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Ruger’s Hawkeye Laminate Compact The case of subject #17108

When I was a youngster, about the age of twelve, there were few factory accommodations for proper length of pull in centerfire rifles. A tough row to hoe if you were “gifted” with short upper arms and more typical lower arms. It’s a genetic thing. The problem is, the stretch to reach made a proper…

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Ruger’s M77 Hawkeye 6.5 Creedmoor Part II Leaf blowers, rocket packs and deer at 1,000 yards

06/20/2021 Appropriate choices are a part of life… hunting… driving a car… ordering at the drive through window at Jack in the Box when fine dining is on the menu. Take the task of leaf removal for someone who lives in the middle of a forest. For the past eight years, my old 24cc Hitachi…

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223 Remington – Middle Weights Handload Data

Warning: Bullet selections are specific, and loads are not valid with substitutions of different bullets of the same weight. Variations in bullet length will alter net case capacity,  pressure and velocity. Primer selection is specific and primer types are not interchangeable. These are maximum loads in my firearms and may be excessive in others. All…

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The Strange Case of the Missing 7mm/06 Ackley Improved Part I Featuring Ruger Von Hawkeye in the role of Hunter Rifle

11/08/2020 Finally, summer gear and equipment is stowed, winter gear and equipment is staged. After two light snow flurries, the official start of winter in Maine is a mere formality. Charcoal gray skies, bone chilling temperatures and air heavy with humidity suggests a season of heavy snow lies ahead. It has been a tough year…

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Ruger’s Anything But Standard M77 Hawkeye in 243 Winchester and the solitary hunter...

October 13, 2019 With the area flooded with tourists in search of New England fall foliage; cars, boats and planes Mainers have their own favorite spot to view the same. Mine is the view from my front porch. This is a great time of year for firearm enthusiasts, hunters… and everyone else. Still lots of…

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