Ruger American® Rifle Predator 22-250 Rem Part I

09/17/2023 – Joe, why are we being confronted by a half rack of Saint Louis ribs in a plastic container? Well, it has been a couple of tough days, and I knew you would want me to share. Trouble arrived first in the form of a ten minute haircut. TEN... […] [Read More]

Savage's 9mm Stance

Expanding the gun business 09/10/2023 – It is good to see Savage Arms going strong with a full product lineup; rifles, shotguns and handguns, and with a good range of models within each category. Why? Because Savage, as a large scale and long term firearm manufacturer, contributes to the overall... […] [Read More]

Winchester XPR Sporter Part II

09/03/2023 – Steady rain today. Good day for Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away”. Writing tends to send me off in directions not always consistent with my personal interests. However, I recognize that there is more to the job than doing as I please. Example? Why not? I have, fundamentally, circumvented the... […] [Read More]

Goodbye Columbus. Goodbye Smith & Wesson

8/29/2023 – Jack Benny was an old time comic, old in the sense of physical age and old in the sense of a long time ago. Part of his shtick was to insist on playing the violin, loudly, persistently and badly. In his personal life, his love of the violin... […] [Read More]

Winchester XPR Sporter Part I

8/27/2023 – I apologize for the low quality picture of Skippy’s backhoe, Chucks trailer and a hole in the ground. All were captured by my Samsung Galaxy, too big to carry, Android phone… which otherwise meets its original purchase criteria; makes/receives calls, send/receive texts, low cost. I began excavating a... […] [Read More]

Ruger’s 41 Magnum Blackhawk Part II

08/20/2023 – I took this picture with my phone, a Samsung Galaxy something or other. It’s big, about the size of a brick, with a screen to match, and it takes truly crappy photos. Anyway, my latest home project is digging a hole… excavating as it were. While hole digging... […] [Read More]

Ruger’s 41 Magnum Blackhawk Part I

8/13/2023 – In a world that poses the question, “Is a rifle chambered for the 30-06 Springfield sufficient for whitetail deer?”, I was elated to see a box of Winchester 41 Magnum ammunition labeled for deer and black bear hunting. Power in a small package… Ruger New Model Blackhawk Manufactured... […] [Read More]

Browning Stalker Long Range – 300 Winchester Magnum Part II

08/06/2023 – Every year I try find a new challenge. Something that takes me out of my comfort zone. No, besides writing. I used to ride motorcycles. Started in my teens, rode into my late 50s, early 60s, then stopped when my wife and I completed the move to Maine.... […] [Read More]

Browning Stalker Long Range – 300 Winchester Magnum Part I

07/30/2023 – I have learned that music can have a profound, if temporary, effect on mood. As an example, this morning, I had a breakfast of Great Value low carbohydrate, high sodium, frozen waffles, made digestible with make believe maple syrup… containing lots of carcinogenic artificial sweeteners. No, that isn’t... […] [Read More]

The Children – Grandchildren Effect

Editorial 07/23/2023 – Most people do not understand the destructive nature and result of chipmunks. Two of my summer projects have been and, to some extent remain, rebuilding steps and walkway foundations, where chipmunk tunneling has cause sink hole damage. How much damage could one of those furry, Christmas caroling... […] [Read More]