Category Archives: Rifles

Fenix TK15: Cree LED goodness

I attended a ham radio swap meet several years ago and at one vendor’s display I saw a very strange flashlight. It used a flat, square LED under an adjustable lens that produced a very bright light. This was my … Continue reading

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IO Inc. AK-47 update for 2013

NOTE: this is a follow-up post to my original review of the IO, Inc. AK-47C Having shot this rifle for almost five years, I’ve gotten to know it really well. I still like it, probably more than when I first reviewed … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part V: Sum of its parts

With the addition of a simple bipod the Precision Rifle was ready for the range. I was very interested to see how this would all come together. This project was a study in focus. My goal was to build a … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part IV: Geissele SSA-E Two-Stage Trigger

With the scope mounted the gun was fully assembled and ready to fire. I had purchased the lower parts kit without a trigger because I knew I would be adding a much better unit than the USGI work-alike that would … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part III: Simmons Whitetail Classic 6.5-20x 50mm

With the base rifle assembled I still needed to put a proper optic on it. After reading a lot of information about scopes I decided that it would be very difficult to beat the 6.5-20x version of Simmons’ Whitetail Classic … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part II: RGuns complete upper receiver

With the new lower completed I was ready to find a new complete upper receiver for my Precision Rifle project. I had been trying to buy a Bushmaster Predator upper for some time. I liked the concept of a longer, … Continue reading

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Precision Rifle Part I: Palmetto State Armory stripped lower

Eugene Stoner would be amazed at how popular his creation has become over the last 50 years. As “America’s Gun” there are many sources for information and parts. It doesn’t require a lot of tools or even mechanical aptitude so … Continue reading

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Burris Fastfire II: excellent low cost/low profile 1x optic

After finding my red dot had completely lost zero while riding around in my trunk I decided it was time to get my hands on a more appropriate optic for my “truck gun”. What I found was much more than … Continue reading

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CETME .308 battle rifle: a brief history

History of the CETME rifle with personal observations. Continue reading

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Wolf Military Classic 7.62×39: perfect AK-47 ammo

Russian ammunition has long been available in the US to anyone shooting the classic 7.62x39R AK/SKS caliber. While much if not most of it may look the same, there are significant differences. The vast majority of this ammunition is produced … Continue reading

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