoculars can be the difference between a successful hunt and coming home empty handed. Well, until just a few years ago I never really saw a need to purchase a quality set of binos, but as age started creeping up on me and with my eyes not quite as sharp as they used to be - good binoculars are something I've been looking at a lot lately. ...
    Published on 01-24-2009 02:27 AM
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    2. Barrel Reviews
    McGowen barrel fitted to the author's single-shot varmint rifle.

    One of the most commonly asked question I see on the forum is "Which brand of aftermarket barrel should I buy?" The fact is that most aftermarket barrels are made using the same grade of steel and the same button-rifling process, so the only real difference will be in regards to the manufacturers attention to detail, whether ...
    Published on 01-24-2009 01:55 AM
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    2. Rimfire Rifle Reviews
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    It's no secret that Savage has been doing a lot in the target rifle market in recent years. They make some of the most accurate rifles on the market so it should be no surprise that they would venture into this very specialized realm. ...
    Published on 10-25-2008 11:08 AM
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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
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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
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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
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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 ...
    Published on 05-24-2008 01:23 AM
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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 ...
    Published on 11-29-2007 03:00 AM
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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.
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