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Bolt Action Rifles

Dangerous Guns

April 9, 2013 Ian McCollum 89

After shooting the Bannerman Mosin-Nagant conversion recently, the subject of dangerous military rifles came up when I was talking with a friend. And y’know, there are more than a few designs and conversions that are […]

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Select-fire Rifles

US Advanced Combat Rifle Video

April 5, 2013 Ian McCollum 50

We had this video pointed out to us by reader Cris – a 1990 film put out by the US Army detailing the four rifles being put into testing to become the Advanced Combat Rifle. […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

Bannerman .30-06 Mosin Nagant (Video)

April 1, 2013 Ian McCollum 25

According to internet wisdom, today’s video should have been cut short by a rifle exploding in my face…but you’ll have to watch it to see if that actually happened. Okay, the fact that I’m still […]

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Select-fire Rifles

A Tantalean Ordeal

March 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 28

or How the Poles Got to Have their Small-Caliber Kalashnikov Made “My Way” We don’t often talk about modern weapons here, but the Polish wz.88 “Tantal” is moving quickly towards obscurity.Rendered obsolete by logistics nearly […]

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Bolt Action Rifles

M1886 Lebel Video

March 18, 2013 Ian McCollum 42

The French M1886 Lebel was the first smallbore smokeless powder rifle adopted by a major military, and was a game changer in the European arms race in the 1880s. It wasn’t an outstanding design in […]

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How Guns Work

Direct Gas Impingement Video

March 11, 2013 Ian McCollum 13

Many people already know everything I’m going to say in today’s video, but I think it’s important to get it out there for the folks who don’t have as much mechanical experience with their rifles. […]