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    R.I.P. Charlie Daniels

    We lost a great musician, a friend of gun owners and an effective conservative editorialist today. I am sorry to see him go.
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    At Camp Plymouth, a boy scout camp in Vermont, we...

    At Camp Plymouth, a boy scout camp in Vermont, we had a good shooting program supervised by William Tecumseh "T" Sherman. He was a great old guy who had lost most of his stomach to ulcers. It was a...
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    When I started hunting, "accidents" in the woods...

    When I started hunting, "accidents" in the woods were all too common. As a youngster, I witnessed some very unsafe behavior. One group of "hunters" seemed to be playing army, running through the...
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    Wishing you all the best, Wilbur. Get well soon,...

    Wishing you all the best, Wilbur. Get well soon, we need your guiding presence.
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    I have a Cooper .223 with a 14 twist. It gives...

    I have a Cooper .223 with a 14 twist. It gives great accuracy with Fiocci 40 grain plastic tipped loads, 50 to the box, and inexpensive. Somewhat wind-sensitive however.
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    That was the case with mine. It would not...

    That was the case with mine. It would not register a shot except when dangerously close to the muzzle, and then only about 3 shots in 100. I tried everything. I should not have hesitated to send it...
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    I had to send mine in. It was not very sensitive...

    I had to send mine in. It was not very sensitive and would rarely trigger. It was turned around in a few days and it works great now.
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    You have a lot of choices. I've had good luck...

    You have a lot of choices. I've had good luck with Sierra 50 grain Blitz King, 52 grain SMK and 53 grain flat base. Also speer 52 HPBT match, and don't forget Berger 52 and 55 grain flat base. H322,...
  9. Lots of articles in the gun press lately about...

    Lots of articles in the gun press lately about the new Federal Trohy Bonded Tip bullets, available in loaded ammo and as components. Plenty of info about construction and penetration tests.

    I...
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    One of my most favorite cartoons shows a man in...

    One of my most favorite cartoons shows a man in front of his PC typing away. His wife is standing behind him, saying "Why would you go on the internet for an argument when you have a perfectly good...
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    Not completely relevant, but I'll tell it anyhow....

    Not completely relevant, but I'll tell it anyhow. Back in the summer of 1970 or '71 I was working construction in Springfield, Vermont. The Jones & Lamson plant was just over the bank from my...
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    When I was just a tad, my Mom's pressure cooker...

    When I was just a tad, my Mom's pressure cooker blew a pressure plug. It made a nice round hole in the ceiling, about 6mm.

    She would cook a pot roast in it. Made it so tender you could cut it with...
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    Then you have the question of varying thickness...

    Then you have the question of varying thickness around the necks, which is the reason that many recommend turning, to even things up so that there is not an uneven release of the bullet. All I can...
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    Quarantine Haircuts

    Didn't want to clutter up the humor forum with this.

    I too needed a haircut when we went into lockdown. I like my hair fairly long - I'm a former hippy of sorts. I have not had a barber I was...
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    My wife and I got ours. She's furloughed so is on...

    My wife and I got ours. She's furloughed so is on NH unemployment. That was easy to get. Very well run program. Still waiting on the extra $600/week from the feds, but that will be retroactive. I'm...
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    I have a 700 mountain rifle with a post-recall...

    I have a 700 mountain rifle with a post-recall XMP trigger. I can't say if they did anything other than less loctite. I can say that the trigger is not very adjustable. However I have it at about...
  17. One more time for those that are so worried about...

    One more time for those that are so worried about their rights.

    This is a once it a lifetime issue. Believe it or don't.

    If you have a heart attack, or terminal cancer, or whatever, and you...
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    I think it depends in large part upon barrel...

    I think it depends in large part upon barrel length. If all three contours are 20 inches long, there will not be much difference. At 30 inches, the difference will be much greater.

    I have a...
  19. I received a good email today from the president...

    I received a good email today from the president of the hospital where I work. She explained that social distancing and self-isolation are techniques to slow the spread of the virus so that the...
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    Well, you're on a benchrest site. Ringing gongs...

    Well, you're on a benchrest site. Ringing gongs is one thing, but score or group benchrest is a whole other ball game at whatever distance. Shooting a record group or close to it at 100 yards or 1000...
  21. A friend once said "when it's checkout time, it's...

    A friend once said "when it's checkout time, it's checkout time." I believe that. We don't get to choose our time and place of passing generally. However, we can listen to the best advice out there...
  22. I've done a lot of reading about the virus today....

    I've done a lot of reading about the virus today. I'm taking it seriously. I work for a major hospital. They have put travel restrictions on us, such don't fly, don't go to Massachusetts etc. They...
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    According to Patreon.com: "Start a membership...

    According to Patreon.com: "Start a membership business to develop a direct relationship with your biggest fans and generate predictable, recurring revenue from your creative work."

    Sounds like an...
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    I have a Savage Long Range Benchrest in 6MM BR....

    I have a Savage Long Range Benchrest in 6MM BR. It was cratering and giving off-center primer hits. Also, the accuracy had fallen off a good bit from its early years.

    I sent the bolt to Greg and...
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    Lost Goat

    Two hunters are walking along the edge of a field. One says “Hey, watch out for that hole.” The other says “Man, you’re right. That thing looks deep. Let’s throw something down it and see how deep it...
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