Category Archives: Rifles

Sub-sonic Coot

Sub-sonic .22 Long Rifle loads are, in theory, more accurate than super-sonic high velocity loads because of some aerodynamic “disruptions” that affect the flight of the faster bullet as it decreases from super-sonic to sub-sonic speed during the course of … Continue reading

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Rifle cleaning’s a bore

    Screw the bristle brush into the tip of the cleaning rod, soak it in powder solvent, and go to work like a dissident communist Chinese official ordered by the Red Guard to scrub the entryway to the Zhongnanhai … Continue reading

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Treasured possessions

That western-style hat on the top shelf of the bureau is a magical storybook. I need only put it on to be spun into the memories of a dozen bird and deer hunts across the high plains of Nebraska, South … Continue reading

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Just take a peep

The peep sight was something else altogether… all you had to do was set the target on top of the front sight post and gently pull the trigger. Plink – the tin can went rolling, and you were convinced you … Continue reading

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Starting over

A random thought clicked in my head: maybe the stock bolts are loose. They were. Protocol says to check this before you even start the scope mounting procedure, but unaccountably I didn’t. So I tightened all three stock bolts to … Continue reading

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Riflery – the science and the art II

Brown was not a marvelously good shot…but he could handle his weapon in good workmanlike fashion; and the rifle asks no more.”                — from the novel Brown on Resolution, by C.S. Forester 1899-1966   RIFLERY PART II … Continue reading

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Riflery – the science and the art

To shoot well in the field, you must have complete confidence in your rifle’s ability to put the bullet at exactly the point of aim. Lack of this confidence will undermine your shooting ability more than any other factor. RIFLERY … Continue reading

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