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Category Archives: firearms
This week deer season opens for archery and I am not ready. I may still go out but I also have to prepare for the next season, muzzle-loading. I shoot a cap-lock and the darned percussion caps are tiny for … Continue reading
USA has launched supply by air and air combat patrols in Iraq to offset the crimes against humanity inflicted there. It’s too little and too late. By delaying intervention,“U.S. fighter jets and drones repeatedly bombed Sunni Islamic extremists in northern … Continue reading
What do you do with old shotguns with lead-only barrels? I intend to use one for killing deer with 1 ounce slugs and killing grouse with 1 ounce loads of shot. The latter is easy. There’s lots of data around. … Continue reading
USAians attempted to have Piers Morgan deported for his anti-firearm stance but it looks like that won’t be necessary. CNN is pulling his plug.“Morgan said he thought the audience may have grown weary of his focus on gun control — … Continue reading
This story further confirms that my ancestors were right to flee England more than a century ago. It’s a madhouse… “The total cost of policing the badger cull pilot has been confirmed as nearly £2.5m – or about £1,311 per … Continue reading
PBR (Point Blank Range) is a concept useful for hunters. It is the maximum range at which you “can’t miss” without adjusting sights for range. To the uninitiated, a bullet moves somewhat like a baseball, only faster. Despite great speed, … Continue reading
I’ve been playing around with my database of reloaded ammunition and generated this chart with the latest release of phpMyAdmin: It tells a story. Rifles in 308 Winchester are superbly accurate and good hunting tools. 222 Remington is good for … Continue reading
Like a zombie in a “B” movie, the Canadian registry of long firearms (mostly rifles and shotguns) is back in the news. LaPresse, a newspaper in Quebec, obtained a recent copy of the actual registry, which I am examining. It … Continue reading
The first day was forecast bitterly cold weather in a wind. As it turned out the wind was mild and I barely survived. My feet were the only warm part of me, buried in wool socks and felt boot-liners. It’s … Continue reading
I decided to use GTK2 to write the GUI for my translation. Unfortunately, after hours of study, I could not decipher how to write the GUI in Pascal. I was in a mode where I could get a menu but … Continue reading
Nearly 40 years ago a rifle was purchased, brand new. It was a 7mm Remington Magnum Winchester Model 70. It was topped with a Weaver T16 target scope and 1000 Sierra MatchKing bullets were bought to do some semi-serious target-shooting. … Continue reading