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Sig 522 and mini gun (practical rifle)

I love shooting practical, its a nice break from standard long range target shooting and gives you a different perspective on shooting, it involves some skill, timing and speed, but doesn’t detract from any of the standard safety elements expected when shooting.The short video below is me running a stage, it involves hitting 12 targets with a rifle, and 5 with a pistol. The stage itself also involves multiple shooting positions, including, kneeling supported and unsupported and also prone and standing.I did get the fastest time of the day today…

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Sig 522

        The Sig 522 This little .22 calibre semi auto rifle is a design based on the Sig 556R (Civilian) swiss rifle. The original military design was the Sig 550 series and evolved to the 556 for the civilian market (Not UK!). These rifles are piston driven, and mimic the AK 47 in many ways like right hand cocking handle, bolt, piston and trigger units, though in a much more refined way! Exterior design is much better too!                  …

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Refurb a 70s Dinky Toy

No doubt we all have old toys kicking around, things we, or our parents have dragged around since the dawn of time, sitting in the loft or garage, neglected to the elements and time. I for example, have (had) a suitcase full of old cars, a massive mix of large and small dinky, corgi and other cars, vans, trucks and military vehicles, I would have a nose around every couple of years and slot it back in the garage. Recently though, I came across a youtube video of a guy…

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SSG 69 Load Development

Following on from the last post introducing the Steyr SSG 69, I needed to get some load development done to understand how the rifle would fair given it has an 18 inch barrel. Having done some research on the difference in speed when a barrel is shortened I found that there is an average loss of around 35-40fps per inch. This is not a great deal and gave me a good idea of what I wanted to achieve in terms of a decent speed to use the rifle out to…

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Steyr SSG 69

Ive always liked the Steyr SSG 69 rifle, it has a nice look and has always intrigued me. All of the write ups online say the same thing “Excellent, sturdy and accurate!”, and I had a chance to buy one recently from Braces of Bristol, a really nice gun shop with a lot of great stock! The rifle is a 2005 model P1, chambered in .308 and it has an 18inch barrel screw threaded at 5/8×20 (UNF). The rifle on inspection is extremely clean, no marks to the action or…

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Living with the Walther PPQ

Living with the Walther .22LR PPQ M2 Ive probably put around 1000 rounds through the pistol now and feel I can comment on its merits/weaknesses. Its a very easy pistol to use, very light and has a great grip which has a nice embossed pattern. The pistol has a polymer lower or fire control unit, and a milled aluminium top slide, its simple to strip, clean and maintain and shoots extremely well. I shoot at two main distances, 25m and 15 yards and the pistol is supremely accurate at both…

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Walther PPQ M2 22LR

Ive picked up a new Walther PPQ (UK Spec) .22 pistol. As a UK spec pistol, it needs a classification as a carbine, so that means an overall length of 24 inches which means in the UK these are classed as Long Barrel Pistols. They come with an annoying arm bar to satisfy the draconian rules we have here in the UK. Having said all that, this pistol is excellent, fun and very accurate. Heres a quick look.

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