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Rifleman Q&A: What Does 'MOA' Mean?

American Rifleman subscriber writes to Dope Bag questioning whether or not there is terminology crossover from aviation to the shooting sports.

Rifleman Q & A: Cartridge Nomenclature

I see ammunition listed all sorts of ways—.22 cal., .223 Rem., .44-40, 32-30, .38-40, 7.62 mm NATO, .30-’06 Gov’t, .25-3000, etc. Can someone please explain rifle ammunition nomenclature. What do the numbers mean?

Rifleman Q&A: An M1917 Bayonet Made for Vietnam?

An American Rifleman reader writes in about an M1917 bayonet produced with plastic grips. Is this right for a World War I-era rifle?

Rifleman Q&A: Clips, Chargers & Magazines

What is the difference between a clip, a stripper clip and a magazine? These terms seem to often be used to describe the same thing.

Rifleman Q&A: Could Civilians Buy New M1903 Springfields?

Could American civilians order ‘03 Springfields from U.S. arsenals or were they for the military only?

Rifleman Q&A: Lead Weights In Buttstocks?

I have a Winchester Model 1892 with Serial No. 426XXX, and it is chambered for .25-20 Win.

Rifleman Q&A: What's the Rarest U.S. Military 'Trench Gun?'

I have become interested in U.S. military shotguns, especially the bayonet-equipped “trench guns.” Can you tell me which were the rarest?

Rifleman Q & A: French-Made Mosin-Nagant?

In this Rifleman Q & A segment, we answer questions about a unique, French-made variant of the popular Mosin-Nagant rifle.

Rifleman Q & A: The Mystique Of Winchester M1s

A reader inquires about Winchester-made Garand rifles, of which there were more than a half-million.

Rifleman Q & A: A Belgian Cape Gun?

A reader inquires about a double-barreled Cape rifle/shotgun.

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