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  • The Synthetic Hunter
    Every red-blooded hunter or outdoorsman has heard of Jeremiah Johnson, or they have at least watched the movie several times. Loosely based on the book Crow Killer, which was about a real mountain man named John Jeremiah Garrison “Liver-Eating” Johnson, the movie has become an iconic anthem to hunters. Every hunter, whether they’ll admit it or not, …
  • Scout Rifle Weights & Measures
    I often get questions about the weight of the Scout Rifle as defined by Jeff Cooper. This varied from 3.0 to 3.5 kilos, depending on the written reference. Originally Cooper specified a weight of 3.0 kilos (6.61 pounds) that included the sling and the scope. Later he also specified 3.5 kilos (7.71 pounds). A mention …
  • Stealing Gas
    Shorty after our unit transitioned to the M1 Main Battle Tank, I was assigned as the Range NCO for the upcoming qualification. An officer was also assigned as the Range OIC; he was mostly there to take the credit for what I and my guys did right, or to blame us for what went wrong. …
  • Analysis of the Scout Rifle: Part 6
    This is the sixth and final part in a series of articles concerning the Scout Rifle. It could be considered an addendum to my book, The Scout Rifle Study. The Disparity between Definition and Performance Firearms, regardless of what they’re called, are intended to serve a purpose; they’re engineered and designed to perform specific tasks. With …
  • Analysis of the Scout Rifle: Part 5
    This is the fifth in a series of articles concerning the Scout Rifle. It could be considered an addendum to my book, The Scout Rifle Study. The Disparity between Definition and Performance. Jeff Cooper felt that he could prescribe a definition for a rifle that would yield a particular level of performance. This is of course …
  • Analysis of the Scout Rifle: Part 4
    This is the fourth in a series of articles concerning the Scout Rifle. It could be considered an addendum to my book, The Scout Rifle Study. The Problem with the Scout Rifle Community The members of the Scout Rifle community exasperate all of the problems with the Concept, the name, and the Scout Rifle. Some believe …