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Winter is closing in fast. This means that most of us in the north will be spending more time indoors for the next couple of months making it THE perfect time of year to study for your Amateur Radio license exam!!! Don’t procrastinate any longer, contact us if you need help finding the nearest Amateur Radio group. Amazon has a great Technician Class Exam study guide:
ARRL’s Tech Q&A 5th Edition
Ded Nutz is dead nuts, hopefully
We have selected our 2014 project rifle and have been collecting the components to complete the project. The rifle chosen is a Remington 700 Varmint in .243 caliber. This is a step-up in caliber from our current .223 target/varmint rifle and will be used for competitive matches in the upcoming year. We’ll be bringing updates along with reviews to the blog as this project moves forward.
One of the items ordered for this project is a DNZ (Ded Nutz) Freedom Reaper one piece scope mount. I’ve been really wanting to try one of these mounts and the new rifle should be a good platform for it.
The DNZ Freedom Reaper is available on Amazon:
Freedom Reaper Tactical-Remington 700SA Scope Tube – Medium Mount (Black)
Arcteryx ILBE MARPAT packs
I’m not sure exactly why but the milsurp market seems to be flooded with these packs right now! It wasn’t too long ago when this pack was priced out of our budget but I just scored a complete main pack AND assault pack for a little under $150.00. It has been a goal of mine to own an Arcteryx pack and never expected to own an actual MARPAT version.
They’re available in several “grades” so shopping around can really pay off. Amazon has some:
USMC DIGITAL MARPAT ILBE ARCTERYX MAIN PACK BACKPACK
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We have added another 10/22 into our family’s hunting rifle collection. We’ve been looking for another used 10/22 in good condition and found a stainless steel carbine. This gave me an opportunity to switch some of our current 10/22 configurations around AND also provided an opportunity to create several blog articles. This carbine will be kept pretty much as-is except for the addition of the extended mag release.
This mod is a pretty good project for first-time gunsmiths. The factory equipped 10/22 is extremely simple to disassemble. This only tools needed for this project are a screwdriver and a small brass punch.
1) Check to be sure the firearm is not loaded and remove the magazine. Remove the barreled action from the stock. I like to work in a well lit area with a large light colored towel under the firearm.
2) Push the Trigger Group Housing pins out of the receiver. These pins should push out easily with a small punch. Slide the unit out of the receiver.
3) Locate the Magazine Release pivot pin and push it out of the Trigger Group Housing. This pin should also slide out easily. Remove the factory Magazine Release by sliding it out of the Trigger Housing.
4) Place the Extended Mag Release into the housing and reinstall the Pivot Pin.
5) Place the Trigger Group back into the receiver and reinstall the pins. Install a magazine and check to make sure the release functions as it should. Reassemble the action to the stock.
This is one of the easiest (and best) mods that can be done to the 10/22! Swapping out magazines using the factory release can be time consuming, especially with gloves on. You can find several styles of extended mag releases online at Amazon:
Champion 10/22 Magazine Release
Ruger 10/22 Extended Magazine Release (Stainless)
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Gerber 22-41121 Prodigy Survival Knife
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