American Rifleman - July 2017 - 4

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Susan K. Kilday
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David J. Labrozzi
Art Director
Karen Haefs
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Photography Director
Forrest MacCormack
Photographer

Questions & Answers . .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 44
Perhaps It Is All About Timing ...
Keep It Cool
Persistent Primers

Dope Bag .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 68
Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5RS 9 mm Luger Pistol
Robar PolymAR-15Ti 5.56x45 mm NATO Carbine
SIG Sauer Romeo1 Reflex Sight

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I Have This Old Gun .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 96
M30 Luftwaffe Drilling

THE COVER: What if you could get .22-250 Rem. ballistics
out of the AR platform? That is exactly what
Nosler did with its new 22 Nosler cartridge.
The Nosler Varmageddon AR by Noveski shown
is topped by a Leupold VX-5HD 3-15X 44 mm
riflescope with Leupold rings and bases. For
more on the 22 Nosler, turn to Field Editor
Aaron Carter's report beginning on p. 48.
Photo by Forrest MacCormack. The S&W Safety
Hammerless attributed to Theodore Roosevelt
is courtesy of the NRA National Sporting Arms
Museum. Design by David J. Labrozzi.

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