Category Archives: Gun Tech

Understanding Your Rifle Scope

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Selecting a rifle scope can be deceptively difficult. Prices seem to have exponential variances and most people will tell you whatever they own is the best for their application. Some brands are known for having a great … Continue reading

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A couple of cool videos for you

Jason sent these in a couple weeks ago and they got buried in my inbox after I watched them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rmr9sQTGvLg –Jason

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A quick history of dust covers

Ft Collins, CO –-(Ammoland.com)- “Cleanliness and order are not matters of ‘instinct.’ They are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli Many mistakenly believe that spring-loaded “dust-covers,” designed to … Continue reading

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An Inside Look at How AR-15 Barrels Are Made: DC Machine

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- DC Machine is the biggest machining company you may never have heard of. However, you are likely familiar with Palmetto State Armory, located in Columbia, South Carolina. PSA is one of the fastest-growing gun companies in the history … Continue reading

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On This Day…

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- On November 21, 1865, US patent 51,117 was issued to William Mason, who then assigned it to Remington. While the patent document simply lists it as an “IMPROVEMENT IN REVOLVING FIRE-ARMS,” it is decidedly much more important … Continue reading

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How Bill Wilson Maintains a 1911

-Chris

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Barrel Throat Erosion

As is by now common enough in this column I write, ideas for topics very often come from questions that are emailed to me. As always, I figure that if someone has a question they want answered, then others might … Continue reading

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How a bolt action rifle works

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How to Clean and Maintain a Ruger Mini 14

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Universal M1 Carbine Disassembly/Assembly

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The best AR animation video I’ve ever seen

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1:7 vs 1:9 twist rate in an AR-15

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A Primer: Rifle Bullet Designs

As it happens each late summer and fall, hunters head into the field. Before they go, the annual argument ensues about which bullet is best for hunting. Since most (if not all) of the hunting seasons are over, I felt … Continue reading

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300 Blackout Q&A

Disclaimer: I’m not an expert on the 300 Blackout – I don’t own one, in fact, I’ve never even shot one. I do plan on taking the plunge and buying an upper someday, but that’s in the future. I’m posting … Continue reading

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How to mount a rifle scope

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Rather than paying a gunsmith to mount your riflescope, I’d like to encourage you to mount your own! I am by no means maintenance inclined so if I can do it, anyone can. I am about to test … Continue reading

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AR break-in tips

A couple weeks back you had a post from a guy asking for help with an 18″ upper chambered in Wylde that he’d bought from Palmetto State Armory (PSA). IIRC, he was having issues with the accuracy of the upper. … Continue reading

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Can I shoot a .300 Blackout cartridge out of an AR-15 chambered 5.56/.223?

Not safely. One of the problems with the 300 AAC Blackout is that it uses the same bolt as the 5.56x45mm/.223 Remington but it holds a much larger bullet. The 300 Blackout’s cartridge dimensions allow it to be chambered in … Continue reading

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1911 Tips

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Can we get a little AR help here, guys?

Would like some help from the knuckledraggin brain trust here….I have an 18 inch upper from PSA that I cannot get to shoot straight. I can’t even get it to stay on paper at 50 yards, much less sighted in. … Continue reading

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Concealed Carry Ballistics: Challenging the Stopping Power Conventional Wisdom

I recently had some time on a business trip to sit and ponder the merits of various calibers, concealed carry platforms, and the wealth of data we enjoy these days. Folks such as ShootingTheBull410 and LuckyGunner Labs have done us … Continue reading

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