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Inline Fabrication Quick Change Press Mounting System

Filed in Articles, Hornady LnL AP by on December 10, 2017 0 Comments • views: 8
Inline Fabrication Quick Change Press Mounting System

I’m Back!  I’ve moved from the big city (Phoenix, AZ) to a place a bit more rural (Spring Valley, AZ). The selling of one house, buying another, packing, and unpacking consumed most of the last half of 2017, hence not much activity on this blog. I’m really pleased with my new man cave.  At the […]

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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: 178
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: 118
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: 175
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: 258
.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: 152
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: 280
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: 331
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: 340
.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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IWB Holster for XD Mod2 Subcompact .45

Filed in Articles, Springfield XD by on April 3, 2017 0 Comments • views: 253
IWB Holster for XD Mod2 Subcompact .45

I have an IWB holster from Multi-Holsters  for my Ruger LC9s and love it. So when it came time to get an IWB holster for my new Springfield Armory XD Mod2 45 Subcompact there was no question about the manufacturer. I ordered a custom IWB holster for it from Multi-Holsters.  While their website says it […]

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Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 45 Subcompact

Filed in Ammo, Springfield XD by on February 8, 2017 0 Comments • views: 195
Springfield Armory XD Mod 2 45 Subcompact

Someone is finally producing a high-capacity .45acp subcompact that feels good to me and conceals easily. You hear a lot about Grip Zone, and I am here to tell you it really works.  The double-stack Glocks just don’t fit my hand well, while the XD Mod 2 is perfect. The gun feels practically welded to […]

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Diamondhead Flip-Up Sights

Filed in AR-15, Articles by on February 6, 2017 0 Comments • views: 235
Diamondhead Flip-Up Sights

Twice now I’ve arrived at the range only to discover that the batteries in my Eotech 517 were dead. The second time it happened, my Army Infantry Fire Team Leader son was with me and he sad, “Ya know, Dad, you really need a set of backup sights.” My rifle is a Windham Weaponry SRC […]

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