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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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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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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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Three Guns

You are granted a year’s leave of absence from work and family responsibilities, handed an itinerary of a few dozen hunts across the North American continent, provided with all the necessary equipment, and are sent forth on this dream of … Continue reading

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Starting over

A random thought clicked in my head: maybe the stock bolts are loose. They were. Protocol says to check this before you even start the scope mounting procedure, but unaccountably I didn’t. So I tightened all three stock bolts to … Continue reading

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SuperAmmo

We are all suckers for the promise of something that looks greater but turns out to be lesser. The push-up bra, for example. SuperAmmo A beautiful Marlin Model 336 lever-action rifle in .35 Remington caliber resides in the back row … Continue reading

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