my first 1K

I thought of myself as a 600-yard rifleman. In DCM, CMP and NRA High Power competitions, the 600 yard target we shoot at is labeled “MR1”. That stands for “medium range”, standard target. Thus I don’t get an inflated ego from hitting that sucker on a known-distance course of fire. Upon selling The Gentleman Farmer business I owned/operated for 22 […]

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reloading 300 Blackout

I had to knock a couple years’ worth of dust off my reloading gear and a lot of cobwebs out of my reloading brain, but I reloaded a test batch of 300 AAC Blackout ammo up today. This is a new cartridge for me. It is somewhat young to the shooting world, but hugely popular already. Wildcatters cut down a […]

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subsonic AR rifle

I have recently been looking into subsonic rifle loads for full-sized bullets. By full-size I mean enough power to be considered adequate for hunting and defensive purposes. Less recoil and less noise are attractive, but I have found that sub-sonic rimfire (.22LR) can’t even clean-kill whistle pigs. One way to go, of course, would be to just get a carbine […]

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gun control

Interesting Facts About Gun Control NEVER MADE KNOWN BY THE CONTROL LOBBY There are 30,000 gun related deaths per year by firearms, and this number is not disputed. U.S. population 324,059,091 as of Wednesday, June 22, 2016. Do the math: 0.000000925% of the population die from gun related actions each year. Statistically speaking, this is insignificant! What is never told, […]

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handgun correction chart

A coaching tool I like to use is this handgun correction chart. That is definitely not to say that the sights do not need to be adjusted. That can happen, but usually if your shot groups are small and in one area is when you want to adjust the sights to move that small group to the center. If your […]

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Shoot Like a Sniper

10 Tips to Help Your Long-Range Shooting It’s not often that seasoned hunters would listen to a 26-year-old tell them how to shoot better. Heck, most of us kill whitetails with guns older than that. However, Staff Sergeant George Reinas is not just a young sniper for the U.S. Air Force. For the past five years he has been instructing […]

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Gun Safety Rules

By Susan Callaway (AKA MamaLiberty) from The Price of Liberty Those who hate and fear guns, wanting to disarm everyone, seem to ignore the fact that most people who own and use guns are seriously committed to the basic safety rules outlined below. All of these, and more, are diligently taught in every sort of firearms training and reinforced through […]

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match setup

We are coming up to the Nampa Rod And Gun Club match weekend. A real fun favorite match is their Vance Cusic Vietnam Memorial Match… four-man teams in several 200-yard rapid-fire courses of fire, including some moving silhouettes as well as full-sized and “prone silhouettes”. Rifles must be in looks and function semi-automatic versions of rifles used by some military […]

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reloading room

I’m still working on the real reloading bench, shelves and such, but an upcoming match is arriving faster than my woodworking is finishing.  My temporary setup was a pleasure to use – the view out the window is fantastic… but I am, of course, intensely focused on my work. 😉 Since I was working on the short-range (200-300-yard) ammo when […]

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reloading begins

Seven tubs of filler, two gallons of primer, one gallon paint, new flooring, wiring, benches and shelves are under construction in the shop … getting close to moved in. But some things won’t wait. The High Power Rifle season is upon us. Our first trip to the Nampa Rod and Gun Club matches is next weekend. I had to fill […]

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warm winter feet

While there may be some factors they left out, but this is an outstanding test. I have never been happy with my cold feet and suspect a defect in my physiological or psychological makeup. Probably not. I just buy cheap boots, not realizing the difference a few bucks well spent could make. Thanks to these two guys, my next pair […]

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