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My little 200-acre farm in western Kentucky is typical of rural America. Almost any day of the week after people get off work, you can hear distant gunfire from nearly any point of the compass. There’s nothing out of the ordinary, since it’s just people exercising their rights and enjoying their guns. I do my part to fit in by testing numerous firearms.

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The ultimate in reliable performance, the large-knobbed bolt is spiral fluted for dirt clearance and smooth operation.

When I finished my range testing of JP Enterprises’ new MR-10 bolt-action rifle, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to share this rifle’s accuracy with someone. So, I drove over to Corey Watts’ farm, which borders the east side of my pasture. When I pulled up in my truck, the Carhartt-wearing farmer was painting over the rusty patches on his old surplus deuce-and-a-half truck. After the greetings, I invited him over to my cabin to check out a new rifle.

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To swap out the handguard for either the tubular or flat model, simply turn these screws with an Allen wrench. Oleg Volk Photo

About an hour later, Corey pulled up on his John Deere Gator. When he walked up to the porch, he couldn’t miss the MR-10 sitting on the sandbags on my bench. I passed him the rifle, and a smile crossed his lips as he handled the all-metal beauty. A man of relatively few words, he said, “Bolt’s really nice,” as he worked the action several times. “How’s it shoot?” he asked. “Even better than it looks,” I replied. “See for yourself.”

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JPE owner, John Paul, designed a folding-stock component that bridges an adjustable Magpul PRS stock. The MR-10 is a truly modular machine.

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