Author Archives: Robert Pogson

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.

Bore-sighting The Buffalo Classic

With the help of a table and some cushions I set up the Buffalo Classic for bore-sighting. I picked a spot on the wall at the other end of the rec-room and aligned the bore. Then I adjusted the Williams … Continue reading

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Feast And Famine In Politics

“By deepening the national debt at a time when the economy doesn’t need help, the tax overhaul threatens to leave Congress with less wiggle room to respond when recovery from the Great Recession eventually dies. Normally, presidents ask Congress to borrow … Continue reading

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Care And Feeding Of My New Buffalo Classic

I love muzzle-loading except for having to force down the bore tightly patched balls and cleaning the mess of black powder afterwards. In contrast, my new Buffalo Classic is a breech-loading cartridge rifle. All I need are the right combinations … Continue reading

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Mueller Socks It To Trump

The news of the day, besides the wallowing tax bill in the Senate of the USA, is that Michael Flint has made a deal with Mueller and that he was doing all this Russian work for the campaign. Chuckle. Now, … Continue reading

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The Most Efficient EV On Earth

“Tesla’s Model 3, the most important car to come out in decades, has a confirmed range of 310 miles, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. That figure applies to the long-range version of the Model 3, and echoes the vehicle … Continue reading

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Ten Inches

Ten inches is not a lot, but it is one of the key selling points for the H&R Buffalo Classic rifle, for me. See what ten inches can do. I searched “site:reloadersnest.com “buffalo classic” 4198 powderid” and came up with … Continue reading

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The Last Rifle For Deer

 Specs: 300 grain @2000 ft/s extra 2 pounds added to butt of Buffalo Classic rifleChart generated by http://www.shooterscalculator.com/It’s been ages since I purchased a rifle for deer. That’s because I have access to several reliable tools. However, my mind is … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren Socks It To Trump

“The Dodd-Frank Act is clear: if there is a @CFPB Director vacancy, the Deputy Director becomes Acting Director. @realDonaldTrump can’t override that.” See Confusion as Trump and outgoing director pick leaders for consumer agencyChuckle. The director of the Consumer Financial Protection … Continue reading

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Deer Chuckle. So do we.

Had a great day hunting today. The only downside was meeting some “road-warriors” hunting illegally from a truck. The weather was very good, not too cold and very light wind blowing from the deer to us. Eventually, a deer walked … Continue reading

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Turkey Is One Of My Favourite Foods

“For decades, poultry breeders have transformed the genomes of turkeys, creating ever larger birds.” See Turkeys Are Twice as Big as They Were in 1960OK, I will eat just about anything that’s nutritious but I give extra points to stuff that’s … Continue reading

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My Province, Manitoba, Is Getting There

“The Manitoba NDP is pitching a plan to encourage people to ditch their fossil-fuel burning vehicles and switch to electric. The plan was included in the opposition NDP’s alternative throne speech, released Friday ahead of the Progressive Conservative government’s throne speech, … Continue reading

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Women Taking Charge In Alabama

“Women have made the difference: Jones has opened up a wide 58% to 32% lead among female likely voters. Meanwhile, 54% of women who are registered to vote had an unfavorable view of Moore, up from 39% in October.” See Alabama … Continue reading

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