Name this Gun 11-26: Robinson Armament XCR-M

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Specs Calibers: .308, .243, .260 Overall Length: 37″ (18.6″ barrel) Collapsed Folded Length: 30″ (18.6″ barrel) Weight Empty:9.25lbs (heavy contour barrel) Barrel Lengths: 16″, 18.6″, 20″ Top Rail Length: 20″ Side and Bottom Rails:9.4″ Daniel Watters Correctly named this rifle.   I am someone who prefers the larger cartridges like the .308win. It is interesting to me to see a semi auto chambered in the .243win as it isn’t as common to see. The GEARS Crew has a bolt action .243 that we have used from time to time in testing. The design is reminiscent of the Scar and the ACR rifles. The rifle does use SR-25 style mags vs. the expensive AR-10 style, that also means it uses the .308 P-mags from Magpul.  This rifle has a left side charging handle. The rifle uses a long stroke gas piston. What are your thoughts on this rifle? Tweet

Video: Jerry Miculek shooting 1000 yards with a Barrett .50BMG in 2 seconds

Video: Jerry Miculek shooting 1000 yards with a Barrett .50BMG in 2 seconds

Jerry Miculek is fun to watch. He is always trying to make cool trick shots that are just incredible feats. I had to watch this video twice to understand what happened. He was using the balloon as an aiming point and not as a target. The reason for the balloon popping is the splatter from the .50 hitting the steel plate. I am fascinated by how people are pushing the envelope of what people thought was possible. Magpul dynamics is teaching people to take .308, which we thought to only have a max effective yardage out to 800-1000 yard and they are pushing them out to 1200+. For those of you who believe you can take this shot with ease like he did, I challenge you to pull off his 9mm revolver stunt and hit the steel plate at 1000 yards.   Tweet

Poll: Tech in Shooting

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I have noticed as I go to the range lately, I carry out about 75 pounds of gear. This doesn’t even include my guns and their respective cases. Range Tech in the Range Bag While a lot of what I carry to the range is related to reviews and just normal work equipment, I have noticed that over the past few years my distance range tech as increased and yet my range distance hasn’t. I have observed more people with lasers and lights and camera mounts on their $700 M&P-15. I have asked a few why they have this mounted at all times and they tell me that they just need it. Mind you this is not your SWAT officers or Texas National Guard, I am talking to, but that guy who has been in the semi-auto rifle game for 2 years. Constant Evolution Like most every other industry, we … What you’re missing….

Repost: Work Sharp Ken Onion Edition Knife Sharpener Review

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I wrote a review on the Work Sharp Ken Onion Edition Knife Sharpener over at AtticusJames.com. I review how I was able to get a razor edge on all my knives with relative ease after learning how to use the Work Sharp sharpener.  

The Pedersen Device–1903 Springfield

The Pedersen Device–1903 Springfield

I typically don’t do articles about historical firearms because my knowledge on most of the subjects would not make for good info. I saw this video and since our family owns a 1903 it is something that is close to my heart. My father was given our 1903 rifle by my late grandfather. The 1903 is an old sporterized Rock Island Armory 1903 A3 that has been used a deer rifle for years. I love the rifle as it is very accurate and just a great .30-06 rifle. This image found on the http://www.nramuseum.org. shows the similarity to a the modern AR-15 5.56 to .22lr conversion kits in how the bolt has a “shell” to extend into the barrel giving the converted caliber a new chamber. The cartridge used was a .30-18 auto. Tweet

Winchester back at it with the 1911 .45acp

Phil over at Thefirearmblog.com  showing off the new wooden box of Winchester “1911 .45 ACP”. I published the Press release about the new line of Winchester ammo a few months back. I think Winchester is doing well by branding it with the WIN 1911.  I still hear from people less familiar with firearms, telling me they need to go buy 1911 rounds or AR rounds like somehow that means something with so many variants chambered in different calibers. Yes, there are plenty of reasons to assume that the firearm in question is its standard caliber, but I met a gentlemen out at the range one day who was very new to firearms and was very excited to shoot his new 1911 and when he went to load the rounds the bullets were too big, He had purchased a 9mm 1911 and when we went into the store he asked for … What you’re missing….

VIDEO TUESDAY!!! TAOFLEDERMAUS Experimental Shotgun Rounds

 

TAOFLEDERMAUS back at it working with his experimental 12G shotgun shells. I do not advocate that ANYONE mimics or tries what he does with testing these experimental rounds but I do think it is an interesting thing to watch. Something I would personally love to see is the inside of that Mossberg barrel. He has shot some rather strange items through it and I am curious how it has stood up to that.

Poll: What (non Magpul) polymer AR mags do you use most in your rifle?

 

AR Poll Poll: What (non Magpul) polymer AR mags do you use most in your rifle?

Poll: When do you clean your guns?

Poll Poll: When do you clean your guns?