Long ago when I used to read about firearms, when the term “sniper scope” was said, is was probably referring to the Leupold MK4 series. I was going to write some history, but instead I am going to quote, Dyspeptic Gunsmith who summed it up nicely. 40+ years ago, many consumer-grade were notoriously unreliable. Oh, … Read moreOptic of the week: Leupold MK4 3.5-10X40
“Born on October 15, 1873 in Waterloo, Indiana to Robert W and Ida S. Chamberlain McBride, Herbert had a long family tradition of military service. His grandfather was killed in the Mexican War, and his father served the Union cavalry during the War of Northern Aggression. His father had a distinguished legal career, becoming a … Read moreHerbert W. McBride
The Hog Saddle has been out for a few years now . It was developed by a former sniper as a better mouse trap for shooting a sniper rifle when the terrain or urban environment will not allow the use of more traditional positions and methods. The Hog saddle is a professionally done version of … Read moreHOG SADDLE
Lately my mind has been stuck on Vietnam war era sniper optics and rifles. Friends keep asking me about the subject and it has come up a lot this month. It is an evergreen topic for most people interested in US martial arms , sniping and long range shooting anyway so I thought I … Read moreSome More Vietnam USMC Sniping History
Not that long ago I had a friend ask me about the M1A, to which I replied, “Don’t tell anyone because I have a reputation to uphold, but I actually like the M14.” It was right at that moment that I was finally able to piece together my thoughts on the strengths and weakness of the … Read morePutting the M1A in perspective.
This scope has a lot of history. Leupold made these in the 90s and for a long time, it was the standard scope that came with the Remington M700 police sniper rifle package sold to countless LE departments across the country. The scope is the Leupold VARX-III 3.5x-10X tactical with mil-dot . It has a … Read moreOPTIC OF THE WEEK Leupold VARI-XIII TACTICAL 3.5x-10X
As you may have noticed my love o vintage target/varmint weapons and optics have been on my brain recently. Last night I got thinking about Unertl again after a friend asked me something about those old beauties and remembered some years ago there was a forum discussion some where or other about what happened. As … Read moreSO, WHAT DID HAPPEN TO UNERTL OPTICS?
Perhaps the best known of the Berdan Sharpshooters besides Hiram Berdan himself was Truman Head, Better known as “California Joe”. I was reported erroneously , by newspapers that Truman was born in Philadelphia in about the year 1820. He was actually born in Otsego, New York. Joe was a bachelor, although stated on … Read moreTruman Head ( California Joe) 1st U.S. Sharsphooters
I will be killing to stones with one bird today with this repost from weaponsman.com. Today is a post Kevin wrote about sprinfield M1903s. I decided to share this today as the 03 has been an ongoing topic over the last month, I have no idea how we got stuck on it lately but we … Read moreSpringfield Rifles: What’s the Difference?
The Unertl rifle scopes are something most shooters know about today thanks to the web and videogames. Few of them know much about them otherwise. They know Hathcock used one on his sniper rifle during his first tour in Vietnam. They know it’s “old” and they know it looks ancient and complex. And if you … Read moreOptic Of The Week Unertl 20x Target RifleScope