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US Survival AR-7 Rifle Review

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The US Survival AR-7 Rifle may have failed as a US Military weapon, But it’s found popularity with survivalists US Survival AR-7 Rifle review by Mike Garman In the 50’s the US Air Force adopted the AR-5 Survival Rifle (designated the M-1 rifle) for use by pilot and aircrews. This rifle never saw much use but Eugene Stoner, who designed the AR-5 for Armalite used the design to create the Survival AR-7 Rifle. Originally manufactured by AramaLite from 1959-1973, this unique rifle changed manufacturing hands several times until 1997, when Henry Repeating Arms Co. started producing it. Although it never ...

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Schultz & Larsen M54J review

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Putting a 60-year-old Schultz & Larsen M54J Rifle to the Test by Mike Garman In previous articles I’ve discussed the need for a good long-range rifle, one like the Savage Model 111 LRH can cost thousands but with money tight for most everyone. I’m always on the lookout for a good deal on a firearm, and during a recent visit to Joe Luhn of Crazzy Joe’s, he showed me a Schultz & Larsen M54J that was made in the late 50s, Buying an older firearm is not without its risks. Some are chambered in very odd or rare calibers and ...

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Savage 111 Long Range Hunter review

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Putting the Savage Arms Model 111 Long Range Hunter in .338 Lapua Magnum to the Test by Mike Garman In the previous series Hellsgate Tactical Precision Rifle Clinic, I talked about the basics of shooting long distances. Over the years I have shot several different rifles at targets at distances of 1,000 yards. It’s quite satisfying to hear a steel target ring when you hit it at 1,000 yards with a .308, but I wanted to be able to hit targets at 1500 to 2000 yards, and to do that I needed something a little more potent than my DPMS ...

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AR-15 Basics – Part 3

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Beginner’s Guide to the AR-15 Platform Part 3: Maintenance and Shooting the AR-15 In the first two parts of this AR-15 Basics series we’ve looked at the history of the AR-15 and have taken a look at the main components of the AR-15. Now we will talk about shooting the AR and some tools you should have to maintain it correctly. However, before we get into shooting the AR let’s go over the basic rules for gun safety; the same rules as we talked about in the article Hand Guns for Beginners. The Four Basic Rules are: Always keep the ...

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Hellsgate Tactical Precision Rifle Clinic – Part 4

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Now That You Know a Thing or Two Calibrating Your Scope for Shooting In the first three parts of this series we looked at the rifle, optics, ammunition and the basic principles for long range shooting. We finish our Hellsgate Tactical Precision Rifle Clinic by discussing the final thing you’ll need to do to start shooting. Sighting Your Scope You are not going to be able to hit targets at 1000 yards without doing a little preparation. The first step is to zero the weapon at 100 yards. This is pretty much a standard distance for setting the zero. To ...

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Hellsgate Tactical Precision Rifle Clinic – Part 3

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Basic Principles for Long Range Shooting In the first two parts of the Hellsgate Tactical Precision Rifle Clinic series we looked at the rifle, optics and the ammunition used in long range shooting. We will now discuss: Shooting Techniques The basic principles for long range shooting are the same as those used for any other types of shooting; these are the basic shootings fundamentals taught to any shooter. With long range shooting these basics are even more important. We are going to break these into three main groups: Position Aiming/sighting Breathing/trigger control/follow through First let’s talk about the shooting position. ...

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Hellsgate Tactical Precision Rifle Clinic – Part 2

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Importance of Choosing the Right Long Range Ammo In the first part of this four-part Hellsgate Tactical Precision Rifle Clinic series, we looked at the rifle and optics. Now we’ll look at one of the most important parts of long range shooting. Ammunition One of the most important parts of precision shooting is the ammunition that you use. All ammunition is not created equal. There is a bewildering variety of available ammunition types, but it can be broken down into two main types. What I call field grade and match grade. Field grade is massed produced and each round can ...

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AR-15 Basics – Part 2

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Beginner’s Guide to the AR-15 Platform Part 2: The Lower Receiver and Ammunition In the first part of this series we looked at how an AR-15 works and touched on some of its nomenclature, including the upper receiver. In this part we will look at the lower receiver along with the ammunition that can use utilized with this carbine. Functionally all lower receivers work the same. It has the fire control group, which is the trigger, a safety, a magazine eject and a bolt release. In the case of an M16, the safety is also the fire select lever that ...

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AR-15 Basics – Part 1

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Beginner’s Guide to the AR-15 Platform Part 1: A Brief History, it’s Nomenclature and Figuring out What’s Best for you We’ve talked about handguns and long range rifles in previous articles and in this one we’ll talk about the AR-15; arguably the most popular sporting rifle in the country. Inevitably when you start talking about the AR-15 an argument will start about which is a better rifle the AR-15 or the AK-47/74. While both have their good and bad points, I prefer the AR series for a couple of reasons. The M16/M4 is the standard battle rifle for the US ...

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Hellsgate Tactical Precision Rifle Clinic

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Choosing the Right Rifle and Scope that Fits your Needs In previous articles I have discussed the importance of being able to hit a target at long range, either for a meal or in support of your team members on a supply run. In an episode of The Walking Dead, a character was on a wall of the fortified town of Woodbury with a scoped suppressed rifle, and was unable to hit a walker at 100 feet. In this four-part Hellsgate Tactical Precision Rifle Clinic series, I will discuss the skills and tools you need to make that shot at ...

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