Category Archives: hunting

Commentary on hunting, the ancient art of survival and the sport of kings.

Promised Fruit

Today was a wonderful day. A rainy period was replaced with light winds and sunshine. We went out to the forest to look for shed antlers or morels. We found neither but along the way we found a spot filled … 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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.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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The Cycle of Life

One of the most important characteristics of living things is that they die. It’s a necessary part of life so that new living things have opportunity for growth and progress. I helped celebrate life yesterday, attending the funeral of a … 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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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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It’s A New Deer

Well, I’ve gone out for deer twice, once with the muzzle-loader and once with a centre-fire rifle. The first episode was miserable. I’d dressed too lightly and after a couple of hours was chilled to the bone. Today, I dressed … Continue reading

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Hunting Season Is Upon Us

We went out today to test some rifles and ammunition. Gopher-sized groups were achieved in the cold and the wind even to 300 yards. We are ready for the general season. We didn’t test the muzzle-loader. It’s too reliable. Neither … Continue reading

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