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    Rifle March-April 2024

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    Rifle March-April 2024

    This issue features Savage Arms 110 Carbine Predator in 6mm ARC, Japanese Type 97 6.5mm Sniper Rifle, Winchester Post-’64 Model 70, The 270 Winchester: Young at 100, Springfield Armory M1A, and much more.

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    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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    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 >


    Yavapai College Gunsmithing Custom 7mm PRC Part II Enter to win this Rifle Package

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    Mostly Long Guns

    22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire
    column by: Brian Pearce

    The 22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (WMR), or more commonly known as “22 Magnum,” was formally introduced in 1959, although Winchester did not offer rifles until 1960, with the introduction of the Model 61 Magnum pump-action rifle. Marlin was the first to offer a rifle with the Model 57M Levermatic, while Colt quickly offered the inexpensive bolt-action, single-shot 1-22 rifle, but Smith & Wesson, Ruger and Colt almost immediately began offering 22 Magnum sixguns – many with dual cylinders that accommodated the use of 22 Long Rifle cartridges in the same gun. Despite the high cost of ammunition when compared to the 22 Long Rifle, the 22 Magnum was instantly popular due to its notable performance advantages. I first acquired a Winchester Model 9422M 22 Magnum in 1972 and over the past 50 years, I have owned many rifles and sixguns in this caliber and it remains a personal favorite. ...Read More >


    Down Range

    Model 1903 Genealogy
    column by: Mike Venturino - Photos by Yvonne Venturino

    Except for the several versions based on the AR platform, the Model 1903 Springfield served the United States Armed Forces longer than any other rifle. It was adopted in 1903 and served in several forms until the Korean War of the early 1950s, wherein scoped ones were used for sniping. I’ve read unofficial reports that stated some scoped M1903s were put back in service during the Vietnam War, but that could be hearsay. ...Read More >


    Light Gunsmithing

    Still More Notes on Scope Attachment
    column by: Gil Sengel

    Last time, I made a couple of precision rods that allowed for determining if the two rings holding a scope sight were in alignment with each other. Such measurement is seldom made today and certainly not with the accuracy made possible using the alignment rods. Failure to detect and correct the problem will result in a dented scope tube at best, failure of the internal workings of the scope immediately, or sometime down the road at worst. ...Read More >


    A Rifleman’s Optics

    Burris Optics Veracity PH 4-20x 50mm Riflescope
    column by: Patrick Meitin

    Burris Optics introduced the Veracity PH 4-20x 50mm at SHOT Show 2023 and it became available to authorized dealers last July. Headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, Burris has been in business since 1971. In that time, the name has become a respected source for rifle and handgun scopes and other hunting-optic solutions. The Veracity PH brings Burris into the high-tech world of long-range shooting. ...Read More >

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