The Magic Rifle

A few years back Melvin Forbes – the man behind New Ultra Light Arms – spent an evening at my deer camp talking about his rifle. I was smart enough – sometimes I have moments of greatness – to get it all on video. If you’re truly interested in learning ab
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Rifle School and the Professor

Rifle school. I’m not talking about a rifle school where you learn to shoot; I’m talking about a school where you learn how a rifle works. I’m not sure a school like this actually exists but because I have a friend who could be the lead professor of that school, I’m unofficially enrol
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I Have This Rifle

There are five rifles from New Ultra Light Arms (NULA) that live in my house. I could not bring myself to part with any of them. My NULA 22 LR is a single shot. It has potted a lot of squirrels and I used it on Christmas day to shoot my daughter’s drone down from where it was stuck on
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The Lion Scout’s Half Brother

While researching Cooper’s various scout rifles it come to my attention that Super Scout IV was assembled by Melvin Forbes of New Ultra Light Arms. This rifle would come to be known as “Lion Scout” and was – as best as can be determined – a combination of work by Forbes, Fred We
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Scout Rifle Shangri-La – Happy Birthday Jeff Cooper

It is only fitting this post happen today. You see, today is Jeff Cooper’s birthday. In the late 60s Cooper began experimenting with lightweight bolt-action carbines. Greatly influenced by the life and writings of Frederick Russell Burnham, Cooper envisioned this general-purpose rifle
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A Rifle Like a Reese Cup

Throwback Thursday: This is an updated / condensed version of the first article I wrote about Melvin Forbes and New Ultra Light Arms. It was first published in Gunworld magazine in 2003. The Reese Cup may just be the ultimate candy bar: Peanut butter surrounded by just the right amoun
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Melvin Forbes and his Famous Rifle Stock

This is the last of a four-part video series on Melvin Forbes and the wondrous rifle he created 30 years ago. If you are a hunter and you like light rifles I urge you to watch all four videos. Even if you are not a fan of light weight hunting rifles I suggest you tune in. Anytime Melv
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Melvin Forbes – Rifle Magician

The history of the rifle revolves around just a few men. Jacob and Samuel Hawken gave the muzzleloader respect that has remained untarnished for almost 200 years. John Browning applied a level of engineering rapidity, volume and genius of which has never been matched. And, Paul Mauser
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71 %

How many rile builders do you know that can sell the same gun to the same person, 71% of the time?
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Ultra Light Hunting Rifle Stories

Most of the stories you hear about good hunting rifles involve itty-bitty groups or ridiculously long and difficult shots. This is because that’s really all there is to tell about most hunting rifles. There is an exception and that’s the rifles from New Ultra Light Arms. I
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