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  • Gilboa Snake - Double Barrel AR15

    12/13/2018 5:10:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/13/2018 | L Gilboa
    Chambered in .223 Rem./5.56 NATO, the Snake SBR was created by Armos Gulan from Israel. The reason for such an extreme design lies in the challenge that the Israeli tactical team had face while encountered in their missions. That is the window of opportunity to lay down more lead towards a target within that milisecond. For instances some scenario such as spotting a target crossing a path or goes through a window. So how do you deliver the maximum amount of fire power at that instances? Use the Snake, this was the main reason for its creation. Theres also the...
  • Speer Bullets - Covering Hunting Bases

    12/12/2018 5:00:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/12/2018 | P Massaro
    Speer's Grand Slam expands well, is available for cartridges from .243 to .375 for midsized, arge game. It was the last day of the New York firearm deer season, and I had been having a rough go of it. To be honest, it was one of the worst seasons I'd ever had; I began to believe that all the antlered deer had been rounded up and shipped to a different part of the world. The morning had been spent watching the gray squirrels doing squirrelly things, and I sat rather melancholy after lunch, wondering if one more hunt was even...
  • FP-45 Liberator

    12/11/2018 5:04:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/11/2018 | F Jardim
    Clandestine weapons like the World War II FP-45 pistol, later dubbed the Liberator by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944, have always intrigued me. It remains the rarest of American martial handguns from the conflict, with original examples usually starting in the $1,500 range for rusty, damaged pieces and the best examples, with their impossibly rare waxed shipping boxes, bringing over $7,000. Myths and misinformation hide the pistol's real story; they weren't wildly inaccurate junk guns that exploded after a few shots, and they were never tossed out of airplanes over occupied Europe en masse. THE FP-45 PISTOL was...
  • The Ruby Pistol

    12/10/2018 5:06:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/10/2018 | R Reed
    The "Ruby" pistol is the result of France's desperate need for arms in the early days of the Great War. By 1915, much of the French industrial heartland was under German control, and what remained under allied control was producing critically needed material such as rifles, machine guns, and artillery. As the conflict grew beyond even the most pessimistic expectations, the sheer volume of troops sent into battle literally exhausted the meager stores of small arms. To meet this rising demand for pistols for the trenches, the French contracted with the Spanish firm of Gabilondo y Urresti-Eibar for their Ruby...
  • CMMG Mk4 S 22 Nosler - Predator Hunt

    12/07/2018 5:08:08 AM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/7/2018 | C Cocoles
    Predator hunting has been on the rise for the past decade. This may be due to the increase population of of coyotes and now are endangering our bambi groups. Which obviously has opened opportunity for manufactures to come up with toys to tinker with. One possible combination to consider for predator base hunt is the use of a light, accurate and effective system. First thing that comes to mind is the CMMg Mk4 S 22 Nosler topped with an affordable quality Leupold VX-Freedom scope. The Mk4 S is the perfect rifle for hunting or punching paper targets. Its the lightest...
  • Charles Daly Shotguns

    12/06/2018 5:12:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/ | F Jardim
    How an American, an Italian and a Turkish-made triple-barrel shotgun revived Americas premier sporting arms brand. Over the past 142 years, the name Charles Daly has earned its place as one of the most recognizable and respected brands in imported firearms. Mr. Charles Daly and his partners got started in the firearms business in New York City in 1875. By 1889 they renamed the company Charles Daly and a great American shotgun brand was born. Charles Daly didnt design or manufacture shotguns. Why should he when he knew the best ones were made in Europe by craftsmen with generational experience?...
  • Mauser 98K

    12/05/2018 5:03:48 AM PST · by w1n1 · 18 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/5/2018 | A Kincaid
    THE GERMAN MAUSER KARABINER 98 KURZ, or K98k, is a true phoenix from the ashes of WWI, and despite the challenges faced by its creators, it fulfilled its purpose during WWII, is respected by gun enthusiasts around the world and has served as a stable platform for the development of modern rifles for almost 100 years. After the Great War, nations around the world realized the need to improve standard military rifles. American military planners studied the effectiveness of bolt-action repeating rifles, and concluded there was a need to develop a semiautomatic infantry rifle. The Germans, on the other hand,...
  • Field Shooting Positions

    12/04/2018 5:02:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/4/2018 | C Wojcik
    Hours pass, and in the fading light you glass across the sage into the glare of the sun. Catching some movement your eyes focus on an ear flick; low and behold its a shooter buck. Hes far, but your heart is soaring with the hopes of success as you range him before he feeds out of view into the dark timber just a couple dozen yards away. At 460 yards, your .300 WSM is more than capable, but you can't lay down in the high sage, and the only shooting support you have is your pack and a set of...
  • SCOTUS Declines to Hear Environmental Challenge Blocking Construction of Border Wall

    12/03/2018 4:24:07 PM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 11 replies
    Monday, the Supreme Court said it would not hear a challenge brought by environmental groups against the Trump administration concerning the construction of the border wall. The complaint alleged construction of the border wall would violate environmental laws and threaten endangered species. In 1996, President Clinton signed a law allowing the the executive branch with authority to waive environmental laws if those laws impede construction of barriers and roads near the border, according to CNBC.
  • Shotgun Silencer - Metro Gun

    12/03/2018 4:39:38 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/3/2018 | L Case
    For The Quiet Shooter I believe that Browning had the traits of all great inventors. First, they are brilliant in that they can conceive an idea, then picture it and finally have the tenacity to stay with the concept until the job is done. Whether its Eli Whitney working on the cotton gin was also involved in mass producing firearms for the government, by the way or Thomas Edison, who fooled around with that light bulb. Lets talk about L.P. Brezny. Brezny is one of those guys who is hard to put a handle on. He hails from...
  • Fukushima news; Steelhead Salmon fishing EMERGENCY CLOSED 6 YEARS TO LATE, kevin D. blanch Ph.D.

    12/01/2018 5:21:03 PM PST · by Tilting · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 1, 2018 | kevin blanch
    [Two hot links in the description about a wolf shooting and about steelhead if you are interested.]
  • Shotgun Ready

    11/30/2018 4:47:23 AM PST · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/30/2018 | L Case
    Like many of you, I am much better at just doing stuff than getting ready for it. I guess it's all about being prepared, and I was never the sharpest Boy Scout in the troop, or something like that. But some things are too important to not prepare for. Depending on what and where you hunt with your scattergun, your season is either coming up fast, or is already here. September is often the last call for getting shotguns and other paraphernalia ready, so let's talk about what you need to do to get out there and sling some...
  • Scattergun Bohemian

    11/29/2018 5:17:28 AM PST · by w1n1 · 8 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/29/2018 | M Nesbitt
    Pedersoli calls this side-by-side their "Bohemienne," or Bohemian. Comparing it to the standards of today, this shotgun is definitely nonconformist, and it is good enough that we can refer to it as being somewhat irregular. It is a cut above many others, and for me it is delightful in many ways, especially with its double outside hammers. THE PEDERSOLI LA BOHEMIENNE is a striking piece, to say the least. It is a classically styled, double-barreled 12-gauge shotgun with double outside hammers. The 28-inch browned barrels have 3-inch chambers, and are equipped with interchangeable chokes at the muzzles. The pistol grip...
  • Why Ivanka Trump was called out for this photo of her son on a fishing trip

    11/28/2018 2:14:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | November 27, 2018 | Ivanka Trump
    Ivankas photo of her son was retweeted by some and included references to the use of tear gas, which Trump officials claim was necessary after migrants allegedly threw projectiles at U.S. Border Control agents, reported the Washington Post....
  • .45-70 Rifle

    11/28/2018 5:02:00 AM PST · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/28/2018 | O Volk
    The stylish Henry Octagon in .45-70 Government is a hardworking short-range rifle with a quick and smooth action. For a cartridge introduced in 1873, the .45-70 Government has enjoyed some serious staying power. The same may be said of lever-action rifles that date back a decade further. The combination of the two, first made in 1881, logically joined two good things into something perennially popular. Today, several companies make such rifles. Henry offers three models, with the Octagon being the most visually striking of the lot. The fit of the metal and wood is tight, and the finish is even...
  • 1876 Winchester

    11/27/2018 5:02:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/27/2018 | M Nesbitt
    Testing the new .50-95 1876 Winchester manufactured by Uberti. One big difference between the old and new .50-95-caliber rifles is that the original Winchesters from 1879 had a rate of twist in their barrels of one turn in 60 inches. That was for the very short 300- or 312-grain .50-caliber bullets. Today's copies of those guns, namely the Uberti version of the old Winchester Model 1876, have barrels with one turn in 48 inches. That simply means the new .50-95s will perform with slightly heavier bullets. When it was introduced, the .50-95 Winchester was the largest member in the line-up...
  • Best Shotguns

    11/26/2018 5:03:54 AM PST · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/26/2018 | L Case
    There is something about a stately old shotgun that lures us in and tempts us to pick it up, shoulder it and dream of where it's been. Worn bluing and scarred walnut gives a hint of the days in a duck blind, grouse woods or a trap and skeet field. Most of those venerable shotguns started out in factories and on gun shop racks, and hunters and shooters across America chose the ones they thought were best. Eventually, the greatest guns stood out. Here are 10 shotguns that I believe must be considered among the classics. BROWNING AUTO FIVE Many...
  • California Burning: How the Greens Turned the Golden State Brown

    11/25/2018 9:00:58 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 50 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 11-24-18 | Edward Ring
    n October 2016, in a coordinated act of terrorism that received fleeting attention from the press, environmentalist activists broke into remote flow stations and turned off the valves on pipelines carrying crude oil from Canada into the United States. Working simultaneously in Washington, Montana, Minnesota, and North Dakota, the eco-terrorists disrupted pipelines that together transport 2.8 million barrels of oil per day, approximately 15 percent of U.S. consumption. The pretext for this action was to protest the alleged catastrophe of global warming. These are the foot soldiers of environmental extremism. These are the minions whose militancy receives nods and winks...
  • Battle of Dak To

    11/21/2018 4:45:52 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/21/2018 | C Hodgkins
    Fifty-one years ago this month, the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) fought in close quarters and uphill through deep foliage to take Hill 875 in what became known as the Battle of Dak To. The 173rd Airborne Brigade had already seen action before moving inland to South Vietnams Central Highlands in early November of 1967. This support included a role in Operation Junction City in the spring, as well as a search-and destroy (S&D) mission in the vicinity of Tuy Ho on the south-central coast. The 173rd was assigned to Dak To after intelligence reports indicated that North Vietnamese Army (NVA)...
  • Survival Rifles

    11/20/2018 5:57:21 AM PST · by w1n1 · 65 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/20/18 | C Raleigh
    When the chips are down and without a moments notice what bug out guns, pocket rifles or survival rifles do you have? These rifles fits the SHTF scenario where you need a compact rifle that can be broken down and stored in your day pack, truck or even in your hidden cache. Just so you know, these survival rifles were talking about is not a personal defense gun like the AKs or fully equipped M4 (AR-15). Our main goal is about taking this out to the field when needed during a dire situation to hunt small game for survival. There...