Thursday , September 21 2017

More Rifle Reviews

Guns & Ammo Tests The New Tango6 Riflescope

The Tango6 is part of SIG Sauer’s premium riflescope line that caters primarily to long-range and precision rifle work. Tango6 riflescopes can be used for hunting, but weight becomes a factor once we get to the 3-18X model tested here. These scopes pack a ton of features into an optically high-performer and …

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Hogue Grips – An American Success Story

Impressed by Guy Hogue’s personal S&W M58, the author equipped his own square-butt model with Hogue’s rubber Monogrip. For its comfort and control, it remains a favorite. It was the late 1960s, and Guy Hogue had a problem: Like so many other shooters and Southern California law enforcement (LE) officers, …

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Nikon’s New Black X1000 6-24x50SF

Designed for long-range shooting, Nikon’s new Black X1000 has a variable 6 to 24 magnification range and a 50mm objective lens, but there is also the option of a 4 to 16 power range. For those who want to touch targets at long range, Nikon’s new Black X1000 scope is …

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Hypervelocity ammunition? When is enough, enough?

What seems like a lifetime ago, I was working in radio broadcasting when I first heard the unofficial motto of rock ’n’ roll: “Some is good, more is better, too much is not enough.” Back then, handgun bullets were simply made of lead and copper. Bullets were full weight, and …

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Spent Cases: Warren Page

Warren Page hunted this heavy-horned Persian ibex in the Elburz range in northern Iran close to the Russian border. As with most of his hunts, Page carried “Old Betsy,” a 7mm Mashburn Super Magnum scoped with a Redfield 4X and fed a 175-grain Nosler semi-spitzer bullet. An accomplished hunter, Page …

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The Odd Couple: Kalashnikov And Stoner

Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the AK47, and Eugene Stoner, designer of the AR-­15, first met at Washington Dulles airport on May 15, 1990. Kalashnikov came to the United States by invitation from the Smithsonian Institution, which was administered by Edward “Ed” Ezell, author and former curator for the National Firearms …

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Virginia Military Institute’s Cadet Rifles

For more than 20 years leading up to the founding of Virginia Military Institute (VMI) on Nov. 11, 1839, the Commonwealth of Virginia used an arsenal building at Lexington to store Richmond-manufactured arms in the western part of the state. Arms included the U.S. Model 1795 and the Model 1816 …

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Brothers In Arms: John M. And Matt S. Browning

John M. Browning and Matt S. Browning were sons of Jonathan Browning, inventor of slide-repeating and cylinder-repeating rifles. After his Mormon conversion, the Browning patriarch was chosen by Brigham Young to make guns and implements for the Mormon exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City. Once Jonathan left, he …

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