New from Wilson Combat: .338 Federal Caliber Rifle

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Email blast from Wilson Combat (Remember: no one uses an “assault rifle” for hunting.)

When you need impressive power and range with the advantage of quick followup shots the .338 Federal in a Wilson Combat AR rifle is a potent choice. The .338 Federal from Wilson Combat is ideal for any medium-large game hunting in North America including trophy wild hogs, elk, moose and bear. Considered by some ballistic experts to be the ideal cartridge for North American big game . . .

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Five Reasons to Build Your Own AR [Contest Entry]

By Key Stone Scout

This past Christmas I wanted to get my two LEO brothers a gift and not blow the bank.  Mostly because I love them but also to fill up the good will bucket in case my foot feels too heavy. After scouring through the all-knowing internetsmachine I found a set of three consecutive Spikes Tactical lowers and scooped them up. I thought it would be fun for each of us to build a sword from the ground up.  As luck would have it one of the lowers matched one of their badge numbers so that made it feel even more like a home run . . .

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New From TrackingPoint: Squad-Level M1400 Extreme Distance Precision-Guided Firearm

Squad-Level M1400 Extreme Distance Precision-Guided Firearm

TrackingPoint press release [via AmmoLand.com]

TrackingPoint announced today its latest Precision-Guided Firearm. The squad-level M1400 338LM bolt-action rifle engages stationary and moving (up to 20 mph) targets out to 1400 yards. The squad-level M1400 represents a breakthrough in performance, cost, and weight in comparison to TrackingPoint’s prior extreme distance precision-guided firearms. The squad-level M1400 is designed to provide unprecedented battle stand-off capabilities at the squad level. The M1400 gives every squad a precision shooting expertise at ranges beyond the capabilities of skilled snipers . . .

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Indian Army Debates New Gun: Kill (7.62) or Wound (5.56)?

Indian rifle (courtesy indiandxefencereview.com)

“Should it be a rifle that ‘kills’  the enemy soldier or terrorist?” timesofindia.indiatimes.com asks. “Or, should it merely ‘wound’? With the decade-long hunt for a new-generation assault rifle still nowhere near finalization, the Army’s top generals will discuss this basic but critical weapon for infantry soldiers next week. The debate is about the ‘quantum of lethality’ required . . .

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Gun Review: Rossi Wizard .308 Rifle [Content Contest]

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By Tim Going

Like most Mandalorian children (hey if Rachel Dolezal can identify as black, then I can identify as Mando, cin vhetin ner vod), I began accompanying my father to the battlefield at the age of eight. And by battlefield, I mean the deer woods. At the time, I remember there being nothing in the world as cool as dad’s Remington 700 in .30/06. It was the epitome of a deer rifle, after all, on the third day God created the Remington bolt-action rifle, so that Man could fight the dinosaurs. (And the homosexuals). But, like many middle-lower class families, times got tough and the rifle was sold to help make ends meet . . .

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A [Very] Brief History of the AR-15

AR-15 (courtesy wikipedia.org)

Tom McHale writes [via Ammoland.com]:

According to the news media, an AR 15 Rifle is any gun that someone uses in the act of doing something bad. What is an AR-15 really? Technically speaking, AR-15 is a brand name, like Kleenex or Xerox. And, just as with Kleenex and Xerox, the brand name has been hijacked by the general public to describe a whole class of things. Before we dive into the history of the modern AR 15 Rifle, we need to look the “AR” part. AR does not stand for Assault Rifle. Or Automatic Rearming. Or even Apoplectic Ruin. It is a product naming convention from the company that invented it, ArmaLite. In fact, there were a number of rifles with “AR” names, like the AR-1, AR-5, AR-7, AR-10, AR-16 and AR-17. Let’s do a quick review of AR15 Rifle history what got us from conception to where we are today . . .

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The AR-15 Drop-In Trigger Roundup

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There may be a zillion aftermarket triggers for the AR platform, but there’s a fairly finite number of drop-in units. In fact, in the photo above you’re looking at very nearly every drop-in trigger available — plus a standard, 3-piece unit — and a couple that aren’t quite on the market yet. After shooting with all of them and running each through the Dvorak TriggerScan, we’re ready to present the following roundup . . .

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TTAG Rifle Build: The Ugly Duckling

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When Nick and I visited Accurate Ordnance  last year, I made a proclamation in the car as we left. “I’m going to find a way to have these guys build a rifle for me. Hell or high water.” Fast forward a year, and the right rifle, the right project, and the right companies have all come together. Welcome to the first installment of the Project Ugly Duckling rifle . . .

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New From Redball: Hi-Point 9mm Carbine 20-Round Magazine

Red ball 20-round magazine for Hi-Point 9mm carbine

Press Release:

Dayton OH – (AmmoLand.com) – Hi-Point 9mm (Model 995) carbines are known for their robust construction, accuracy, reliability, and affordability. The only “problem”: the 9mm Hi-Point OEM magazines hold 10 rounds. For engineering reasons and due to the huge volume of sales of the 9mm carbine with the 10-round magazine, there were no plans by Hi-Point to make a higher capacity magazine. The solution . . .

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Why 7.62×39 Sucks. Allegedly.

YouTube commentator Daniel Michnewich is not happy with this video: “So this is wrong on many levels. First you don’t see how far the targets are. He just says they are 300 yds or over. Not to mention that the bullet drop from the ‘rainbow’ effect by taking one step back is not significant while shooting at a human shaped target. Taking a AK sighted for 300m and taking a shot at 325m (assuming a muzzle velocity of 730m/s, 122g ammo, max range of 2300m) the drop of the bullet will be 10.4 cm. So let’s say he went 1 m back from 300m the bullet would drop 4.16mm! That is insignificant for the typical AK shooter. I can stand two feet away from a target with an AK-74 and not hit a target if I don’t want to. Its called aiming!” Fair enough?

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