Category Archives: Rifles

On the road to recovery

The road to recovery from obsessive compulsive disorder is a long march over rocky ground, and support from caring friends speeds the journey. Sometimes this support arrives in a package marked “tough love,” but the gift is no less valuable … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Guns, Hunting Rifles, Project Guns, Rifle Shooting, Rifles, Shooting Sports, Shotguns | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Hunting, Hunting Memories, Hunting Rifles, Nebraska Deer Hunt, Rifle Hunting, Rifles | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Hunting Rifles, reloading, Rifle Shooting, Rifles, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

The .44 Magnum caper

…as we aging members of the Over the Hill Gang know, circumstances change.   The .44 Magnum caper Blame it on a change in deer hunting regulations. And a fat little doe that came out of the woods on the … Continue reading

Posted in Rifle Hunting, Rifles | Tagged | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Hunting Rifles, Rifle Shooting, Rifles | Tagged , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Hunting, Hunting Humor, Hunting Rifles, Rifles | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Treasured possessions

That western-style hat on the top shelf of the bureau is a magical storybook. I need only put it on to be spun into the memories of a dozen bird and deer hunts across the high plains of Nebraska, South … Continue reading

Posted in Hunting, Hunting Keepsakes, Rifles, Shotguns | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment