Category Archives: Rifles

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SMLE

It occurred to me recently that my Enfield manufactured SMLE (Short magazine Lee Enfield) .303 battle rifle was turning 100 years old this year.  The receiver is actually marked “Enfield 1917 ShtLE III” being a mark No. Mk III.  What … Continue reading

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REMINGTON NYLON 66, THE PLASTIC FANTASTIC.

Synthetic stocks are nothing new to us in this day and age but to many shooters a stock made of any substance other than wood is considered a fairly recent occurrence. My first experience with a ‘plastic’ stock was in … Continue reading

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CALCULATING AND MAKING SIGHT CORRECTIONS.

When using iron sights making corrections for either windage (left and right) or elevation (up and down) is not always a straight forward affair.  When drifting a front sight blade how far do we move it in which direction for … Continue reading

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THE CRICKET RIFLE

Recently, I purchased a Cricket rifle chambered to accept 22 short, long & long rifle ammunition. The model I chose is the baseline offering with a 16 inch barrel, blued steel and black synthetic stock. I bought one of these … Continue reading

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T-53 CHINESE MOSIN NAGANT

The T-53 is not really a Mosin as it was made in China. I labeled the post as such because a lot of people wouldn’t know what a T-53 is. I bought one a few months back. Man, that thing looked … Continue reading

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BROWNING 22 RIFLE BOLT LOCK

I recently acquired a used, but in very good condition, Browning 22 auto rifle. When Browning designed this rifle, for some odd reason, they did not incorporate a bolt lock to hold the bolt open for cleaning and such. The … Continue reading

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BUTT STOCK AMMO CARRIER

In addition to muzzleloading rifles I also hunt with a number of single shot cartridge firearms.  Hunting with a single shot rifle is something I am totally comfortable with as having one round with no fast backup shot is a … Continue reading

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