Proud to be An American: Two New Ruger Rimfires

Recently Ruger introduced two new bolt-action rimfires to their popular American line of rifles. Chambered for .22 Long Rifle and .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (.22 WMRF or simply .22 Magnum), each is available in two versions—standard and compact. For testing, I received the Compact .22 LR and the Standard .22 Magnum.

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High-Value Target: Reactive Beats Static

For most shooters, targets consist of a flat piece of paper with a scoring ring, a nebulous shape (such as the bowling pin), or in some instances a humanoid representation. These targets often have general scoring rings, apparently to compensate for the lowering of standards and to ensure that everyone is “qualified.” These paper targets

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Long Guns: A Century of USGI Shotgun Ammo

When the Winchester Model 97 Riot Gun was issued during the Philippine Insurrection and the Mexican Punitive Expedition, it was supplied with paper case commercial buckshot rounds. During World War I, when far more shotguns were used in trench warfare, primarily Model 97 Trench Guns but also some Remington Model 10 Trench Guns (and also

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Rural Law-Enforcement Snipers: Same Mission, Different Environment

Basically, snipers are snipers. The differences among them are the surroundings they are placed in and how they overcome the difficulties presented to them. Rules of engagement may differ between disciplines, but the sniper must adapt to the situation before him and be able to deliver precise fire at exact moments in order to preserve life. Sniping is a life saving tool.

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Shotgun Modifications: From Good to Great

In spending some extended quality time with a Benelli M2/21 inch with the ComforTech stock over the last year, I realized I really liked the potential of this particular model. However, there were a variety of little things that needn’t be left alone, and I started down the modification path. The last few years have

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Training and Tactics: Keeper Of The Flame

Yet one more missive from my land of birth, and another advisement that six more former acquaintances have headed off to the great shooting range in the sky. After multiple similar notifications over the past decade, I have no choice but to start wondering when my number is coming up—and also what possible benefit (if

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