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AimShot’s New High-Power 223 Laser Bore Sight

AimShot’s New High-Power 223 Laser Bore Sight

After mounting the Leupold VX-3i scope on my Remington 700, it was time to zero it.  I’d used an earlier version of AimShot’s laser bore sight for my AR, but I found the laser wasn’t bright enough for my old eyes out in the bright sunlight. Since then AimShot has introduced a new model with […]

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Filed in Articles, Remington 700 Project, Shooting by on June 12, 2017 0 Comments • views: 15
Dewey L-16 AR-15 Chamber Cleaning Kit

Dewey L-16 AR-15 Chamber Cleaning Kit

Everyone seems to have their own preferences as to gun cleaning standards and methods.  I know people who do nothing more than run an oiled patch down the barrel after each shooting session.  I also know people who clean their guns to surgical standards.  I’m somewhere in the middle. I enjoy cleaning my guns when I […]

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Filed in AR-15, Articles by on June 8, 2017 0 Comments • views: 23
.308 Hornady Match 168gr A-MAX vs Hornady Black

.308 Hornady Match 168gr A-MAX vs Hornady Black

In these early stages of the Remington 700 Project, I’v been buying Hornady Match 308 168gr A-MAX.  I love this ammo, it makes nice tight groups. I needed to order some more and found it has been discontinued.  Hornady has a new product 308 168gr A-MAX Black. I contacted Hornady to inquire about the differences […]

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Filed in Ammo, Articles by on May 30, 2017 0 Comments • views: 40

Getting Started Reloading

Hornady Caliber Change Storage

Hornady Caliber Change Storage

As I was changing my Hornady Lock-n-Load AP from 45 ACP to .223, I realized that I needed a way to keep all the caliber-specific parts together. I needed small boxes, one for each caliber that would hold: Dies in their LnL bushings Shellplate Metering Insert Quick Change Powder Die There is also enough room […]

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Filed in Articles, Getting Started Reloading, Hornady LnL-AP Setup by on July 30, 2011 0 Comments • views: 1604
How Many Rounds Can I Get Out Of A Pound Of Powder?

How Many Rounds Can I Get Out Of A Pound Of Powder?

There are 7,000 grains per pound. Divide 7,000 by the number of grains per charge to get the total number of rounds per pound. For example, I load my 45 ACP cartridges with 5.5 grains of Unique, which results in 1272 rounds from a pound of powder. Tweet

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Filed in Articles, Getting Started Reloading by on July 2, 2011 2 Comments • views: 1931
Getting Started Reloading

Getting Started Reloading

So you want to get into reloading? This article provides you with a list of everything you need to get started. Keep in mind that I haver my own biases and opinions and this article reflects many of them. Also, almost all my experience is RCBS-centric so that’s what you’ll find here. You will Need: […]

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Filed in Articles, Getting Started Reloading by on June 25, 2011 • views: 2210

Brass Catchers

E & L Mfg Brass Catcher for 1911 Pistols

E & L Mfg Brass Catcher for 1911 Pistols

E & L Manufacturing’s Brass catchers work great on my rifles.  What about my Colt Combat Commander? Fortunately, E & L makes one for the 1911 pistol.  As you can see in the attached photo, it wraps around underneath the barrel. Like the other $ & L Brass Catchers I’ve tried, this one works well. […]

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Filed in Articles, Brass Catchers by on December 16, 2011 2 Comments • views: 1956
E & L Mfg Flat Top Brass Catcher

E & L Mfg Flat Top Brass Catcher

My PTR91 has undergone some changes (Vortex Diamondback scope and B&T Mount). As a result, my HK-specific Brass Catcher from E&L Manufacturing no longer fits. 308 brass is too expensive to lose so I had to find another solution. Fortunately, E&L Manufacturing has recently introduced a new Universal Brass Catcher designed to mount on any […]

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Filed in Articles, Brass Catchers, HK by on December 11, 2011 1 Comment • views: 1830
E&L Mfg Brass Catcher

E&L Mfg Brass Catcher

It works.  End of Story. E&L Manufacturing makes a line of brass catchers. E&L’s first brass catchers were made under contract for the US Air Force for the M16 and M60.  They were used on SAC bases where the Air Force did not want brass laying around on the tarmac where it might get sucked […]

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Filed in Articles, Brass Catchers, HK, Shooting by on August 1, 2011 1 Comment • views: 1755

Reloading Presses

Hornady Lock-N-Load AP

Hornady Lock-N-Load AP

In the “Which Progressive Press Should I Buy” quest, the current top contender is the Hornady Lock-N-Load AP. Some reasons why: 1. Except for the Lee Loadmaster it is the least expensive press but it’s quality seems to be comparable to Dillon and RCBS. The fact that they are offering 500 free bullets helped too […]

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Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press, Hornady LnL AP by on June 23, 2011 9 Comments • views: 4105
Dillon XL 650

Dillon XL 650

In the “Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy” quest, in this article I share what I’ve learned about the Dillon XL 650 and my opinions of it. The XL 650 is the upper-middle product in the Dillon line of progressing reloading presses. For most reloaders this is the “I’ve-died-and-gone-to-heaven.” press. It is a 5-station […]

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Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press, Dillon XL 650 by on June 22, 2011 1 Comment • views: 4295
Lee Loadmaster

Lee Loadmaster

In the “Which Progressive Reloading Press Should I Buy” quest, in this article I share what I’ve learned about the Lee Loadmaster and my opinions of it. Either praise or denigrate the Lee Loadmaster on any online forum and you are sure to start a ‘Love it – Hate it’ free-for-all. If you are thinking […]

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Filed in Articles, Choosing a Progressive Press, Lee Loadmaster by on June 21, 2011 7 Comments • views: 6129

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AimShot’s New High-Power 223 Laser Bore Sight

Filed in Articles, Remington 700 Project, Shooting by on June 12, 2017 0 Comments • views: 15
AimShot’s New High-Power 223 Laser Bore Sight

After mounting the Leupold VX-3i scope on my Remington 700, it was time to zero it.  I’d used an earlier version of AimShot’s laser bore sight for my AR, but I found the laser wasn’t bright enough for my old eyes out in the bright sunlight. Since then AimShot has introduced a new model with […]

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CAT Outdoors AR-15/M4 BCG Cleaning Tool

Filed in AR-15 by on June 10, 2017 0 Comments • views: 14
CAT Outdoors AR-15/M4 BCG Cleaning Tool

I’ve always wanted a way to get down inside the recesses of an AR-15 bolt carrier and clean it will.  Trying to use gun patches or twisted bits of rag didn’t instill me with confidence. Then I discovered the CAT Outdoors AR-15 BCG Cleaning Tool. The Carrier Cleaner/Scraper allows you to get down inside the […]

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Dewey L-16 AR-15 Chamber Cleaning Kit

Filed in AR-15, Articles by on June 8, 2017 0 Comments • views: 23
Dewey L-16 AR-15 Chamber Cleaning Kit

Everyone seems to have their own preferences as to gun cleaning standards and methods.  I know people who do nothing more than run an oiled patch down the barrel after each shooting session.  I also know people who clean their guns to surgical standards.  I’m somewhere in the middle. I enjoy cleaning my guns when I […]

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.308 Hornady Match 168gr A-MAX vs Hornady Black

Filed in Ammo, Articles by on May 30, 2017 0 Comments • views: 40
.308 Hornady Match 168gr A-MAX vs Hornady Black

In these early stages of the Remington 700 Project, I’v been buying Hornady Match 308 168gr A-MAX.  I love this ammo, it makes nice tight groups. I needed to order some more and found it has been discontinued.  Hornady has a new product 308 168gr A-MAX Black. I contacted Hornady to inquire about the differences […]

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SoundGear Electronic Earplugs

Filed in Articles, Hearing Protection by on May 22, 2017 0 Comments • views: 47
SoundGear Electronic Earplugs

A new generation of hearing protection products for shooters is has become available recently: electronic Earplugs. The advantage of electronic hearing protection is that they are active only when a shot is fired.  When there is no shooting, they are passthrough – Some even amplify sound.  They are really great for instructional settings or when […]

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CTK Precision P3 Ultimate Gun Vise & Shooting Rest Review

Filed in Articles, Gunsmithing Tools, Remington 700 Project, Uncategorized by on May 21, 2017 0 Comments • views: 63
CTK Precision P3 Ultimate Gun Vise & Shooting Rest Review

There comes a time in almost every rifle owner’s life when a gun vise becomes a very nice thing to have, if not a necessity. For me it was when I was buying the scope (Leupold VX-3i) for the Remington 700 project.  (BTW, This video by Larry Potterfield of Midway USA is a great tutorial […]

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Polymer 80% Lower Reality

Filed in AR-15, Articles by on April 19, 2017 0 Comments • views: 123
Polymer 80% Lower Reality

Everyone by now has heard about 80 percent AR lower receivers.  And more than one company offers 80% lowers made from polymer instead of aluminum. The question is: Can someone without a machine shop or precision milling machine actually turn one of them into a functional and reliable AR-15 lower receiver.  I decided to find […]

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.223 Flash Hole Warning!

Filed in Ammo, Articles by on April 13, 2017 0 Comments • views: 127
.223 Flash Hole Warning!

I received this notice from RCBS yesterday: Certain .223 Rem and 5.56×45 ammunition manufactured in Yugoslavia/Bosnia/Herzegovina have undersized flash holes and are not reloadable. The SAAMI spec for rifle cases using small rifle primers specifies a flash hole size of .074″ – .078″ It just so happens that a #45 drill bit is .0820″ and a 5/64″ […]

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