I was recently looking at a few videos on rifle scope mounting and found there are quite a few good videos out on Youtube on the topic.
The key thing to look for in these four videos is they have some common feature sets (like how to adjust your mounting screws and such), yet, they also vary in some areas as well. I’ve been of the school of level for the shooter, not necessarily the table and such. But there are great pros and cons illustrated in these videos. I think there is enough difference to show you alternative ways of achieving the main objective, a properly installed scope. After all, every dollar saved, can go towards tools and ammo.
Below, are a few of my favorites:
I can’t say enough about the video series above. Total quality and education.
This bench is incredibly easy to make and VERY stable. I built one like it a few years ago and gave it away. I really like the minimal lumber for a good sized reloading bench.
Just remember, pressure treated lumber isn’t the best for pets. Make sure you have no dogs that chew on the stuff.
One sheet of 4×8 plywood, 4×4’s and very few other materials and you’re good to go. I’d add the extra brace mentioned in the article. There is still plenty of room to modify this plan to suit your needs. If you know any good plans, send them along and share them with the rest of our readers and listeners.
Midway USA has a lot of neat gunsmithing videos. Check out their site for the full videos. They often “chop them up” into smaller pieces on Youtube. Many, myself included, find the tiny videos annoying.
Well, they went ahead and put their AR build videos into two larger videos – upper and lower receiver. Now, they still have the intro graphics for each mini-video, which could have sped this up a bit, but it is good, solid information.
I like simple. I love the AR platform. What’s not to like about it? Modular, multiple calibers, sized to fit just about anyone, ammo relatively inexpensive…… man, I can go on.
What drives me NUTS about the platform? The “Chairborne Rangers” that SWEAR you have to lube just about every damn part, run a rod down your rifle after every 100 round session, etc. It’s a rifle that emulates some of the better qualities (like durability) of it’s military siblings.
To that end, I was asked several times this week how I maintain my AR’s. I must have watched 9 videos until I found a GREAT one on the National Shooting Sports Foundation website. No frills, great information and really good detail on what is needed to maintain this fantastic rifle.
I run my rifle pretty much the same way. I carry a small “lube pen” for long training sessions and have a few spare parts. Other than that, I’m good for a few thousand rounds!
To think banning firearms will solve the problem, think again. We’ve said time and time again, what has prohibition worked? Alcohol? Prostitution? Drugs? Telling me I was grounded….. OK, that last one worked most of the time, but I digress.
Keep in mind when you watch this one, you don’t need printers that cost tens of thousands of dollars. You and a friend can make one in an afternoon for a few hundred bucks. Tons of accessories too!
in addition to the documentary, you may want to check out DEFCAD.org – where you can find the files and investigate them for yourself. Also neat, many open source (free!) software applications where you can look at them in 3D and even make your own modifications. You can also download a file with ALL the projects on them. This file is updated regularly and probably worth keeping copies of….. just in case…….