Category Archives: Bolt-Action

Ruger American Ranch 7.62x39mm vs. CZ 527 Carbine Rustic, 7.62x39mm

The 7.62x39mm cartridge is one of my all time favorites. The 7.62x39mm cartridge has been around since 1947 and has proven itself to be a light-recoiling cartridge for offensive work, defensive work, and hunting medium-sized game. The bullet design includes … Continue reading

CZ-USA Model 527M M, 7.62x39mm Carbine – Product Review Short by Nature - Not short on Performance!

CZ-USA was founded in 1997 and is the US-based subsidiary of Česká zbrojovka Uherský Brod, a Czech firearms manufacturer. CZ-USA, based in Kansas City, Kansas, is responsible for the importation and distribution of CZ products in the United States. The … Continue reading

Scoping the CZ 527M Carbine

Scoping the CZ 527M carbine has been a contentious project for me. So much, in fact, that I decided to write a separate article so that you can learn from my mistakes should you decide to purchase a CZ 527M … Continue reading

Ruger American Rimfire® Wood Stock (8329) 22LR Review

Like some, I have several .22 LR lever, bolt, pump, and semi-automatic rifles in the collection. With few exceptions, the furniture on these rifles is polymer. While polymer furniture has good qualities, one of those qualities is not “warmth” or … Continue reading

Scouting Around – Part II (Ruger Gunsite Scout Review - Continued – Finally!)

If you have read my review of the Ruger Gunsite Scout in .308 Winchester (Scouting Around – Part I: http://guntoters.com/blog/2014/11/15/scouting-around-part-i/, I presented a somewhat detailed view of the RGS and promised a range report.  My, oh my, how time flies! … Continue reading

UTG 3.9″ CQB Red/Green Single Dot Sight w/Integral QD Mount

I have used several UTG red dot sights in the past and they have always worked well and are of good quality. The best part is that they are inexpensive. ]The UTG 3.9″ CQB Red/Green Single Dot Sight w/Integral QD … Continue reading

Scouting Around – Part I (Ruger Gunsite Scout Model 6822)

Take a proven cartridge, for example the .308 Winchester (or 7.62×51 NATO) and then stick that cartridge into the chamber of a rifle weighing about 7-pounds dry with a 18” barrel and you have most of the equation for Jeff … Continue reading