Category Archives: Hunting Rifles

A nice old rifle

Gunsmiths retire. Some of the best ones – master craftsmen who are a blend of artist, metallurgist, woodworker, scientist, ballistician, firearms historian, and avid shooter — labor on and on into their seventies and eighties, probably because we clients plead … Continue reading

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ED puts me back on the beam

ED puts me back on the beam Something was not right. The numbers on the digital screen jumped to 28.4, then dived to 23.2, then stabilized at 24.3. The electronic scale was measuring charges, in grains, of XMP 5744 powder … Continue reading

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Lessons in deer rifle protocol and good manners

You can always tell a Czech, you can always tell Finn, You can always tell a Limey when he’s had a shot of gin. You can always tell a Canuck from ’way north Ontario, You can tell an old Swede … Continue reading

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Notta lotta difference

In this era of once unimaginable bullet design and construction, the superb quality of factory loaded ammunition, the excellence of CNC manufactured rifle barrels and actions, and the equally impressive quality and reliability of telescopic sights, there is notta lotta … Continue reading

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Sub-sonic Coot

Sub-sonic .22 Long Rifle loads are, in theory, more accurate than super-sonic high velocity loads because of some aerodynamic “disruptions” that affect the flight of the faster bullet as it decreases from super-sonic to sub-sonic speed during the course of … Continue reading

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Rifle cleaning’s a bore

    Screw the bristle brush into the tip of the cleaning rod, soak it in powder solvent, and go to work like a dissident communist Chinese official ordered by the Red Guard to scrub the entryway to the Zhongnanhai … Continue reading

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One-hole groups

One-inch groups (let alone one-hole groups) are pretty, but the hunting rifle does not really need that degree of accuracy. As a hunting companion once said, “If your rifle can shoot a three-inch group at 100 yards, any deer you … Continue reading

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