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Mail Call Mondays Season 7 #3 – Truing Actions, Shooting Weak-side, Reticles for Rimfires and Gloves


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Mail Call Mondays Podcast #34 – Truing Actions, Shooting Weak-side, Reticles for Rimfires and Gloves

This week we talk about Truing Actions, Shooting Weak-side, Reticles for Rimfires and Gloves
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Magpul Pro 700 Chassis Announced


Just one week prior to the 2018 Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show (SHOT Show) Magpul announced the release of their new Pro 700 Chassis for the Remington 700 rifle. The Pro 700 appears to have addressed all of my criticism of the Hunter 700, although that stock continues to be an excellent value for the entry level precision rifle shooter. The question is, how will the market accept the Pro 700 at this price point in a saturated chassis market.

The highlights include:

  • Ambidextrous bedding block (left or right-handed actions)
  • Push button folding stock (reversible for left or right folder)
  • Tool-less Length of Pull, Buttpad Height/Tilt and Comb Height Adjustment
  • Molded, Adjustable for Sweep and Trigger Pull Length
  • Large Trigger Guard for Glove Use
  • QD Sling Mounting Points
  • M-Lok Accessory Slots
  • AICS Compatible Magazine Well
  • Low-Profile Magazine Release
  • Ambidextrous Thumb Shelf
  • Length – 32.7” – 34.6” (23.5” when folded)
  • Weight –  5.4 lbs

Magpul has set the MSRP at $999.95 and estimated availability in April 2018. Hopefully, we will have more information after we get our hands on the Pro 700 at the SHOT Show.

First Look: McMillan A6 Fiberglass Stock

McMillan is well known for their high-quality fiberglass stocks. My experience with McMillan products began when I was issued an M40A1 Sniper Rifle in the US Marine Corps. Since then, I have grown to respect the quality and durability that McMillan builds into their products. When McMillan offered me the chance to look at their latest stock design, I quickly accepted.

The McMillan A6 is an evolution of their tactical rifle stock lineage. The A6 in silhouette appears very similar to the A5 or A3-5. However, there are some key differences. Continue reading First Look: McMillan A6 Fiberglass Stock

Franklin Armory “Reformation” SHOT Show AR tease

Franklin Armory dropped a pre-SHOT Show bomb today in the form of a press release. The image in the press release appears to be an AR15 type short barreled rifle, but Franklin Armory claims that this new firearm does not require registration under the National Firearms Act. The firearm appears to have a conventional buttstock and a 11.5″ barrel.

There is not much information available yet, but based on the image and the legal definition of a short barreled rifle, it will be interesting to see how they managed to convince the ATF that this firearm doesn’t fall under the requirements for registration.

My speculation based on the “rifle” features that are visible in the photo, is that they are using a barrel that doesn’t qualify as “rifled”. How they intend to stabilize the projectile and if it will accept standard ammunition is a question that we will have to wait to answer.

You can be sure that we will stop by the Franklin Armory booth at the SHOT Show to bring you more information.


Lyman Borecam Borescope Review

The interior of a rifle’s bore is a mystery to most shooters. When a professional gunsmith wants to take a look inside the bore of a rifle, he usually turns to tools costing $1500 or more. This is out of the reach of most shooters. When Lyman contacted us and asked us to take a look at their Borecam Digital Borescope, we jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading Lyman Borecam Borescope Review

Mail Call Mondays Season 7 #2 – Resizing 7.62 NATO, .22 Rifle Options for 2018, Mk II upgrade and XRS II


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Mail Call Mondays Podcast #33 – Resizing 7.62 NATO, .22 Rifle Options for 2018, Mk II upgrade and XRS II

This week we talk about Resizing 7.62 NATO, .22 Rifle Options for 2018, Mk II upgrade and the Bushnell XRS II 4.5-30x50mm
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Mail Call Mondays Season 7 #1 – Cold Weather .22LR Shooting and Clothing Layers


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Mail Call Mondays Podcast #32 – Cold Weather .22LR Shooting and Clothing Layers

This week we talk about Cold Weather .22LR Shooting and Clothing Layers.
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