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How much ammo do you need to buy? At what cost can you afford to add to your stores? First, consider what type of shooter you are and at what level your shooting demands are. It might make a huge difference on the effect the ammo market has on your purchases if you are a[.....]

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Owning a specialized shotgun perfectly suited to hunting turkeys is a measure of pride among many hunters. A gun that shoots tight patterns to 40 yards, is lightweight, accurate, and fast handling is something every turkey hunter yearns for, and when such a gun is discovered by a discerning Read More…

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I steered clear of S&W handguns for many years because of a customer service issue that they refused to honor. This wasn’t the first time I’ve had problems with Smith’s customer service department, so for a lot of years I steered clear of any new or used Smith & Wesson Read More…

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This story begins with DJ Petrou, a 3-gun competitor whose taste in guns differs a bit from mine. I am all for peace, comfort, and quiet, while he will put up with the loudest brakes to get quicker return on target. When he directed me to Taccom site, I was skeptical. Being a rimfire fan,[.....]

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Henry AR7 survival rifle has been covered extensively, but I would like to add my own observations to the article pile. Produced first by Armalite and Charter Arms, AR7 had a reputation for indifferent reliability. I am happy to report that the Henry variant proved very reliable with a variety of Read More…

Surplus 7.62x25mm FMJ ammunition: corrosive, flashy and punchy.

7.62×25 Tokarev cartridge is a higher-pressure 1930 update of the 1896 high-velocity 7.63mm Mauser. Originally designed for pistols, it was also used in several submachine guns. As a result, it used mainly medium speed powders and produces a substantial muzzle flash. Most of the ammunition Read More…

Steampunk 22 Gatling Gun

This video opens with a cool-looking pseudo-gatling gun, clad in copper and bristling with pop rivets and venting steam from tiny chimneys. It’s actually dry ice and water, but it looks good. At the heart, it’s a Ruger 10/22. The gun’s action is mostly hidden away inside the copper Read More…