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At what point did sportsmen forget how to hunt ? .

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When did technology and laziness take over for tracking and skill ?. The skill to read the bush , look for tracks and then find a way to close the distance between the hunter and hunted . model.buffalo This might sound a little harsh but i firmly believe that if you cannot get within 100-150 yrds of your quarry then you are not much of a hunter . Granted there will be times when you wont have much of a choice but to take a longer shot , however the farther the bullet has to travel the more kinetic energy it loses , and the more energy it loses the less of a chance for a clean kill .

And no hunter in their right mind wants to chase an animal through the bush untill it bleeds out .

Any succesful hunt is due to planning tent

taking into consideration… climate , terrain , transportation , animal population , predators bear-hunting-with-dogs and last but not least , proper equipment and the knowledge to use it .

An old saying goes ; If you fail to plan then you plan to fail .

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a semi-automatic sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle chambered in 7.62×54mmR and developed in the Soviet Union.
The Dragunov was designed as a squad support weapon, since according to Soviet and Soviet-derived military doctrines the long-range engagement ability was lost to ordinary troops when submachine guns and assault rifles (which are optimized for close-range and medium-range, rapid-fire combat) were adopted. For that reason it was originally named Dragunov’s Semi-automatic Rifle.

It was selected as the winner of a contest that included three competing designs – by Sergei Simonov, by Aleksandr Konstantinov and by Yevgeny Dragunov. Extensive field testing of the rifles conducted in a wide range of environmental conditions resulted in Dragunov’s proposal being accepted into service in 1963. An initial pre-production batch consisting of 200 rifles was assembled for evaluation purposes, and from 1964 serial production was carried out by Izhmash.

Since then, the Dragunov has become the standard squad support weapon of several countries, including those of the former Warsaw Pact. Licensed production of the rifle was established in China (Type 79 and Type 85) and Iran (as a direct copy of the Chinese Type 79).

The Dragunov is an original rifle design for several reasons. First, it was not meant for highly trained and specialized sniper teams, but rather for designated marksmen, spread in every basic infantry unit. In every platoon of Warsaw Pact troops, there was at least one Dragunov rifle marksman. In the German Democratic Republic arsenals alone, there were almost 2,000 Dragunov rifles, while in many Western armies there was not even a single sniper rifle except in special forces units (as example, in the Italian Army until the 1990s), but in Warsaw Pact troop formations, the Dragunov marksmen were widespread among the regular units. To fulfill this role the rifle is relatively light for a sniper rifle but well balanced, making it easier to use in a dynamic battle. It also is a semi-automatic rifle, a rare feature for accuracy oriented rifles in the 1960s (except for customized ordnance, like M1 Garands), to allow rapid fire and quicker engagement of multiple targets. In order to fire effective API ammunition, its accuracy potential was slightly downgraded by shortening the twist rate, another uncommon priority for a pure sniper rifle. Its precision is good but not exceptional, also because it has a relatively light barrel profile. Like an assault rifle, the rifle has mounts on the barrel to fix a bayonet. The standard AKM bayonet can even be used to cut barbed wire. Lastly, the rifle was meant to be a relatively cheap mass produced firearm.

These features and unusual characteristics were driven by the tactical use doctrine of Dragunov armed marksman which was; from (just behind) the first line targeting high value targets of opportunity and providing special long-distance disrupting and suppressive fire on the battlefield, even with sudden close encounters with enemy troops in mind. A relatively small number of marksmen could assist conventional troops by combating or harassing valuable targets and assets such as: enemy key personnel like officers, non-commissioned officers and radio operators, exposed tank commanders, designated marksmen and snipers, machinegun teams, anti-tank warfare teams, etc.

For the shooter who feels a little nostalgic and appreciates 19th century-style firearms , Marlins model 1895 Cowboy has the bases covered .
With its deeply blued 26″ tapered octagon barrel sitting on top of a straight-grip American black walnut stock .

 

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this handsome lever-action is a real treat for the eyes , and with 6 groove deep-cut ballard-type rifiling its a straight shooter as well .

FEATURES :

Caliber : 45-70 govt .

Capacity : 9-shot tubular magazine

Action : Lever action with squared finger lever , side ejection solid top reciever and hammer block safety

Stock : straight grip American black walnut , hard rubber butt pad , Mar-sheild finish and a blued steel fore-end

Magazine : 9 shot tubular
Barrel : 26″ tapered octagon barrel
rate of twist : 1:20″ r.h.
sights : Ajustable marble semi-buckhorn rear , marble carbine front sight .
lenght : 44.5″
weight : 8 lbs

SAVAGE 110 BA

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The Savage 110 BA is a bolt-action sniper/tactical rifle manufactured by the Savage Arms Company. The rifle is designated with an “LE” code; “Law Enforcement”. All 110 BA series rifles are configured with AccuTrigger, matte-blued barreled action, fluted heavy free-floating, muzzle brake, oversized bolt handle, external box magazine (holding 5 – 6 rounds), magpul adjustable stock, adjustable pistol grip, and three swivel studs for sling and bipod mounting.

GRIPS / STOCK

The 110 BA comes with a Magpul Industries PRS-G3 stock. The stock is considered a precision Rifle/Sniper stock. The stock includes an adjustable length of pull and an adjustable cheek rest for customization to the operator’s requirements. The adjustments are achieved via rotating dials that incrementally move the butt plate and cheek rest respectively back and forth or up and down. The stock features a rubber recoil pad with an aluminum core for reduced fatigue and stainless steel adjustment shafts for corrosion resistance. Molded from nylon reinforced polymer. The stock includes an adapter for sling mounting.
The 110 BA also comes stock with a Heckler & Koch PSG1 style pistol grip. The grip is a target-type grip which contains an adjustable palm shelf. A hex bolt rather than a rotating dial tightens or loosens the palm shelf. Loosening the bolt allows for the palm rest to move up and down to accommodate the shooters hand size. Tightening the bolt locks the rest into a set position that is now customized to the shooters hand size.

Sights

The Savage 110 BA rifle is provided with pre-drilled holes for attachment of a Picatinny rail system; which the rifle comes with. The picatinny rail allows for a variety of add-ons. The rail is long enough to mount a scope towards the receiver end and can accommodate such devices as night vision in “front” of the scope. The rail system also has two side mounts for additional devices such as flashlights or laser sighting.

Free-floating

A free-floating barrel means that the barrel does not touch the stock that is connected to it except at the very end near the receiver and bolt end; where it is attached. The advantage to this design is that there is less vibration resonance. This means that as bullets are fired down the barrel their energy is usually channeled down the edges of the barrel. If the barrel were touching the stock throughout its entire length the energy traveling down the barrel would be transferred to the stock. This transference of energy to the stock would thus cause resonance which results in prolongation of vibrations by reflection. The effect of this is that the entire rifle tends to vibrate which causes inaccuracy as accuracy is a product of stability and not movement. A barrel that is free-floating thus eliminates these problems.

Muzzle Brake

The 110 BA comes with a 3.5″ inch Muzzle brake that is threaded to an industry standard 5/8×24 (5/8-24 UNEF-3A) thread pitch. Savage felt that a muzzle brake was essential in the rifle design as the .338 Lapua Magnum round generates recoil that most shooters find unpleasant. The muzzle brakes bottom gills were filled forcing the expanding gases to channel up and out. This feature would eliminate any “dust cloud” when firing from a prone position which would normally give away a shooters position in a tactical situation. By channeling the expanding gases upward and backward muzzle flip and recoil is reduced by what Savage claims is 35 percent. Project designer Steve Danneker claims the 110 BA has recoil comparable and similar to that of the .308 Winchester round.

The rifling rate of twist is:
1 in 9″ for all 110 BA .338 models
1 in 10″ for all 110 BA .300 models

Magazine

Savage utilized the Accuracy International detachable five-round, single stack box magazine for the 110 BA.
An important note on the 110 BA magazine is that it adheres to the .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges loaded to the C.I.P. (Commission Internationale Permanente pour l’Epreuve des Armes à Feu Portatives) maximum allowed overall length of 93.50 mm (3.681 in). It actually accepts up to a 3.760-inch overall length round, though most factory ammunition doesn’t exceed 3.600 inches. This is an important distinction because some rifles chambered in .338 Lapua Magnum such as the Accuracy International AWM does not adhere to CIP standard and thus does not function properly due to a lack of internal magazine length. The reason for this problem is that the AWSM bolt-action is not specifically designed for the fat and long .338 Lapua Magnum cartridge. Because of this, ammunition manufacturers produce .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges that are loaded short enough (˜ 91.44 mm / 3.600 in) to fit in the AWSM magazines. As long as .338 Lapua Magnum cartridges that will fit in the magazines are used, the AWSM rifles can be used as repeating rifles instead of single shot rifles.

FEATURES :

Adjustable Trigger
Adjustable butt plate
Adjustable cheek pad
Target-type pistol grip with adjustable palm shelf
Adjustable rail for bipod
Muzzle Brake for less recoil
Heavy fluted barrel for accuracy and increased heat dissipation
Free-floating barrel for accuracy

This rifle is considered a long range sniper rifle. This rifle shoots a sub-MOA out of the box using heavy match ammunition. The tolerances of this rifle are such that the receiver and bolt are specifically manufactured for each other. Both have the same serial numbers etched on them in order to match each other correctly . The bolt is NOT interchangeable with other rifles even within the same model. This information is printed on a plastic warning label that protects the disassembled bolt which is part of the shipping box from Savage.

Trigger

The 110 BA comes with the Savage Arms developed “AccuTrigger”. This trigger is intended to give a shooter the flexibility to set trigger pull to individual preference without having to pay a gunsmith to adjust it. The trigger can be adjusted from 6.5 to 26 N (1.5 to 6 lbf). The AccuTrigger is completely safe and cannot accidentally discharge during normal use from being jarred or dropped when maintained and adjusted as intended.

The NTW-20 is a South African anti-materiel rifle or large-caliber sniper rifle, developed by Denel’s Mechem division in the 1990s. The weapon was designed by Tony Neophytou , and intended for deployment against a wide variety of targets, including parked aircraft, telecommunication masts, power lines, missile sites, radar installations, refineries, satellite dishes, gun emplacements, bunkers and personnel, using a range of specialized projectiles. As with other weapons of this type, it can also be used for counter sniping and ordnance disposal .

Development of the system began in August 1995 under the Aerotek name and a working prototype was ready for testing four and a half months later. This rapid progress was made possible by Neophytou’s extensive expertise in the field of recoil reduction systems, having worked on helicopter turrets in the past. In order to further reduce the amount of research and development, the project recycled the barrel, bolt and barrel extension of the existing Vektor GA1 automatic cannon The rifle was accepted into service with the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) in 1998.

Denel was also contracted to supply various weapon systems for the Indian Armed Forces, including Anti-material rifles and Self-propelled howitzers. However, following allegations that it had paid kickbacks to secure a deal for anti-material rifles, Denel was black-listed by the government. Subsequently, the Ordnance Factory Tiruchirapalli (OFT), in association with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), began developing an indigenous antimaterial rifle called Vidhwansak, which borrowed heavily from the Denel NTW-20. The development of Vidhwansak was completed in November 2005.

FEATURES :
The NTW 20/14.5 is one of the few firearms in existence that allow the changing of the caliber without completely disassembling and reworking the weapon. Switching between the two calibers of the NTW (20mm and 14.5mm) requires changing the bolt, barrel, sighting gear and magazine. (A third variant, the NTW 20×110 has also been developed, but is not designed for barrel caliber switching.) Caliber switching the NTW 20/14.5 can be accomplished simply in the field without specialized tools. The magazine protrudes from the left side of the receiver. The NTW can be disassembled and packed into two backpacks for carriage. A muzzle brake is fitted on the end of the barrel which absorbs an estimated 50%-60% of recoil. This is further supplemented by a buffered slide in the receiver.

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( opinions )

from the desk

OF GUNZILLA

Have you ever wondered how some people actually find employment and keep it while demonstrating a complete lack of judgement and knowledge ?. Recently i read an article in a Canadian news-paper that completely blew me away . A 26 year old father of four was arrested and strip-searched by Police because ( are you ready for this ? )…… his four-year old daughter drew a picture of her Daddy holding a gun and fending -off monsters and assorted bad-guys , now normally a picture such as this would wind up stuck to the refridgerator with a magnet to be Proudly displayed for a minimum of 90 days. Unfortunatly the offending picture was drawn while she was in school. staff took one look and freaked-out ! so they called FAMILY and CHILDRENS SERVICES who in turn freaked – out ! and called the POLICE who of course freaked -out and when the young father went to pick -up his children that afternoon the POLICE arrested him and charged him with possesion of a firearm, handcuffed him and took him in so that they could strip search him . Meanwhile the POLICE show up at his house and inform his wife that he has been charged with possession of a gun ! . During this time CHILDRENS SERVICES questions each of his children while the poor mother has no idea where her children are, it seems the POLICE have neglected to inform her of their location . A search warrant is obtained and officers are dispatched to the familys residence where they methodically go through every nook and cranny only to find ……. ( ONE ) PLASTIC TOY GUN complete with foam darts…. Can you imagine having to explain all this to your children ? Can you imagine your children trying to explain this to their freinds ? what do you tell your neighbours ? and so on . Since this has happened the family is trying to decide what to do next , they will definately look for a new school for their children to attend !!! .

Personally I would look for the NASTIEST ,BLOOD-SUCKING ,FLESH-EATING lawyer that i could find and let him or her feast on this banquet of stupidity….. but thats just me .

Henry Repeating Arms is a firearms manufacturing company, one of the top ten long gun manufacturers in the United States and the leading lever action manufacturer. Henry Repeating Arms takes its name from Benjamin Tyler Henry, the inventor who patented the first repeating rifle in 1860. The company resurrected the Henry name in 1996 and started manufacturing rifles in Brooklyn, New York. In September 2002 the company moved its headquarters to a 100,000 square foot facility in Bayonne, New Jersey and presently employs 207 people. The company also owns a 140,000 square foot facility in Rice Lake, Wisconsin with 45 employees where they cast and machine the receivers for the Henry rifles as well as supply other gun parts. The company also produces bolt action and pump-action rim fire rifles as well as a new generation of the AR-7 take down rifle, now known as the Henry US Survival rifle, which was originally designed for the United States Air Force. The Henry Golden Boy is the company’s signature model, featuring a Brass light receiver and octagonal barrel. A larger caliber center fire version is known as the Henry Big Boy.

The company motto is “Made In America and Priced Right” and the original Henry was known as the gun you could “Load On Monday and shoot till Sunday” .

The Galil is a family of Israeli small arms designed by Yisrael Galil and Yaacov Lior in the late 1960s and produced by Israel Military Industries Ltd (now Israel Weapon Industries Ltd) of Ramat HaSharon. The weapon system consists of a line chambered for the intermediate 5.56x45mm NATO caliber with either the M193 or SS109 ball cartridge and several models designed for use with the 7.62x51mm NATO rifle round. It is named after one of its inventors, Yisrael Galil. The Galil series of weapons is in use with military and police forces in over 25 countries.

There are four basic configurations of the Galil: the standard rifle-length AR (Assault Rifle), a carbine variant known as the SAR (Short Assault Rifle), a compact MAR (Micro Assault Rifle) version, and an ARM (Assault Rifle and Machine gun) light machine gun.

The Galil’s design is optimized for operation in arid conditions and is based on the Finnish RK 62, which itself was derived from the Soviet AK-47 assault rifle. It was selected as the winner of a competition for the Israel Defense Forces that included many other rival designs (among them, the M16A1, AKMS, AK-47 and Heckler & Koch G3) and was formally accepted into service in 1972, replacing the FN FAL.

The Galil series of rifles are selective fire weapons operated by a Kalashnikov-pattern gas-driven piston system with no regulator. The weapon is locked with a rotary bolt with two locking lugs that lock into recesses milled into the receiver.

The Galil is hammer-fired and has a trigger mechanism patterned after the trigger used in the American M1 Garand. The rifle’s fire has three positions: “R” (British terminology for “repetition” or semi-automatic fire); the middle position, “A”, produces fully automatic fire; and pushing the lever fully forward will activate the safety.

7.62mm variants : The 7.62 mm Galil is derived from the 5.56 mm base version. The rifle retains the general design layout and method of operation of the 5.56 mm variant. In 7.62mm the Galil is available in several different configurations including a SAR carbine, full size AR rifle and ARM light machine gun. These weapons are fed from 25-round box magazines (previously 20-rounds). The barrel has four right-hand grooves with a 305 mm (1:12 in) rifling twist rate.

SERVICE HISTORY :
1972 – PRESENT