Once we checked the accuracy of our stock rifle, it was time to make some changes. First, we decided to replace the factory wood stock with something more appropriate to our goal. The factory wood is fine for a boys plinking rifle, but it is really too small for an adult. The stock was designed for use with iron sights and the comb is too low for a proper cheek weld with a rifle scope. Even with our scope mounted as low as possible, we end up with more of a “chin weld.” Continue reading
The Ruger 10/22 is one of the most popular .22 caliber rifles available today. Over five million have been produced. Needless to say there is an enormous selection of parts available to customize the rifle for almost any purpose.
Before we start down that road, it is important for us to gauge the accuracy of the rifle in its stock condition. It doesn’t do any good to add a component that reduces the overall accuracy.
Our Ruger 10/22 Carbine comes from the factory with a set of fairly serviceable iron sights. They are the adjustable bead and notch type. In my youth, many a rabbit fell to a .22 equipped with these sights. While they may be just fine for plinking and hunting small game, they are nowhere near adequate for a precision training rifle. Continue reading
1. PHYSICALLY AND VISUALLY verify that your rifle is clear. It’s way to easy to have a cartridge find it’s way into the chamber. Don’t take chances. Complacency kills.
2. Some type of headlamp is incredibly useful for administrative tasks. Loading mags, picking up brass, setup, teardown and score keeping. Its awesome to not have to dig a light out of your pocket every time you need it and keeping your hands free helps.
3. Illuminated reticles are a must. Very often we run into lighting conditions where you can see the target you need to engage, but your fine FFP reticle is just too fine to see against the shot-up steel. Continue reading
Today is the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. 156,000 Allied Troops landed on a 50 mile section of highly fortified beach. At the end of the day an estimated 4,000 Allied troops lost their lives. One week later the beaches were fully secured.
As you go about your day, take a minute to think about how it would have felt to stand in those landing craft. Imagine the sound of the machine-guns and know that as soon as the ramp dropped, you would be wading into hell.
Without those brave men, the world would have suffered a much worse fate.
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