We Don’t Need No Stinking Scopes

  I’ve been singing the praises of XS rifle sights for a long time. Of course in this day an age if your rifle does not wear an optical sight – in most cases a very large optical sight – you’re looked upon as either an old fart or a neophyte. Well, my buddy Monte Long from XS Sig
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Sharps on Steel

I’ve mentioned the .25-45 Sharps cartridge here before. I’ve also mentioned the neat little XS Sight enhanced Mossberg MVP I had rebarreled for it. I’ve been testing some new loads for this cartridge from the Sharps Rifle Company. I’ve also been testing one of
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Mossberg’s MVP – The Perfect “Project” Rifle

For a rifleman there are few things as appealing as a custom rifle. Yeah, being stranded on a deserted island with Dave Navarro’s girlfriend is an appreciable fantasy, but that’s not going to happen. The primary appeal of a custom rifle is that it is built just they way you want it. T
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CUR Update

My Mossberg MVP Predator in .25-45 Sharps (CUR # 2) is back home. I finally took it out to Dove’s Custom Guns and had the barrel finished with DuraKote. Monday marks the opening of buck season in West Virginia and my oldest daughter, Montana, will be using this rifle. It is a sw
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The Scout Rifle Study

The scout rifle concept continues to gain traction. Cooper once postulated that the scout rifle was possibly ahead of its time. Judging by recent interest, maybe he was right. This year we have already seen two new scout rifle introductions from Mossberg and Savage and Ruger continues
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The Hawk and the Jackal

A couple acacia trees were growing out of a small depression. The hole was about four feet deep and the size of a dance floor at a local dive bar. I suggested it as a good hide and we crawled in under the thorns with the wind in our face. Geoffrey Wayland of Fort Richmond Safaris was
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Mossberg’s NEW MVP Scout

We can trace the beginnings of the scout rifle concept to about 1966. That’s when COL Cooper penned an article entitled “The Carbine Compromise.” In it he discussed various carbines of the day and a semi-custom carbine he had built on a Remington Model 600. This rifle and later varian
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Magazine Stock

I’ve been spending a lot of time on the range with my CUR in .25-45 Sharps. It has become the rifle that is most available around the house here at Shadowland and there will soon be a rack on the Ranger where it will spend a lot of time. And, while I’m a guy that believes an unloaded
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Red Jacket MVP

While I was working on building two CURs, using the Mossberg MVP as a base platform, Mossberg was secretly teaming with Red Jacket to offer their own updated version of the MVP. No, the Red Jacket branded MVP is not a CUR but it is an upgraded version of the MVP. The most notable upgr
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Introducing the CUR

Lots of folks have heard of cur dogs; not many folks really know what they are. Some think a cur is a mongrel or mutt. The word “cur” is often used to describe such a beast but a real cur dog is not a product accidental breeding. A cur is a dog that has been generationally purpose bre
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