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    Rifle May-June 2024

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    Rifle May-June 2024

    This issue features AG Chalk Branch Rifle Stock, Savage Arms, Notes on Barrels, Strasser’s RS 700, Bullard Repeating Rifle, and much more.

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    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 >


    The Model 2020…

    Stan Trzoniec

    I have to admit that I am an easy target for a good-looking, high-grade 22 rimfire rifle – and th... ...Read More >

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    Mostly Long Guns

    Henry Lever Action Octagon Frontier
    column by: Brian Pearce

    In Rifle No. 333 (March – April 2024), I discussed the history and virtues of the 22 WMR or 22 Magnum cartridge and why I’m so fond of it. However, after concluding my comments, it occurred to me that most of my rifles are now classics and have long since been discontinued. While there are many good bolt rifles currently available from Ruger, Savage and others at a relatively modest cost, the only lever-action rifle currently available is from Henry Repeating Arms Company, which is produced 100 percent in U.S. ...Read More >


    Down Range

    32-40 in Sporting Rifles
    column by: Mike Venturino

    Lately, I’ve been reminiscing about experiences from my younger days. One subject was my single day of hunting pronghorns with a Winchester Model 1894 32-40. Nowadays, that cartridge is mostly considered as a very mild one meant for Schuetzen-style paper punching. However, it’s a fact that in the late nineteenth century, Ballard, Marlin and Winchester marketed 32-40 sporting rifles for deer hunting. In fact, Winchester kept its Model 1894 32-40 leverguns cataloged until 1930. Such were the 32-40s that captured my interest in the 1980s. As is my usual mindset, if one of something would suffice then, I’ll need at least two or three for satisfaction. My three 32-40 leverguns were: one beautiful Marlin Model 1893 B-Model, a likewise very nice Winchester Model 1894 saddle ring carbine and a well-used Winchester Model 1894 rifle. ...Read More >


    Light Gunsmithing

    Final Notes on Scope Attachment
    column by: Gil Sengel

    In this segment, I am going look at a few items that folks seldom consider, but are important, nonetheless. One such item is that everywhere on the planet, it rains, snows or freezes during hunting seasons. A rifle is going to get wet. Wiping with a rust-preventing cloth in camp can push any moisture into the base/ receiver or rings/scope tube contact surfaces. Condensation will do the same without help from anyone. Rusting results. ...Read More >


    A Rifleman's Optics

    GPOTAC Spectra 6x 4.5-27x 50i FFP Riflescope
    column by: S. Maroon

    I have run a few German Precision Optics, aka GPO USA, riflescopes through the paces at this point, experiences that have spawned a great deal of respect for the brand. GPO is an American company whose optics are designed, engineered and quality inspected in Germany to its strictest standards, but they are assembled in some of the largest overseas production facilities around the world, which I assume means Asia. This results in high-quality products, including top-tier features, but they are sold at very reasonable prices. The three GPO scopes I have tested, for instance, have retailed for less than a grand, but provided exceptional long-range and varmint-shooting function and stood up to hard use. ...Read More >

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