Tag: 30-06

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What To Expect As a New Shooter

Kirsten Joy Weiss shares some tips for new people who are interested in shooting but have not yet shot a gun. These tips can also apply to experienced shooters who are going to instruct new shooters. Kirsten shows her Grandfather’s .30-06 bolt action rifle and [Read More…]

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Colt 1918 Self Loading Rifle

At the Colt booth in Shot Show 2015 there is a display of a Colt SLR. The SLR is made by Ohio Ordnance Works under license by Colt. The SLR is semi-automatic version of the Colt BAR. The SLR comes in a Italian leather-bound display case. Two 20 rd mags, Leather sling [Read More…]

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Making The M1 Garand

In my critique of the M1 Garand rifle on Sunday, I noted that John Cantius Garand was not only a firearms designer, but a machinist as well. It was his intimate understanding of the world of the shop floor that made his rifle economical to produce, which is in my [Read More…]

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Trench Art

In the trenches of World War I, there was a lot of boredom, idleness, and malaise, punctuated by brief stretches of terrible violence and death. Out of the former came what’s come to be known as “trench art”: handcrafted art made from available [Read More…]

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Ohio Ordnance HCAR

We posted about the HCAR earlier this year. Well apparently it was released this month. Kit Up! got a chance to play with it at the range. According to Kit Up! it has a hydraulic buffer which dampens the recoil to that of an AR-15. The one complaint is the weight. 11.75 [Read More…]

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Buying an M1 Garand from the CMP

If you’ve been shooting any sort of competition in the United States, then you are probably familiar with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) and their infamous NRA High Power and Service Rifle competitions held in Camp Perry, Ohio. These competitions are probably [Read More…]

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Garand T31 aka. Bullpup .30

The last gun Garand worked on before retirement was the T-31 Bullpup. From the Springfield Armory website … U.S. RIFLE GARAND T31 “BULLPUP” .30 (T65E1) SN# 2 Manufactured by Springfield Armory, Springfield, Ma. – Limited prototype experimental [Read More…]

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Marlin XL7

Marlin has introduced a new line of bolt action rifles this year, the XL7. It comes in two models, the XL7 and XL7C (Relatree Camo). XL7C It is available in 25-06, 270 and 30-06. Specs: Capacity: 4+1 Barrel: 22″ Weight : 6 1/2 lbs. The XL7 has been built for those [Read More…]

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The BAR

New Jovian Thunderbolt has written about his past love for the BAR (M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle) The BAR was always my dream gun. Or it was. Back when I knew nothing and only looked at capabilities on paper, and then not looking TOO closely. I have loved the look of [Read More…]