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On the right are two types of 7.62 NATO round, the M80 and M80A1, alongside two of its predecessors. Center left is the .30 T104 ball cartridge using the 1948 T1E1 case. Left is the .300 Savage, which was the starting point for what became the 7.62 NATO. Capture Capture 1009151100c2

TFB’s Rifle (And Subgun) Weight Omnibus – How Heavy is Your Rifle? (Part 2 of 3)

(This is Part 2 of the TFB Rifle Weight Omnibus. You can read Part 1 here.) In October, I traveled out to see my co-writer Alex C. to collect data on the weights of different long guns and some of their components. Over that weekend, I weighed 58 rifles and submachine [Read More…]

A US Army Ordnance engineer fires the prototype T47 rifle on fully automatic. Note the grimace of the man as he wrestles with the small arms equivalent of a fire hose. Image source: firearmsworld.net, original source LIFE magazine 7.62mm M198 Duplex, far left, along with its single bullet counterpart, the  XM256E1 Low Recoil round, and sectioned examples of each. Image from Ray Meketa's collection. M14-Postcard-Download A-3029-8 006_zps1d4c95b1 M14 EBR in Afghanistan IMG_1520 (1)
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New Products from Smith Enterprises

Smith Enterprises announced the company would introduce a number of new products at the 2014 SHOT Show including: M4/M16/AR15 muzzle brake that is sound suppressor compatible AR10 muzzle brake an improved quick disconnect bipod M14 muzzle brake that will be allowed in [Read More…]

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McMillan M3A Rifle

McMillan has introduced the M3A rifle, a medium range .308 Win. semi-automatic built upon the Springfield M1A action (The M1A is based on the M14). At first glance it looks a lot like the Springfield M1A SOCOM II. Unlike the SOCOM, which is optimized for close range [Read More…]

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Awesome costume

This costume is amazing 🙂 It makes me want to go buy a can of green spray paint and a airsoft M14. [ Many thanks to Jesse for emailing me the photo. ] [Hat Tip: Inspire Me Now]

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M14 KABOOM

Blain at ARFCOM reports … I felt the stiff recoil from the explosion at the same time as hearing the blast, and feeling the hot hair blow in my face, and through my hair. I knew what had happened. Something, I had heard of happening with bad rounds (Indian, [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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Encouragement

Good example of encouraging a new shooter. Unless you are with your wife, girlfriend or sweetheart, I suggest using a word other than “Sexy” 😉 Video by the owner of M1ARifles.com.

New Lease on Life for M14

Military.com has an interesting article on the M14: The growing need to equip these new marksmen with accurized rifles prompted the Army to reconsider the role of the venerable M-14 rifle for the war on terror. Back in Desert Storm, armorers from the 10th Special Forces [Read More…]

Slow motion M1A

Gun Blobber, a new gun blogger, has posted videos of an M1A firing in slow motion Wow. Some guy has been at work with a high-speed camera and a couple of M1A’s. He was looking to settle a dispute as to whether the action starts cycling before or after the bullet [Read More…]

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M14 with shot line adapter

I didn’t know they used shot line adapters. When I saw the photo I thought he was using a suppressor. PACIFIC OCEAN (March 24, 2008) Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class Aan J. Doscher, assigned to the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), fires an M-14 with a [Read More…]

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History of the Chinese M14 Clones

I came across a PDF, with no date or author, about the history of the Chinese M14 clones. It is a very interesting read! UPDATE: H2O MAN in the comments below let me know that the text comes from “M14 Rifle History and Development” by Lee Emerson. Thanks H2O [Read More…]