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Colt Factory First and Second visit.

I published these years ago but wanted to share them again.  There has been a lot of changes and upgrades to the factory since my last visit so I have another trip planned soon to see. This was before any photography was allowed inside the Colt factory A Pilgrimage to Hartford, first trip. Wednesday July […]

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SAMMI pressure specs

 Handgun PSI  Rifle PSI  Rifle (Cont.) PSI 17 Rem – 52,000 cup 22 Hornet – 25,000 CUP 30-30 Winchester – 42,000 22 RF  Short – 21,000 222 Remington – 50,000 303 British – 49,000 22 RF Long & LR – 24,000 222 Rem Mag – 50,000 cup 307 Win – 52,000 cup 22WRF – 19,000 223 […]

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Round of the week, the 300 Blackout

Here you see the empty .223 case, then cut down, necked to .30 caliber, and then loaded for the 300 Blackout. I am in the final stages of testing the Barnes Precision CQB Patrolman’s rifle in 300 Blackout so I thought it would be a good idea to talk a little about this relativity new […]

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Rangehot.com made it out of SHOT show alive.

Some of the firearms we saw. Colt Lightweight Commander .45 Auto Colt Delta Elite 10mm Auto Colt New Frontier .45 Colt Colt Single Action Army .45 Colt Colt LE 6943 Colt SWORD Colt Mustang polymer receiver .380 Auto Colt Wiley Clapp Commander .45 Auto Colt LT 6720 MPMG Colt AR display Colt LE display Colt […]

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How did you ring in the New Year?

Paul Smith, owner of Frontline Defense in Warrenton NC certainly comes up with some great ideas. He has taken a patch of land out in the country and in nine short months converted it into quite a nice range. He’s a former Army Ranger and Sniper, so he knows a little bit about firearms. There’s […]

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Round of the week, the 585 Nyati.

The 585 Nyati can be considered the most powerful round chambered for a shoulder fired rifle. Before you start to correct me on the .50 BMG being more powerful (and you are right) it is not generally considered an offhand shoulder fired cartridge. Here you see it compared to the 30-30 Winchester The 585 Nyati […]

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Round of the week, the 950 JDJ

The venerable 30-’06 on the left as compared to the 950 JDJ on right. A 95 caliber projectile weighing in at 3600 grains and with a muzzle velocity of 2200 fps delivering 38600 foot pounds of energy is close to the limit of what a rifle cartridge can be. Here you have the 950 JDJ. […]

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