Ruger American® Rifle Predator 22-250 Rem Part II

I think weird weather has been having an adverse effect on local wildlife. Five raccoons, obviously members of a local, rural gang, mugged the songbird feeder three nights in a row, turning it upside down and emptying its contents onto the lawn. I would have gone out and chased them... […] [Read More]

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]