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Bolt Action Rifles

Book Review: Rifles of the Snow

August 8, 2013 Ian McCollum 4

Today’s book is really more of a pamphlet than a proper book, but it still serves well given its purpose. It is Rifles of the Snow by Doug Bowser and Powers Dunaway, and it is […]

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Semiauto Rifles

SKS Manuals at Allegheny Arsenal

August 4, 2013 Ian McCollum 16

One rifle that isn’t really forgotten at all but still interesting and historically significant is the Samozaryadnyj Karabin Simonova – the SKS. Predating the AK by several years, the SKS was a staple weapon in […]

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Select-fire Rifles

1964 SPIW 60-round Magazine

July 31, 2013 Ian McCollum 52

Let’s step back to 1964 for a few minutes, into the midst of the SPIW development program. This was the US military’s attempt to increase hit probability from infantry rifles by, basically, changing focus from […]

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More 2-Gun Action!

July 29, 2013 Ian McCollum 20

Yep, it’s that time again – we’ve had another 2-Gun Action Challenge Match. I was hoping to take a Ross rifle this month, but it didn’t arrive in time – so instead I used a […]

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Controls Long Past

July 16, 2013 Ian McCollum 69

Guns are like vodka. The better and better new ones get, the more indistinguishable they become, as they get closer and closer to that Platonic ideal design. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, really – […]