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Thoughts on the General Purpose Rifle

In the 1980s, Jeff Cooper, a former Marine and founder of what is now known as Gunsite Academy, conceived the Scout Rifle concept. Cooper theorized the best general-purpose rifle – a rifle well adapted to just about any task – was in fact somewhat ironically, a very specialized weapon. Among other things, he stipulated a 308 Winchester with a maximum length of …

Daily Blog: 12/24/20 (Throwback Thursday)

The recent muzzleloading hunt in Kentucky with my son got me to thinking about my past experiences with muzzleloaders. By virtue of my best friend’s addiction to muzzleloaders, I spent a lot of time in the woods and on the range with traditional muzzleloading rifles. In fact, when I returned from basic training, my friend and I started a muzzleloading club that …

Rifle Identity

How often have you heard someone refer to their rifle as a certain type of rifle? Maybe a deer-rifle, varmint-rifle, dangerous-game rifle, assault-rifle, prepper-rifle, or whatever other hyphenated-rifle you can imagine. Different folks have different ideas about all these rifle types, just like some folks have different ideas about human gender. Some might not think a 243 a deer rifle, or that a …