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
The Winchester Model 52. One of the greatest rifles of all time. Some even have called it “perfect” in the past. I don’t know if it is perfect but it comes about as close to it as I would want in a rimfire target rifle that comes from a factory. The M52 was made in … Read moreWinchester Model 52
Unless one of the others put up a post today there won’t be a full article or review from me today due to burgers and BBQ. I did run across this image a few days ago I thought was interesting. I have no idea who this crew is. That M14 pattern rifle with that magazine … Read moreInteresting Firearms Image
As the Korea war rages in 1952 and A captain in IX Corps Ordnance and veteran of infantry combat during WW2 in the Pacific , William S. Brophy recognized a total lack of US Army sniping equipment and marksmanship compared to its current and future needs. In an effort to reverse some of this and … Read moreColonel William S. Brophy & Sniping In The Korean War