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11/13/2022 – It has been like summer here with temperatures in the 70s. Today was 30°F, so I guess our days of Indian Summer are coming to a close. The electric grapple on the tractor stop working… then worked again… then stopped again. Fuses good, 12V at the tractor / […] [Read More]

Holidays

This is more of a personal message that won’t appear on the Real Guns home page, but will go to the article list. So feel free to skip it if the message is not of interest. In fact, it is more my penance than a message… a mariner’s rime. Most […] [Read More]

You Don't Have To Go Broke To Go Hunting

11/06/2022  – I was listening to Tom Waits this morning; “Hold On”, “Downtown Train”, “Looking For The Heart Of Saturday”, “Bounced Checks”… Yeah, I know. I’ve been to music taste rehabs a few times, but it just doesn’t seem to stick. I spent my developmental years listening to Bob Dylan […] [Read More]

Bullet Seating Versus Pressure

Tough year. A year of major loss and a year of counting blessings. But, you know what I mean, that’s life. We all experience the same. All you can do is work, keep busy and find those momentary distractions. Hard labor provides a great non-pharmaceutical sedative. Good people leave many […] [Read More]

The Performance Center® SW22 VICTORY®

10/23/2022 – I promised some firewood to someone who helped me out. Unfortunately, I procrastinate on such things, so now I am cruising for standing dead trees and last year’s tree fall. Five cuts and the saw seemed to be better at giving trees friction burns than cutting them down. […] [Read More]

Marlin's Model 1895 Guide Gun Reintroduction

10/16/2022 – The thing I like about New England fall, and rainy Indian Summer days, it is too wet to go out and rake leaves. Within an hour of taking this picture, the sky darkened, storm clouds rolled in it became a great day to listen to Buddy Guy… “Born […] [Read More]

Oil & Smoke Part 2

October 9, 2022 – Handloading, more specifically handload development, represents a great deal of trial and error, testing and analyzing. Not the same as opening a handload manual and picking from the list presented, which is perfectly fine when instructions and cautions are honored. I tend to use reloading manuals […] [Read More]

300 Blackout

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]

450 Bushmaster Pistol Bullet – Standard Pressure

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]

Oil & Smoke Part 1

October 2, 2022 – I am not sure if I am holding my own on pre-winter projects, deluding myself or accepting all will not get done. The remaining yard or two of compost, for months conspicuous under a big blue tarp, finally became topping on the lawn; a little tractor […] [Read More]