Winchester XPR Extreme Hunter True Timber Midnight MB Part II

December 31, 2023 – For me, Christmas is complicated; a celebration of the birth of Christ and the giving and receiving of gifts. It is very enjoyable to be thoughtful in gift giving, and to put smiles on the faces of family and friends. I am not big on receiving... […] [Read More]

Winchester XPR Extreme Hunter True Timber Midnight MB Part I

12/24/2023 – I would have to say this week before Christmas has been eventful. A 60 knot windstorm was at the onset of it all. Big trees came down, in very big numbers, wrapping themselves in power and fiber optic Internet lines on their way to the ground. River areas... […] [Read More]

416 Remington Magnum

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may... […] [Read More]

The Ruger American Rifle Generation II

12/18/2023 – So here we are, Christmas is near. If not Christmas, other major religious and cultural holidays. Gift shopping and associated wrapping is done. The tree is up, decorations are in progress, family will soon head up from Texas. Yes, a peaceful time to carve out from angry politics... […] [Read More]

358-378 Real Guns

The 357-378 Real Guns is essentially the 378 Weatherby necked down to accept a 0.358″ bullet, while retaining the double radius Weatherby shoulder. The original development was done in 2003 with a Ruger No.1, rebarreled for the cartridge and wired for strain gauge pressure checking. I am aware of the... […] [Read More]

Ruger's Super Redhawk 22 Hornet

12/10/2023 – Early winter, a pretty time for Maine… and, still, a balmy 12°F out there. I like taking pictures, because photographs offer evidence and specifics of change. Photographs are also evidence of constants. This picture perspective has been taken for 20 years. The first year, there was no shop,... […] [Read More]

Ruger's Redhawk

12/03/2023 – I was taking pictures of this Redhawk 4″ Ruger Redhawk, and I got to wondering who specifically has inputs into the final timeless appearance of a firearm. I suppose it could be the lead designer, or generically a design team, but someone has to commit the form as... […] [Read More]

340 Weatherby Magnum

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity, pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may... […] [Read More]

300 Precision Rifle Cartridge

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may... […] [Read More]

338 Winchester Magnum

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity, pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may... […] [Read More]