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    Rifle May/June 2021

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    Rifle May/June 2021

    This issue features The Perfect .22?, Long-Range Shooting Tips and Tools, Big .50 No. 1 Rolling Block, Sauer 6.5x57R Drilling, Lipsey’s Ruger Np. 1 .257 Roberts, and much more.

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    Pedersoli 1874 Sharps

    Jeremiah Polacek

    We test smokeless powders in the Pedersoli 1874 Sharps Q Down Under. It is a replica of the rifle... ...Read More >


    Ruger American Rimfire Long-Range Target Rifle

    Stan Trzoniec

    Over the past few years, rimfire rifles have started to set a standard of their own. They have de... ...Read More >


    The Perfect Big Bore

    Layne Simpson

    In African Rifles & Cartridges, John Taylor grouped cartridges into several categories. He descri... ...Read More >

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    Lock, Stock & Barrel

    Rimfires By the Pair
    column by: Lee J. Hoots

    Rifles tend to come and go in this business. Sometimes this is partly due to the fact that some of them become outdated, seemingly less useful at times (as can happen when moving to another state) or sold to raise cash for something deemed immediately important – like another rifle, which is my general excuse. ...Read More >


    Mostly Long Guns

    Reconsidering the .204 Ruger
    column by: Brian Pearce

    My sons and I stood there gazing in amazement at the completely empty ammunition shelves, then moved to the next aisle that normally contains powder, primers and bullets in hopes of finding something there that we needed. This was the sixth sporting goods store that we had visited that day, and just like all the others, there were no powders or primers, but there were a few boxes of lead roundballs for cap-and-ball sixguns and a few boxes of .17- and .20-caliber bullets. ...Read More >


    Down Range

    The First Assault Rifle
    column by: Mike Venturino

    With the change in our government, the term assault rifle will be negatively bandied about in the coming years. This will be from people and groups who don’t actually know what the term means or how it began. ...Read More >


    Light Gunsmithing

    Set Trigger Basics
    column by: Gil Sengel

    Most shooters think that the lighter the trigger pull, the smaller the groups their rifles will produce. Old ideas die hard, and this one started with the flintlock! At that time, and through the percussion and early cartridge era, reliable ignition required a hard slap from a heavy hammer driven by a big, horse-killin’ mainspring. To hold the hammer back while the trigger was pulled required a fairly large sear area to prevent the thin case-hardened surface from wearing through too quickly. Heavy trigger pulls were the result, which made firing when the sights were on target difficult to impossible. ...Read More >

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