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Winchester 1873 and the 44-40 WCF Part II Grooves and bullets... like chutes and ladders

November 10, 2019 Fall was certainly brief and summer is already a distant memory. The shop stove was lit yesterday when the inside temp hit 40°F and the first winter snowfall is forecast to begin this afternoon. This morning there was just enough time to get the driveway and walkway markers down and to clear…

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9mm Luger +P 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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Lighter 45-70 Gov’t Loads For Deer and Black Bear A chance to actually enjoy shooting a big bore lever gun

The title suggests that a 45-70 Gov’t shooter can elect to use milder cartridges and still decisively kill deer and black bear; ammo that generates less recoil and ear splitting report. However, within five minutes of publishing, someone will pose the question, “Why would deer and bear need light 45-70 loads? Are they too lazy…

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Ruger’s 10/22 Target Lite

More than a rifle, I like to think of the Ruger 10/22 Target Lite rifle as a poorly employer paid, yet exceptional vacation. My job at Real Guns pays squat, but the Target Lite is so much fun to shoot. If asked for comment, I am sure Real Guns would say, “We pay you what you are worth” and Ruger would say, “Of course the Target Lite is fun to shoot. Why do you think we make it?”. All fair points.

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