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The Ruger American Rimfire Long-Range Target Rifle carries and handles like a bench rifle with a fully adjustable modular stock and vertical pistol grip.
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Everytown for Gun Safety has joined with the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the National Education Association (NEA) to recommend that schools stop performing drills to prepare for “active shooter” incidents on campus.
No matter where you shoot, a little preparation goes a long way. The more remote the range, the more critical planning becomes. If you fail to plan, plan to fail. Spend your range time shooting and training.
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Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) to crack down on “ghost guns.”
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A Utah gun-rights advocate said that recent efforts to enact gun control in the Beehive State is a solution to a problem that doesn’t exist.
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By combining three components, subsonic ammo, a modular suppressor system and their Slide Locking Device Hush Puppy wants to make the quietest handguns.
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Eighty years ago, a photographer captured a New Mexico lodge in time, and many of the guns on hand were classics both then and now.
In April 1940, Russell Lee, a 37-year-old prolific shutterbug who worked for the government’s Farm Security Administration, crisscrossing the country to document American life, stopped in at the Navajo Lodge along U.S. 60 in Datil, New Mexico.
As Lee noted with the Kodak prints he filed- now in the Library of Congress– the lodge “was an old ranch house in the mountains. About thirty years ago the rancher who owned it had it dismantled and moved it piece by piece and rebuilt it at its present location. He is now dead and the house is used as a hotel principally for summer visitors.”
It looked like a pretty sweet place, a rustic remnant of the Old West filled with Navajo rugs, trophies, furniture crafted long before the days of pressboard IKEA junk, and guns. Oh, the guns.
A photo of the living room shows cougar and wolf pelts on the wall as well as antlers on a stool and numerous cowboy images.
The story of the mountain lion pelt was even recorded in lore of the area, with a National Park Service history recalling that Ray Morley, proprietor of the Navajo Lodge, who reportedly “gained wide fame for the tall tales that he told the travelers,” said he harvested the big cat in a chance encounter when it “jumped on the running board of my car, and I killed it by sticking it in the eye with a hat pin.”
If you are curious about the guns by the pelts, closer inspection shows what looks to be a Sharps falling-block style rifle hanging upsidedown under another long gun that seems to be a Springfield rifle, possibly a Trapdoor breechloader conversion.
Then comes the manager’s desk.
Note that beautiful gun rack on the wall. Lee apparently was interested enough in the rack to get at least two other pictures of it, showing much better detail.
From left to right seems to be a pump-action rimfire rifle with a tubular magazine, perhaps a Winchester M1890 or M1906 by the look of the 12-groove slide grip– but on closer inspection is a Stevens Model 70.
Then comes a Springfield trapdoor carbine, likely in .45-70 Government, complete with a saddle ring bar on the left side of the stock.
Next is what looks like another 1892 cowboy gun that has a stock repair and sports very well-used furniture. A gun with lots of stories.
Then there is a Remington Rolling Block rifle with an octagon barrel.
Finally, at the far right end of the rack, is a military surplus Krag-Jorgensen .30-40 U.S. Army rifle that has been sporterized with a rubber butt pad and chopped-down Monte Carlo-style stock. The proverbial $99 SKS of its day, we found ads for these guns for $11.50 in the 1930s, shipped right to your door.
Of course, fast forward eight decades and all of the above are incredibly collectible and highly sought after these days.
As for Datil, the town is listed with a current population of 54 and we can’t tell if the old Navajo Lodge is still around, although U.S. Route 60 still intersects it. For Lee, the photographer who captured the images, he died in 1986 and is seen today as a pioneer in terms of the modern photo essay, and more than 23,000 of his images are in the Library of Congress.
While we can’t take you back literally in time to browse the gun rack at the Navajo Lodge, you can always take a look at the interesting pieces we have curated in the Guns.com Collector’s Corner, where history is just one click away.
A new report from a gun control group has found that law enforcement officials in Broward County, Florida, seized 412 guns last year by filing 255 petitions under the state’s extreme risk protection order law (aka, “red flag” law).
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“We have seen strong demand for reflex sights on our SIG AIR pistols,” said Matt Handy, Director, SIG AIR.
Democratic candidates were finally forced to take questions on their plans for gun control. None of the answers were original and offered only ignorance of facts, vilification and double-speak.
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“The gun, thanks to it, we have certain freedoms. But it lacks, let’s say good taste,” explains Arturo. “A custom gun looks pretty. It removes the ugliness.”
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Despite stiff competition from newer calibers, the .308 Winchester remains one of the most versatile hunting rounds on the market. Selecting a great .308 Win load to accompany your shooting may seem like a daunting task, which is why Guns.com is here to help.
We’ve selected four of our favorite .308 hunting options that work well in most firearm platforms, tackling everything from predators to big game.1. Barnes Vor-TX
Barnes Vor-TX is premium factory ammunition loaded with the company’s world-renowned projectiles. Whether hunting North America, Africa, or anywhere in between, Barnes has been there. The TSX bullets of the Vor-TX ammo offer maximum tissue and bone destruction while also bringing pass-through penetration and “devastating energy transfer.”
The Tipped Triple Shock, or TTSX, used on the .308 Win rounds are blue polymer-tipped, spitzer boat tail, lead-free projectiles. Barnes delivers three options in .308 Win Vor-TX TTSX:
- 130-grain .350 BC, 3,125 FPS at the muzzle
- 150-grain .440 BC, 2,900 FPS at the muzzle
- 165-grain, .470 BC, 2,700 FPS at the muzzle
The Barnes Vor-TX retails around $52.99.
The new line of Hornady Outfitter ammunition is, as the name suggests, built for hunting with features desired by outfitters who earn their keep in harsh conditions. Nickel-plated casings are advertised as watertight with both the primer and case mouth sealed, as well as a “waterproofed case” built to perform even in adverse conditions. The .308 Winchester variant comes loaded with Hornady’s copper alloy GMX bullets — acceptable in areas requiring non-lead projectiles, yet capable of performing well on big game.
Hornady Outfitter .308 Win ships in a 165-grain GMX with a .447 BC and muzzle velocity of 2,610 at the muzzle. The load is priced at $35.99.
Sig Sauer’s line of hunting ammunition continues to fly under the radar, yet Elite Hunter has been proving itself in the field. The new Elite Hunter Tipped rounds use nickel-plated casings and concentric blackened jacket boat-tail bullets with a translucent yellow controlled expansion tip.
While the rounds are ideal for deer-sized game, there are reports of Elite Hunter taking down much larger game. We like the Elite Hunter Tipped in .308, but for those seeking alloy bullets, Sig also offers an Elite Copper option better suited to smaller deer, hogs and varmints.
Sig Sauer Elite Hunter Tipped ships in 165-grain loads with a .530 BC and a velocity of 2,840 FPS at the muzzle. Elite Hunter offers a price tag of $36.95.
Federal’s new-for-2020 Terminal Ascent rifle ammunition delivers a match grade, bonded, all-range bullet. The load is designed to have the same ballistic coefficient of a match bullet yet the terminal hunting performance to cleanly harvest big game from 50-yards and beyond. The projectiles feature a copper shank and bonded lead core, but it’s the dual AccuChannel grooves that company engineers say brings accuracy at distance. Terminal Ascent’s .308 Win option offers the highest BC we’ve found in hunting ammo and, as such, is the best choice for long-range .308 hunters.
Federal Premium Terminal Ascent ships in a 175-grain version with .536 BC and a velocity of 2,600 FPS at the muzzle. Terminal Ascent retails for $47.99.
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