April 4th, 2018

“Left-Coast Compliant” Bullpup from KelTec — Clever Design

KelTec RDB-C bullpup rifle .223 Rem 6.5 Grendel

KelTec offers a semi-auto bullpup rifle which it claims is “Left Coast Compliant”. Presumably, this “featureless” rifle can be sold in California because it does not have a pistol grip, or other “evil” features disfavored by gun-phobic California politicians. This rig, the KelTec RDB-C “Hunter”, has been offered in .223 Remington and 6.5 Grendel*.

We actually like the looks of the new KelTec RDB-C, which was first introduced in 2016. The ergonomics seem sensible, and this rifle should be easy to stow and transport. KelTec also says that the cartridge ejection system is user-friendly: “[The] downward shell ejection system eliminates the side ejection disadvantage of ordinary bullpups. The result is brass and gas that eject out of your line of sight making it a truly ambidextrous, high performance rifle for everyone.”

KelTec also includes a gas pressure control with the RDB-C. This lets you control the cycling rate to suit different types of ammo. That’s smart. KelTec explains: “The RDB is also adjustable for a wide variety of ammunition and makes for an excellent suppressor host.”

KelTec RDB-C bullpup rifle .223 Rem 6.5 Grendel

KelTec RDB-C bullpup rifle .223 Rem 6.5 Grendel

6.5 Grendel Version Tested in 2016
*When the RDB-C rifle was introduced in 2016, KelTec listed 6.5 Grendel as a chambering, along with .223 Rem. One YouTube video shows a 6.5 Grendel RDB-C reviewed and then test-fired. Watch video at 14:00 time-mark. However, this 6.5 Grendel chambering is NOT currently listed on KelTec’s website.

KelTec RDB-C bullpup rifle .223 Rem 6.5 Grendel

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April 4th, 2018

New Blue Book of Gun Values Released (39th Edition)

Blue Book of gun values

Blue Book of gun valuesThe new 39th Edition of the Blue Book of Gun Values is releasing this month. You can purchase this popular price guide through Blue Book Publications for $49.95. Or save ten bucks by ordering from MidwayUSA for $39.99. The Blue Book of Gun Values by S.P. Fjestad is the leading gun valuation resource. There are now 1.8 million copies in circulation worldwide. This book continues to be the “Bible” for buyers, sellers, collectors, and connoisseurs in the firearms industry.

Blue Book of Gun Values, 39th Edition, April 2018
2512 Pages with 1700 gun makers and nearly 23,000 gun descriptions

This new 39th Edition contains new-for-2018 firearms makes and models, with important pricing updates on many current and discontinued models.

Online Subscription Options
You can also access all the latest Blue Book gun pricing info via an Online Subscription. Purchase a One-year subscription for $34.95, or you can get a monthly subscription, billed $3.95 per month recurring. For general subscription information, visit the Blue Blue Online Subscription Page.

Features of the new Blue Book of Gun Values:
· 2018 makes and models have been included, with many new handguns and rifles.
· 2,512 Pages covering nearly 1,700 manufacturers and trademarks, with almost 23,000 gun model descriptions.
· 500,000+ up-to-date values are provided. No other book has more.
· Important pricing updates on major trademark current, antique, and discontinued models, including Colt, Winchester, Smith & Wesson, and Ruger.
· The 80-page color Photo Percentage Grading System (PPGS) has been revised, making firearms grading even easier and more accurate.
· More information, more values, and more history than any other guide on the market.

Sample Page from Blue Book of Gun Values:

Blue Book of gun values

Review by Tom Gresham, Gun Talk Radio Host
“At some point, every gun owner asks the question, ‘What’s it worth?’ The leading reference for decades has been the Blue Book of Gun Values. Whether you are a seller, a buyer, a shopper, or just curious, this constantly-updated gold mine of research is your friend.”

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April 4th, 2018

Rimfire Barrel Cleaning — ELEY’s Recommended Methods


Here’s a record-setting rimfire benchrest rifle owned by our friend Joe Friedrich.

Eley rimfire barrel cleaning with felt oilThe experts at ELEY Limited, top rimfire ammo-maker, have posted a helpful guide to cleaning rimfire barrels. We reprint highlights of the article below, but we suggest you read the full article on the Eley website: How to Clean Your Rifle the ELEY Way.

Editor’s Comment: This is not the only way to clean a rimfire barrel. There are other procedures. This is the method recommended by ELEY based on decades of experience with the top smallbore shooters in the world, including many Olympic Gold Medalists. Some shooters have been very successful cleaning less frequently, or using different types of solvents. The ELEY method is a good starting point.

Rimfire Barrel Cleaning

1. Clean the extension tube with a 12 gauge brush and felt or tissue moistened with solvent.

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2. Smoothly insert a cleaning rod guide into the receiver.

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3. Apply a dry felt to the cleaning rod adapter and push it through the barrel to the muzzle in one slow steady movement. As the felt is dry it may feel stiff.

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4. Remove the soiled felt and pull back the cleaning rod.

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