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    Today was one of the Quarterly Requalification days for the wife. She isn't as big of a shooter as I am, but she enjoys it and I like to keep her qualified to use her pistol if it should ever be necessary. Today we were going to be shooting my Kimber 1911 Royale and her Smith & Wesson 642-2...
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    I was recently asked to try a new grease that can be used for firearms. It is called Magnalube-G. It is made by Saunders Enterprises, Inc and they sent me a few .75 ounce tubes. Here it is. It is labeled as a "PTFE Grease". PTFE is Polytetrafluroethylene and microparticles of PTFE are...
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    My buddy Ted recently acquired an example of the Model 96 Swedish Mauser at a gun show. It is one of the cleanest examples of this rifle I have ever seen. I told him, "If you ever decide to get rid of that rifle, give me first shot at it." He decided that he could live without it and sold it...
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    Some of you may not know this, but my friend Ponyboy has been hosting The Box O' Truth for me for several years now, on his bandwidth that he uses for his business. We have become good "Internet friends", even though we have never met in person. He recently sent me an e-mail and said, "Send me...
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    I enjoy shooting my .303 Enfields, but mostly shoot military surplus ammo I them. It is corrosive, but it shoots well enough to entertain me at 50 yards. I recently decided to try some Prvi Partizan factory loads and compare the accuracy to the milsurp. Here's the Prvi on the left, and some...
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    A lot of my friends that are hunters know that I am a "gun nut", and often ask me to help them sight-in their rifles for deer season. I am glad to do so. However, I am often surprised at how awkward many people are when they try to shoot a rifle off of a benchrest. Today, I will show those of...
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    Many years ago, shortly after WWI, US military rifle competition shooters complained about copper fouling when shooting long strings of shots in rifle matches. The bullets used were jacketed metal bullets, with a copper alloy as an exterior covering. When fired at velocities greater than about...
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    I had a couple of friends ask me how we bedded the rifle stocks on the M44 Mosin rifles I posted about. So I took a few pictures of how it was done today as I bedded a couple of rifles I needed to do. Bedding the action on these old rifles will usually tighten-up the grouping. The original...
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    I have a friend that I met through The Box O' Truthwho goes by the name Ubboto. He is a Police Officer in Bulgaria and is a fine fellow. He sent me some pictures of him and his friends shooting pistols and I was interested in his carry gun. He told me it was a CZ 75 SP-01 Shadow. I wanted...
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    In 1895, Winchester introduced the 1894 lever action rifle and the .30 WCF (Winchester Center Fire) Cartridge. This round became known as the .30-30 Winchester, the first .30 indicating caliber and the second 30 standing for 30 grains of a smokeless powder used in those days. The great John...
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    As a young man, I was fascinated by the Smith & Wesson Model 29, .44 Magnum. I just had to have one. But then the movie "Dirty Harry" came out and Clint said: "I know what you're thinking. Did he fire six shots or only five? Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost...
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    Some of you may remember that I have an old 1917 Enfield that is a really nice example. Here it is. It is a really nice example on the outside and even has Elmer Keith's cartouche on the stock, indicating that he once inspected it at Ogden Arsenal. But as nice as it is on the outside, the...
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    I had a friend on the Box O'Truth Discussion Forums that bought a cheap red dot scope and had some people tell them that such scopes were useless. That has not been my experience and I thought I would share my experiences with you guys. Tman and I both have an inexpensive red dot set-up on a...
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    I got a note from my friend UH_SALT_RIFLE (Pronounced "Assault Rifle") from AR15.com, that said: "I want to donate something to you and your wonderful Box-O-Truth and information posts. I consider it an experiment and a challenge for you. All I ask is that you do one of your cool threads with...
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    Some of you may have been following the adventure of rebuilding with my friend UH_SALT_RIFLE's (pronounced Assault Rifle) Enfield. It shot "Okay", but I thought we could make it shoot better. Here's what we did. I started by drifting the front sight to the right a little to get the point of...
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    Some folks make the very dangerous assumption that owning a shotgun is the same as knowing how to fight with a shotgun. Such is not the case. Today, we are going to talk about the best way to use a shotgun in a self-defense scenario. The shotgun would not be my first choice for a home defense...
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    In the early 1980's, Gaston Glock, who had developed several products for use by the Austrian Military, decided to enter a competition for a new pistol. He had never actually developed a firearm before, but studied the problems and came up with a pistol that met or exceeded all requirements for...
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    Some of us recently took advantage of a great sale at Academy on some Monarch 7.62 X 39 ammo at a good price. I was especially interested, as the 7.62 X 39 I had was some Russian JHP ammo and I had a problem with it in my SKS. Here's the Monarch, which is a FMJ compared to the older Russian...
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    I have a good friend named Vern, who once owned a motorcycle that was worn out and in need of repair. A neighbor told him that he wanted the bike and would he be interested in trading something for it. Vern asked what he had and he said, "I have an old rifle I'll trade you for the bike." A deal...
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    Wolf centerfire ammo has a reputation of being cheap, but that it tends to shoot well enough for plinking and training. Not target accurate, but good enough for "government work." But their .22 Long Rifle Match ammo is another story. It is some of the most accurate .22 ammo I've ever shot...
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