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Scoutmaster Tom Zuby, of Lithicum, Md., pulls the rope which will launch the pumpkin during a test run of Boy Scout Troop 672’s custom catapult in Severn, Md. The Scouts hope this year’s version will be more successful than last year’s model, which broke. (Rod Lamkey, Jr./The Washington Times)

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Best combat rifles of all time

A combat rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, a mainstay of every modern army in the world. See the best combat rifles ever made.