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[Video] Top 5 Under Appreciated Semi-Auto Rifles

Once Popular Semi-Automatic Rifles

Here are five overlooked semi-automatic rifles that were both extremely popular and historically significant back in their heyday.

Priced as low as $500, they have been overlooked almost entirely by a generation of shooters.


5 Semi-Auto Rifles

The Five Rifles

  1. Remington Model 8: a little funky, it’s long recoil-operated and uses a rotating bolt head.
  2. Johnson M1941 Rifle (the Betsy): used extensively in the Pacific theater during WII, it eventually lost out to the M1.

VIDEO And LIST Continued On PAGE 2

[Video] Ruger 10/22 Target Rifle Build Install

A Ruger 10/22 In A Target Mode

The Ruger 10/22 is one of the most popular and reliable rifles in the marketplace … and it has been for along time. Sootch00 has reviewed, rebuilt, and re-purposed the 10/22 in several videos over the years.

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Ruger 10/22 Target Rifle Build Install

Today, he’s taking the Ruger and turning it into a “tack driver” on the range. His goal is to complete this project as inexpensively as possible. So, first things first:

Tools Needed For The Rifle Rebuild

  • Screw Drivers (two sizes)
  • Hex Wrench
  • 5/32 Punch
  • Non-Marring Hammer
  • Aero Shell MS33 (lithium) Barrel Grease
  • Bench Block (Optional)
  • Vise w/Protective pads (Optional)

Detailed Step-By-Step VIDEO & Parts List On Page 2

Shipping Announcement Of New Crackshot Rifle

Traditions™ Firearms announced the shipment of their new Crackshot rifle. Marketed as one of the safest guns available with a Dual Safety System, this single shot .22 cal (or 17HMR) rifle is ideal for small game hunting or just plinking.

hunting squirrelLegal in all (most) jurisdictions, the Crackshot rifle is great for a beginner or as your truck gun. It’s lightweight, easy to carry, and comes with a 1 piece base already mounted so you can easily install your favorite scope.

Known mainly for their black powder muzzle-loaders, TF will not be offering this rifle on their website. Distributors only.

Here’s Traditions™ Firearms complete Press Release:

Traditions™ Firearms Shipping New Crackshot Rifles

Old Saybrook, CT – Traditions™ Performance Firearms is shipping the NEW Crackshot rifles. These single shot rifles, available in .22 or 17HMR will be on store shelves this fall. With renewed inventory, please call your choice Distributor or contact Traditions directly to place an order.

The Crackshot rifle has a 16.5″ barrel and weighs just over 4 pounds. It is lightweight and easy to carry. It is great for plinking and small game hunting! The easy take down feature makes for quick disassembly and easy transport. With a Dual Safety System, which includes a hammer block safety and manual trigger block safety, the Crackshot is one of the safest guns on the market. The youth version makes this rifle great for children and small framed shooters.

The Crackshot comes with a one-piece base so you can mount your favorite optic. This rifle is available in a variety of camo patterns and finishes.

Known for their accurate, innovative and dependable firearms, Traditions™ has been providing quality firearms for the past 30 years. Traditions™ offers blackpowder rifles and pistols, cartridge rifles and revolvers, blank pistols, build-it-yourself rifle and pistol kits, and cannons as well as a full line of accessories and optics. For more information on Traditions™ Performance Firearms, please visit their website at, Facebook or Twitter or call 860-388-4656.

Source:    Traditions™ Firearms
Image: Brigitte Werner