M1903A4 and M1903A1 Unertl

The M1903-A4 was a specifically designed sniper rifle that came as a result of early U.S. combat involvement in the Pacific. There was a high demand, that could not be filled, for telescopic (sniper) rifles. The Infantry Board and the Ordanance Department conducted an evaluation and recommended that the Weaver 2.5x 330C hunting telescope be adopted for use on M1903 and M1903-A1 rifles. The rifle was officially adopted on 14 Jan 1943 as the M1903-A4 (sniper).   The M1903-A4 was an accurate rifle with an effective range of about 600 yards (550m), with the main limit on long range accuracy coming from its very low power scope (2.5x). From its… Read more »


Walter Birdsong and his Black-T® and Green-T® finish

When it comes to rifle finishes, the standard by which all the others are measured is the legendary Black-T. Black-T is specifically singled out as the required finish on the weapons from numerous government agencies around the world, including the FBI’s HRT rifles and 1911’s. One of the interesting things about the Birdsong company is that they do no advertising and really do not push their product, making public available information fairly scarce. Well, we recently had the opportunity to sit down (on the phone) and talk for a while to Walter Birdsong himself and learn about his finishes and a bit about the history of the company and development… Read more »


Leupold Mark 8 3.5-25x56mm M5B2

Leupold is probably one of the most trusted brands of scopes and they could even be considered one of the pioneers in the tactical scope market. We take a hard look at their latest in the tactical scope lineup.


A sample announcement

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Sig Sauer SSG 3000

We take a hands-on look at Sig Sauer’s latest entry into the Sniper rifle field. Find out how it stacks up.