Category: Shooting


10 Best Bolt-Action Rifles Of All Time

 

 

10 Best Bolt-Actions

 

 

 

” Hundreds of different bolt-action rifles originated in Europe and the United States, and today hunters have a wide selection of turnbolt rifles to meet every hunting situation and budget. The modern bolt-action rifle is lighter and more accurate than at any time in history. Over the past several years there have been numerous upgrades to bolt-action design in the form of synthetic stocks, improved finishes and better machining, but today’s rifles remain very much true to original designs.

  A few bolt-action designs stand out as the best in history. Some have a reputation for rock-solid dependability, some have become hunting field favorites, and others have revolutionized bolt gun design. Certain guns, such as the Winchester Model 70, have been the basis for a number of other, later designs that have also been successful. Others, such as the Remington Model 700, have become so widely accepted by shooters and hunters that you’ll find one in virtually every hunting camp in the country. However, all of these guns, have earned a place in history as the best bolt guns ever created.

  Here’s a look at the 10 best bolt guns of all time. Be sure to vote for your favorite and enter the debate! “

 

See the editor’s other choices and vote for yours here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Cuomo’s Gun Law Plays Well Downstate But Alienates Upstate

 

 

 

 

” In large stretches of upstate New York, it is the reason Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is deeply unpopular. To many voters in New York City and its suburbs, it is one of his crowning achievements.

  Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, made New York the first state to pass a broad package of new gun laws after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. Seizing a singular political moment, he called it the Safe Act, and he implored Congress to follow his lead.

  Nearly two years later, as he seeks a second term, Mr. Cuomo presents the act to his supporters as one of his greatest successes, and Democrats are assailing the governor’s Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, for being lax on guns. It remains one of the most far-reaching pieces of gun-control legislation passed in response to the Newtown shooting.

  But in pushing for passage of strict new gun laws, Mr. Cuomo alienated a vocal constituency across upstate New York, a region he has otherwise wooed. In court, gun owners have challenged the constitutionality of the laws; on lawn signs and bumper stickers in places like the Catskills and western New York, they demand their repeal.

 Counties, towns and villages have passed resolutions denouncing the laws, and some counties have even demanded that their official seals not be used on any paperwork relating to them. In response to an open records request, the governor’s office shared hundreds of pages of such resolutions, from far-flung places like the Adirondack town of North Hudson, with 238 residents, to more populous areas like Erie County.

The calculation when it was passed was people were going to get mad for a little while and then get over it,” Stephen J. Aldstadt, the president of the Shooters Committee on Political Education, said. “I don’t think people are getting over it.” Despite its scope, the Safe Act was not everything it was originally intended to be, and there were stumbles. A provision limiting the size of gun magazines, for example, turned out to be unworkable.

  Thirty-two days after the shooting in Newtown, on Jan. 15, 2013, Mr. Cuomo signed the act into law. The measure included an expanded ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as a broader requirement for background checks, and tougher penalties for gun crimes.”

Read the whole article at NY Times

Guns OK In Nebraska Senior Photos If ‘Tasteful’

 

 

 

 

 

 

” It’s a new twist on the guns-in-schools debate: A district in central Nebraska has told seniors it’s OK to pose with firearms in their senior portraits, which are taken off campus. The students in the Broken Bow district, however, have to abide by a few rules, reports the Omaha World-Herald: Gun photos must be “tasteful and appropriate,” which means no aiming at the camera and no photos that include an “animal in obvious distress.” “

 

Newser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Amendment Success Story – Armed Citizen Kills Serial Bank Robber, Another Arrested

 

 

Phoenix Bank Robber Killed

 

 

” The duo behind a rash of Phoenix bank robberies is out of business, with one now dead and the other under arrest, thanks to the efforts of an armed local businessman.

  On Wednesday, the Desert Schools Federal Credit Union was targeted by Lyndell Cherry, age 29 and Vincent Jones, age 21, who entered at around 2 p.m. and demanded money. The two had left the keys in the ignition and the engine of their getaway vehicle running, a mistake which proved to be their undoing.

  While the robbery was taking place, one credit union employee was able to call Sean Quaid, who owns a business next door to the credit union and told him what was happening. Quaid grabbed his gun and ran outside.  After determining which was the likely vehicle of the perpetrators, Quaid removed the keys from the ignition.

  When attempting their getaway, Cherry and Jones ran outside to their car and found they had no keys. They went back inside to see if they might have dropped them somewhere along the way, even going as far as searching a woman’s purse inside to see if she might have picked them up.

  With time running out, the robbers ran back outside and accosted a couple in a Chevy pickup, with Jones pointing his gun and demanding their vehicle. At that point, Quaid stepped in, ordering the felonious pair to stop. It was then that Cherry reportedly spun around and aimed his gun at Quaid, who fired first, striking Cherry. “

 

Universal Free Press has more details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roy Officer-Involved Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

 

 

 

 

” A terrifying Tuesday morning in a Roy neighborhood turned tragic when police officers shot and killed a man in his garage at 3779 West, 5300 South in Roy. The Weber County Attorney’s Office is investigating it as a “suicide by cop.”

  The 35 year old man, who neighbors describe the as a quiet, friendly man, was divorced and now lived in the home with his girlfriend and her children. According to Detective Matthew Gwynn of the Roy City Police Department, the man called a suicide hotline around 4 a.m. and threatened to kill himself. The Weber County Consolidated Dispatch Center sent officers to the resident.

” There were people in the home at the time the call was placed,” Det. Gwynn told ABC4 News. “They left the home shortly thereafter.”

  Roy City Police and the Weber Metro SWAT Team tried to convince the man to surrender and get help but seven hours after the initial call, something dramatic occurred in the garage causing SWAT officers to open fire.”

 

Good4Utah.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What It Looks Like When A 10-Year-Old Girl’s Gun Marksmanship Blows Away Competition

 

 

 

 

” Her name is Shyanne Roberts, and she’s a gunslinging 10-year-old from Franklinville, New Jersey, who’s just won a spot to compete as an adult in a big shooting competition.

  Shyanne will be competing against 200 women at the Lady 3 Gun Pro Am Challenge in Georgia at the end of the month. She’ll be handling a rifle, shot gun and hand gun in the competition.

  She told CNN she wants to use her skills to inspire other kids.

  I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader. Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.

  As you’ve probably figured out, Shyanne can skillfully handle all types of guns, including an AR 15 she built herself. “

 

 

IJR has more and you can read our previous post about this wonderful young lady here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video: Shootout At Canadian Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A Canadian soldier was shot at a war memorial in Ottawa this morning. Parliament Hill then went into lockdown, two other shootings in the area have been reported, one alleged shooter has been killed, and there are reports of other gunmen at large. Beyond that, the facts are pretty cloudy. For a sense of the chaos, here’s some footage of police firing their weapons during a sweep of a Parliament building. The video was shot by The Globe and Mail‘s Josh Wingrove. “

 

Reason

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aimpoint Launches Affordable New ‘Carbine Optic’ Red Dot

 

 

 

” Aimpoint is getting into the entry-level market — entry level for Aimpoint, anyway — with its new ACO red dot sight. The ACO, or Aimpoint Carbine Optic, is tailored for the “black rifle” crowd, AR-15s in particular.

  The design draws on some of Aimpoints existing products, chiefly the Aimpoint PRO, the company’s previous entry-level optic, and delivers on the ruggedness and reliability the market has come to respect from Aimpoint, just at a more approachable price.

  With an MSRP of $393, the ACO is sure to be a hit with rifle owners of all stripes looking for a non-magnified optic. Realistically the sight will have a significantly lower retail price when it hits shelves later this October.

“ By choosing this optic, shooters get a premium Aimpoint sight at an extremely friendly price point. If you own an AR-15 rifle, the ACO is exactly what you need to complete the package,” Brian Lisankie, Aimpoint’s president, said in a press release. “

 

Read more at Guns.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shots Fired Inside Canada Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Several shots have been fired outside and inside the nation’s parliament in Ottawa.

  Witnesses reported seeing a gunman firing at the Ottawa War Memorial and then running toward the government buildings, where more shots were heard.

  A soldier has been wounded in the attack, Canadian media report.

  The incident came hours after Canada raised its terror threat level from low to medium. A soldier was killed in a hit-and-run earlier in the week.

” Shots fired at War Memorial at 9:52am today; one person injured,” Ottawa Police tweeted on Wednesday as a witness reported seeing authorities search from room to room for the suspect.

  The gunman fired on soldiers guarding Canada’s main war memorial and then ran into the parliament.”

 

BBC News

 

Here is a more detailed accounting of the attack from the Ottawa Citizen

 

 

” John McKay, another Liberal MP, says a librarian in Parliament told him she saw shooter walking through halls with rifle

  Witnesses to the War Memorial shooting described a man pull up in a car in front monument just before 10 a.m., get out with a rifle and started firing shots at the soldiers standing guard.  About five or six shots were fired.

  The soldier fell on the steps at the foot of the Cenotaph, where bystanders and paramedics provided emergency medical care. The soldier, believed to be a man in his 30s, was taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from gunshots to his abdomen. His condition is unknown.

  Witnesses said the man got back into the car, raced up Elgin Street and parked on Wellington Street in front of a gateway to the Hill.  The man wore what one witness described as an “Arabic scarf”  and was carrying what was described as a long rifle.

  Police warned bystanders downtown that the shooter was still on the loose. The suspect is described as 5-9 to 5-10, overweight and wearing a dark jacket. “

Girls Leading Way In New Gun Trend As Parents Tell Anti-Gun Lobby To Back Off

 

 

Elise Downing, Monica Woodhouse, and Erika Dwyer are all expert shooters at the Belmont G

 

 

Queensland schoolgirls are picking up guns in record numbers.

  Recreation and competition shooting associations are reporting a surge in junior members, particularly girls, a trend that is firing up Gun Control Australia which is pushing for a ban on under-18s handling firearms.

  The Sporting Shooters’ Association of Australia has several thousand Queensland children as members and president Geoff Jones reports a recent spike in girls’ involvement.

  There is a similar trend in competition shooting. In 2010, 18 per cent of Queensland Target Shooters juniors were female. This year one third are girls. In Queensland, kids aged 11 and over can obtain a minor’s gun license.

  Gun Control Australia has urged a Senate inquiry into firearms to lift the legal age to 18, a move that shooting bodies and parents warn will end Australia producing elite shooting champions.

“ The reason why so many parents are happy to have their kids involved is because they see the rigid safety protocol,” Mr Jones said. “We have a great reputation for safety in Australia and we are reaping the rewards of that in junior participation. There is only one live round in the gun, kids use age appropriate weapons – no semi-automatics – and there are step-by-step safety rules.”

  Jamie Webb, who coaches kids at national and state level in target shooting, said: “Anti-gun lobbyists will put an end to the country’s participation in the sport and it makes no sense. The levels of safety for our shooters is the best in the world and I know of no dangerous incidents.”

  Queensland Police confirmed 687 minors gun licenses were issued in the last year but Mr Webb says that is one tenth of the unlicensed kids who shoot at ranges.

 

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From BuzzFeed

 

 

 

” Watch What Happens When Liberals Try Shooting Guns For The First Time “

The Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot

 

 

 

 

Published on Oct 6, 2014

” The Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot is by far the biggest, baddest and boldest celebration of machine guns in America. Here’s a sweeping look at the events.

For more, check out We The People Book by Ben Philippi here:https://www.facebook.com/wethepeoplebook

And for more gun news and reviews, check out http://www.guns.com “

Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot October 2014

 

 

Machine Gun Action at Knob Creek

 

 

KNOB CREEK GUN RANGE MACHINE GUN SHOOT 10/11/14

 

 

 

The FBI’s Bogus Report On Mass Shootings

 

 

 

 

 

 

” It’s disheartening to see the FBI used to promote a political agenda, but that’s what we got with the bureau’s release last month of a study claim to show a sharp rise in mass shootings, a la Newtown, Conn.

  The FBI counted 160 “mass” or “active” shootings in public places from 2000 to 2013. Worse, it said these attacks rose from just one in 2000 to 17 in 2013. Media outlets worldwide gave the “news” extensive coverage.

  Too bad the study is remarkably shoddy — slicing the evidence to distort the results. In fact, mass public shootings have only risen ever so slightly over the last four decades.

  While the FBI study discusses “mass shootings or killings,” its graphs were filled with cases that had nothing to do with mass killings. Of the 160 cases it counted, 32 involved a gun being fired without anyone being killed. Another 35 cases involved a single murder.

  It’s hard to see how the FBI can count these incidents, which make up 42 percent of its 160 cases, as “mass killings.” They plainly don’t fit the FBI’s old definition, which required four or more murders, nor even its new one of at least three murders.

 

Read the rest at NY Post

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Was Found At A Phoenix Crime Scene Could Land Holder And Obama In Boiling Hot Water

 

 

 

” The federal gun-walking operation provided weapons to criminals in Mexico – often without any subsequent tracking of their use. The death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry has been attributed to a killer using one of these guns.

  The latest claims came from Judicial Watch, which offered a brief summary of its allegations in an exclusive interview with Phoenix news radio station KFYI Monday. Mark Spencer confirmed only that his organization is confident that, following an investigation, a firearm recovered at a crime scene last year will be definitively linked to the botched operation.

  Spencer noted that Judicial Watch first petitioned the Phoenix Police Department in an effort to obtain the relevant information earlier this year. As authorities have yet to comply, he explained that the organization is now pursuing action through the court system by filing a complaint with a local judge.”

 

 

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Bar Patron In Texas Now Wanted On Felony Charges 

 

 

EJ's Shooting

 

 

” A TX man who frequents a particular bar is being sought after he shot and killed two of four armed robbers that came into the bar just after closing Saturday morning. The armed patron ignored TX state law that prohibits carrying a firearm in an establishment where alcohol is served.

  This man is currently being sought by police, and will likely face felony charges. Other bar patrons, however, are speaking out about this man’s good deeds and feel that he did the right thing.

  After shots were fired, the patron left, probably due to the fact that he was breaking the law. “

 

Concealed Nation has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bar Owner Calls Customer A Hero For Fatally Shooting 2 Robbers

 

 

EJ's Place Shooting

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” Two men were fatally shot by a customer after they attempted to rob a north Harris County bar early Saturday — the latest in a fury of shootings in Houston this week.

  Jenny O’Donnell, owner of EJ’s Place, said four armed men came to her bar in the 16400 block of Kuykendall at Colwell, around 2:30 a.m.

  O’Donnell, who was not there at the time of the incident, said a head bartender and waitress were closing up for the night when two men walked into the bar and demanded everyone get down on the floor. Two other men “lingered at the bar door,” she said.

  That’s when a customer at the bar pulled his own gun and started shooting at the men, she said. The attempted robbers fired at least three rounds inside the bar, said O’Donnell.

” That man was a hero,” said O’Donnell. “We could have had some bodies.” “

 

 

Read more at the Houston Chronicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Son Shoots, Kills Alleged Intruder In Hockley-Area Home

 

 

Hockley Home Invasion

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” A man opened fire on a group of home invaders inside his family’s northwest Harris County home early Friday, deputies said.

  One of the suspects died at the scene while the other two fled in a getaway vehicle. It all happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 23000 block of Botkins Road in the Hockley area.

  Family members told deputies that their mother was in the kitchen cooking breakfast with three young granddaughters when the armed men broke in. The woman’s adult son heard the commotion from his bedroom and grabbed his gun.”

 

 

HT/Bearing Arms read more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Gun Movement Runs Out Of Steam In 2014

 

 

 

 

 

” For gun policy watchers in 2014, the game has become a one-sided affair. Gun rights advocates continue to rack up political and legal victories, while the anti-gun movement “seems to have run out of steam entirely” says John Pierce, co-founder of OpenCarry.org, and a Virginia gun rights attorney specializing in ‘gun trusts’ and the restoration of gun rights under Virginia and federal law.

  2014 looked promising for gun rights from the ‘get-go’ when in February the Federal Ninth Circuit held that the Second Amendment does not permit states to require citizens to justify their need to carry guns. The Court struck down California’s “may issue” carry permit scheme, generally following the precedent set by the Seventh Circuit when it struck down the Illinois ban on carrying handguns in 2012.

  July 1st then brought clarity to open carry in Kansas when a law took effect to clearly preempt localities from banning open carry.

  And then on July 29th, Federal District Judge Frederick J. Sculin Jr. struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying handguns in public. For several days thereafter, citizens legally carried handguns about the District without causing alarm or crime. Judge Sculin later stayed his ruling to allow the District time to enact a reasonable scheme of gun carry regulations. The District’s response so far has been to draft a draconian may-issue permitting scheme like the one struck down by the Ninth Circuit early this year, and, adding insult to injury, ban gun carriers access to public transportation, not even allowing gun owners to sit in the back of the bus.”

 

 

Read the whole Examiner piece for a rundown on the year’s gun rights victories

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘American Sniper’ Trailer: First Look At Clint Eastwood’s Film Starring Bradley Cooper

 

 

 

 

” Here’s our first look at Bradley Cooper as Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, the undisputed most lethal sniper in U.S. history. Clint Eastwood directs American Sniper from a script by Jason Hall based on Kyle’s memoir, which spent 13 weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list.”

 

 

More at Deadline

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Body Cam Video Shows Cop Shooting Man Dead After Complying With Demands

 

 

 

 

 

 

” At :46 of a minute into the video, Salt Lake City police officer Bron Cruz is ordering a man to remove his hands from inside his pants.

  At :50 into the video, the man removes at least one hand from inside his pants, lifting up his shirt, showing no gun.

  At :51, the officer shoots him dead.

  That was enough for Utah prosecutors to justify the shooting of 20-year-old Dillon Taylor outside a convenience store August 11.

  The shooting was captured on the officer’s body cam. Prosecutors say the video showed his other hand remained inside his pants but it’s not clear in the video.

  According to the Associated Press:

  Officer Cruz yells, “Get your hands out now,” pointing his gun at Taylor. “Get your hands out.”

“ No fool,” Taylor responds, before lifting up his shirt with his left hand — his right hand in the waistband.

“ Get ‘em out,” Cruz yells even louder.

  Then, he fires two shots. Taylor crumbles to the ground, hit in the chest and stomach. He died at the scene. “

 

 

Below is a frame by frame explanation from the Salt Lake City DA , Sam Gill .

 

 

Read more at Photography Is Not A Crime

Making A Homemade Metal Semi-Automatic Rifle Just Got Crazy Easy

 

 

 

 

” Eighteen months after demonstrating that he could make a 3D-printed gun, Cody Wilson announced Wednesday that his nonprofit group, Defense Distributed, has now moved on to simplifying the process of manufacturing traditional metal guns.

  Defense Distributed is now selling a $1,200 computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) mill—dubbed the “Ghost Gunner“—that can complete an unfinished lower receiver for an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle as part of a limited pre-order. While designed to mill an AR-15 lower, the CNC could theoretically mill anything of a similar size.

  Wilson’s new Ghost Gunner makes home gunsmithing faster, cheaper, and more portable than ever before.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Now, the total cost of semi-finished lower, a parts kit, an upper, a magazine, and the Ghost Gunner costs around $2,000—not a significant savings over buying the whole thing lock, stock, and barrel—but many hobbyists are excited at the opportunity. The price is expected to rise to at least $1,500 in 2015. As of this writing, Wilson had already sold 38 as part of that $1,200 pre-order.

  The Ghost Gunner name is a jab at California State Senator Kevin De León, who introduced a bill that would have banned the sale, manufacture, purchase, and trafficking of untraceable “ghost guns” unless they were pre-registered with the Department of Justice through a serial number and gun owner background check. However, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the bill on Tuesday. (De León’s office did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment.)

” We’re getting better at throwing back the nightmare scenario,” Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist, said. “

 

 

    Ars Technica has more on Cody Wilson’s latest contribution to personal liberty . Mr Wilson and Defense Distributed have done more for liberty and personal rights in a year than all the “republican/conservative” members of Congress have in their entire careers .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ruger AR-556 Modern Sporting Rifle: Ruger AR-15 On A Budget

 

 

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” The company has now decided that the time is right to enter the entry level market with a basic M4/sporting carbine, the Ruger AR-556. With a MSRP of just $749 it undercuts even the cheapest Ruger Mini-14 by a significant margin, and is similar in both price and specifications to entry level AR15s from Ruger’s competitors.

  The Ruger AR-556 features the usual combination of A3 flat top-style upper receiver, nylon handguard, M4 stock and 16″ barrel. Ruger also adds their own ergonomic pistol grip, enlarged trigger guard, Ruger Rapid Deploy Rear Sight and their patent-pending easy-servicing barrel nut system. The full specification are below … “

 

 

Read more at Firearms Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Jersey Man Accused Of Shooting Down Neighbor’s Remote Control Drone

 

 

 

” A New Jersey man was arrested after police say he shot down a neighbor’s remote control drone.

According to investigators, officers with the Lower Township Police Department were called to a home in the 1000 block of Seashore Road on September 26th to investigate the report by a resident that his remote control helicopter (drone) was shot down.

  Investigators say the resident was taking aerial photographs of his friend’s home, which is under construction.

  While doing so, the resident told police he heard several gunshots as he simultaneously lost control of the drone.

  After retrieving the drone, the resident observed multiple holes in it that were consistent with a shotgun blast.”

 

CBS Philly

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controversial Owner Declares Her Store A ‘Muslim-Free’ Zone; Find Out Her Reasoning

 

 

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” Of course, not all Muslims are violent and should not be treated as such. However, one store, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has declared itself a “Muslim-free zone.”
  Citing safety concerns and an extensive history of violent actions taken by Muslims in the U.S. and abroad, range owner Jan Morgan posted on her website a ten-point explanation for her decision to ban Muslims from her establishment and clarification as to her supposed legal reasoning.
 
  Morgan claims that the ATF has asked her in the past to exercise judgment in refusing service to people who she feels might be unstable or a threat in general. This broad leeway, Morgan claims, offers her the authority to deny service broadly to Muslims. Bearingarms.com backs-up this assertion and notes, 

She brings up a very valid point that gun stores and ranges have both a legal and moral obligation to ensure the safety of their patrons. Because of this, they may refuse service to anyone they deem to be under the influence, mentally unstable, or otherwise a potential threat to themselves, or others. FFLs are afforded a great deal of latitude in this regard, as the federal government would rather err on the side of caution.” “

Ms Morgan’s ten reasons can be read here and they make perfect sense to us .
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