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Springfield M1A rifle and steel plate

General

The Scout Scope

The scout scope is a riflescope mounted forward of the receiver on the barrel. While this type of mount has been used for many years, in modern use the arrangement is called a scout scope. Thus, the obvious feature of the Scout Rifle is a forward mounted scope. This profile is similar to Colonel Jeff Cooper’s Scout Rifle concept and worthy of field work today.

Savage rifle with bipod on a shooting mat

Ammunition

Review: 6.5 Creedmoor versus .308 Winchester

Cartridge selection is critical when deciding on a new rifle. For example, should you select the flashy new 6.5 Creedmoor or venerable .308? The answer depends of factors such as whether you will be hunting, if you plan on shooting 500 or 1,000 yards, recoil tolerance, availability, and several other factors tackled by the author in this head-to-head review.

Del Ton AR-10 sitting on a tan hardcase

Firearms

The AR-10 and AR-15 — What are the Differences?

As far as handling and ergonomics, the AR-15 and AR-10 are brilliantly designed and function the same. Some new shooters may not realize that the AR-10 7.62x51mm rifle actually came first. In fact the AR-10 .308 rifle competed with the FN FAL and M14. In the end, the rifle was downsized into the .223 caliber AR-15, which was a response to the AK-47, but that is history and we are dealing with differences in application today.

This shooter is at a steep angle as far as the cover goes but the shoulder and muzzle are in line.

Safety and Training

Long Gun Accuracy — Stop the Wobble

When it comes to rifle shooting, fast hits are what counts in hunting and personal defense scenarios. When sighting in the rifle from the benchrest, we have all of the time in the world. In the field, the action is fast and the stakes are at their highest. by taking advantage of cover and terrain, you can increase stability and accuracy.

Ruger American rifle with the bolt open

Firearms

Review: Ruger American .308 Rifle

There is a lot about accuracy and optics to be learned by the novice and experienced shooter alike. When it comes to rifles, there are a number of affordable and inexpensive introductions that are cheap and clunky. Ruger has manufactured the exception by offering a rifle that is inexpensive but not cheap.

Del Ton DT 10 AR-10 rifle with scope and sling on a dirt background

Firearms

Review: Del Ton AR-10 — Affordable and Accurate With a .308 Punch

The DTI .308 is a carbine-length rifle with a 16-inch barrel and the standard AR-type gas impingement operating mechanism. The barrel features a 1 in 10-inch twist, which seems ideal for handling a wide spectrum of bullet weights. The rifle features a credible flash suppressor, and the receiver is a flat top type, but how did it compare to the AR-15 and M1A? Read the full story.

News

U.S. Army Cancels Interim Combat Service Rifle (ICSR) Program

Last week, The Shooter’s Log ran a throwback article on the Top 5 Combat Rifles of All Time. The debate was lively to say the least, but the one overarching theme was a feeling that the 5.56 simply did not have enough punch. The U.S. Army seems to agree. So, last August, the Army announced the Interim Combat Service Rifle (ICSR) program. The ICSR was tasked with replacing the Army’s M4 carbine with a 7.62 mm rifle. A month later, the program was cancelled. What are the implications and the Army’s next steps?

Galil Ace .308 rifle right with spare magazine laying on a bed of rocks

Firearms

Review: Galil ACE GAR1651.308 7.61×51 Rifle

For those not familiar with the original Galil line, it was developed in the 1960s and has continued refinement to current times. The rifle and has been tuned and tweaked over the years by IWI into what many say is the pinnacle of AK perfection. All the features and accuracy of military M16/AR platforms, but with AK reliability and power—indeed the perfect AK. Read the full review.