Category Archives: Guns

Deer Hunting Accoutrements

Most men (women seem to be better about this) seem to obsess over firearms and ammunition when it comes to deer hunting, including myself. The truth is that there are many effective firearm-ammunition combinations for deer in the Eastern US. … Continue reading

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Muzzleloaders for Deer Hunting

Most states have a special season for hunting deer with muzzleloaders, usually following the modern firearm season, whereas archery season usually precedes the modern firearm season. Since muzzleloader hunting is more challenging due to range limitations and usually only getting … Continue reading

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Why hunt?

Some people may wonder why anyone would want to hunt, especially medium game like deer. Our society is virtually pre-occupied with providing entertainment–film, golf, Netflix, professional sports, etc. Why do thousands of folks head out into the woods in November … Continue reading

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Neat, cheap accessories for a “varmint rifle”

Here are two neat accessories I’ve acquired for my CZ-527 Carbine in .223 Rem. The first is the a nifty quick-attach clamp from Amazon that allowed one to attach pretty much any flashlight between 5/8 of an inch thick to … Continue reading

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Forgotten Cartridges of Merit

Just about every time I open a gun rag (magazines dedicated to firearms¬†shooting or handloading), I see some article promoting a new rifle cartridge. It’s not like I am opposed to new cartridges. I happen to think there are some … Continue reading

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Build it and they will come

I noticed last week the characteristic chirp of the Bobwhite Quail.¬†This was quite impressive to me, as where I live, Bobwhite populations have declined so much that hunting is no longer allowed. I never really expected to hear a Bobwhite … Continue reading

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Still Can’t Beat the Venerable 30-30 WCF

Recently I had a discussion about an interesting cartridge, the 450 Bushmaster. Basically the idea of the Bushmaster is to deliver big-bore ballistics in the AR-15 platform. Now, I happen to hold this to be a very poor idea. The … Continue reading

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