30 Carbine

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 7mm Mag-A-Num. No, The Real One. Yes, That One Part II

05/28/2023 – I don’t know. For all of the capital equipment, supplies and manual labor I’ve put into the concept of gardens, I believe there should be a better return on investment. Rhododendrons made a brief showing a few weeks ago; flowering, shedding within a day or two and then... […] [Read More]

N8 Tactical Magna-Clip Magazine Carrier

05/22/2023 – Located very close to lakes, stream and rivers, and in possession of some relic class fishing gear, fishing, in advance of going to work is a… thing. However, standing and fishing near deserted rural roadside, in today’s society, is less than exciting. My first line of defense against... […] [Read More]

The 7mm Mag-A-Num. No, The Real One. Yes, That One Part I

05/21/2023 – A friend of mine, a clinical psychologist, expressed the opinion that people who obsess over politics are typically people who cannot get control of issues within their own life. Rather than deal with the near frustration, they persist in addressing problems well beyond their control. I am of... […] [Read More]

More Than A Wrangler, It's A Super Wrangler!..!!

Well, I probably picked the wrong firearm to debut the pictures from the new camera. Satin black bluing and matte black Cerakote®is like photography’s proverbial black cat in a coal bin… at midnight. I know, “What’s a coal bin?”. A half stop less and the Wrangler would appear as an... […] [Read More]

Smith & Wesson's - Rotating, Reciprocating, Gas Burping Pistol

05/07/2023 – In the process of writing and illustrating this article, it dawned on me that the images that follow will be the last pictures taken with a Nikon. A non event for anyone but me, this marks the end of a fifty plus year relationship with a brand. So... […] [Read More]

Smith & Wesson M&P®9 M2.0 METAL

04/30/2023 – I have owned some fast cars and I have owned some pretty cars, but none have served as well as a 2005 Ford Escape. A couple hundred thousand miles on its odometer, it does not leak or burn oil, or dribble coolant. All wheel drive, it has braved... […] [Read More]

My Ruger GP100

04/23/2023 – There was a period of time, in throughout the 1960s and into the mid 1970s, when drag racing was the number one participating and spectating sport. Tracks operated, some three days each week, all over the country in 1/16th, 1/8th and 1/4 mile track conformity, car owners were... […] [Read More]

The Resurgence of the Marlin Model 336 Part II

Spring is here, but spring temperatures are not. Skippy has a grapple related malady. Of course, the only accessory on the tractor not made by the John Deere elves. It isn’t the grapple itself, but rather the small associated wiring harness added to the tractor in support of the grapple.... […] [Read More]

Ruger's Super Blackhawk® Bisley™ Hunter

04/09/2023 – The official first day of spring was 03/20/2023, which may be true for urban dwellers and democrats. Here, the official first day of spring is the day I wake up, decide possible sow storms are limited and pull the snow blower off of the tractor and prep it... […] [Read More]