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There got to be enough that it was getting clumsy having to scroll so far down the page. It's stil best, though, to take time and look them all over. There's a lot of good information to read here. Not everything fits all that neatly under one of the headings on the left, but, well, there it is.

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FOLKS, you're going to need a fairly new version of Acrobat Reader (at least 7.0) to get much utility from some of these newer articles. The newer version lets me do more and you get more. It's turned into a mongo download, but it's way worth it.

Here's something I always wanted to do, and, by gum, now I'm doing it. The reason I always wanted to do this is because I, oh, what should I say, don't see eye to eye with most magazine editors, for the most part (they know who they are).

I've had words put in my mouth regarding the quality of various products. I've had words taken out of my files regarding the same. I've had editors try to re-engineer my explanation of something to cut some words and, of course, totally mess up what I was trying to say. Nearly always. What they'd do to my stuff robbed you and me of its intention, and all too often, robbed the material of its meaning. That, of course, robbed me of perceived veracity. I hated getting letters from folks saying that I had something wrong when I knew it wasn't. Check the text -- sure enough... I felt like a maroon having to point my finger back at the magazine with that dog-ate-my-homework excuse. It doesn't play, so neither, now, do I.

Editors also often have no damn sense of humor. One magazine in particular told me to desist my "conversational" writing style and summarily sent me a copy of their Writers Guidelines. That after near 10 years of printing my material. Gee, think that was a shot? Another fellow I know and respect got the same treatment from this editor, and he, like me, doesn't work for them anymore.

What you'll see here are materials that I don't have to edit for length or content. Folks having a good memory will even recognize (in title or spirit at least) articles that were printed with my name on them some time ago. Now you get to see the way they were supposed to be. Anyone at any of these magazines have a problem with me rehashing "their" material? "First North American Serial Rights" is all I have to say about that...

Now, they're not all bad. Not at all. I do a lot of work for GUNS Magazine and also for Rifle Shooter. GUNS, in particular, is a good publication. I have corresponded with some of their writers and those I've "met" sincerely do know what they are talking about. They just don't always know competitive shooting, and that's were I come in, I guess.


AR15 ARTICLE TOPICS
AR15 CHAMBERS AR15 MAGAZINES

By Glen Zediker. An overview of chambering terms and concerns for AR15 rifles. It’s not in-depth but it is in-sight. Ha. It offers a thorough understanding of the important differences in chambering for competition as opposed to other firearms uses, and there’s a llittle ditty contained that is MUST reading for anyone who fires factory ammunition in their AR15. It could save your rifle, and maybe your eyesight…

By Glen Zediker. This is as important a part as exists on your AR15, and way on too many folks don’t know how they work, and mostly why they sometimes don’t. This material gives a good overview of identifying function problems and fixing them. New follower designs, springs, and recommendations are discussed. Folks, there may be pliers involved and, yes, it’s a good article if it gives a folk something to do.
AR15 TRIGGERS AR15 SPRINGS

By Glen Zediker. A lot has changed since the original MKII, but then some things really haven’t. There are new triggers on the market and this article will run down what they are and what I think of them. Drop-ins, pins, and lock-time get their spaces too.

By Glen Zediker. Speakng of important parts, a daggone AR15 pretty much runs on springs, and has about the biggest single gun spring on the planet. This is good reading and please do so before wasting your money on any extractor or ejector fixes that won’t really fix the problem.

AR15 MAINTENANCE, ONE AR15 MAINTENANCE, TWO
By Glen Zediker. There are three articles on this topic that are separated into barrel cleaning, cleaning and lubrication of the rest of the rifle, and a full component on how to run an AR15 “dry” as well as store it unharmed.
AR15 MAINTENANCE, THREE AR-22s

By Glen Zediker. It can be a rimfire, and here’s how to make it work as such without getting all angry and disappointed.


SHOOTING MECHANICS, HANDLOADING, OTHERS
PORTABLE LOADING DCM & ME

By Glen Zediker. Folks who read Handloading For Competition know most of this material, but here it is encapsulated for those who want. It’s the run down on how to load at the range, on the spot, and radically improve your success in working up an ammo recipe.

By Glen Zediker. This may not teach you a thing but I hope you all read it and think on it. I owe my competitive career to these folks, and here’s all about why I say that.

The Competitive AR15 BOOK UPDATE M14 MAINTENANCE, One

I had the opportunity to update "The Competitive AR15" and added a couple pages on John Holliger. John is a favored gunsmith who does wonders especially with the rear sights on Service Rifles. If you'd like to see it, download the file by clicking HERE or on the page image to the left (that's the Marlboro Light hand for folks from Parachute, Colorado). It is an Adobe Acrobat file, .pdf format, so get the free reader program before you attempt to download.

Folks, some say no one is interested anymore, but here they are anyhow. I at one time did a whole lot of talking about these rifles and it never got said the way it was supposed to have, thanks to editors. Here is a start on a three part series. These are small downloads and sans-photos to save space. There are applications, I think, for the contents of these articles to several firearms, not just M14s.

For JC Garand shooters, most of it will work for you too!

M14 MAINTENANCE, Two M14 MAINTENANCE, Three
By Glen Zediker. There are three articles on this topic that are separated into barrel cleaning, cleaning and lubrication of the rest of the rifle, and a full component on how to run an AR15 “dry” as well as store it unharmed.
AIR RIFLE TRAINING, One AIR RIFLE TRAINING, Two

How to do.

Thoughts from someone (me) who doesn't get outdoors enough.

When you're through clicking on the article image and downloading it, please hit this little target image below here to get the file that accompanies this article. Then when you open the article file you'll see a little yellow box around a target on page four. Click on the box after you've gotten both files on the hard drive and see what happens. [Approx. 150k]

What to get.

Thoughts from someone (me) who tells how he spent more money than he will EVER get over. [Approx. 136k]

HOLDING DRILL BARREL BREAK-IN
Offhand ace Troy Lawton shares a drill he developed to help you develop a world-class standing technique. [Approx. 800k] The Full and Good Truth about this topic. [Approx. 75k]
TORQUE WRENCHES WORKING WITH A GUNSMITH

All about wrenches and uses. Good reading. [Approx. 200k]

More than a few tips to help you select and communicate with a rifle builder. It could save a lot of time, trouble, and money! [Approx. 600k]


ARTICLES BY DAVID TUBB
PRONE SITTING

By David Tubb. The most important position to master, and here’s the master to tell you his tricks and tips. Best listen.

By David Tubb. This position is problematic for a lot of shooters, especially new shooters. David will help you learn how to develop a sitting position you can rely on, and help troubleshoot your current platform.

TRIGGER CONTROL RESPIRATION

By David Tubb. Trigger control is the difference between a well-aimed shot that hits and one that misses. There’s some more coming about the aiming part, but first learn how to get it gone when and how you need it to go.

By David Tubb. Fancy word for “breathing,” but how you do it matters when you shoot. Learn why, and how to do it.

SUCCESS!

TUBB 2000: CONCEPTS
This article by David is prerequisite before attending Camp Perry. It outlines six tenents he has followed throughout his career. As with any and all by Mr. Tubb, it's must reading for any serious shooter. Download by clicking HERE or the image to the left. [about 175k] This article by David is must reading for anyone interested in the TUBB 2000 rifle or firearms design in general. It explains, in David's own words, all the thought and effort that went into producing a brand new rifle. Very interesting (not to mention informative) reading. It's a large article, 10 pages [about 500k]
Spring Materials and Design Philosophy A CHAMPION'S CHOICE: 6mm Development

This is really interesting stuff from David on how firearms springs work, or should work, and I promise you'll learn something from it. [about 200k]

David talks about cartridge choice, and the 6mmX, the round that led to the 6XC. [Approx. 80k]

For more information on cartridge development as well as much more on the 6XC, the current round-of-choice for David Tubb, and a whole lot of others who have been winning big events, click HERE. Follow the links to that information.

HIGH POWER TIPS

MOLY COATING

Some of David's thoughts on preparation and mistake prevention. It is not too late to use this for Perry this year! It just might save you some troubles.

Some championship level thoughts on the advantages of coated bullets, and on ways to make sure you realize them! This is the voice of experience, not theory: listen!

Click here to read more about bullet coating on the DavidTubb.com site. He's working with boron-nitride now, and it's the next step.

MOLY COAT BARREL CLEANING IMPROVING PIT SERVICE

You may have heard all the "controversies" about care and clean up after use of moly coated bullets: here's what David recommends, with a few notes from me.

There is more to read on DavidTubb.com.

Invaluable advice from David. Don't know what else to say except that everyone who attends full-length High Power events should read this (and please read it if you're pulling my targets...) This should be required reading for Camp Perry attendees.

Alottamo to come!


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