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03/24/2017 at 13:03. Facebook
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"Yes, Bobby, there Really Is a 30-30 Winchester Cartridge" Parts 1&2

"...Ammunition was assembled using an RCBS full length resizing die set and Lee Precision factory crimp die. Full length resizing was done because the 30-30 Winchester case is relatively flimsy and stretches quite a bit and because I also use my 30-30 WCF ammo in my single shot T/C...
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03/23/2017. Facebook
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New on Real Guns®, "Caldwell's Lead Sled® DFT™ 2
A letter of appreciation…written by my shoulder"

"My first encounter with the original Caldwell Lead Sled came just about twelve years ago. I was in the middle of a .500 Jeffery handload development project that involved pushing handloads; 600 grains, just under 2,500 feet per second of muzzle velocity and generating just...
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Real Guns
03/22/2017. Facebook
A little live fire today, a Remington R1 Carry Commander CT. Temps around zero and winds gusting enough that I had to shoot between wind gusts just as the target and fiberglass frame returned to upright.
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03/22/2017. Facebook
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Marlin's .45-70 Government Lever Actions - The long and short of it

"... The original Model 1895 design began life as a Model 1893 derivative, an L.L. Hepburn enhancement of his own rectangular bolt, closed top, side eject Model 1889. The Model 1893 enhancements featured longer cartridge capacity, a stronger locking bolt system, a revised two piece firing pin, and it...
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03/21/2017. Facebook
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Ruger's Redhawk 45 Auto - 45 Colt
Cartridge choice doesn't have to be black or white....

"...Introduced in 1979, the Ruger Redhawk is the result of a design collaboration of Bill Ruger, Harry Sefried and Roy Melcher. Unlike revolvers like the S&W Model 29, the Redhawk was designed from the onset as a hunting handgun. Subsequently, the design focus has been on frame and...
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03/20/2017. Facebook
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New on Real Guns®, "Browning BAR MK 3 Stalker Part 2
Bullet Points"

"…Typically, autoloaders are not a favorite for handloading. They often have operating systems that function reliably within a narrow pressure / bullet weight band, accuracy is not terrific and short action versions are often bolt stroke and magazine length cartridge overall length limited. Fortunately,...
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03/19/2017. Facebook
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Browning's Buck Mark Target Rifle
Where unconventional and traditional coexist

"...I suspect the first thing I learned about the Buck Mark Rifle is that it is not a CatDog at all, but singularly a rifle. The frame is machined from a solid block of 7075-T6 aluminum from barrel mount front to Swiss cheesed stock mount at the rear. Not only is the stock support integrated...
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03/18/2017. Facebook
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Smith & Wesson's Model 686-6 357 Mag Parts I&2
The Pro Series Stock Service Revolver

"...The S&W Model 686 SSR has been with us only since 2010. However, at its foundation is the 1980 S&W Model 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum. Stronger than the K frame Model 66, the Model 686 was designed to take routine pounding from 357 Magnum ammunition. Six...
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03/17/2017. Facebook
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Ruger's American Rifle 450 Bushmaster Parts 1&2
Ushering in a bigger boomer

"...Ruger introduced the Ranch version of its American Rifle in September of 2014. The Ranch gave Ruger customers a truncated American Rifle that weighs only 5.9 lbs., has an overall length of just 36" and was initially chambered for the moderate 5.56 NATO/223 Remington and...
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03/16/2017. Facebook
This Remington 81187 Model 870 12 GA is on sale today for only $320! Details at [ Realgunsstore.com Link ]. - Cindy
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03/16/2017. Facebook
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New on Real Guns®, "Browning BAR MK 3 Stalker Part 1
Something in basic black"

"…The Stalker, within the current BAR line up, is a purpose built hunting rifle. The finish is non-reflective, the synthetic stocks can take a good deal of field abuse and they are dimensionally stable regardless temperature or humidity. Like most modern hunting rifles, there are no metallic...
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03/15/2017. Facebook
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Thompson Center's Compass in 30-06 Springfield Part 1&2
Pointing the way for value priced firearms...

"...The Compass is manufactured by Smith & Wesson, which makes sense as T/C is a Smith and Wesson company and Smith & Wesson has U.S. manufacturing capability. There are 10 models of Compass, each distinguished by chamber, capacity and barrel length..."
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03/14/2017. Facebook
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Ruger's Hawkeye Compact in 7mm-08 Rem Parts 1&2
16.5" Vs 22" barrel lengths

"...I am not sure why folks tend to wander around the hills with a rifle that is about a half-foot longer and two pounds heavier than necessary. The weight becomes noticeable as a long day wears on and the long barrel hangs out there to snag on every branch. Compounding the...
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Real Guns
03/13/2017. Facebook
Some firearms are fun to photograph. The Ruger Mark IV Competition is a good example. Lots of interesting lines, curves and finish.
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03/13/2017. Facebook
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New on Real Guns®, "Smith & Wesson's M&P 10 6.5 Creedmoor
A slick shooting autoloader"

"...The Smith and Wesson M&P 10 6.5 Creedmoor is a nice firearm. The fit and finish is good, it feels balanced and its accuracy makes for a fun range day. If we weren't still awaiting snow field melt longer ranges would have been attempted, but the demonstrated 100 yard performance...
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03/12/2017. Facebook
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Nice to be spending time with an accurate pistol that is relatively quiet and inexpensive to shoot. Nicely executed firearm.
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03/11/2017. Facebook
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Remington's Model 700 SPS Tactical 300 Blackout

"...Introduced in 2012, the 16.5" barrel Remington's Model 700 SPS Tactical is available in 223 Remington, 300 Blackout and 308 Winchester. The 223 Remington and 308 Winchester models are also available with a 20" barrel. What got me to this project rifle was a recent change in Maine's hunting laws that makes the use of...
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03/10/2017. Facebook
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Ruger's GP100 44 Special Parts 1&2 - Making the 44 Special

"...The Ruger GP100, as tested with a variety of factory ammo, put up good number in terms of velocity, accuracy and penetration in Part 1. If there was more to finesse out of the combination, it would be with a focus on getting a bit more velocity and a bit more penetration and full...
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03/09/2017. Facebook
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New on Real Guns®, "Winchester's Super X4 12 Gauge
A lesson in firearm aesthetics and performance"

"…The Winchester Super X3 Field model is one of the best looking and best performing autoloading shotguns in its class. It's satin oil finish walnut stock and matte metal pieces give it a tasteful… no, make that elegant look. The suggestion that a synthetic stocked gun...
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Real Guns
03/07/2017. Facebook
Ruger American Pistol in compact 45 Auto form. Might be a good replacement for my Colt 1911 Officers Model for carry.