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Winchester’s Model 1886 Saddle Ring Carbine Enough gun for everything...

05/29/2022 – As I get older, I spend more time working the property surrounding our home. Take today, as an example. I spent the morning cutting down some mature pear trees, a small oak and an elm tree to make way for a change in landscaping. Drought and cold resistant colorful ground cover, will replace…

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Winchester’s Model 94 Short Rifle Part II Handloads... with a slight chance of meatballs

11/14/2021 – Today was nice weather for shooting; the temperature worked its way up to 60°F, the air was still, the sky was clear… It was just a nice autumn day. The plan was to begin some handgun projects, but another range session with the Winchester Model 94 seemed in order. Keeping a handload log…

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Winchester’s Model 94 Short Rifle Part I Old friends are the best

11/07/2021 – I was up late last night, trying to turn specs and collected data into an article about the Winchester Model 94 and the 30-30 Winchester cartridge. Around midnight, after deleting old friend analogies and appearances of the words “John Browning”, “nostalgic”, “venerable” and “historical consequence” I set aside writing and invented a fondue…

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Winchester’s Wildcats – Rifle and Ammunition As sung by Gene Autry...

08/08/2021 My wife and I celebrated our fifty fourth wedding anniversary and my wife’s birthday this week. Good years, easy years and tough years. Military service and career caused temporary physical separation. Raising a family, relocating around the country… see military service and career, things always seemed in a state of flux, except for closeness…

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My Old Winchester Model 70 Part II Boat tails; the mullets of the bullet world...

August 1, 2021 One, or more, should not trifle with bullet selection. The four nominees for this project are certified trifled free.They were on the shelf, they work within their respective applications and… they were on the shelf. Where once “proven and reliable” sold, now “New! New! and New!” and “Better! Better! Better!” are the…

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