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PTR builds an excellent 7.62x51mm rifle based on the Heckler and Koch G3 rifle. A semi automatic version of a reliable and accurate battle rifle, the PTR 91 rifle uses an interesting delayed blowback roller locking system that is different from most rifles. While there are other copies of the HK 91/G 3 rifle, the PTR is arguably the only one to boast equal quality.
Guest blogger Eve Flanigan was invited to attend a basic long-range marksmanship course at Felix Canyon Ranch by McMillan Firearms. How did she do? You will have to read and find out how a rifle marksmanship class can help you, too.
Taya Kyle, widow of Chris Kyle, addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas. Chris Kyle was fatally shot at a gun range in February. He was a former Navy SEAL and expert sniper who killed 160 people during five combat tours in Iraq, a record for a U.S. military sniper. Originally aired 5/3/13.
Formerly known as “The Adopt A Sniper” program, the effort began as a simple request for assistance among deployed friends, whom were also peace officers serving in the National Guard and Reserve. These peace officers were employed as SWAT team snipers at home in the U.S. and were also assigned as snipers within the United States military.
A quick trip to the rifle range will show the popularity of shooting offhand. There will likely be a few shots, but the vast majority prefers a platform—bench rest, sandbags or a bipod. All that works great… for the range and zeroing your sights, but does it relate to your shooting goals?
Navy SEALs have fought and died on many battlefields across the globe. Even among the elite, Chris Kyle managed to distinguish himself from his peers. He survived four deployments to Iraq as a SEAL sniper. Kyle’s dedication to his fellow servicemen did not end with his retirement from military. He helped found FITCO Cares, a nonprofit organization for wounded and troubled veterans.
And so ends our story of the little rifle that could. It almost never made it to the range must less the war, laughed and scoffed at it still came to game and was loved and revered by those who carried it. For several years, I trusted my life to one. Today I would choose something different but back then I never had a doubt in the little brother, the M1 Carbine.
Cars, trucks, boats, armored vehicles, planes, and buildings cannot stop this big bad boy, the famous .50 BMG!
The developers driven to find a military cartridge to replace the 30-06 Springfield, 7.62x63mm, without sacrificing the ballistics of the fabled 30 Government M06, came up with this storied cartridge, the .308 Winchester / 7.62x51mm