a rifle for high places

A rifle for the high places

Am I a gun nut? I don’t know.  Non-hunters or shooters would say I was, but they almost never get anything right when comes to guns, shooting or hunting.  I do admit to having a bit of an obsession with great gear, lightweight gear, great design and construction in any gear, whether it be designed for shooting, …

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OregunSmithing Carbon Fiber Stock for Howa Mini Action

A Major Upgrade for Howa Mini

For anyone that has read this column before, you may recall our review of the Howa 1500 Mini-action bolt gun in 6.5 Grendel.  It’s a great rifle in its relatively low price point.  Metalwork is good, as is accuracy.  Overall it’s a great value, it’s a great design and it’s a light handy gun. About …

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.350 Legend

A cartridge with a lot of buzz in the industry that seems to fit my needs for a medium sized, light and compact carbine.   Match Grade Machine in Utah has been my go to supplier for Custom barrels for my T/C Encore rifles (and pistols), for some time now, (Matchgrademachine.com). Their quality and consistency is …

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Pierce 7mm

Custom Rifle Build Part 2

In my first installment on building a custom rifle, I had sourced a donor Remington 700 in 7mm RM, a Hart SS barrel and an AG Composites carbon fiber stock. My initial intent was to use the SS action from the donor gun for the custom project, as I have done so many times before. …

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Howa Mini-action 6.5 Grendel

I recently took delivery of a new rifle that I’ve been very interested in for quite some time. Being a fan of 6.5mm chamberings, and light weight rifles, the Howa “Mini action” bolt gun in 6.5 Grendel has been on my wish list. The Howa Mini in 6.5 Grendel would fall into the affordable production …

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Custom Rifle

Custom Rifles

As a kid, I lusted after a Winchester model 94 lever gun in 30-30. It was the gun that almost every other deer hunter in the Michigan woods carried. It was standard in every old black and white photo from deer camps gone by. It was good enough for Grandad, it would be good enough …

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