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How Does Barrel Bedding Affect Accuracy?

Not all barrel bedding is equal. There is a lot with regard to bedding dynamics that can either increase or decrease a rifle's accuracy.
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How-To: Customizing the Remington 870

The Remington 870 pump action has been used as a standard police model for decades. But as good as this gun is, it can always be improved by the application of aftermarket parts and the ingenuity of a custom gunsmith.
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How To: Converting the AR-15 to Piston-Driven Operation

There are some solid benefits to converting the AR-15 to piston driven operation, but it can be a bit of an undertaking. Here's what you need to know.
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How To: Creating a Custom Day/Night Ruger 10/22

In this custom build, a standard factory Ruger 10/22 is transformed into a suppressed predator and varmint slayer capable of daytime or nighttime operation.
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How To: Pushing SKS Upgrades to the Limit

SKS Upgrades? It almost sound like an oxymoron. But here's what can be accomplished by a truly determined fan of the rugged cold war relic.
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How To: Choosing A Flash Suppressor, Muzzle Brake And Compensator

Common muzzle devices — flash hiders, compensators, muzzle brakes — are often-overlooked features when shopping for an AR. But they shouldn't be, as each enhances the rifle in its own way.
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Gun D.I.Y.: Improving AK Triggers

Stock AK Triggers are not known for their crisp, clean breaks. But there is something that can be done about this with some simple modifications or upgrades.
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Q&A: Zeglin on the Impact of P.O. Ackley

We talk with gunsmith and author Fred Zeglin on P.O. Ackley's incredible influence on the modern firearms world.
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The Ins and Outs of Fireforming Cases

A catch to choosing a rifle chambered for an Ackley Improved round is obtaining the brass to reload. Luckily, fireforming cases — shooting them in the Improved rifle — is a quick and easy way to procure plenty of brass.
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Great Aluminum AK Handguards

Check out these great aluminum AK handguards to turn your Kalashnikov rifle into a more tactical firearm.
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AR-15 Basics: .223 vs. 5.56×45 NATO

A .223 Remington and 5.56X45 are not the same. The 5.56 has a longer leade, a longer distance between the bullet start and the onset of the rifling. Here's why it matters.
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Firearms D.I.Y.: Building Your Own Custom AK

For many years, the Kalashnikov was a pretty set platform. Not any longer. With a wealth of aftermarket parts and upgrades, it is now possible to build a custom AK to your exact specs.
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How To: 9mm and .22 LR AR Conversions

Converting a standard AR to chamber and fire 9mm or .22 LR isn't as complicated as one may think, but there are some things that need to be done to make it happen.
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How To: Do-It-Yourself DuraCoat

Learn how to apply your own DuraCoat finish using Lauer Custom Weaponry's new DuraCoat Aerosol Kit with this do-it-yourself guide.
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New Traditions Mountain Rifle Released

The new Traditions Mountain Rifle is a finely crafted and functional reproduction of the classic 19th century Hawken design.
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The Rise of 80 Percent Firearms

Do-It-Yourself 80 percent firearm builds represent a great chance to increase your gun knowledge, and they have been becoming more and more popular in recent years.
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