Category Archives: Gun Tech

The Care and Feeding of the AR/M16 Platform Rifles

I don’t know what the deal is with this post. It went up, it disappeared, and then it appeared in the archives. I’m reposting again in the hopes it will stay put because it’s got some great information in it. … Continue reading

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Varmint Al’s Reloading Page (and other stuff too)

http://www.varmintal.com/arelo.htm Advanced reloading, rifle tuning, coyote hunting, hunting tales, Ham radios, gunsmithing, all kinds of good shit. If you’re thinking about getting into reloading, don’t be intimidated by this page. I’ve been reloading for over 30 years and do a … Continue reading

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Time to ‘fess up

Monday I received a Lee 4-20 lead smelter for casting bullets at the post office, from Midway with no invoice or paperwork. I have no clue as to the perpetrator. Well, I’ve got a few. Several of my readers have … Continue reading

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Running Spares- Keeping Your Weapon Going

AR-15 vs. AK-47. 7.62 vs 5.56. 308!! Mil-spec, mil-surp, match grade, green tip, etc, etc, etc. If you’ve been a shooter any amount of time, you’re familiar with these terms. In the internet-land these are hotly debated for some reason, … Continue reading

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The .22 Confusion

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M1 D Sniper Garand

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300 Blackout

An email question: Fixin to build a new AR, (my addiction is getting the best of me!). Thinking about a 300 Blackout. Other than having to stock up on a more expensive ammo, what are the pros and cons in … Continue reading

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The 1877 Bulldog Gatling Gun

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Understanding headspace

Headspace is one of the most critical measures in your rifle. A quick definition: the distance from the face of the locked bolt to a datum line or shoulder in the chamber that arrests the forward movement of the cartridge. … Continue reading

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AR-15 Ammunition And Barrel Twist Rate

A very good article that I ran across over at WRSA. Be sure to watch the video at the end. There are a lot of articles and discussion forum threads on barrel twist rate for AR-15s. So why am I … Continue reading

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Yeah, the AR15 is Now Becoming C&R Eligible

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Any 30.06 reloaders out there?

I don’t load for an 30.06 so I can’t give him advice but I figure one of you can. Let him know how close this is to a max load so he can adjust accordingly, please. Kenny, can you recommend … Continue reading

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Reloaders: Get it while supplies last

From Wideners.com: From 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, February 3 – buy $200 of smokeless powder and we’ll email you a gift card for $40 off your next purchase! Read full details below, prices listed in this email are good … Continue reading

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Building an AR-15 upper

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When men get bored

I put a muzzle brake on my Mini-14 last night. I’m not entirely sure why I did or even why I felt the need to brake a 223, but I did. Hell, I’m not even sure where I got it. … Continue reading

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Zeroing your carbine

Seen at Western Rifle Shooters Association – if you don’t read the text, at least watch the two videos in order. They’re well worth the time. Pro Tips on Zeroing a Carbine My carbine is zeroed at 50 yards for … Continue reading

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Bill Jordan

If Bill Jordan were the most unforgettable character I’ve ever met, this story would appear in the “Reader’s Digest.” Although lacking not a whit of color and charm. Long Bill falls short of some of my more raunchy acquaintances in … Continue reading

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Piston Driven vs Direct Gas Impingement

This video does an outstanding job on explaining how both systems work, probably one of the best that I’ve seen so far. I had a reader write in with a question and as an afterthought I sent him this video, … Continue reading

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A reader asks for advice

I got this via email a couple days ago and for some reason didn’t catch it. Anyways, I don’t have a clue and was wondering if some of you might be able to answer his questions and help him out. … Continue reading

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Never again

Man, I just finished a trigger job on my Marlin Model 60 and you want to talk about a pain in the ass? The instructional video provided by the parts people sucked, springs and shit were hard to install and … Continue reading

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