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A Spare Parts Story

Posted on January 9th, by Michael in Advice, DIY, Gear, Precision Rifle, Survival. 2 comments

If you tinker with firearms long enough, you will accumulate spare guns and spare parts, so here’s a spare parts story:  A few years ago I purchased a Savage 300 win mag specifically for a long range class I was taking.

During that class I experienced some feeding issues which led me to build up a different win mag on a Defiance action and the Savage went on Gunbroker.   The squirrely uh… individual who purchased it was a nightmare to deal with, and as soon as he received it, he was claiming the barrel was shot-out (which it wasn’t… by the way) and threatening to post negative reviews, etc…   Because I’m a good guy who values his reputation I agreed to take the rifle back and from there it eventually wound up in separate pieces, most of which found their way … Read More »



Rear Bag Basics

Posted on April 18th, by Carlito in Advice, DIY, Gear, Precision Rifle. No Comments

By: Instructor Jeremy Decker

Precision rifle shots can be taken from a variety of field positions, however, it is widely accepted that shooting from prone offers the most stability, it’s also typically the first position used while learning scoped rifle-craft.  What makes the prone position most stable is its low center of gravity and maximum contact with the ground for both the rifle, and the shooter.   The most stable geometric shape is the triangle; therefore, the rifle is most stable when it has 3 solid points of contact with the ground.  The front of a rifle supported by a bipod creates 2 of these points of contact.  Stabilizing the rear of the rifle when shooting from the prone position can be accomplished in a number of ways; but is made much easier with a physical support of some kind, such as … Read More »



DIY Shooting Sticks

Posted on December 5th, by Michael in Advice, DIY, Gear, Precision Rifle. 1 Comment

Here’s a quick and cheap way to make yourself some really good shooting sticks.  Start with 3 fiberglass driveway markers from the local hardware store.  These sticks are 4-foot long and approximately 1/4″ in diameter.  They are available at the local hardware store for about $2.00 each usually.

You also need some duct tape, preferably camouflage, and some cloth camouflage tape.  I like the Allen Company cloth camo tape, available on Amazon.  I use this type of cloth tape because the ligature will slide on it easily.

…and 36-inches of paracord.

Start by unrolling a 48″ length of the duct tape, lay it sticky side up next to one of the sticks…

 

…and roll it all the way around the stick keeping it as smooth and even as you can…

 

…until the stick is completely covered.  This layer of tape helps to camouflage the sticks if … Read More »






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