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The GA Precision U.S. Army M24 is a stocky, super-accurate sniper rifle chambered in 7.62 NATO.

The Ever-Evolving M24 Sniper Rifle

The military’s shifting doctrine are the winds of change that continue to shape the Army M24 sniper rifle and its role in the field to this day.

AK-47 as an alternative to the AR-15?

Editor’s Pick: Gun Digest Book of the AK & SKS

The AR-15 is not the only fun gun you can have. The AK-47 and SKS provide plenty of big time firepower for your shooting enjoyment, too. If you want to learn more, we've got the book for you.

Mauser Military Rifles of the World, Fifth Edition, is the definitive source on the Mauser rifle.

Editor’s Pick: ARs Sold Out? Think Mauser!

With the recent gun control hysteria, ARs are getting harder to find. As an alternative, don't miss the Mauser - they are hardy, accurate, can be sporterized and customized, and are available in calibers for which finding ammunition isn’t a great challenge.

Leatherwood USMC Sniper Scope Popular with Vintage Sharpshooters

The Leatherwood-Hi-Lux "Wm. Malcolm" 8x USMC SNIPER scope - a faithful copy of the scope used by U.S. Marine Corps snipers during WWII - walked away with the 2nd, 3rd and 11th place awards, plus placed in several other Top 25 spots at this year's Camp Perry Vintage Sniper matches.