by David J Halblom Sr Most everyone who knows me knows I tend to poke the pig. That said, why are YOU not shooting a 6X discipline? What “excuse” are you using? No eyes left? That one is legitimate. Can’t win? That one is an illegitimate child. Anyone can build a VFS gun and get … Continue reading What is going on in 6X??????
I see that the do-Gooders are at it again…. a bill coming out of Illinois by Representative Bobby Rush (D) known as the “Blair Holt’s Firearm licensing and record sale act of 2009″ would make it a illegal to own or possess a handgun or semi-auto firearm that uses a magazine without a federal license. … Continue reading News that may interest you
The NBRSA Hunter Hall of Fame has been updated to include the 2008 inductees. Congratulations folks, on some fine shooting. Hall of Fame Inductees 1999 Inductees 2000 Inductees 2001 Inductees Wayne Corley - 31pts Cody Haslett - 24pts Guy Chism - 9pts Bill Small - 12pts Bob Miller (Hon.) - Carroll Green - 11pts Bob … Continue reading NBRSA Hunter Hall of Fame 2008
Wolf Pup Cartridge Designed by Stan Ware I chose annealing because I believe it is important for many reasons and in asking around lately at shoots and I was surprised how many people who do not or do it incorrectly. Annealing is a process which changes the internal structure so the metal becomes softer. Sounds … Continue reading Case Annealing How To
Cleaning deer of lead will take more care, DNR saysA study, spurred by venison contamination found in the spring, shows bullets from some rifles can disperse farther into the animal, requiring new guidelines.By DOUG SMITHdsmith@startribune.com, Star TribuneSome lead bullets fired from high-powered rifles scatter lead fragments much farther into deer than hunters might assume, according … Continue reading Deer Poisoning…… Are your bullets bad?
I found it interesting doing some work for a gentleman named Perry Nettle in Arkansas. I printed, sleeved and trued up a 700 action and we got to talking about shooting and it led to his involvement with Carlos Hathcock. Perry was nice enough to send me some pictures of Carlos at the shooting school … Continue reading Carlos Hathcock
I would like all of you to come up with a name for a Medal. We are in need of one for all the politicians. The latest being when Hillary landed in Bosnia and was “under a hail of bullets and had to run and duck ”Some call it embellishment, some call it adlibbing…. I … Continue reading In need of a Medal
In a Associated press release dated 12-29-07Remington Arms Co. Inc. will acquire Marlin Firearms Co. in a deal that brings together two firearm companies founded in the 19th Century. Remington, acquired by Cerberus Capital Management in April, will add Marlin’s long gun, including shoulder arm designs and lever action rifles. Marlin’s lever action .22 repeater, … Continue reading Remington Acquires Marlin Firearms Co…
by Al NyhusAnyone that knows me can attest to the fact that I’m a voracious reader. It doesn’t matter if it’s a magazine, a book or the Internet, I’m almost always reading something. The love of reading is something that I inherited from my Mother and I’m thankful to her for instilling in me the … Continue reading My Grandfather’s Son…a book review
First off a big thank you to all for the birthday posts. How old am I ??…… I will give you a time line. The year I was born Henry Ford patented a method of constructing plastic auto body’s, Battle of Midway ends and the Japanese loose, Kellogg’s Raisin Bran is introduced, St.Louis wins the … Continue reading Remember When
Looks like from here that the Hunting season and Christmas have now run into each other. Just 17 more days and Christmas will be here. Seems like only yesterday I was complaining how hot it was and heading for the NBRSA Nationals. From the looks of all the nice photos we are getting that most … Continue reading Hunting Seasons and Christmas
Seems like no matter where you turn the"doo Gooders" are making some law that makes them feel good. I see California or hereafter called "The fruit & Nut bowl of the U.S" seems to think that if the makers of semi auto handguns use a "micro Stamp" imprinted on the casing when fired that all … Continue reading News That Caught My Eye
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in the much-discussed District of Columbia v. Heller case (Docket 04-7041), previously known as Parker vs. District of Columbia. This means the High Court WILL review the decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals striking down the D.C. statute banning residents from owning handguns. The Court of … Continue reading U.S.Supreme Court to hear landmark 2nd Amendment case
This year has been bad for hunter safety in Minnesota. So far we are looking at 4 shootings and one fatality. Not a good year for hunting to say the least. In looking at the reports of when and why there seems to be nothing out of the ordinary. Most were driving deer or posting … Continue reading 4 shot in hunting accidents in MN
Thanks to Stan and Ryan for allowing me to 'blog' a bit. Basically, a 'blog' is a form of editorializing…so here we go. Might as well make my first one a dandy, right?For the past several years, I've felt that it was time for the Hunter Benchrest Class to make some changes to encourage new … Continue reading Hunter Class Benchrest..time for a change?
target showing 5 shot .068 group 100 yards Shoot thru's….. I hate them, but first let's see both sides of the story. First of all going to a shoot is an event for me. The closest shoot I go to is a 4 hour drive. I normally leave on Friday so I can get to … Continue reading SHOOT THRU
As one looks back at the changes that have happened in the bench rest world and in other areas one has to come up with the the idea that some were good and some were not so good. One only has to look at the automobile business and see some of the biggest changes and … Continue reading Talking about change in Benchrest
Not everyone likes change. Seems like the older one gets the harder it becomes. The first words are usually, Why, What fore, nothing wrong with the way it is. I know for one when the internet was in its infancy and son Ryan was still in college I could not see why he needed a … Continue reading Change – It CAN be Good!
I deliberately did not post anything about 911 on the message board for a reason. I thought it would be nice to see just how much response we would get about it. It has been six years now and it looks like the lesson is being forgotten. We did have two Posts about it and … Continue reading 911 We Must Not Forget
Do you remember these phone numbers? Back when I was a lad this is what was used. I was recently paging thru a Sports Afield magazine dated September of 1952. My attention caught the many ads, but very few had phone numbers. Most had a mail address and requested you mail them. How things have … Continue reading Call Me- 8170 or 329J