Category Archives: firearms

Second Amendment Stupidity

“The panel acknowledged that while the concealed carry of firearms categorically falls outside Second Amendment protection, see Peruta v. County of San Diego, it was satisfied that the Second Amendment encompasses a right to carry a firearm openly in public … Continue reading

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Another Day, More Knowledge

I went out to a gravel pit today to shoot some .45-70 rounds. I found that Berry’s 350 RSFP copper-plated bullets do lose accuracy at higher velocity. 19 grains of Unique seems to shoot pretty well, about minute-of-shake. 37 grains … Continue reading

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Family Heirlooms

Recently I was blessed to be able to see some heirlooms of my family: loads of photographs some more than 100 years old, a Ross Rifle (.303 British), designed and built in Canada before WW I, and a Cooey rifle … Continue reading

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Loading Berry’s Bullets In My .45-70

 That beauty on the right is Berry’s Bullets .458 diameter 350 grain RSFN copper-plated bullet. It’s recommended for target-shooting and plinking up to 1700 ft/s muzzle velocity and they cost about the same as my typical 308 or 8mm hunting … Continue reading

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Remington etc. On Shaky Ground

“Remington Outdoor Brands has filed for bankruptcy.The bankruptcy filing allows Remington to stay in business while restructuring its massive debt. The company has been planning to reduce its debt by $700 million through the Chapter 11 process and contribute $145 … Continue reading

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.45-70 and Unique

“I think a very safe general-purpose Unique load is to find the volume that will just overflow the case, and half that for a Unique load (with no heavier than middle-weight bullets). This is about 15gr with a .308, probably … Continue reading

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First Impressions Of The Marlin 1895

I’ve never liked lever action rifles. The most common types have a rear locking lug on the bolt which is lifted up by the lever. There are way more moving parts and more room for slop than my favourite action, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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