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How do you measure a bullet Being in the Navy, we shoot NATO 7.62x51mm. I own a CZ 52 in 7.62x25. I know it is the length of the round but, is it the whole bullet or the length of the casing AW1 (AW) Luke Pratt USS Underwood (FFG-36) A First, thank you for your service. Cartridge names which include measurements can be both misleading and confusing. The military has for years used the barrel's minor diameter before rifling to identify the cartridge's caliber and then the length of the case,...

Dave Anderson

Over the years I've made some pretty good buys in used rifles. Sometimes they need some work, yet often all they need is a good cleaning. Few big-game rifles get shot very much. Varmint rifles get shot. Target rifles get shot. But most big-game rifles aren't shot enough to be broken in, much less worn out. Most barrels build up copper fouling from bullet jackets as they are shot. The copper buildup damages bullets and reduces accuracy. New factory barrels have minute flaws from the...

Redding Reloading

The 2009 Redding Catalog features new die sets for the 30 Remington AR, 338 MarlinExpress and 416 Ruger as well as a new Competition Seater for the 357 Sig. It also introduces a completely new die system to remove the bulge from 40 S& W cases fired in some autoloaders. For up-to-the-minute Redding information and helpful tech tips, visit our website. FREE www.redding-reloading.com Redding Reloading Equipment 1089 Starr Road, Cortland, NY 13045 607-753-3331

Crimson Trace Corp

Crimson Trace Lasergrips are the world's only grip-integrated laser sights. Instinctive activation button turns on laser with normal grip pressure. Fully adjustable for accuracy at any distance. Easily installs for a custom fit on dozens of revolvers, semi-autos, 1911s and AR-15, Smith & Wesson, Sig Sauer, Beretta, Kimber, Ruger and Glock. Call 1-800-442-2406 or go to crimsontrace.com for a FREE catalog today www.desantisholster.com or call us at (800) GUNHIDE.

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Ar

I was glad to see an advertisement for Remington's 30 Remington AR advertised in the August issue. The Czechs developed a similar cartridge for their Vz52 in the early 1950s, the 7.62x45. I have been wondering when something similar would pop up and if it would work in the AR rifle. Evidently it does The 6.8mm has been written about ad nauseam. This newer updated round might be just what the military could use. Thanks Remington I am a fan of your products

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By die 1930's, organized crime was almost a tradition and brought with it a new breed of lawman, demanding a more powerful gun. i he resulting Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum became a legend. Now this Classic Model 21 has been brought back into production for collectors and shooters alfko. in fact, history is coming altvewith an eiiiiri line of tltc most famous Smith & Wesson revolvers ever designed. Don't miss your chance to own a piece ofhi story. N I smic EXPLORE THE ENTIRE LINE OF CLASSIC...

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RUGER AND HORNADY'S COMPACT MAGNUMS DELIVER POWER IN A SMALL PACKAGE. Dave Anderson Photos Joseph R. Novelozo rou need a .223. You need a .308. You need a .375. That's it. You don't need any other calibers. So said a custom gunmaker to me a couple of years ago when we were discussing the many new cartridges. I couldn't really disagree, except Whenever a new cartridge is introduced someone is sure to announce, It doesn't provide anything we don't have already Manufacturers are just trying to get...

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Elite Survival Systems

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Taking It To Them

NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane participated in an National Public Radio interview opposite Josh Horowitz, executive director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence last May. Following Horowitz's description of Americans who When you (Bl shoot at a Shoot*N*C Target, bullet holes EJfi l * 3E in bright, easy-to-see chartreuse rings providing you with INSTANT FEEDBACK and eliminating the makes targets easy to put up, REPAIR PASTERS cover bullet holes extending...

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Kahr Arms

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And carried a scope not much of a scope to be sure but still better than open sights. On this K98k, the German Wehrmacht installed a 1.5X telescope designated the Zf41 mounted far out on the barrel over the rear sight and predated scout rifles by about 50 years. Although this rifle scope combination is considered by some as a sniper rifle as developed its purpose was as a marksman's rifle. The idea was to issue one per squad for more precise shooting. Examples of such would be shooting into the...

Park Service Ammo

A coalition of parks, wildlife and wilderness groups, led by the PublicEmployees forEnvironmental Responsibility (PEER), have urged Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to back a proposed ban on traditional ammunition and lead fishing tackle in national parks by 2010. NSSF has been at the forefront in the fight to keep traditional ammunition legal throughout the United States, including national parks. NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane attended a meeting last month at...

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S& W .357 J-frame in the July August 2009 edition of our sister magazine American Handgunner, Roy Huntington comments on the fact a great many people carry these guns, but seldom, if ever, shoot them. That can lead to a negative outcome when a constantly carried defense gun is needed for its intended purpose. In the Midwest some years ago, an officer was shot and wounded after a struggle with a suspect in which he lost his service pistol. He survived to lament he had a snub .38 in an ankle...

An Enfield

Shooting the 7.62mm NATO Enfield brought back fond memories of Holt's days shooting high power competition. Shooting the 7.62mm NATO Enfield brought back fond memories of Holt's days shooting high power competition. Some milsurps simply jump off the gun show table at you, shake up your psyche a bit and demand to go home with you. So it was at a recent show. I was strolling the aisles in idle mode, not really looking for anything specifically, when Wham Now, I've seen a lot of Enfields, but...

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Halfcentury With Sixguns

Maverick and Wagon Train had arrived on TV, Pat Boone was watching Love Letters In The Sand, Fats Domino was on Blueberry Hill, and I was about to shoot my first .45 Colt reloads through a brand new 7-1 2 Colt Single Action. It was not easy to find components in those days and I had to settle for 225-grain roundnose .45 ACP hardcast bullets. The powder was DuPont's 5066. I took a shortcut which could've been a disaster I did not have a loading scale and simply used a chart to...

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Comment Good load but slightly less accurate overall as 195 Hornady bullet. SiERRA 200 HPBf Varget 47.0 2,484 K98k 23l2 Comment Accurate in all rifles except VZ24. Notes All handloads used Winchester brass and Winchester large rifle primers. Velocities taken with PACT Professional Model Chronograph with start screen at approximately 6'. Notes All handloads used Winchester brass and Winchester large rifle primers. Velocities taken with PACT Professional Model Chronograph with start screen at...

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Breechvault Shotgun Lock From Gunvault

The GunVault Shotgun BreechVault is the safe and affordable solution to secure most shotguns and help prevent tampering or accidental discharge. Fitting virtually all shotguns, the unit easily inserts into the breech and locks in place with the easy-to-use keylock system, making the firearm inoperable. It allows for a round to reside in the shotgun's carrier when locked and can be quickly chambered by removing the BreechVault with the easy-to-use key-lock system and activating the breech bolt...

Autoloader

The FNAR has a pistol grip stock, adjustable for length of pull and an interchangable cheekpiece adjustable for three different heights. The FNAR has a pistol grip stock, adjustable for length of pull and an interchangable cheekpiece adjustable for three different heights. The PR folks at FNH told me, You'll love this gun. It shoots as well as a bolt gun. I've never been a cynical type and of course I always take PR folkspeak as gospel. Come on really An autoloader that shoots as well as a bolt...

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Guncrafter Industries' Glock .50 GI Conversion Unit. The Glock .50 GI carries easily in an inside the pants holster by the Leather Arsenal above . The .50 GI Glock compared with the Guncrafter Industries .50 GI 1911-style pistol below . The Glock conversion carries a slightly greater payload of 9 1. The Glock .50 GI carries easily in an inside the pants holster by the Leather Arsenal above . The .50 GI Glock compared with the Guncrafter Industries .50 GI 1911-style pistol below . The Glock...

Back To Basics

When evading capture in the South African bush, grassy juice from an impala's stomach quenches thirst. Noisy hippos mean water is nearby, as does sighting an African fish eagle. These are a few tips Staff Sgt. John Otfinoski, a squad leader with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, learned recently in survival school taught by the South African Special Forces. Otfinoski, 27, of Middletown, Conn., was one of three US Army Sgt. 1st Class Nickolas Maney, of the 6th Ranger...

Optical Illusions

It has been decades now since Warren Page coined the phrase, Shooting through the swimming pool. He was talking about mirage, of course, but I have always wondered if he realized just how true his statement is. Did he know exactly what occurs when light passes from one medium to another It is one thing to know mirage is an indicator of wind, quite another to realize it does something strange to the target as you see it as well. A reader recently took me to task, enquiring why I had made the...

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I appreciate a quality piece of handgun leather as much as the next guy probably more than the next guy and try to keep one or two for each handgun I own. However, there is no denying the virtues of modern polymer and plastic holsters, and I try to keep one of these available for each of my pistols, as well. One such holster caught my attention in a big way the SideArmor Modular Outside the Waistband holster. Manufactured from Kydex, SideArmor's flagship holster sports some interesting...

Model R

It's the world's only 30-caliber big-game cartridge for the lightweight R-15 platform and produces ballistics similar to the venerable 308 Win. with much lower pressures. Because comparable terminal power was once only available in the heavier AR-10 platform that can weight up to 10 V gt lbs. with a scope, its development creates a revolutionary new big-game hunting system - our handy R-15 platform matched with a cartridge that will put down deer-sized game...