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?
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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.
If you have a .308/7.62 caliber rifle and need a comprehensive compact packable cleaning kit for the field, then the Otis 7.62mm MPSR Cleaning System is an obvious choice, however there is more to the Otis cleaning kit than just size.
This is a great optic which deserves to be on a rifle that can deliver the accuracy and do it quickly. There is a lot to love about this scope and not much at all to hate; that’s probably the reason I tightened it onto one of my most expensive and accurate AR-10 builds to date.
In this installment of Reloading 101, it’s good to keep in mind what you’re dealing with, and that is a cartridge case, and what happens to it during firing, which is what we’re setting out to remedy when we reuse it. Read the full article to find out what’s going on with your brass.
With the high price of the original HK 91 moving it out of the reach of many of us, there have been a number of attempts to produce a clone of it. Some of these clones use surplus military parts from nations that once used the HK 91. Others are built on modern machinery. The Century International Arms C308 is a combination of surplus and new parts.
If you ask Liberty Ammunition, there is a new King of the Hill, and I am not hearing any complaints. People are looking for bigger, better, and faster, which explains the rise in popularity of the AR-10 platform. Liberty Ammunition did not come as a “me too!” Instead it came as a “Me First!” with a production .308 round clocking at 3,500 fps. That is 2,700 foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle! Here is the full release from Liberty.
The .223/5.56mm platform is a wonderful close-quarters combat system and may be accurate at extended range. However, the punch needed for some chores just isn’t there. When you feel the need for more power, you reach for Smith and Wesson’s M&P .308.
The new Savage Arms Model 11 Scout Rifle, $794 MSRP, is patterned after Col. Jeff Cooper’s idea of a compact, bolt-action rifle. Click to read more about it.