Winchester’s XPR Bolt Action Rifle Part 1
"Folks who spend time around Browning and Winchester products in recent times will probably noticed a couple of things regarding the Winchester XPR bolt action rifle. The first is that it is stamped as manufactured in Browning's Viana, Portugal facility rather than as "Assembled in Portugal". The second is that the XPR bares a striking similarity to the Browning AB3 sans the scalloped receiver and tang safety… All good, just information.." New on Real Guns®, "Winchester's XPR Bolt Action Rifle Part 1 – A sign of the future?"
Handloading… A Sorted Story Part I
"The cartridge case is the center of a handloader's universe. It holds ignition, propellant and projectile components together in abeyance of a trigger pull. Under pressure, it functions as a gasket more than a pressure vessel, sealing a firearm's chamber and, hopefully, offering a bullet no recourse other than to exit a barrel at the muzzle end…" New on Real Guns®, "Handloading… A Sorted Story Part I – The Hypothesis… and other aquatic mammals"
Sabot munitions pour le 30-06 Springfield
"The .30 caliber sabot design has little in common with highly successful muzzle loader sabot product, which means my anecdotal prediction of .30 caliber sabot accuracy was without substantial merit. Muzzle loader sabots have a skirt very similar to a shotgun shell gas seal; short, pliable and approximately 0.165" deep that provides the primary bore seal. The three fingers that surround the shank of the projectile are thin and very flexible and only 0.022" thick. Their principal job is to maintain projectile alignment in the bore…" New on Real Guns® "Sabot munitions pour le 30-06 Springfield – accurate .30 caliber sabot loads".
The Ruger GP100 Adjustable Sight Match Champion
"The GP100 Match Champion starts out where my finessed personal GP100 leaves off, even after a lot of trigger refinement and a front and rear sight change. Additionally, the Match Champion has a cut back under lug, slab sided barrel devoid of the complete instructions for living a happy life that appear on the standard GP100 and some spiffily formed and hand filling wood grips that are relieved to clear speed loaders.." New on Real Guns®, "The Ruger GP100 Match Champion – Adjustable sights and a little Nat King Cole"