On this week of American Rifleman Television, we go behind the scenes at Remington's ammunition plant in Lonoke, Ark., test out the Taurus TX22 Competition and look back and the French M1886 Lebel.
In this review, Field Editor Martin K. A. Morgan goes over the history of the World War One era French CSRG Chauchat Light Machine Gun. In doing so, he discusses the unique 'American' version developed to use .30-'06 Sprg., and how the shortfalls of one of its manufacturers lead to the tarnished reputation of the series as a whole in popular memory.
After the American Civil War, repeating rifles and smokeless powder revolutionized shooting. Accurate rifles that didn’t give away a sniper’s position, combined with optical sights, made the stalemate of the Great War’s trenches ideal conditions for the sniper’s work.
Watch this feature segment on the "Guns of August" from a recent episode of American Rifleman TV.