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Beautiful 1625 Breechloading Wheellock

This Forgotten Weapons video is all about a beautiful breech-loading wheel lock rifle made in 1625. Breech-loading firearms did not become popular until the 1800s, but talented gunsmiths were already experimenting with the concept and building custom breech-loaders since the beginning of firearm invention in the West. The magnificent rifle …

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LWRCI R.E.P.R. MKII Rifle Review

The 7.62×51 mm NATO-chambered M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System (SASS) rifle—developed by Knight’s Armament Co. of Titusville, Fla.—has been fielded by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps since the late 2000s. But, as early as 2011, the Army sought to reconfigure (or replace) the M110, and a year later began converting …

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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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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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The 7 Largest Big Game Rifle Cartridges

One popular subject of debate among hunters is which cartridge is best for a specific game species. Usually a hunter’s choice is dependent upon personal preference and whether or not a round can humanely kill an animal. However, there are some cartridges so intimidatingly large that the guns they are …

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Insane 8-SHOT Rifle Air Bow Hybrid Prototype

Joerg Sprave has constructed a remarkable after and notoriety online for building some completely insane sling shots and one of a kind bolt shooting weapons. This one may beat them all. Look at this sneak review of what he’s working for Shot Show 2017. He calls this model air bow …

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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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