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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Varmint Blackout

I’ve been working on a neat project for the .300 Blackout. Varmint loads. This gave me an opportunity to put my new Hornady Iron Press to work too. Using a New Ultra Light Arms Model 20 Short, topped off with Leupold’s new VX-3i as a test platform, I dropped 19.30 grains o
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Rifle Triggers and Rifle Safeties

  “The most important characteristic of any rifle is its trigger action. It is better to have an inaccurate rifle with a good trigger than the other way around.” The Art of the Rifle Jeff Cooper In the early 1980s Melvin Forbes was at work on what would become the lightest
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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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Sig Red Dots and Viking Solutions

Yesterday I mounted a SIG Romeo 4 red dot sight to my New Ultra Light Arms rifle in .308 Winchester. This is an amazingly compact and versatile sight. It weighs about three ounces. It has two reticles. It can also run off solar energy if the battery is dead. And, it comes with a low a
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Swarovski’s Z3 4-12 X 50 BT Scope

Last year, for Field & Stream magazine, I reviewed several riflescopes that were suited for hunting at extended ranges. You can read the article HERE. Since then I’ve been working a lot with the scope that had the second highest score – a Swarovski Z3 4-12X 50 BT. I’ve come to tru
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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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Heavy Rifles

We have been looking at rifles the wrong way. Early rifles were heavy and therefore, since they were first, they became the standard. As craftsmen got smarter and methods and materials changed, rifles became lighter. About 30 years ago a savvy hunter from West Virginia woke up one mor
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