Prepper’s Guide to Bolt Action Rifles

Russian Moisin Mm Rifle

While this is the basic rifle of the Russian Army, other and more modern types as well as more ancient ones are in use. This weapon may eventually be supplanted by the new Russian automatic rifle. Caliber 7.65mm Russian. Overall Length of Rifle 4'-3 4 5 (with bayonet about Loading and Firing Bolt is lifted up and drawn back as far as it will go. Cartridges are then loaded down into the box of the magazine in normal fashion. Pushing bolt forward loads the firing chamber, turning the handle down locks the weapon. Pressing the trigger will now fire the rifle. Special Note on This Rifle. This rifle is designed on the Nagant system. Its bolt is a very complicated affair. It has a separate bolt head revolving with the bolt and bearing two lugs. The bolt head and bolt are held together by a connecting bar beneath them which acts as a guide to the cocking piece. It also serves to hold the bolt in the receiver. When the weapon is closed, the bolt lugs are horizontal instead of being one above...

General handling of rifles

Treat every rifle as though it was loaded. Do not take anyone's word or automatically assume it is not loaded. Check your rifle personally each time you handle it. The safe and courteous way to carry a rifle when you are with others is to leave the bolt open so that they can easily see that the rifle cannot be fired. Make sure that the rifle is not loaded when you stop shooting. Make sure your rifle is unloaded before every transport. Never pick up your rifle with your finger on the trigger or the trigger guard. 2. Whenever you pick up your rifle, point the muzzle at the ground. Always point the muzzle of the barrel in a safe direction. Never pull a rifle towards you by the muzzle. 3. Only use your rifle in approved shooting ranges. Shoot your rifle only under good visibility and daylight conditions. If you use your rifle in an indoors range, make sure it is adequately ventilated. Make sure that there is a safe bullet trap which can be seen from all sides and that there is no one in...

Facts about your Bushmaster rifle

The Bushmaster .308 rifle consists of a rifle and a magazine. It is a gas operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed, shoulder-fired weapon that can be fired in a semi-automatic mode - i.e., a single shot each time the trigger is pulled. The forged aluminum upper and lower receivers reduce the weight of the rifle. Weight (depends upon model) 20 Bbl. Rifle 9.57 Ibs. 4.35 kg. Length (depends upon model) 20 Bbl. Rifle 42.75 108.5cm.

To Fire Bolt Action Rifle

* Do not disengage the safety until the Boat Action Rifle is pointed in a safe direction and you are ready to fire. If & cartridge does not fire and trigger has been pulled and the safety is disengagec Stop' And co the following a) Make sure the gun s pointed in a safe direction b) Engage the safety c) Wait 60 seconds d Follow the instruction below for unloading the Bolt Action Rifle. - I f d uri n g fi ring the s ound of any ca rtr dge is n oticeably softsr or to ud er tha n the previous cartridge fired, Stop I Do not load another cartridge or fire another cart ricrge an do the following a) Make sure the gun is pointed in a safediroction b) Engage the safety c Follow the instruction below for unloading the Bolt Action Rifled) With the Bolt Action Rifle unloaded visually Aspect the Bolt Action Rifle for barrel blockage or damage and inspect the mechanical portion and receiver of the Bolt Action Rifie for damage before continuing, PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND ALL WARNINGS IN THIS MANUAL...

Taking the Rifle Out of Action

The squad leader commands OUT OF ACTION. Upon this command, the loader clears the 90mm rifle, calls CLEAR, and closes the breech. No. 2 takes the rifle from No. 1. (When the rifle is fired from the prone position, No. 2 holds the rifle while No. 1 adjusts the bipod for the shoulder carry.) No. 2 now secures his ammunition and tools. No. 3 secures his ammunition. The squad leader indicates the line of march by facing in that direction. The crew places itself in column behind the gunner, and moves on command from the squad leader.

Maintenance Of The Rifle

4.4.1 NEVER make adjustments to the rifle. The user should not conduct any more maintenance other than routine cleaning and lubrication of its external surfaces. 4.4.2 Have the rifle checked periodically by a qualified Gunsmith Armourer. 4.4.3 Return the rifle to Accuracy International for checking If you are ever unsure of its condition. 4.4.4 Ensure that the rifle is barrel is cleaned and clear from obstructions prior to firing, see section 6.0 User Maintenance and 4.7 Checking That The Bore Is Free Of Obstructions . It is forbidden without any reason to point the rifle at anybody. NEVER fire the rifle before you have ensured rifle that the serial numbers of the action body, shroud and bolt assembly are the same.

Caution The Safety Should Be Kept In Its On Safe Position At All Times Except When Actually Firing The Rifle The

Of the trigger. (See Figure 2) This is an ideal location for manipulation of the large safety head with the index finger of either hand. With the safety pushed completely to the right, the rifle is ON SAFE and rearward movement of the trigger is completely blocked. With safety pushed completely to the left the rifle is OFF SAFE and ready to fire. In this FIRE or OFF SAFE position a band of RED is visible on the safety where it projects beyond the left face of the trigger guard. CAUTION If your rifle was purchased used, the safety may have been reversed for a left-handed shooter. Please take time to inspect your rifle's safety for the positioning mentioned above, and become familiar with its operation and position in the ON and OFF SAFE mode. Whenever a cartridge is chambered, the rifle should be ON SAFE until it is ready to be fired.

Description of the F N Rifle

The rifle Is composed oi the following main parts A spring located in the bed of the rear sight tends to Keep the tangent on the bed. The tangent has on its upper and lower surface graduations corresponding to 200 to 2000 metres in steps of 100 metres in very legible figures, which allow easy changes of the sight in any position of the rifleman. In the upper end of the tangent is the triangular sighting notch. The 2 aides of the tangent are provided with notches in which the spring pawls are retained. By pressing these pawls, the slide can be moved in order to obtain the elevation of the required range. By releasing the pressure on the milled ends of the The body head is formed with 2 lugs provided with ramps in front of which the locking lugs are placed when the rifle is locked. A ramp ensures the regular introduction of the cartridges in the chamber. Besides the grooves of the bolt lugs, the bridge part of the body has an internal longitudinal groove which serve as a guide for the...

Thank You For Choosing A Browning Buck Mark Rifle

The Buck Mark 22 Rifle is another in a long line of dependable, high quality Browning rimfire rifles. Each Buck Mark .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle uses a dependable blow-back action design with a removable magazine. John M. Browning invented his first semi-automatic pistol in 1894. Since then, the Browning company has produced a variety of models designed for the sportsman and competitive target shooter. In every sense, the Buck Mark 22 Rifle is a true Browning. It gives you the kind of shooting enjoyment you've come to expect from the world's most respected gun company. WARNING THIS RIFLE HAS A STRAIGHT BLOW-BACK ACTION. THE SLIDE TRAVELS REARWARD UPON FIRING. DO NOT PLACE ANY PART OF YOUR BODY IN THE PATH OF THE MOVING SLIDE. SEE FIGURE 8 ON PAGE 12. ALWAYS WEAR EYE PROTECTION WHEN SHOOTING THIS OR ANY OTHER FIREARM.

Cleaning of Other Rifle Parts

Other parts of the rifle can be cleaned with a dry cloth, old toothbrush, copper bristle brush, or a wooden scraper. Preserving oil or paraffin oil can be used for proper cleaning. Never use the agent designed for barrel bore cleaning These solutions could remain in the joints, and after some time could cause corrosion. Check that cloth particles or brush bristles have not become lodged in any part of the rifle.

Placing Rifle Into Action

To place the weapon into action, the squad leader commands ACTION, and designates by pointing the direction of fire and the general area of the rifle position. He places himself on the flank in a position from which he can observe and control the fire. At the command ACTION, the crew moves rapidly to the position indicated. Where necessary, the squad leader may also indicate the type of position to be taken by No. 1 (prone, sitting). a. No. 1 selects the exact spot and assumes the firing position from which he can best accomplish his mission. He lays the rifle on the target, places his right hand on the trigger grip, and awaits a report that the rifle is ready to fire. He fires as directed by the squad leader. b. No. 2 assists No. 1 in placing the rifle in action by holding the rifle while the gunner places his body in position or while the gunner adjusts the bipod. He opens the breech. He inserts the cartridge into the chamber and seats it firmly. He then closes and locks the breech...

German Mauser Mm Rifle And K Carbine

(Note Our own Springfield Rifle was patterned after this weapon. The Mauser system is the most widely used m'litary rifle system in the world. Bolt action rifles, however, are now being replaced in the German Army by semi-automatic rifles. It is interesting to note that the new semi-automatics use the gas operation prin-ciole, as do ou- Garonds.) Caliber 7.92mm. Magazine Stagqered-box type as for Springfield Rifle. without Bayonet 4' M 2 . YYeignr of Rifle Aoout 9 lbs. (v ith sling). Sights Barleycorn type front, open V notch rear, adjustable from 400 to 2000 meters. Safety On rear of cocking piece same as for our Springfield Rifle Swung over to the right it is safe. Has same type of mechan'cal safety *o prevent weapon from firing unless bolt is fully closed as is found in our Springfield. Tne rifle described above is in general use n the German army together v ith two shorter carbinc models, known as the Model 98B, long barrel carbine (the length is about the same as for he Model...

AE Users Manual Preparing To Fire The Rifle

Ensure that the rifle has been correctly cleaned and lubricated before use, see section 6.2 Cleaning & Lubricating Before Firing and 6.3 Cleaning The Barrel & Chamber Before Firing . To load the rifle, place a full magazine into the magazine well. A The rifle is now cocked and is able to be fired. The safety lever should be applied as necessary.

Care of your BOSS equipped rifle

The BOSS is a precision instrument. in order for the boss to operate effectively it is very important your rifle remains in the same condition it was purchased. it is absolutely necessary for your rifle's barrel to remain free-floating and the action properly bedded. This holds true for either the A-Bolt II or BAR Mark II. To check for adequate clearance, it is recommended that a piece of paper, folded once, be able to pass between the barrel and stock without any interference. If the barrel is not free-floating, lake your rifle to a competent gunsmith or send it to (he Browning Service Facility in Arnold, Missouri. Special rubber bedding in the barrel mounting screw area and magazine well area of your BOSS equipped A-Bolt II rifle is installed at the factory and aids greatly in improving accuracy. (Rubber bedding not needed for the BAR Mark II.) If you have any modifications done to your stock, make sure the rubber bedding has not been al- tered. if the rubber bedding on your rifle...

Checking the Zeroing of Rifle and ZeroingIn

The zeroing is checked only in the situation when in the course of fire an unusual or abnormal deviation of impacts, spread dispersion occurs or in the cases when replacement of parts and or components or repair has been carried out which as a consequence could impair rifle zeroing. For checking of zeroing and zeroing-in, only the Model 43 cartridges in cal. 7,62 mm are allowed to be used. All cartridges must be of the same production series. The automatic rifle zeroing is checked for a range of 100 m, at which the rear sight is set to the range 3 . Firing is carried out either with the fixed bayonet or without bayonet at the white target at 1 metre (3,28 ft) in height and 0,5 metre (1,64 ft) in width. The point of aim is in the middle of the bottom edge (black rectangle) of the shooting-in target, which is to be approximately on a level of rifleman's eye. The normal position of the mean point of impact shall be marked on the vertical line passing through the aiming point. This mean...

Unloading of the Rifle

ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE RIFLE IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION - move the safety to its Safety-Off position in order that the bolt can be opened. If your rifle is fitted with a three-position safety, shift it to its mid-position which allows the bolt operations, but the trigger mechanism remains on safe

Model German Infantry Rifle Right Side View With Action Closed

This rifle is the prototype of all modern Mauser rifles. It introduced the feature of an extra or third lug at the rear of the bolt cylinder. This lug engages in a recess in the cylindrical part of the rear of the receiver to act as a safety factor in the unlikely event of the two locking lugs behind the cartridge case head letting go. Another added feature of this design, and of the commercial 1904 and later pattern rifles by Mauser, is a small rib on the right side of the bolt cylinder which serves as a guide in withdrawing the bolt. When the bolt is closed this rib lies underneath and supports the extractor. The bolt face is recessed to receive the base of the rimless cartridge. The arm as shown has the full 30-inch barrel length of the true rifle, the Gewehr 98. This arm was also made as a short rifle with a 24-inch barrel, and also as a true carbine with an 18-inch barrel. The most modern Mauser rifles manufactured differ from this type only in such details as length, sights,...

We are pleased that you have chosen a Browning ABolt bolt action rifle

It is certainly a gun you can be proud to own. The A-Bolt incorporates design concepts and features developed over years of testing and use in the field, as well as new, innovative ideas. Ideas and features that make hunting and shooting more enjoyable and safer than ever. In every sense, the A-Bolt rifle is a true Browning. It gives you the kind of quality and dependability you've come to expect from the world's most respected gun company. With a reasonable amount of care, your A-Bolt rifle should give you many years of dependable, enjoyable service. Please feel free to write us immediately if you have any important observations regarding its performance and operation.

Operation Of Your Rifle

WARNING If a noticeable difference in sound or recoil is experienced, STOP FIRING. Either condition could indicate an incomplete powder burn and or a bullet stuck in the bore (Also see Page 45). Retract the bolt slowly and remove the fired cartridge case. Clear the weapon and check for unburned powder grains in the receiver or bore, and for a bullet stuck in the bore. Clean out any unburned powder before resuming firing. If a bullet is stuck in the bore, do not attempt to remove it. Take the rifle to a qualified gunsmith.

Your Rifle Fails to Fire

If you have squeezed the trigger and nothing happens, remain in shooting position, pointing the gun in a safe direction. Count to 10, then unload the rifle completely (See How to Unload ). Your rifle has been sighted-in and test-fired at the factory. Due to individual shooting characteristics, however, sighting should be range verified.

Throughout The Loading Process Make Certain The Rifle Is Pointed In A Safe Direction

4 With the bolt closed and the hammer in the folded-down hammer position, reinsert the loaded magazine into the rifle. A sharp, metallic click will indicate that the magazine is fully inserted and engaged with the magazine latch. With the rifle pointed in a safe direction, a cartridge can be chambered by cycling the lever. Then, carefully lower the hammer to the half-cock, fold-down position after chambering the cartridge. Afterwards, whenever desired, you can quickly and easily thumb back the hammer to the firing, full-cock position. At full-cock, any pull on the trigger will allow the hammer to fall and fire the rifle. For maximum safety, you should never chamber a cartridge until a shot is imminent. UNLOADING 2 With the lever still in the down position, remove the magazine from the rifle. 3 The chamber should then be inspected to make sure all cartridges have been removed from the rifle. Again, the Lightning BLR and Lightweight '81 BLR are available in many different calibers. It...

Cleaning And Maintenance Of Combination Rifle I Shotgun

A) Follow procedures for unloading Combination Rifle Shotgun as described previously B) Follow procedures for disassembly of Combination Rifle Shotgun as described previously. C) Materials needed to clean this Combination Rifle Shotgun are a cleaning rod, cotton bore patches, brass bore brush, powder solvent, a small soft brush and good quality gun oil.

Assembled Rifle Inspection

When inspecting assembled rifle it is necessary to check Function of the bolt On cocking the movement of parts and components must be smooth without any hitch or sticking with a considerable resistance of the return spring. The bolt when released must move vigorously in the forward direction, while the breech block carrier must run as far as its extreme front position and lean against the face of casing. When the empty magazine is inserted into the rifle then the bolt catch must intercept the bolt in its forward movement in the locked open position. Correctness of feeding, extracting and ejecting is verified by manual cycling of the bolt while using a magazine loaded with dummy cartridges. In this way also the function of the magazine and magazine catch is checked. The magazine catch lug must audibly snap in behind the projection at the rear edge near the magazine mouth. Without depressing the magazine catch the magazine shall not be free to be removed. After checking the bolt...

Rifles Used By Our Allies

Comparison of all the modern rifles used in the World War reveals dead uniformity on both sides. Excepting the U. S. Model 1918 Automatic, all were bolt action and followed closely the generalities of the superannuated Mauser. Such a condition reveals a long-continued and very had state of stagnation in arms development. Of course it is axiomatic that had any nation at the beginning of war possessed a radically better weapon and a soldiery who were masters of it the war would have had a A small pattern of this rifle called the Short Enfield, Mark 111, using the same ammunition, is described under Carbines, although it was equally an infantry arm. These two patterns of rifles were used in the World War by Great Britain and her Colonial troops, except that at the beginning her Canadians used the Ross rifle (see page 267).

Always Unload Your Rifles Chamber And Open The Bolt Before Crossing A Fence Climbing A Tree

WEAR EYE AND EAR PROTECTION WHEN SHOOTING. Unprotected, repeated exposure to gunfire can cause hearing damage. Wear hearing protectors to protect your ears from loud noise and shooting glasses to protect your eyes from flying particles. Also, wear eye protection when disassembling and cleaning your rifle to prevent the possibility of springs, spring-tensioned parts, solvents or other agents from contacting your eyes.

How The U S Rifle Model Works

Starting with the rifle just fired The bolt handle is raised which turns the bolt to the left. The lug at the rear of the oo t rests against the cocking piece groove and is prevented from turning and so is forccd to the rear in the bolt by the half cocking cam and it engages the half cocked notch, withdrawing the striker into the bolt.

Facts About Your New Bushmaster Carbon LR Rifle

The Bushmaster Carbon 15 .22 LR rifle system consists of a firearm, 10 round magazine, and instruction manual. It is a very light weight firearm - blow back operated, magazine fed, and operates in semi-automatic mode (i.e., a single shot fired each time the trigger is pulled). Retracting the charging handle cocks the internal hammer and compresses the recoil spring. When the charging handle is released, it moves the bolt forward (driven by the recoil spring), strips a cartridge from the magazine, and chambers the cartridge. The bolt is held against the chambered cartridge by the recoil spring.

We are pleased that you have chosen a Browning ABolt II bolt action rifle

The Browning A-Boh II is one of the finest and most sophisticated hok action rifles on the markel today it is also one of the mast accurate. The Browning A-Bolc II represents a new generation of A-Bolt rifles, designed with improved features for superior performance. With a reasonable amount of care, your A-Bolt II rifle should give you many years of dependable, enjoyable service. Please feel free to write lis immediately if you have any important observations regarding its performance and operation.

Special Note On Japanese Rifles

Standard Japanese Army rifles follow the general Mauser design which is the finest of the bolt action types. They are not however particularly accurate, and no provision is made in the sighting equipment for windage. They continue to use the dust cover over the bolt. Whre this device does unquestionably afford protection to the bolt in its closed position, it is doubtful whether the advantages thus gained are worth the disadvantages of the heavy sliding piece of metal on the top of the bolt. The amount of play and rattle as the weapon is carried is considerable. Certainly stealthy approach while carrying such a weapon is quite a good trick. Headspace adjustment on Jap rifles is notoriously poor. The bolt cover protects the face from flash-backs from the firing chamoer.

Chapter Storage Op Automatic Rifles Storage Op Siples In Units

The rifles should always be in full combat readiness. Storage of the rifle and its accessories is the responsibility of the soldier who must maintain the equipment properly and inspect it dally. In permanent installations, the rifle is kept in the rack the magazines are removed from the rifle, the hammer is not cocked, the safety is set, and the rear sight slide is set on the graduation P (pulled to the rear as far as possible). The magazines are stored unloaded in special compartments of the rifle rack or in cabinets. The magazine bags are stored together with the magazines. Cleaning accessories of rifles with wooden butt are stored in the butt recesses, and the accessories of rifles with folding metal stock are stored in the magazine bags. In the camp, the rifles are stored In the Tifje racks the aama as in the permanent barracks. In travel, the rifles are carried with attached but unloaded magazines, and in combat, with loaded magazines. The rifle must be set on safety. Spars...

Our Sporting Rifles From To

These two fine old specimens are in the Clyne Collection and the picture is the contribution of their fortunate owner, Dr. A. C. Clyne of Arkansas. The lower specimen is the older one, and is by N. Beyer of Pennsylvania. Its barrel is 44 inches long and of SO bore, or 80 balls to the pound. The upper specimen is by Thomas Underwood of Lafayette, Indiana. It also has a -14-inch barrel, but its bore is 150. Both rifles are masterpieces of early American riflemaking.

Damaged Nonstandard Or Improperly Assembled Magazines Should Not Be Used They Can Cause The Rifle To Malfunction

Before cleaning, be certain the rifle and its magazine contain no cartridges. Cleanliness is most important to the function of this blow-back operated autoloading firearm. Any failures to feed or extract rounds may be indications of a dirty chamber. Note For the 10 22 Magnum and 10 17 rifles - Never fire more than 50 shots without scrupulously cleaning the chamber. Use commercially available bore cleaning solution and a brass brush, followed by drying with a cloth patch, to remove any powder residue. An excess of dirt, powder residue, or oil in the chamber will cause malfunctions and may result in potentially dangerous cartridge case ruptures and release of hot gasses and case fragments when firing. At regular intervals, or whenever the rifle has been exposed to sand, dust, extreme humidity, condensation, immersion in water, or other adverse conditions, disassemble, clean and oil it. Proper periodic maintenance is essential to the reliable functioning of any firearm. To clean the...

Buckhunter Pro Inline Rifle

Ardesa Hawken Rifle Cal

A powerful rifle of modern design for big game. This rifle features a double lock safety system fully adjustable rear sight, bead front sight and drilled and taped for scope mounts and fully adjustable single trigger. A special tool is included with each rifle for easy disassembly and cleaning. Stock available in Beech wood or composite. An extraordinary reproduction of an Underhammer type shooting rifle based on designs by the New England gunsmiths of the late 19th century. In shooting competitions this type of rifle proved its superiority over other more conventional systems. The barrel is made in U.S.A. by Wilson Barrels match grade. Swiss type stock with strap and shooting bead, adjustable trigger, support and beryllium copper nipple. Extraordinaria reproducci n de un rifle de tiro, sistema underhammer (martillo inferior), basado en los dise os de los armeros de Nueva Inglaterra a finales del siglo XIX. Este tipo de rifle demostr en las competiciones de tiro su supremac a ante...

Little Buckaroo Bolt Action Rifle

Attention Buyers and Parents Although this rifle has dimensions designed to fit young people, it should never be used by any youth without strict adult supervision. and should be stored under lock and key. It is very important that you read and understand this manual before using your new rifle. Warnings are highlighted in red, and should be read and heeded carefully. Also follow the safety rules listed in Marlin's Guide to Gun Safety , printed in this manual. WARNING Your rifle was shipped completely assembled and should not be used or disassembled without fully reading and understanding the instructions in this manual. How Your Rifle is Made Your rifle has been made to Marlin's strictest standards of safety and reliability. It has been proof tested with a high pressure load, function fired, and sighted-in at the factory. Built with tradition and engineered to give years of service, your rifle is the product of over a century of Marlin technology. Your Bolt Action Rifle Your rifle is...

Mm L C Fal Rifle Series

Fal Hold Open

RIFLE GENEALOGY Great Britain, her Empire and the evolving Commonwealth had witnessed the .303 Magazine Lee as their prime service small arm from the iate 1880's. Changes to the cartridge and rifle design nearly came about at least twice, but international conflict resulted in the ,276 1913 program and post-Great War changes being shelved the rimmed .303 round was retained for some seventy years. After high-profile Ideal Calibre Panel deliberation and extensive tests, the 7mm (.280 30) round and bullpup EM2 came close to making the change in the mid 1950's self-loading rifle trials had been well under way in England soon after the end of the 2nd World War. The scene was set for the introduction of a rimless cartridge and a self-loading rifle but politics and pressure from the new NATO alliance resulted in the final direction towards the .30 T65 round (later adopted as the 7.62 x 51mm NATO) and Belgian Fabrique Nationale's Fusil Automatique Legere or Light...

Schuetzen Rifle Cartridges

The word Schuetzen is German and in this application refers to a breech-loading, singleshot rifle using a cartridge case to contain the primer and powder charge with cast or swaged lead bullets. The bullets are usually seated with the base of the bullet at the case mouth as this method gives superior accuracy. The first Schuetzen rifles were caplock muzzle loaders that were the direct descendants of the German Jeager rifles so popular with the immigrants from that country. As gun-making technology in America progressed, a gunmaker named George Schalk made a muzzle-loading target rifle in 1885 that was as accurate as it was revolutionary. It was a Ballard breech-loading rifle that chambered a cartridge. Because of its superior accuracy, this type of rifle quickly became the dominant force in the Schuetzen competitions that had been transplanted to America along with the German people. Bear in mind that this was the heyday of rifle competition and the shooters of the day were as well...

Conventional InLine Muzzleloading Rifle

Blaser R93 Trigger Guard

Bolt Action In-Line Muzzleloading Rifle All muzzleloading firearms, including In-Lines, are faithful to the original basic designs. For this reason, blackpowder guns cannot be made with many of the refinements and features that are standard on modem cartridge firearms. Shooters must remember that even now, despite the modern appearance of In-Line design rifles, there is no way to build a muzzleloader that absolves the user from the need to use the special safety precautions and good judgement unique to all muzzleloading firearms. However, when handled properly, a muzzleloader is a safe and enjoyable firearm for shooting and hunting. But, if abused, harmful consequences can result. Treat this muzzleloading firearm with the full respect due any firearm.

General operation of the ABolt II rifle

The A-Bolt II is a bolt action rifle that operates by lifting the bolt handle, drawing the bolt rearward and then sliding the bolt forward and rotating the bolt downward until it stops. This process takes a cartridge from the magazine and loads it into the chamber for firing. Operation of Left-hand models is identical except that the bolt is located on the left side of the receiver. All operations of the A-Bolt 11 are illustrated in this manual with a right-hand model. CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO ASSEMBLE OR SHOOT YOUR A-BOLT II RIFLE.

Bl Lever Action Rifle

Shotgun With Lever The Trigger

While you should never rely on the dropped hammer position to function as a safety , it is the preferred carrying position for the hammer on the BL-22. 7 BE CERTAIN YOUR RIFLE IS UNLOADED BEFORE CLEANING. Because so many gun accidents occur when a firearm is being cleaned, special and extreme care should be taken to be sure your gun is unloaded before disassembly, cleaning and reassembly. Keep ammunition away from the cleaning location. Never test the mechanical function of anv firearm with live ammunition. 9 USE THE PROPER AMMUNITION. The barrel and action of this rifle have been made with substantial safety margins over the pressures developed by established American commercial loads. Nevertheless, Browning assumes no liability for accidents which occur through the use of cartridges of nonstandard dimensions or which develop pressures in excess of commercially available ammunition which has been loaded in accordance with standards established by SAAMI...

Air Rifle Description And Terminology

The names of all air rifle parts are listed in the section Illustration and List of Parts. The Slavia 630 break-barrel air rifle is intended for leisure activities and basic training in sport shooting. The air rifle features a rear sight adjustable for elevation and windage and the trigger is provided with an adjustable trigger pull. The automatic safety secures the air rifle against any accidental discharge during cocking. The stock is made of beech wood and is designed so as to be ambidextrous. The Slavia 631 break-barrel air rifle is intended for general sport shooting and to this purpose its design has been adapted. The more robust stock is now made either from beech wood with a polyamide buttplate or plastic with an adjustable buttplate. The barrel is fixed in its idle position, the receiver is factory milled for a receiver sight or scope mount. The rear sight is adjustable for elevation and windage and the trigger pull weight is adjustable as well. The adjustments are carried...

Maadigriffin Cal Rifle Plans

Maadi Cal Kit

Major Rifle 4 The Maadi-Griffin Rifle was first developed in 1991 as a long distance 50 caliber competition match piece. It is a single shot, boit action, bull pup modified Mauser design. At this printing, it has the strongest bolt receiver in the industry. On April 22, 1991, before a crowd of 26 people, in the Utah desert, a five-shot, 4 group was shot from a distance of 600 yards using Lake City ball ammunition. Please read this book completely through until you are thoroughly familiar with it before you begin. It is very important that you have a clear understanding of every part and its relationship to the rest before any work begins. You can modify the rifle, but please write to us and explain what you have in mind, so we can help prevent potential problems that could arise. The design of the Maadi-Griffin has been thoroughly tested and is fully developed.

Mossbergwarranty Atr Bolt Action Rifle One Year Limited Warranty

Mossberg Atr Bolt

Mossberg & Sons, Inc. (''Mossberg ) warrants to you, the original retail purchaser of a new Mossberg-' 100 ATR,U Bolt Action Rifle (the Mossberg firearm ), that the Mossberg firearm wifl be free of defects in material or manufacture for a period of one (1) year from the date of your purchase of the new Mossberg firearm (the Warranty Period ) in the United States or Canada. This is the only express warranty on the Mossberg firearm. MOSSBERG MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND OR CONDITIONS, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTAB LITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights that vary from State to State.

El Rifle Express Herstal

El rifle Express BROWNING HERSTAL que Ud. acaba de adquirir es un arma excelente para la caza en batidas de caza mayor, fabricada con esmero por nuestros maestros armeros de Herstal. Estas instrucciones, que le aconsejamos leer antes que nada, tiene como finalidad hacerle conocer su nueva arma y ense arle las simples, pero indispensables, operaciones de mantenimiento que le permitir n gozar plenamente de su rifle durante muchos a os.

Browning Eurobolt Boltaction Rifle

We are happy that you have chosen to buy a Browning Eurobolt rifle. The safety catch positioned within easy reach of your thumb and the removable magazine attached to the hinged magazine floor plate make your rifle even easier to use. the rifle.they must therefore first be assembled. The nut of your rifle comprises an extension that protrudes from the nut guide when the firing pin is cocked (fig. 2). This indicator is clearly visible and can also be felt with the thumb. Your rifle has been adjusted in the factory to give you a positive, short trigger action and a trigger pull of about 1,8 kg, compatible with providing an excellent level of safety against accidental firing. We have, however, fitted the trigger mechanism with a means of adjusting the trigger pull in order to adapt the rifle to your shooting style. This adjustment should only be carried out by a gunsmith. The rifle is equipped with the Trigger Set system that allows you to obtain a very sensitive trigger pull. Please...

Rifle Browning Express

El arma que Ud ha adquirido es un rifle Express constituido de un par de ca ones Express y de un par de ca ones de calibre 20. Cada par de ca ones est perfectamente adaptado a la b scula y constituye as un conjunto equilibrado que conviene a todos los tipos de caza. Los ajustes muy precisos garantizan un excelente basculado , aun despu s de un uso prolongado. Asi, no sea sorprendido si, al abrir su rifle, Ud lo encuentra un poco apretado .

Disassembly Assembly Of Major Parts Of Rifle

(1) If the rifle is not already broken down into its main parts, begin by ensuring that the chamber is cleared. (2) Place the rifle on the safe (safety lever horizontal), see Figure 2-13, page 19, press the magazine catch forward, towards the magazine, and remove the magazine. Pull the charging handle to the rear, which will eject any cartridge still chambered. (3) After the rifle is unloaded, and with the charging handle to he rear, always physically check the chamber for ammunition to preclude injury from an accidental discharge. (4) Remove the rear lock pin, (see Figure 2-11, page 17), from the rear (buttstock) hole. Remove the midlock pin from the hole near center bottom of the rifle. Positioned behind the rifle, retract the charging handle on the bolt carrier until the bolt withdraws from, and clears, the barrel. Lift the upper receiver at the rear, far enough to clear the bolt, then slowly release the charging handle. Continue lifting the upper receiver until it can be unhinged...

The Browning Express Herstal Rifle

The Browning EXPRESS HERSTAL Rifle which you have just bought is an excellent gun for Battue shooting of big game and manufactured with care by our master gunsmiths located in Herstal. In addition to its specific qualities as a Battue rifle, where balance, instinctive shouldering and perfect swinging down, are specially noteworthy and allows you to be immediately ready for shooting. No other rifle deserves better the qualifying word EXPRESS. The barrels are mounted with tubes provided by DELCOUR and are manufactured from the same steel as that used for the large military productions in F.N. such as LAR rifle and HP pistol. After having been tested at 3,770 bars for 8x57 JRS type and 3,900 bars for the 9.3x74R type, the accuracy and convergence of the rifle meet severe requirements and are also guaranteed by the Testing Bench in Liege. Your Express Herstal rifle has also all the characteristics which distinguish Browning guns polished finishing, great user safety, reliability and...

Disassembling your rifle continued

The handguards may be disassembled at any point in your cleaning procedures as necessary (see page 28 - Buddy System instructions). If your rifle is equipped with the A3 Type removable carry handle, that may be removed for cleaning by loosening the 2 thumb nuts. Clean as per instructions for aluminum upper and lower receivers (see page 17). Lightly lubricate the thumb nut threads and the rear sight mechanism (as described on page. 22 - Lubrication - Adjustable Rear Sight).

Full Y Rifled Barrel Model

The rifled barrel of the Browning A-Bolt shotgun spins sabot slugs like a bullet in a centerfire rifle. Upon exiting the muzzle, the slug continues to spin to the target stabilizing the slug. This configuration has been tested and optimized for accuracy and, consequently, is intended for use with sabot slugs only. RIFLED CHOKE TUBE MODEL The Rifled Choke Tube model utilizes a smoothbore barrel with the muzzle threaded to accept Browning's Standard Inyector choke tubes. Rifled Choke Tube models are supplied with Browning's specialized 5 rilled choke tube. This tube has been extensively tested and provides the ideal configuration and rate of twist for accuracy with sabot as well as Foster-type slugs. Remember, because of its specialized design, the Browning rifled choke tube is intended for use with either sabot or Foster-type slugs.

The Browning Express Rifle

The Browning Express 25 Rifle which you have just bought is the ideal gun for Battue shooting of European big game. In addition to its specific qualities as a Battue rifle, where balance and instinctive shouldering 3re specially noteworthy, the Express has all the characteristics which distinguish Browning guns excellent precision, great user safety, reliability and strength for life-long service and optimal weight. This highly specialised rifle is primarily intended for the experienced hunter. To give its best, it needs to be used under the conditions for which it was designed. The present leaflet, which we advise to read before handling or firing your rifle, has a two-fold purpose to allow you to get to know your Express Rifle and to teach you the simple but necessary maintenance operations which will enable you to enjoy shooting with this rifle for many a long year to come. When ordering replacement parts, please give the model and type of the rifle, its serial number and calibre.

Facts About Your Bushmaster Xm Es Rifle

The Bushmaster XM15 E2S rifle system consists of a rifle, a magazine, and a sling. It is a lightweight, gas operated, air-cooled, magazine-fed, shoulder-fired weapon that can be fired in a semi-automatic mode - i.e., a single shot each time the trigger is pulled. The forged aluminum upper and lower receivers reduce the weight of the rifle. Weight (depends upon model) 20 Bbl. Rifle 8.27 Ibs. 3.75 kg Length (depends upon model) 20 Bbl. Rifle 38.25 97cm Rifle Parts and Where To Find Them Clearing Your Rifle Disassembling Your Rifle Operation of Your Rifle Loading

The Cz Rifle Description And Terminology

The names of basic rifle parts used in this Instruction Manual are presented in Fig. 1. Nomenclatures of all CZ 550 parts are presented in the section Illustration and List of Parts. The CZ 550 is a repeating rifle with a Mauser-type bolt action. The trigger mechanism is of a single set design with an adjustable set-trigger a single stage trigger is supplied on special order. The trigger is adjustable for pull weight and trigger travel. The safety secures the rifle against unintentional discharge and at the same time blocks the bolt in a closed position. The top of the receiver has milled grooves to accommodate scope mounts. The stock surface is made in semimatte polyurethane lacquered finish as standard. The rifle is produced in several versions. Characteristic features of all versions are - a wide assortment of calibers, allowing optimum choice of caliber - according to the particular use of the rifle - easy mounting of rifle scope This rifle has the same standard features as the CZ...

Remington Model Rifle

Remington 121 Perrless

Ped-ersen, a noted U.S. arms designer, the Remington Model 12 .22 rimfire slide-action rifle was introduced in 1909. This concealed-hammer repeater with tubular magazine under the barrel is of takedown style and has a crossbolt safety in the trigger guard. Its simple reliable action is trim and compact, and is closed at the rear which helps protect the user from rearward escaping gas in the event of a burst cartridge case. While normally used as a repeater, the rifle also can be loaded singly through the ejection port in the receiver. center-fire rifle designed by Pcdersen. The most often encountered Model 12 rifle is the No. 12A Standard Grade that fires .22 short, long, and long rifle cartridges interchangeably and without adjustment. This version has a 22 round barrel and weighs 4Vi lbs. Its magazine holds 16 short, 12 long, or 11 long rifle cartridges. The No. 12A was also available for the .22 short only. There are several other versions of the Model...

Gun Crank Inventor Maynard Buehler Tests His Scope Mounts On Huge Rifles That Make Ordinary Magnums Look Like Pipsqueaks

Westley Richards Escopeta

GUN FANS DRIVE out of their way to visit Maynard Buehler at Orinda, California. Maker of one of the smallest parts of a rifle, its safety, Buehler's attraction for the gun crank tourist is his collection of the world's biggest rifles. Among Buehler's many fine rifles, there are set aside Ten of the World's Most Powerful Rifles. Guns are Buehler's hobby, but the big bores are part of his business. All are scope mounted, in his mounts. They are his testing ground for the rugged scope fittings he makes, along with his special low bolt action rifle safetys. Few shooters think of pip-squeak rifles when they think of Buehler, but his mounts are used on many .22 rim fire rifles. And if the mount holds zero on his big guns, it will certainly hold on hot .22 to .45 calibers. His largest rifle is a flintlock 2-bore, 1.18 diameter with 11 grooves, that uses a 3,500 grain (half pound) bullet delivering 17,500 foot pounds of muzzle energy at 1,500 feet per second. It makes our .50 caliber machine...

Cleaning And Maintenance Of Combination Rifle Shotgun

A) Follow procedures for unloading Combination Rifle Shotgun as described previously B) Follow procedures for disassembly of Combination Rifle Shotgun as described previously C) Materials needed to clean this Combination Rifle Shotgun are a cleaning rod, cotton bore patches, brass bore brush, powder solvent, a small soft brush and good quality gun oil.

303 Enfield Rifle How Safety Catch Works

The Lee-Enfield Rifle Lee-Enfield rifles introduced in 1888 were in use throughout the British Empire from then until 1951, when they were gradually phased out. By 1957, Great Britain had switched to the .308 or NATO caliber. In the constantly changing world of military arms, 63 years is a very long lime for one rifle to remain the number one battle rifle. As a comparison, the ubiquitous Mauser 98 was introduced in 1888, but did not come on the scene as the 98 until 1898. The secret of the Lee- nfiet

Winchester Model Rifle

Percussion Derringer Blueprints

In 1925, Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, Conn., announced production of the Winchester Model 54 bolt-action rifle chambered for the revolutionary cal. .270 WCF cartridge. Both rifle and cartridge were immediately successful. The action design of the Model 54 was basically that of the Mauser 98. It had a one-piece bolt with dual front locking lugs, cock-on-opening action, and a Mauser-type staggered-column, integral box-magazine. The Model 54 was made in several grades and chamberings, and in both sporting and target styles. In 1937 the Model 54 was displaced by the Model 70 bolt-action rifle incorporating several improvements, including an independent bolt stop, hinged floorplate, speed-lock ignition, forged-steel trigger guard, and a better stock design. The Model 70 also featured a safety permitting installation of low-mounted scope sights, and a single-stage trigger of superior design. The bolt handle was redesigned for lowest possible scope mounting and the knob...

Mauser Rifle Argentine Model

Mauser 1891 Magazine Follower

The Argentine Model 1891 Mauser military rifle was adopted in that year, and the initial production contract calling for 180,000 rifles and 30,000 carbines was granted to Ludwig Loewe & Co. of Berlin. Additional arms of this pattern were made later for Argentina by Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) in Berlin. DWM had taken control of Loewe in 1896. The Argentine Model 1891 rifle was essentially identical in design to the earlier Turkish Model 1890 rifle and was chambered for the same cartridge. The action cocks on closing of the bolt. There is no auxiliary bolt safety lug as in the later Mauser Model 1898 action. The stepped barrel contour of the Turkish Model 1890 rifle was retained in the Argentine Model 1891 version. Inletting cuts in the stock fore-end for the barrel shoulders are relieved to prevent binding of the barrel as it elongates from heating in rapid fire. This design feature was carried over to later Mauser bolt-action military rifles. 3 Turn rifle over. Give...

Remington Nylon Rifle

Remington Nylon Cal

Introduction of the Remington Nylon 66 cal. .22 semi-automatic rifle in 1959 heralded a new concept in firearms. Featuring a one-piece stock, receiver, and fore-end produced from structural nylon, this unusual blowback-operated rifle was designed by a team of Remington engineers headed by Wayne E. Leek. The designation Nylon 66 was taken from the name of the high-strength DuPont nylon selected for the rifle. Chambered for .22 long-rifle rimfire regular or high-speed cartridges, this rifle has a 14-round tubular magazine in the buttstock. Due to the unusual construction, troublesome fitting of stock to receiver is eliminated. Another highly favorable feature is that the nylon is extremely strong and does not warp. Also, the self-lubricating properties of nylon make the need for oiling the rifle unnecessary except to prevent rusting of steel parts. This reduction in amount of lubricant helps prevent sluggishness in 1 Before disassembly, make sure rifle is unloaded. Engage safety (36) on...

Remington Model A Rifle

Remington Model 514

Offered as a simple reliable arm at low cost, the Remington Model 514 .22 rimfirc single-shot rifle was introduced in 1948. This turnbolt takedown rifle fires .22 short. long, and long rifle regular and high speed cartridges interchangeably and without adjustment. It was initially offered in a 514A version A 514 BC Boy's Carbine version with 20 barrel and a stock one inch shorter than that of the 514A was also offered, but was discontinued after several years. Current versions of the Model 514 are the 514A with 24 barrel and the 514BR Boy's Rifle with 24 barrel and a stock one inch shorter than that of the 514A. 6 Rifle is on safe when safety is rotated to right (clockwise) about Vs of a turn. The red safety indicator (A) is then concealed. Safety is in fire position when red indicator is visible on right side. ILift bolt handle and pull bolt assembly (3) rearward. Check chamber to make sure rifle is not loaded. Pull trigger (14) and remove bolt assembly from rifle. 5 Tension should...

Sighting in the rifle

Browning M1919 Parts Diagram

The BAR is available with or without open sights. This section describes the BAR with installed open sights. Since the path of the bullet follows a slight arc from the muzzle of the rifle over the 200 yards distance, the point of impact will be slightly high at any intermediate distance between these two points. This deviation is listed in the following table for the calibers in which the rifle is presently made. This table shows that even though there is some difference between where the bullet will strike at 100 yards and the point of aim, the deviation is not sufficient to put it out of the killing area if the rifle has been aimed correctly. Furthermore, with the rifle zeroed at 200 yards, the bullet will It is always advisable for the shooter to sight in his rifle himself, using the particular cartridge of his choice over the distance at which he desires to shoot. Please remember that an absolutely precise zero for the rifle would require a different sight setting for each...

How To Make A T26 Garand Rifle

How Make Garand

We have also strayed rather far afield in writing rhe introductory chapter on the history of the M 1. Since the available space would not permit a detailed history of rhe rifle, nor an adequate biography of John C. Garand, himself, rhe chapter focuses on rhe long and tortuous development process which led to its adoption. r is hoped chat the chapter will lead to an appreciation of the background of this remarkable weapon and its important place m military history - The real scars' ot the book, however, are the rare and fascinating weapons which we were able to photograph, thank* to three ot the finest and friendSiest s-un collectors one could ever hope to sneer. Pill Doudas, of Dunedin, Florida would never part with his valuable M IC. Just imagine letting omeone take a screwdriver ro it, tor the sake o a couple of pictures Pierre Po- e. 1 Sehring. Florida, trekked home, some sixty miles, to fetch his Federscn rifle, just we could photograph n jjun show Finally, Ronnie Butler, ot...

Cleaning the Rifle Bore

Equipped rifle, or any rifle, extensive testing has proven that the rifle bore must be cleaned every 12 to IS rounds. CAUTION BEFORE CLEANING YOUR RIFLE MAKE CERTAIN YOUR RIFLE IS FULLY UNLOADED, THE MAGAZINE IS REMOVED. THE SAFETY IS IN THE ON SAFE POSITION AND YOUR RIFLE IS POINTED IN A SAFE DIRECTION. We highly recommend that your rifle be cleaned 3 If absolutely necessary, the BOSS may be removed to facilitate cleaning your rifle. NOTE WHEN CLEANING THE BAR MARK II ALWAYS MAKE SURE THE CAP USED MATCHES THE CALIBER OF THE RIFLE BEING CLEANED. THE CALIBER IS MARKED ON THE END OF THE CAP. Clean the BOSS by unscrewing the body and micro-adjustable locknut from the rifle. With the components disassembled, wipe each component with oil. Browning Oil is excellent for this application. Lightly oil all threads and make sure the exhaust holes are free of obstructions. MAKE CERTAIN ALL CLEANING PATCHES ARE REMOVED FROM THE BARREL AND EXHAUST HOLES IN THE BODY OF THE BOSS BEFORE FIRING YOUR...

Nra High Power Service Rifle Loads

This section is broken down into three parts. The first is for the three service rifle cartridges the 5.56mm, the 7.62x51mm and the .30-06. In developing the 5.56 data we used commercial cases. In the 7.62 and .30-06 we used military cases as these are best for the functioning of the service rifles used.

The Browning Express European Classic Rifle

The Browning EXPRESS EUROPEAN CLASSIC rifle which you have just bought is an excellent gun for Battue shooting of big game and manufactured with care by our master gunsmiths located in Herstal. In addition to its specific qualities as a Battue rifle, where balance, instinctive shouldering and perfect swinging down, are specially noteworthy it allows you to be immediately ready for shooting. No other rifle deserves better the qualifying word EXPRESS. The barrels are mounted with tubes provided by DELCOUR and are manufactured from the same steel as that used for the large military productions in F.N. such as LAR rifle and HP pistol. After having been tested at 3,770 bars for 8x57 JRS type and 3,900 bars for the 9.3x74R type, the accuracy and convergence of the rifle meet severe requirements and are also guaranteed by the Testing Bench in Liege. Your Express EUROPEAN CLASSIC rifle has also all the characteristics which distinguish Browning guns meticulous finishing, great user safety,...

Parts Of Rifle Cal 5.56mm M16a1

Rifle barrel assembly is air-cooled, contains flash suppressor and front sight assembly, and holds the two hand guards and the sling swivel. Upper receiver cont ns rear sight, ejection port, ejection port cover, and a housing for the bolt carrier and bolt assembly. A forward assist assembly is used on the M16A1 weapon. hammer assembly, selector lever, rifle grip, bolt catch, and shoulder gun stock assembly.The shoulder gun stock assembly houses the action spring, buffer assembly, and extension assembly. 5.56-mm Rille M16 does not contain the forward assist assembly contained on 5.56-mm Rifle M16A1. a. Rifles M16 and M16A1. Rifle M16, without magazine and sling lb Rifle M16A1, without magazine and sling 55 lb Rifle M16, w sling and loaded magazine lb Rifle M16A1 w sling and loaded lb Rifle w flash suppressor in. Rifle w bayonet-knife in.

OTsAS Druganov PIR Russian Marksman Rifle

Burst Fire Mode

The OTs-44AS was designed by Tula KPB as an upgrade from the Dragunov SVU rifle, which in turn was a radical re-working of the old Dragunov SVD, reconfigured into a bullpup action. The Dragunov line was designed and implemented to provide a long range soft target interdiction (anti-personnel sniper) rifle package, with maximum effective range, but remaining relatively compact and light (especially compared to the older Dragunov models). When compared to the base SVD, the Dragunov PIR (Product Improved Rifle) replaces the skeletonized wooden stock with a bullpup action with the magazine behind the pistol grip, and a simple metal buttplate as a shoulder stock along with adjustable fittings and furniture. The forward assembly has been entirely replaced with a polymer frame instead of stamped metal and wood. The polymer frame is available in black, dark grey and olive green. The basic design has flip-up iron sights, but is expected to mount an optical or electronic scope. In addition, the...

Scope Mounts For The Fm Vault Lock Rifle

Shortest Lever Action Rifle

The FM VAULT LOCK rifle is not well adapted for use with open sights. However, if you wish to use the rifle with open sights we suggest the use of the Williams Guide rear sight and a front sight mounted on a Williams ramp base. To use open sights the stock will require a lower comb line than we have shown in the drawings. Any target scope can be mounted on the FM VAULT LOCK rifle using appropriate target scope bases to match the contour of the barrel. The target mount bases made for the Model 52D Winchester or Model 40X Remington can be used if the action is fitted with a straight tapered barrel. The spacing and location of these bases should then be dependent on the length of the scope used. To mount a hunting scope on this rifle a wide variety of mounts can be used. If you are economy minded then use the Weaver top detachable mounts, either the high, medium or low rings, with the two-piece bases. The two-piece bases are those specified for the Ruger No. 3 Carbine and they can be A...

Information On Stocking The Fm Vault Lock Rifle

We would like to see every FM VAULT LOCK rifle well stocked and although it is not our intention to go into stock making details, we do want to pass along some suggestions to help you make a good stock and forearm for your rifle. To assist in the direct way possible we have included full sized drawings of the buttstock and forearm, along with details on a good method to attach the forearm to the rifle. The buttstock drawing is that of our light sporter rifle (Fig. 3-33). It is of the standard classic style. We suggest that you draw the outline of this stock onto a piece of cardboard, cut the outlined stock from the cardboard, and use it as a pattern on your stock blank. Cut the ends off the blank leaving it about one half inch longer than needed. Next spot the through-stock bolt hole at both ends and drill the hole through the blank. Next inlet and fit the stock against the receiver. When you have it partly fitted, place the cardboard pattern on the blank to check the alignment of the...

El Rifle Express Erice

El rifle Express Browning Erice que acaba de adquirir es una excelente arma de caza que le proporcionar una satisfacci n plena a la hora de practicar su deporte favorito. El mecanismo del disparado de su rifle Express es del tipo por inercia la inergia del retroceso producida por el primer disparo hace el segundo dispare inmediatamente disponible, el mecanismo lo manda un disparador nico. El bot n del seguro situado en la parte superior de la cola de la b scula permite colocar el seguro del arma y seleccionar el ca n inferior o superior para el primer disparo. El rifle est en seguro cuando el bot n del seguro ocupa la posici n trasera (hacia la culata) dejando aparecer una S en la cola de la b scula (Fig. 1). El seguro act a desconectando la varilla de mando de los fiadores conectada con el disparador. La posici n del bot n hacia la izquierda que hace aparecer una O , o una U hacia la derecha, on influye sobre la puesta del seguro. Simplemente indica que al pulsar el bot n hacia...

Centerfire Rifle Wounds

Star Shaped Gunshot Entrance Wound

Wounds from centerfire rifles may be classified as contact, intermediate, or distant. Contact wounds of the head are the most devastating, producing a bursting rupture of the head (Figure 7.7). Large irregular tears in the scalp radiate from the entrance site. Powder soot and searing are typically present at the entrance. Rarely, virtually no soot will be present. In some contact wounds of the head, the entrance may be difficult to locate because of the massive destruction. Large pieces of the skull and brain are typically blown away, with pulpification of the residual brain in the cranial cavity. Pieces of scalp may be sheared off. The skull shows extensive comminuted fractures. Such wounding effects are due partly to the large quantities of gas produced by combustion of the propellant, emerging from the muzzle under high pressure. This gas begins to expand as soon as it emerges from the muzzle of the weapon. If the gun is held in contact with the head, this gas follows the bullet...

Wounds from Centerfire Rifles

Magnum Bullet Wound

Wounds caused by centerfire rifles are markedly different from those caused by handguns or .22 rimfire rifles. Handguns and .22 rimfire rifles are relatively low-velocity weapons with muzzle velocities of between 650 and 1400 ft sec. With the exception of the .357 Magnum and the .44 Magnum, muzzle energies are well below 500 ft-lb. The widely proclaimed .45 automatic has a muzzle velocity of only 850 ft sec, with a muzzle energy of 370 ft-lb. In contrast, the muzzle velocities of modern centerfire rifles range between 2400 and 4000 ft sec (Table 7.1). The muzzle kinetic energy is never less than 1000 ft-lb it is commonly in the 2000 ft-lb range and may be as high as 5000 ft-lb. Because of the low velocities and kinetic energies, injuries from both handgun and .22 rimfire rifle bullets are confined to tissue and organs directly in the wound path. In contrast, a centerfire rifle bullet can injure structures without actually contacting them. Table 7.1 Ballistics of Various Handgun and...

No Model Rifle Regulation

Government infantry rifle with percussion lock. It was also the first which, in recognition of the fearful kick of our former military rifles, used a reduced powder charge for the old style half-ounce ball, thereby raising the trajectory. The Model 1841 also marked the end of all our flint lock military arms. The last of such flint locks smooth bores made in the government shops were finished in 1842, and the percussion lock was officially adopted then. From 1842 on, the stock of all varieties of flint lock arms on hand was gradually altered to cap lock those altered up) to 1851 were mostly for experimental purposes later, and especially during the Civil War, great quantities were altered for use. The Model 1841 rifle was noteworthy also for being the best made and most accurate spherical bullet military rifle in the world all nations so acknowledged it, and it so remained until the spherical bullet was superseded by the conical one then the boring...

Antitank and Modern Heavy Rifles

The first anti-tank (AT) rifle, the Mauser Tank-Gewehr M1918, was developed towards the end of the First World War in parallel with the MG TuF machine gun which used the same 13 x 92SR ammunition. It was rushed into service to provide infantry with some protection against the Allied tanks until the TuF could be introduced. The M1918 was conceptually very simple a bolt-action weapon just like a scaled-up infantry rifle but 1.68m long and weighing 17.7kg. glancing hits). Given that the thickest armour on contemporary British tanks measured just 12mm, the gun was quite effective. The disadvantages were those which handicapped AT rifles throughout their existence size, weight and recoil. The two nations which provided the lineal successors to the Mauser were Britain and the Soviet Union. In Britain, the first experimental AT rifle, the .600 500 Godsal, was actually a contemporary of the Mauser M1918, but was not proceeded with. Little then happened until the mid-1930s, when much...

The Lyman Great Plains Rifle

Lyman Receiver Sight

Lyman Great Plains Rifle The rifle carried across the Great Plains by western pioneers and fur trappers was the culmination of percussion firearms development. This Great Plains rifle was designed and built by such famous makers as Hawken, Gemmer and Demick to the specifications of experienced backwoodsmen. Only the best and most reliable designs and finest workmanship were acceptable. Today, as in the 1800's, the experienced black powder shooter is looking for a very special rifle. No other factory assembled rifle or kit offers the authentic style and design of Lyman's Great Plains Rifle. This classic muzzleloader offers such high quality features as a 32 barrel with 1 in 60 twist for patched ball and hunting loads, double set triggers, Hawken style percussion snail with clean out screw, separate ramrod entry thimble and nose cap, and reliable coil spring lock with correct lock plate. Available in .50 and .54 caliber flint or percussion. Factory assembled or kit form. Great Plains...

No Greene Oval Bore Rifle Regulation

1863 Sharps Rifle Size

Durrell Greene, U. S. Army. The rifles were made in the Waters shops at Millbury, Mass. The machinery for making the oval bore rifling was purchased of Charles Lancaster, London, England, who for many years had been making oval bore rifles. centric rod which shoves the bullet to the front part of the chamber. The bolt then is again drawn back to clear the chamber and a cartridge-packet having the bullet at the rear is inserted and seated by the next forward movement of the bolt. Turning the bolt handle down to the right locks the bolt by means of two lugs wredging into the standing breech. The rifle is then ready to fire, having two bullets in the chamber, the rear one serving as a gas-check. When the chamber became foul it was impossible to force the rear bullet forward and the rifle had to be loaded at the muzzle. The bore itself, however, wras swept as clean by the passage of each bullet as the inventor of the action claimed it would be, and the...

Zeroing of rifle and procedure of optical sight operation

The sniper rifle being in the service of a subunit should be zeroed. The necessity of rifle zeroing is determined by test firing. Rifles are subjected to test firing a) on reception of the rifle by the subunit b) after the rifle parts repair or replacement, which may affect the rifle fire accuracy c) in case of excessive deviation of the mean point of impact (MPI), or bullet dispersion, which does not meet the accuracy requirements. Under combat conditions the rifle accuracy should be tested periodically whenever the situation permits. 2.4.2. The sniper rifle is test-fired by four shots, aiming thoroughly and uniformly with the aid of the open sight. Fire is conducted at the black rectangle, 20 cm wide and 30 cm high, secured on a white board, 1 m high and 0.5 m wide. The point of aim is the middle of the black rectangle bottom edge. During firing when the open sight is used the normal position of the MPI is marked with chalk or a colored pencil by the plumb line, 16 cm above...

Rifle Cleaning Schedule

As part of daily service, inspect the bore and chamber, and clean component parts of firing mechanism. Wipe entire rifle thoroughly, dry, and re-lubricate. (2) Two-Week Intervals. For periods up to two weeks, if the rifle is not being fired, renew the oil film in the bore and chamber as required by climatic conditions of the area. (3) 90 Day Intervals. For periods up to 90 days, if the rifle is not to be fired, it may be coated with Break Free.

General handling of rifles and firearms

Treat every rifle as though it was loaded. Do not take anyone's word or automatically assume it is not loaded. Checkyour rifle personally each time you handle it. The safe and courteous way to carry a rifle when you are with others is to leave the bolt open so that they can easily see that the rifle cannot be fired. Make sure that the rifle is not loaded when you stop shooting. Make sure your rifle is unloaded before every transport. Never pick up your rifle with your finger on the trigger or the trigger guard. 2. Whenever you pick up your rifle, point the muzzle at the ground. Always point the muzzle of the barrel in a safe direction. Never pull a rifle towards you by the muzzle. 3. Only use your rifle in approved shooting ranges. Shoot your rifle only under good visibility and daylight conditions. If you use your rifle in an indoors range, make sure it is adequately ventilated. Make sure that there is a safe bullet trap which can be seen from all sides and that there is no one in...

Characteristic Defects Of The Rifle Affecting Accuracy

Rear sight leaf bent causing the bullets to deviate in the direction in which the sight is bent the rifle must be sent to the repAiT shop and rechecked for accuracy after repair. base) the front sight slide is set even with the line on the front sight base and then the rifle is checked for accuracy. 3. Front sight slide insecurely installed the rifle must be sent to the repair shop. 4- Loosening of the front sight in this case, the center of impact will be deviating in the direction onposite that of the sight displacenent (upward when sight unscrews and downward when sight lowers) the front sight must be removed in order to widen the leaves if the front sight is not held firmly, it must be replaced after all these operations, the rifle must be checked for accuracy. 1. Large play of rear sight leaf the notch keeps shifting when the rifle is fired to cause dispersion. J. Excessive play of stock (of rifles with folding metal stock). Jy. The serviceability of the rifle nuafe.be determined...

War of Rifles of Spain

No. 4, Spain used the widely known Mauser rifle, pattern of 1892. The Spanish Mauser was about 49 inches long, had a barrel length of about 28 inches, weighed about 8 pounds, and was of calibre 7 mm. Nearly all were marked 14 Loewe & Co., Berlin. M Of rifles and carbines together the United States captured between twenty-one and twenty-two thousand. Many thousand of them, in almost new condition, were refinished at our Springfield Armory, giving the Ordnance officers in command there the opportunity to compare them in detail with our Krag, to the disadvantage of the Krag. One result of refinishing those arms at Springfield was our Model 1903 rifle practically a Mauser.

Unload Rifle Remove Magazine Check Chamber

WARNING If Rifle fails any of the following tests, continued use of the Rifle could result in injury to, or death of, personnel. 5.) Repeat the FIRE position test five times. The Rifle must not malfunction during any of these five tests. If the Rifle malfunctions during any of these five tests, have the Rifle checked by a qualified gunsmith.

The Rise Of The Repeating Rifle

While the Mauser brothers were starting their work, the Spencer repeating rifle with a tube magazine in the stock had been developed in the United States by 1862 and had done terrible execution in our Civil War in 1865. It was followed shortly by the Henry, which soon was purchased by Winchester and altered to their famous Repeater this rifle carried the cartridges in a long tube below the barrel. Thirty thousand Winchester rifles were used by Turkey in their war against Russia in 1877-78 and produced such terrible havoc at the seige of Plevna that all military observers abroad saw the military need for magazine or repeating rifles which would increase infantry firepower. Little Switzerland acted in 1867 to adopt a magazine rifle though few were delivered before 1869, and her action was promptly followed on a larger scale by Austria-Hungary. The Austro-Hungarian Fruhwirth 1870 rifle carrying eight cartridges in the tube magazine in the fore-end, stimulated Mauser in the development of...

Major Components Of Mma Rifle

1911 Sear Spring Operation

MAJOR COMPONENTS OF M16 M16A1 RIFLE vUONT). Rifle Prior to stowing the rifle in arms room, perform the fol lowing procedures Place rifle in rack. d. Decontamination of Rifles and Shop Area e. Maintenance Procedures for the.Ml6 and M16A1 Rifle Bolt assemblies, and or barrel assemblies may be interchanged, at the Direct Support Maintenance level, from one rifle to another under the provisions of the note at the bottom of page C-2. If these parts are interchanged, the weapon must be checked inspected as depicted in paragraphs 3-10, 3-11, and 3-13. While performing these checks inspections pay special attention lu the head space requirements depicted on page 3-40. SERVICE UPON RECEIPT - M16 AND M16A1 RIFLE M16, M16A1 Rifle a. This section contains troubleshooting information for locating and correcting most of the operating troubles which may develop in the 5.56-mm Rifle M16 and M16A1. Each malfunction for the individual component, unit, or system is followed by a list of tests or...

Falling Block Rifle Plans

For many years a dream of mine was to design and build a non-bolt action single shot rifle I could call all my own. That dream was slow in being fulfilled and 1 kept telling myself I had good reasons for putting it off. Anyway, my dream action had to be different from all others and it had to be of simple design and construction, but most of all it had to be one I could make in my modestly equipped home workshop. It was the late John Amber, who edited my book Single Shot Rifles and Actions, who shook me into action. Nearing the end of his editing job on this book, he called me with a request to write one more chapter describing what I thought was the ideal single shot action in view of the fact that I had found some fault with almost every action covered in the book. The result was Chapter 52. The trouble was that in writing that chapter I designed an action which I could not make. That action, however, with some changes became the DeHaas-Miller action which I have described in...

Be Certain The Rifle Is Unloaded

How Remove Browning Bar Receiver

With the rifle in the On Safe position and pointed in a safe downward direction, release the magazine floorplate to its open position. Grasp the bolt operating handle and move it smartly to the rear, thereby extracting and ejecting any live round in the chamber. Detach the magazine clip from the hinged floorplate. Always visually inspect the chamber to make sure there are no rounds present. (See page 19 for instructions on removing and unloading the magazine).

The Smallbore Rifle Description And Terminology

The names of basic smallbore rifle parts used in this Instruction Manual are presented in Fig. 1 on the inner side of the cover. Nomenclatures of all smallbore parts are presented in the section List of Parts. The smallbore rifles CZ 452 ZKM and CZ 453 are classic repeating arms of sturdy design. They are manufactured in several versions. Characteristic features of all versions are - Easy mounting of rifle scope Plastic stock, design of this rimfire rifle meets the requirements of the IMSSA shooting regulations

Mannlicher 22 Rifle Zephyr

Steyr Zephyr Auctions Sale

One of the town's most knowledgeable gunning men was Chuck Majors, a commercial artist by trade and a shrewd gun collector by any measure. He was blessed with informed good luck. He could and did walk into a rural Vermont antique shop and walk out with a pristine Henry rifle that was propped behind the shop's front door for the sum of 55. He could and did attend a farm auction and walk away with a fine Maynard sporting rifle complete with two barrels of different calibers for 26. At a gun show, he worked the tables like a thoroughbred pointer on a covey of quail. He was someone to know, and I got to know him because he had a very pretty daughter.

Unload your rifle and remove all ammo from the area

Remove the Bolt. (Rifles are shipped with the bolt already removed.) Point the rifle in a safe direction. Put the safety lever in the vertical (upright) position. (If the rifle is not cocked, lift the bolt handle first, then put the safety on.) Open the bolt and pull it to the rear. It will stop against the bolt-stop. On the left side of the rear part of the receiver is a spring loaded, hinged, release lever, which will release the bolt stop. It swings from the front, being hinged in the rear. Swing it all the way out and that will allow you to pull the bolt out of the rifle.

Characteristics and General Description of your Rifle

The Mauser 98k Model M48 is a shoulder mounted, trigger actuated, striker fired, magazine fed, bolt action rifle. It is designed to be fired from the shoulder only not in any other position, whether standing, sitting or prone. The rifle is equipped with features that were standard for the time and are still considered 'advanced' today. It has, for example, 'controlled round feeding', a long, heavy claw extractor, two heavy-duty front locking lugs and an additional safety lug built into the rear of the bolt. It also has a superb gas shield. The long claw extractor serves as a bolt guide along with a built-in bolt guide that is built into the body of the bolt. The bolt body has gas escape ports to handle cartridge failure. It is generally accepted that it has the best safety mechanism ever designed. Your rifle is quite possibly the strongest bolt action rifle ever built. Your rifle is now a 'civilian' and, as such, is perfect for collecting, target shooting, big game hunting, or...

Mauser Caliber Single Shot Rifles

Mauser manufactured a large line of single shot and repeating bolt action .22 caliber rifles. Following is a list of the types 1. Bolt action single shot with 20-inch round barrel and standing rear sight. No safety catch. Overall length 27 inches. Weight 4 pounds. This is a low priced rifle for sale at competitive prices. It is not intended for accurate target work. 3. The single shot match rifle. This model has a 27.5-inch barrel, detachable screw rear sight with adjustable notch, safety catch, checkered pistol grip with horn cap, horn steel plate, and sling swivels. The overall length is 45.75 inches and the weight is 7.75 pounds. This type maye be fitted with a telescope sight. This is a precision rifle for target shooting.

Section Iii Rifle Grenades

Rifle grenades are fin-stabilized projectiles launched from rifles equipped with grenade launchers. The propelling force for the grenade is provided by a special gas-producing grenade cartridge. a. A grenade launcher (fig. 6-5) functions as an extension of the rifle barrel. It is attached to the muzzle by a clip latch fitted over the bayonet stud of the rifle. A hollow stabilizer tube on the grenade fits over the barrel of the launcher and is secured by a clip retainer spring. (Some newer model springs are designed to hold the grenade in position in the rifle barrel without requiring a separate launcher.) Numbered annular grooves on the barrel of the launcher provide variations in range, c. Grenade cartridges (fig. 6-6) are specially designed blanks which generate a large volume of high pressure gas. When the grenade cartridge is fired, this gas provides the thrust necessary to propel the rifle grenade from the launcher to the target. A 5-point, rose-petal crimp on the wad end of the...

Delvigne M1841 1848 Rifle

No picture. 1854 Conversion of Model 1822 and Model 1842 to Rifle Musket. Regulation. No picture. Harpers Ferry Sharpshooter Rifle Model 1847. Regulation. No specimen available for illustration and no other data than calibre .75 peep sight on hammer globe front sight heavy rifle to be used on a tripod which was made for and furnished with it. Few-made. No picture. Sharps Rifle, 1846 or 1847. Militia. Although the patent for Sharps rifles wras not issued until 1848 records indicate the use of them in the Mexican War of 1846-47. Data lacking. No. 2, Model 1855 Rifle. Regulation. In 1854 the United States began preparations for superseding in 1856 the smooth bore with the rifle for all branches of the service. Also the principle of the hollow base conical bullet expanded within the barrel by the action of the powder gasses upon an iron wTedge within the bullet, developed by Captain Mini in 1847, was, after experiments in the United States since 1849, improved upon at the Harpers Ferry...

The Pistol Rifle Grey Area

Magpul Pdr

As a general rule, soldiers are issued a single rifle that is intended to serve all battle purposes. Personal defense for officers, air crewman, armor crewman and support personal has normally been with pistols. Pistols are very compact but ineffective at all but the shortest of ranges due to cartridge and ergonomic limitations. Recently some branches of the military have been issuing shorter carbine versions of issue rifles such as the M4. While useful as a primary weapon for close-quarters battle, carbines like the M4 must still be carried and used like a rifle due to their bulk and weight. Some weapons have been designed for this grey area between pistol and rifle and are generally called PDWs (Personal Defense Weapons). Systems like the HK MP-7, FN P90 have defined the capabilities of the PDW by offering recoil controllability, armor defeat capabilities and compact size factor. While the capability of this latest class of weapons fills the gray area between the pistol and the...

Browning Bar High Power Rifle

Mossberg 935 Gas Cylinder Assembly

The Browning semi-automatic centcrfire rifle was a spin-off of Fabrique National's (FN) development of military weapons. It has a gas-operated mechanism with a rotating bolt head which engages shoulders in the rear of the barrel. Its box magazine can. but need not. be detached from the hinged floorplate for loading. M. Ernest Vervier was its principal designer. When introduced in 1967. the rifle was availabe in Grades 1 (no engraving) and 11 (light engraving) chambered only for the .30- 06 cartridge. The following year, chamberings included .243 Win., .270 Win., .308 Win 7 mm Rem. Mag .300 Win. Mag., and .338 Win. Mag. Browning's 1971 catalog showed the more elaborately decorated Grades 111 to V. Grades II. Ill and V were discontinued in 1975. Since 1976, Browning semi-automatic center-fire rifles have been assembled at an FN facility in Portugal. The .338 Win. When chambered for magnum cartridges, the Browning semiautomatic rifle is supplied with a recoil pad and a 24 barrel. Barrels...

G3 Assault Rifle Blueprints

Trigger Group Blueprints

The front sight holder (15 1) with bush for front sight holder (15 2) is set on the barrel and soldered softly to the latter. In addition to that the front sight holder is riveted on the barrel by means of an eyebolt (15 3) which also serves to attach the carrying sling. In the front part of the front sight holder is the snap ring (15 4) which prevents the rifle grenade from slipping off. The uppermost part of the front sight is developed as a protection of the sight. The front sight (15 5) is pushed Into a longitudinal slit and fixed by a clamping sleeve (15 6). The plastic handguard (1) covers the barrel from below and facilitates the handling of the rifle when the barrel is hot. The telescopic sight is used when the Rifle G3 serves as sniper rifle. It enables the shooter to detect and aim at the target by day and In the dusk. The maximum firing range to be focussed amounts to 600 metres. At longer distances of the target it also makes the observation of the enemy and the effect on...

Model Commission Rifle

Millimeter German Rifle

German Commission Model 1888 rifle, cal. 8 mm. Mauser. Tn 1886 France established a prece-X dent among the military powers by being the first to adopt a smokeless-powder magazine rille. This rifle was 8 mm., the smallest calibcr in military use at that time. The innovations prompted other nations to strive for improved armament, and Germany adopted a 7.9 mm. magazine rifle and carbine in 1888. Developed by the German Rifle Testing Commission at Spandau, near Berlin, the German Commission Model 1888 turnbolt rifle and carbine fired the 7.9 mm. (also called 8 mm.) Model 1888 rimless cartridge loaded with smokeless power and a 227-gr. round-nose jacketed bullet. In designing the Model 1888, the Commission used the separate non-rotary bolt head and several other features of the Mauser Model 1871 and 1871 84 German Service rifles as well as the Mannlicher box magazine and cartridge clip. The Model 1888 is thus often called a Mauser 88, Mannlicher 88, or Mauscr-Mannlicher. although the term...

U S Model Rifle Enfield

How Disassemble The 303 British Rifle

Rifle, Cal. .30, Model of 1917, is of basic Mauser turn-bolt type with dual front locking lugs, one-piece bolt, and staggered column box magazine. Developed during World War I, it was a modification of the British Pattern 1914 Service Rifle. In 1913 British Ordnance developed an experimental Mauser-type bolt-action rifle chambered for a cal. .276 rimless cartridge loaded with a 165-gr. pointed bullet at 2800 feet per second (f.p.s.). The intent of these experiments was to develop a replacement for the cal. .303 Lee-Enfield Service rifle. Only a limited number of cal. .276 rifles had been manufactured on a toolroom basis prior to the start of World War I, at which time the British decided to alter the experimental rifle to handle the cal. .303 rimmed cartridge. As manufacturing facilities for the new rifle, designated Pattern 1914, did not exist in England several U. S. firms accepted contracts in 1914 to manufacture it. These were Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven,...

U S Rifle Caliber MlA

Springfield M190 Rifle

This modification was approved on 21 May 1942. While essentially the same as the original standard Rifle, it was modified to permit faster mass production U. S. Caliber JO M190 A3 Springfield Rifle. One major difference between this rifle and the earlier design is the use of a new receiver rear sight. Pistol grip is optional in this design. While very early Model 1903A3 rifles had stock screw pins passing laterally through the center of the stock to reinforce triggerguard and magazine well, late models have stock screws and nuts similar to the M1903. 1903. In Oct. 1942 two groove barrels were approved for the 1903A3. There were 945,856 M1903A3 rifles produced by Remington and L. C. Smith Corona. U. S. Rifle, Caliber .30, M1903A4 (Sniper) This rifle was adopted in December 1942. This rifle is the same as the 1903A3 except as follows Telescope sight in bridge type mount over receiver (these mountings are attached to the re- V. S. Caliber 30 M1901A I Sniper Rifle. ceiver itself). No...

Experienced Hunter And Gun Crank Tells How Stock Design Can Reduce Bruising Rifle Recoil

Ardesa Outfitter Rifle

AS A RIFLEMAN and experimenter, as well as a hunter, . I have always been interested in why some guns kick and others don't. After some years of trial and study. I decided that objectionable kick in a rifle is caused largely by the design, shape, and fit of the stock. It has little to do with gun weight, or even with load power. A good illustration of this occurred one evening after dinner at the ranch, when my guest and I headed for the range to sight in his new gun. Targets were set up, John settled at the shooting bench, sighted a few times, and then squeezed off a shot. Wow This new gun certainly kicks, he grumbled. That really hurt. The rifle was a handsome Mauser-action .30-06 with set trigger, a fine 4X scope, and a perfectly finished stock of beautiful wood. The gunsmith had also done a fine job of reducing the weight of the gun. After a dozen more sighters, John was pulling off the target so badly he stopped shooting. I thought packing a gun under seven pounds would be a...