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  • Weather or Not looks at the Weatherbell Saturday Summary

    05/24/2020 8:02:57 AM PDT · by ocrp1982 · 8 replies
    Weatherbell Analytics ^ | 5-24-2020 | Joe Bastrsi
    Summary of upcoming weather with a detailed explanation.
  • S&W Mod 19 date of mfg

    05/21/2020 9:32:37 AM PDT · by Bell Bouy II · 20 replies
    Is it possible to determine year/date of mfg. Curious to know when it was manufactured, does the serial # denote?
  • Gun Safes: The Stark Truth

    05/21/2020 9:21:04 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 29 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/21/20 | T Kubiniec
    A Brief History Safes in one form or another have been around since the days of Julius Cesar. While sometimes disputed, Jesse Delano is credited with the first fireproof safe design patented in 1826. The modern gun safe has its roots in the 1850s designs of Silas Herring. He used plaster and steel to create a fire rated gun storage safe. What's interesting and disappointing is that the gun safes of today are not built to standards anywhere near Herring's 1850 design. Price and profit pressures have caused the whole industry to move away from true fire rated safes. The...
  • Immunity, Basketball Therapy, and Larry Bird (VIDEO)

    05/20/2020 8:56:41 AM PDT · by rebuildus
    YouTube ^ | 5/19/20 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney, Founder of Old Schoolô (Natural Health / Succes / Freedom), discusses immunity, the therapeutic value of shooting baskets and other solitary pursuits, and how this connects to the one and only Larry Joe Bird. Why I'm Obsessed with Larry Bird Videos Old School
  • Deb Sullivan: A Modern-Day Annie Oakley

    05/19/2020 7:56:57 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/19/20 | P Pawela
    From concealed-carry class attendee to successful team competition shooter to sole owner of an ammunition company, one woman's inspiring journey through the firearms world. America is still the greatest country in the world for allowing anyone to make their dreams come true through enough hard work, ambition and a never-ending devotion to their vision. For instance, consider the historical life of Annie Oakley. The 19th century female trailblazer became Americaís sweetheart as one of the greatest shooters of all time. At a time when women were largely confined to home and their family, Oakley generated huge audiences across the country...
  • Extend the Range of .22 Shotshells with Reverse Paradox Tubes for a Garden Gun

    05/19/2020 5:42:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    In a previous article, I commented on the usefulness of .22 LR shotshells and their limited range. Their use is severely hampered by the poor patterns produced by these shotshells out of rifled barrels. The effective range of these shells can be doubled or tripled with the use of a reverse paradox tube. The Ball and Shot gun, more commonly known as the Paradox gun, was invented by Col. George Fosbery, VC, and patented in England in 1885. The patent was sold to Holland and Holland who marketed the guns under the Paradox name.† The idea was simple: put...
  • On the Hornady A-Tip Match

    05/13/2020 9:36:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/13/20 | P Massaro
    Not all match-grade bullets are created equal, especially those featuring an aluminum tip - In the cold, dry air of the eastern Oregon desert, the Leupold Optics Academy hosts its shooting courses at an impressive rifle range, with targets at distances from 100 yards to 2,000 yards. The ever-changing winds, the constant mirage and the physical location of the targets make for some very interesting shooting, to say the least, and you'll want every advantage possible to make that steel ring. There are many facets, but an accurate rifle, good glass and a proper cartridge/bullet combination will make the shooter's...
  • New Smith & Wesson No. 3 ĎWorth the Waití

    05/11/2020 12:07:46 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 20 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/11/20 | M Nesbitt
    It took five years Ė and maybe a little begging on the author's part Ė but Taylor's and Company now offers their S&W New Model Frontier revolver in .44 Special, along with .45 Colt. Here's the review. Five years ago, in the August 2015 issue, this column featured the New Model No. 3 Frontier revolver from Taylor's & Company in .45 Colt caliber. At that time the .45 was the only caliber offered and my story was concluded with Ė I'll admit Ė some rather straight-forward begging for this revolver to be available in .44 Russian or .44-40 caliber, and...
  • Single-Action, Double-Action & Automatic Pistols

    05/07/2020 11:17:47 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/7/20 | J Dickson
    The merits of each have been debated for decades; hereís one shooterís take. - The relative merits of the three basic types of pistols Ė single-action, double-action and automatic Ė has rarely been discussed in an impartial manner. All have their place and their advantages and disadvantages, depending upon their use. There is a lot of misinformation and even brazen lies that have been repeated for so long that many people believe them. Chief among these is the lie that revolvers are more reliable than automatics. We need to get that lie out of the way before we go any...
  • Colt Police .38 Special Ė Compact Powerhouse of the Revolver Era

    05/06/2020 11:03:32 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 5/6/2020 | F Jardim
    Made for a time when cops and citizens carried a pistol in their pocket, this handgun served for decades before semiautos became more popular - Iíve made a habit of perusing the website's Surplus Corner to see what gun bargains they've turned up. Recently I found a deal that felt like a time warp back to the 1980s. They had a bunch of clean, well-kept, 1960s vintage, police turn-in Colt Police Positive .38 Special revolvers at really reasonable prices. At a gun show, prices at that level get Colt collectors handing over their money as fast as they can....
  • M240 SLR Machine Gun Ė Belt-Fed Fun

    04/28/2020 10:49:51 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 19 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/28/20 | F Jardim
    The M240 SLR from Ohio Ordnance Works is an excellent replica of the M240 light machine gun, and it is a pleasure to shoot. Variants of the M240 general-purpose light machine gun may have earned a reputation for ruggedness and reliability on the battleÔ¨Āelds of Iraq and Afghanistan, but this 7.62x51mm NATO belt-fed beauty has provided U.S. Army and Marine Corps infantryman with hard-hitting Ô¨Ārepower since the 1990s. And, although the weapon is heavier and more complicated than the Vietnam-era M60-series light machine guns it replaced, those drawbacks are far outweighed by the simple fact that it works much better....
  • Petition To Reopen The Rest Of Washington Fishing

    04/28/2020 10:37:48 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Northwest Sportsman Mag ^ | 4/28/20 | A Walgamott
    Dear Governor Inslee, Thank you for your announcement reopening most fishing and hunting in Washington starting May 5. That provides welcome relief about when we can get back to some of our favorite spring activities. However, and while in no way do we wish to risk public health, we call on you to help fast track reinstating ocean fishing to, at the very least, private boats by working with coastal communities to ensure that that is possible in a safe manner. Our state Ė with its variety of fish and wildlife and vast array of state lands and water access...
  • Building Aero Precision's M5E1 AR-10 from Scratch (questions on AR-308 build parts)

    04/25/2020 6:53:59 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    NRA/American Rifleman ^ | 10 Dec, 2018 | B. Gil Horman
    (I am considering doing a 308 build DPMS-compatible platform similar to the one in this article, but have a few questions.) Itís been said that luck is when preparation meets opportunity. Ever since I caught the AR-15 at-home-building bug a few years ago, I've thought several times that I would like to conduct a from-scratch, at-home build of the AR-15's beefier and more potent compatriot, the AR-10 chambered in .308 Win. In particular, I've wanted to pull together a flexible, jack-of-all-trades .308 Win. with a feature set that could comfortably transition between target shooting from a bench rest, use in...
  • Model No. 4 50 GI - The Walloper Pistol

    04/23/2020 2:06:52 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 15 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/23/20 | O Volk
    Handguns are almost always inferior to riÔ¨āes in terms of accuracy and stopping power. Since defensive Ô¨Āghting usually happens up close, those qualities are important, but casual carrying of long guns is not socially acceptable in much of the world. The solution is to use the most powerful handgun that¬ís still practical for unsupported Ô¨Āring. Guncrafter Industries Model No. 4 Hunting pistol attempts to create exactly that kind of weapon by combining 6 inches of barrel with a .50-caliber bore, the largest legally possible without National Firearms Act paperwork. That way, the projectile already has an impressive frontal area, 23...
  • This Earth Day, Don't Listen to Arbiters of Doom and Gloom

    04/22/2020 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 14 replies
    CNSNews- Commentary ^ | April 22, 2020 | Chris Talgo
    This year, 2020, marks the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day. When I was growing upónot that long ago I might addóEarth Day was mostly focused on community trash pickups, planting trees, and other activities meant to make the entire planet, and oneís neighborhood, more beautiful and less polluted. My, how things have changed. In recent years, it seems that Earth Day has transformed into a day less about nurturing Mother Nature and more of an occasion for angry environmentalists to point their fingers at anyone and everyone who opposes their radical agenda. According to, the mission of Earth Day...
  • The Wuhan Cooties did what the eco-nazis couldn't: Earth Day Fifty Years Later: Donít Forget To Shut Off the Lights

    04/22/2020 7:18:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 12 replies
    MOTUS ^ | 4-22-20 | MOTUS
    Happy Anniversary EARTH DAY! Hard to believe itís been 50 years since the first in 1970.Ever since that watershed event people have been looking for ways to shut down civilization and take us back to pre-industrial times when all the women were strong, all the men were good-looking, and all the children were above average. As long as it doesnít impact the way they live too much that is.I remember the first Earth Day: I was in college, it was a beautiful spring day and celebrating Earth seemed like a great excuse to skip classes. I donít remember exactly how...
  • Is It Possible to Be a CONSERVATIVE HIPPIE? Yeah I'm One

    04/21/2020 7:18:38 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 117 replies
    Old School ^ | 4-21-20 | Patrick Rooney
    I was out this beautiful Tennessee morning, walking in the yard, on the street, amongst the weeds and flowers. The sun is shining. It rained again last night. Itís clean. I began to pick and taste the wild greens and flowers. Then I did some easy calisthenics, and some Greek Yogaô. I thought about the simplicity of it all, and how Iíve always been like this. I realizedódang, Iím a conservative hippie! I try to live close to nature. I eat raw food (sometimes!). I donít take many supplements, and those of those only natural like apple cider vinegar. I...
  • .308 vs .30-06

    04/15/2020 12:53:22 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 35 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/15/20 | C Cocole
    In the long range shooting world the .308 and the .30-06 have been embedded in the history of American firearms. Both rounds have their roots in the U.S. Army and was used in many conflicts all over the world. The hunting community and self-defense groups also recognized its effectiveness and highly embrace them both. However, many gun folks love to debate which caliber is better or the best for hunting elk. Caliber Differences The bullets are an identical 7.8mm in diameter. The primers are the same. The only real difference is in the cases. Put a .308 and .30-06 next...
  • Elk Hunting Tips: Aggressive Elk Moves

    04/08/2020 2:38:28 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 9 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/8/20 | S Haugen
    Seven miles in to our do-it-yourself wilderness elk hunt, I was growing discouraged with the number of hunters my buddies and I were seeing. Then, at about the 13-mile mark, camps began to dwindle. Leading our pack string of horses five more miles, we found the isolation we desired. That night Ė two days before opening day of Wyoming's archery season Ė the mountains were alive with bugling bulls. On opening morning, the three of us hiked four more miles, to over 9,000 feet in elevation. By 9 a.m., two of us had big bulls down, with the third member...
  • Helicopter Hog Hunting

    04/06/2020 10:14:27 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/6/20 | N Perna
    A hunter and his wife take to the air to help eradicate invasive feral pigs, fulfill bucket list dream. It had been on my bucket list for a long time. Iíve been fortunate to do a lot of cool things from helicopters. I've parachuted out of them, rappelled out of them, and have even been in a low-speed crash landing in one (no injuries, but we ran like hell!). But the one thing I hadn't done, and had always wanted to, was shoot from a helicopter. Lean out the door with a rifle and engage some targets! So, when I...