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WWI Galilean Sights: An Evolution in Sniping

What are Galilean sights? More importantly, how well did they work? A group of modern collectors, historians and snipers decided to find out for themselves.

Origin of the Sniper: Rifle Development & Accuracy Potential

Before sniping could make an impact on the battlefield, two things were required: accurate rifles and optical sights.

Back to Basics: Modern Rifle Optics

Today’s riflescope is tougher, more precise with its elevation and windage adjustments, and has much clearer optics.

Back to Basics: Telescopic Sights

The notion of a magnifying optical sight goes back centuries. Experiments as early as the 18th century attempted to mount a telescope on a rifle as a sighting aid.

The Case for the 20"-Barreled AR-15 Rifle

Although the semi-automatic M4-style carbine has dominated the AR market for many years, there is growing interest in ARs more akin to the original design. Why? The rifle-length AR may be your best bet when it comes to ballistics, reliability and durability.

Behind Enemy Lines With The CAR-15 Rifle

During the Vietnam War, Special Forces soldiers of the Studies and Observation Group fought a secret war behind enemy lines with the CAR-15— or XM177E2—the granddaddy of today’s M4 carbine.

A Look Back at the ArmaLite AR-18/180

There is a small, but dedicated, cult market for the AR-18 rifle, which appears to be fueled by the lack of availability.

Nikon P-Tactical SuperDot Red-Dot Sight Now Shipping

The P-Tactical SuperDot joins Nikon’s growing family of optical sights for a variety of shooting platforms and applications.

Leupold Announces VX-4.5HD Service Rifle Optic

Leopold's new optic is designed for use on the National Rifle Association Highpower and Civilian Marksmanship Program Service Rifle competitive shooting circuits

U.S. M16: A Half-Century of America’s Combat Rifle

First adopted in 1962, the select-fire AR-15/M16 in its various forms has armed the U.S. military for more than 50 years.

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