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The Unlikely Resilience of the AR-7 Survival Rifle

It was the 1960s, and it was called Operation Chrome Dome. Around the clock, a fleet of U.S. B-52 bombers was in the air, flying patterns around the globe, ready to strike at a moment’s notice. In their bomb bays sat thermonuclear weapons, but another, much smaller piece of armament …

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5 Essentials for the Discerning AK Owner

Within the past few years, AKs have steadily become more popular in the United States. As such, the accessory and gear aftermarkets for the platform have also expanded. Whether it’s because the base guns themselves are more expensive or simply that shooters are developing a serious appreciation for Kalashnikovs, people …

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The 13 Best Rifles from ‘Tactical Weapons’ in 2016

What actually puts a rifle into the category of “best rifles”? Well, there are a lot of factors: Weight, extra parts, build, cost — the list goes on and on. Different rifles work for different shooters. There is no one answer. Below are 13 rifles that truly stood out on the …

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The 6 Best AKs for the Money

The prices of AKs aren’t as low as they used to be. The fact that entry-level ARs are cheaper than their Combloc cousins is simply something the gun community now has to deal with. While the cost of a basic AK has gone up, there may very well be more Kalashnikov-pattern firearms …

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The 4 Best Rifles for Predator Hunting on a Budget

Many hunters wouldn’t bat an eye at paying $800-$1,500 or more for a rifle, but I am not one of them. If money were no object, you could buy a rifle that costs as much as a good used pickup truck.  My budget isn’t unlimited, but I am not interested …

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Rifle vs. Pistol Shooting: Six Fun Facts

The differences between rifles and pistols are pretty obvious. One is portable. The other is as easy to conceal as a mop. One is pretty easy to shoot accurately, while the other takes some serious practice time at the range to master. Let’s look at a few fun facts that …

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5 Best AR-15s Under $700

Eugene Stoner’s Armalite Rifle, design number 15, has quickly become one of the most adaptive hunting and shooting rifles on the market. An inherently accurate platform, the AR-15 has become widely produced and highly demanded. This demand has pushed manufacturers to produce budget-friendly versions of the design. These lower-cost ARs …

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The SVT-40 – The First Soviet Semi-Automatic Rifle

A common saying during World War II was that the British paid in time, the Americans paid in equipment, and the Soviets paid in blood. That is probably true, if grossly simplified, but we should remember that Soviet equipment — notably the T-34 tank and PPSh-41 submachine gun — played a major …

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History of the AK-47

It’s one of the most popular assault rifles in the world. Even after 70 years, it still poses a significant threat to anyone who crosses it. It has become a cultural icon, a symbol, and a source of pride. It is one of the most influential inventions to ever come …

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Henry AR7 Survival Rifle – Ultra-Portable Firearm

The AR-7 made by Henry Repeating Arms is a light, separable, quick firing rifle loaded for .22LR. Whenever dismantled, the collector, barrel and eight-round magazine would all be able to fit inside the rifle’s weatherproof/waterproof stock, framing a smaller bundle that weigh just 3.5 pounds. The rifle is 35 inches when …

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