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    Rifle September-October 2024

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    Rifle September-October 2024

    This issue features Keeping Rifle Barrels Cool During Load Development, Smith & Wesson Model 1854, Savage Arms 110 Trail Hunter in 400 Legend, Strasser RS 14 Evolution, The 22 Long Rifle, 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

    The Rossi R92 454 Casull
    column by: Brian Pearce

    To fully understand the significance of the Rossi R92 lever-action carbine chambered in 454 Casull, we must first examine the cartridge. During the 1950s, while being employed by the notable Gunsmith P.O. Ackley, young experimenter Dick Casull converted a Colt Single Action Army to a five-shot 45 Colt cylinder to increase strength. His unusual (and very heavy) triplex handloads allowed him to push a 255-grain bullet to 1,550 feet per second (fps), which was over-the-top power at that time. Dick referred to his handload and custom Colt as the 454 Casull. However, to achieve the level of power that he really wanted, a gun with a larger frame would be required. ...Read More >


    Down Range

    Final Shots
    column by: Wolfe Publishing Company

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    Light Gunsmithing

    Making Reproduction Grip Caps and Buttplates
    column by: Gil Sengel

    Refinishing stocks is probably the most common home gunsmithing operation. Many gunsmiths have also made a reputation over the years as being particularly good at it. Used rifles and especially shotguns, can often be bought at very reasonable prices if the stock is well-worn or scratched. Refinishing or simply “reviving” the finish, as explained in this column in Rifle No. 318 (September – October 2021) can make the gun look markedly better and raise its value too. ...Read More >


    A Rifleman's Optics

    Trijicon Tenmile HX 5-25x 50mm Riflescope
    column by: Patrick Meitin

    For full disclosure – I am a huge fan of Trijicon optics and have some good friends there whom I deeply respect. Some of my favorite rifles hold Trijicon scopes that are used frequently while hunting varmints or Texas hogs. That said, I also strive to remain as objective as possible while reviewing products for this column. Trijicon is a company of engineers. The company’s founder, Glyn Bindon, is an engineer who is passionate about shooting and hunting. This quality is reflected in everything they manufacture, from their breakthrough fiber/tritium technology to the first red dot optics tough enough to be mounted on handgun slides and the combat-proven ACOG. ...Read More >

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