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    Rifle July-August 2024

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    Rifle July-August 2024

    This issue features Henry’s Side Gate Lever Rifle in the New 360 Buckhammer, A Trio of Sixes, The Snider-Enfield at War, The Weatherby Vanguard, Mauser’s Claw: Myth or Magic, and much more.


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    6 5 Grendel in a Howa Carbon Elevate

    Jeremiah Polacek

    Testing 6.5 Grendel handloads in a Howa M1500 mini action. This rifle is a shooter!... ...Read More >

     

    Boyds Hardwood Gunstocks

    Jeremiah Polacek

    Jeremiah shows off two of Boyds hardwood gunstocks and takes them to the range.... ...Read More >

     

    WWII Small Arms Series The Japanese Lewis Gun

    Jeremiah Polacek & Mike Venturino

    We continue our WWII Small Arms Series. Jeremiah and Mike Venturino discuss the history, care, lo... ...Read More >


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    Mostly Long Guns

    Outstanding Product Reviews
    column by: Brian Pearce

    Adaptive Tactical Tac-Hammer RM4 Rifle Stock for Ruger 10/22 Rifles ...Read More >

     

    Down Range

    Springfield Model 1873 Carbine
    column by: Mike Venturino, Photos by Yvonne Venturino

    In my opinion, one of the most maligned and underrated American military shoulder arms is the carbine version of Springfield Armory’s Model 1873 45-70 Government (nicknamed the Trapdoor). Most of this ill-repute stemmed from one particular battle. That was the Battle of the Little Bighorn (June 25, 1876), wherein the U.S. 7th Cavalry was pitted against a host of warriors from Sioux, Cheyenne and Arapaho tribes. Not only was that battle the largest one in which M1873 carbines were used but it was the largest ever between the U.S. Army and plains Indian tribes. ...Read More >

     

    Light Gunsmithing

    Falling Block Works Action
    column by: Gil Sengel

    There was a time when all serious riflefolk had a project or two in the planning stages. These could be as simple as recutting a chamber to an “improved” version of a standard cartridge or installing a receiver sight. More involved projects could be the rebarreling or the replacement of a stock with one of the 95 percent shaped and inlet varieties from Bishop, Fajen or Herters. Often, these projects took months or even years to complete. After all, planning is half the fun! ...Read More >

     

    A Rifleman's Optics

    Zero Compromise Optic ZC840 8-40x 56mm Mil
    column by: S. Maroon

    My initial interest in Zero Compromise Optic (ZCO) stemmed from the fact they are a local company near me with U.S. operations based in Orofino, Idaho. I had a project involving a long-range precision cartridge/rifle and was looking for a high magnification, top-quality system to aid in achieving maximum accuracy. ...Read More >

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