Category: Rifles

FAMAS, the French Bugle

Famous Guns has nice write up a about the french assault rifle, the FAMAS (Fusil Automatique, Manufacture d’Armes de St. Etienne), and it’s history. Development of this rifle began in 1967, under the leadership of the Paul Tellie, a French arms designer. [Read More…]

Photos of firearms being destroyed

We have all seen the photo, I can’t remember where it was taken, of guns lined up on a road ready to be crushed by a steam roller. I always feel sad looking at the destruction of firearms. It is usually the old guns that would be valued by collectors around the [Read More…]

Light load for .30-06

An interesting usenet post from rec.guns: Bill Jungbauer wants to know some light .30-06 loads for him 13 year old son: My 13 year old son said he did not like his .243 anymore and talked me into getting him a 30-06. I plan on loading him some light loads to begin with. [Read More…]

Punt guns

Have you ever heard of a punt gun? A punt gun is a type of extremely large shotgun used in the 19th and 20th centuries for shooting large numbers of waterfowl for commercial harvesting operations. Punt guns were usually custom-designed and so varied widely, but could [Read More…]

The anatomy of an AR-15

Bushmaster has a great flash animation showing how an AR-15 bushmaster functions. It allows you to make some of the parts transparent so you can see inside. A screenshot of what the animation looks like:

SKS Manual

I have been getting many visitors coming to this blog looking for SKS manuals. I thought this was strange as I only had one small post linking to an SKS manual. It turns out that SKS manuals are very hard to find! Many sites are selling the PDF versions of old manuals [Read More…]

The 5th generation Lee-Enfield

From Australian International Arms (AIA): Australian International Arms have manufactured the 5th generation of Lee-Enfield, for target shooting, military match and sporting markets. However, unlike the 4th generation, this is not a ‘converted’ Lee-Enfield. The AIA [Read More…]

Who said .22’s are not deadly?

I would never recommend hunting medium sized game with a .22 short but this just goes to show what a little 29 grain chunk of lead traveling at a measly 700-800 fps can do! From RimfireCentral.com: More pictures if you follow this link.

How to bore sight a rifle

Simple instructions on how to bore sight your rifle: How to bore sight a rifle by Chuck Hawks If you are new to shooting and don’t know what bore sighting is then I recommend reading the article. Bore sighting allows you to more or less sight your scope (align the [Read More…]

Rifle Rack Ideas

A nice example of a rifle and bow rack from Eric300 at RimFireCentral.com. I really like a nice publicly displayed rifle rack but these days I think it is just to much of a security risk. [UPDATE: Unfortunately some of the photos were removed] Hat Tip: [Read More…]