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Ruger Model 77/17 17 Hornet Part II A mole hill in search of a mountain...

04/12/2020 Firearms reviews are one of my favorite things. Firearm reviews are one of my least favorite things. Being a firearm enthusiast, how could I not enjoy shooting a new model firearm, or working with a new cartridge or revisiting a mature firearm and cartridge combination in search of enhanced performance? What follows is a…

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Ruger Model 77/17 17 Hornet Part I Tuning for accuracy or how to kill time when locked down in place

The provenance of the 17 Hornet is often credited to P.O. Ackley, dating back to the early 1950s. However, Ackley states in his 1959 book, “Handbook For Shooters and Reloaders” that other versions predated his .17 Ackley Hornet . Shooters handloading those early cartridges were challenged by a lack of quality .17 caliber bullets and…

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Winchester’s Model 1885 Traditional Hunter Deluxe and the 38-55 WCF Part I I can see for miles and miles and... well, at least 100 yards

04/19/2020 The Model 1885 was invented by John M. Browning in 1878 and patented in 1879 as a generic Browning Brothers single shot rifle. Approximately six hundred rifles were produced by the Browning Brothers of Ogden, Utah Territory between 1880 and 1883, before the manufacturing and sales rights were sold to Winchester and it became…

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Weatherby’s Sensational 270 Magnum Part 2

The 270 Weatherby Magnum is like no other 270. It is faster, farther reaching and harder hitting than any other in production 270 cartridge as presented in Part 1. The 270 Weatherby is suitable for hunting everything from coyote to moose and able to close the distance between hunter and quarry like few other big…

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Ruger American Pistol – Competition 9mm Luger Full size, high capacity

03/28/2020 One of the benefits of living in a rural area is being able to shoot without public interaction. We may store our propane in large gray above ground tanks, we may have septic systems and are devoid of sidewalks… we may get our water from a well. And, sure, it may be a thirty…

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