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  • Bear Hunting Passion

    10/18/2019 9:37:00 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 2 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/18/2019 | P Atkins
    Bear Hunting can be Controversial, but this Sportsman Loves it - The thing they really can't comprehend is my infatuation with bears and the fact that I like hunting them. It hasn’t always been that way, but over the 20-plus years I’ve been here it has become so – even more this year – and it’s not only me. My best bud Lew has the fever as well. We just absolutely love it! Yeah, it’s crazy and there’s really no simple reason why. I’ve tried to explain it, but can’t. Not really. I guess the passion came from a combination...
  • 50 Shades of Gray…..Squirrel Hunting

    10/17/2019 7:34:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 44 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/17/2019 | S Haugen
    Gray squirrels are Excellent Eating – some say even better than Venison. Hunting tree squirrels in the West has never hit the fever pitch seen in Midwest and East Coast states. There are many reasons that could explain our lack of bushy tail hunting mania, but suffice it to say, if you have a versatile gun dog, it’s yet another great opportunity to get out and have fun. Gray squirrels are excellent eating – some say even better than venison – and they can be found in many habitats. From the Coast Range to the valley floors, the Cascades to...
  • Federal Ammo ‘Fusion’ of Performance Pricepoint

    10/16/2019 8:05:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/16/2019 | P Massaro
    For deer and midsized-game hunters, Federal line 'among the best projectiles available' for the job. For over a century, ammunition and bullet companies have worked diligently to produce the best hunting projectile possible. Sometimes the technology was the challenge – could you imagine if Jack O’Connor and Elmer Keith had today’s projectiles? – and sometimes it was the cost of bullet production, and thereby the cost to the consumer, which had an effect on success. Federal – who, through its Premium ammunition line has embraced many different premium bullets – has been spending lots of time tweaking and refining their...
  • Sounds grate! Saudi military orchestra welcomes Putin with Russia’s anthem... (VIDEOS) Painfull

    10/16/2019 5:18:32 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 17 replies
    President Vladimir Putin has been greeted in Saudi Arabia by a dodgy rendition of the Russian national anthem. The performance was far from stellar – but still merely mediocre, compared to some of the worst-ever anthem fails. The unexpected ear-shattering performance of the country’s anthem awaited Russia’s president at the Saudi royal palace as he met King Salman on Monday. An entire military orchestra, accompanied by a sizeable honor guard detachment, performed for the two leaders right inside the palace – and their rendition of the Russian anthem turned out to be a bit off – to put it mildly....
  • He can “Crow” about this Shooting

    10/15/2019 6:49:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 1 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/15/2019 | M Nesbitt
    A hybrid primitive-style match with paper targets is a hit with local muzzleloader club. There are several aspects to "primitive shooting" with our muzzleloading arms. This includes "loading from the pouch" instead of using a shooting box. It certainly includes using a patched round ball rather than the modern elongated bullets. And primitive shooting does include using targets that are not the typical bull’s eye style, and usually not paper targets. I want to illustrate how a primitive match can be held while using paper targets. It is easy and it’s a lot of fun. A couple of our targets...
  • DIY Alaska Moose Hunt

    10/11/2019 5:20:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/11/2019 | S Haugen
    It's definitely not easy, but with enough planning, hardy sportsmen can enjoy the adventure of hunting our largest deer species without a guide. The most common do-it-yourself big game hunt I'm asked about is elk, and until recently, mule deer were second. But over the past year, I’ve been getting more folks asking about DIY moose hunting in Alaska, pushing it ahead of mule deer hunting inquiries. Back in the 1980s and early '90s, moose hunting was of keen interest to many hunters. Over the past few years, there’s been a resurgence of interest in hunting these massive members of...
  • Eight Barrel’s worth of 9mm Fun

    10/10/2019 5:29:21 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/10/2019 | J Dickson
    Tippmann Armory makes a modern take on the famous Gatling Gun - The Gatling gun played a major role in Kitchener's defeat of the Mahdist forces. If General with them, Khartoum would not have fallen at the start of that war. As late as the Boxer Rebellion in China, a relief column rushing to try to rescue a British outpost with little hope of finding them alive was surprised to find that a very busy Gatling gun had preserved the lot of them. Gatling guns continued in service in the U.S. and U.K. until 1911, when they were declared obsolete....
  • Sig P365 Review - Pocket Gun on Steroids

    10/08/2019 5:53:14 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 63 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/8/2019 | C Cocole
    Small in Size and Stature, but Big in Performance! Introducing the game-changing P365 High-Capacity Micro-Compact. The revolutionary new concealed carry pistol that gives you more capacity, more concealability and more capability. It’s the one gun you can carry every day of the year. The P365 was selected by the NRA's Shooting Illustrated Magazine as their Golden Bullseye winner for 2019 Handgun of the Year. You can take their word or maybe you take a P365 out for a run. The following are remarks and comments from other shooters. Many of these shooters like comparing one to another to get a...
  • AR-15: The 5.56 NATO Guide (M855 vs. M193 Ammo Explained)

    10/07/2019 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Black_Rifle_Gunsmith · 8 replies
    (This post is part of the running hobby topics posted on a regular basis, How to Build an AR-15 and gunsmithing with an 80% lower)The AR-15 (and its .308 equivalent) is a unique weapon. It's just one of a few weapon platforms that chambers both commercial and military ammunition. While .233 Remington is a universal round, 5.56 NATO is not. There are a plethora of cartridges that fall under the NATO umbrella, each of which is largely produced for the armed forces and the civilian market by the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant. This guide compares 5.56 NATO cartridges, including...
  • The Cask of Amontillado (Full Text) by Edgar Allan Poe

    10/06/2019 9:09:58 PM PDT · by vannrox · 58 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 7OCT19 | editorial staff
    For Halloween, this is the full post of the story. This is a full text version in HTML for the short story by Edgar Allan Poe titled “The Cask of Amontillado”. I consider it one of his best stories. The story is set in a nameless Italian city in an unspecified year and is about the narrator’s deadly revenge on a friend whom he believes has insulted him. Like several of Poe’s stories, and in keeping with the 19th-century fascination with the subject, the narrative revolves around a person being buried alive-in this case, by immurement. What is Immurement? Immurement...
  • Will you have enough Guns when it matters the most? M3D Folding Glock

    10/04/2019 6:31:53 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/4/2019 | F Jardim
    Full Conceal Folding Full-Size M3D and Sub-Compact M3S Hi-Capacity 9mm Pistols - From the corner of her eye, Christina saw the lumbering man aiming his pistol at her and she knew she was about to die. She didn't close her eyes. When the shot came a moment later, the blast was deafening. She was surprised she didn't feel anything. It wasn’t until the fifth blast that she became aware the shadow of the lumbering figure was gone and she heard what she thought to be the weak tinkling of small bells. Tiny bright objects began to dance on the polished...
  • Navy T-28B colors NAS El Centro 1970's

    10/03/2019 4:48:55 PM PDT · by pfflier · 20 replies
    I am doing a model of the T-28B circa 1970's for a friend's family (He died about three years ago). He was a rear seater at NAS El Centro running instrumentation for parachute testing. His recollection was that his plane was all white. This is uncommon for a navy trainer of the era. Usually they have a red or orange cowling, tail and wing colors.If anyone has any recollection of this type of plane at NAS El Centro could you please tell me the color scheme? Also a general question for all color schemes that were white and red. What...
  • Gunsmithing: AR-15 Buffers, Springs & Weights Explained

    This next iteration of AR-15 gunsmithing and building covers the buffer, recoil spring, and how to "tune" your black rifle or pistol. For the usual readers, feel free to bookmark like the rest. AR-15 BUFFERS, SPRINGS & WEIGHTS EXPLAINEDIt’s a small, unremarkable little part, but it’s one of the most important pieces in your AR-15: We’re talking about the buffer. The buffer and recoil spring in your AR platform helps manage recoil but more importantly, it controls the action of the bolt carrier group (another guide is available for the AR-15 BCG, too) and it helps your weapon cycle any...
  • French Guycot 1878 40-Shot Pistol

    10/03/2019 5:49:24 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/3/2019 | C Cocole
    Going back to 1850-1880, chain guns was a rare thing in firearm technology. When you think about high capacity, the Guycot chain pistol was the first and ahead of its time. The Guycot chain pistol was the development of two Frenchmen, Henri Guenot and Paulin Gay in 1879. It is chambered for a unique 6.5mm caseless rocket ball type cartridge in which the base of the projectile is hollowed out and contains the propellant powder and a primer. Upon firing, the entirely of the projectile exits, leaving nothing to be extracted or ejected from the chamber. So yes, this means...
  • Trespassers: Beware of Paintball

    10/02/2019 6:35:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 23 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/2/2019 | E Pickartz
    Checkout this trespassing hunter encounters an improvised booby trap. The video below displays a creative way of fending off a trespassing hunter. The property owner rigged up a tripwire attached to a paint bomb. Once triggered the paint sprays all over the trespasser. The trespassing hunter spoke out in an interview with Deer and Deer Hunting. Details about the incident were made clear, and thanks to the article and investigative work from Deer and Deer Hunting’s editor Dan Schmidt, we now know that it occurred in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Leroy Ogin, 73, told Deer and Deer Hunting that he had...
  • Springfield Armory Hellcat Gun Review

    10/01/2019 4:48:02 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 14 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 10/1/2019 | C Cocole
    Most CCW full size 9mm pistols carries 15 + 1 in the pipe, which has become the norm. Springfield Armory has come out with the Hellcat pistol. This pistol is considered to be the smallest compact with the highest capacity ever. With 11+1 in the chamber, this CCW pistol is not just a rinky dink pocket gun. Hellcat also comes in 13+1 extended magazine as well. Hellcat Sights Another thing that you’ll see on this piece of micro-compact 9mm, is that the slide is cut for 2 micro red-dot. The 4 MOA Red dot aligsn with the iron sights. The...
  • NRA denies discussing 'special arrangements' with Trump in return for its support

    09/28/2019 6:53:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 27, 2019 | Evan Semones
    The National Rifle Association confirmed that CEO Wayne LaPierre met with President Donald Trump at the White House on Friday, but denied any discussions took place about "special arrangements" involving their ongoing support of the president. The response came after the New York Times reported on the meeting Friday, stating Trump and LaPierre "discussed prospective gun legislation and whether the N.R.A. could provide support for the president" amid upcoming impeachment proceedings and his reelection campaign. “The NRA is not inclined to discuss private conversations with the President,” an NRA spokesman said in a statement. “However, many of the accounts of...
  • The Million-Mile Lexus

    09/26/2019 6:12:56 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 37 replies
    Road and ^ | Sep 24 2019 | Matt Farah
    Brands attempt to move upmarket all the time, but few succeed to the degree Lexus did with its first luxury car. I was 9 years old when my father traded in his 1988 Saab 900 Turbo for a new 1991 LS 400. I would invite my fourth-grade classmates over to the house and ask my dad to start the car—you could not believe it was actually running unless you looked at the eerie “ghost” dials. The Lexus was silent. It seemed so soft, so fast and quiet, that it was all that much more unbelievable when I told my friends...
  • Mossberg MC1sc Review

    09/26/2019 5:48:09 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 7 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/26/2019 | C Cocole
    This ain't no Shotgun, Mossberg First Handgun in 100 Years & Online Sentiments from Keyboard Commandos - Like every year, the New Year brings us new guns. Manufacturers ramp up prior to SHOT Show by unveiling their latest and greatest. This year Mossberg made a big splash releasing its first handgun in 100 years with the all-new MC1sc. Their first handgun was the Trapper. A four-shot pistol marketed to trappers for dispatching game. Mossberg new pistol MC1sc is a polymer subcompact striker-fired pistol. Chambered in 9mm and it comes with both six-round flush and seven-round extended magazines. This pistol is...
  • Need computer help, please.

    09/25/2019 7:02:53 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 120 replies
    Self | 9/25/'19 | Zionist Conspirator
    Dear friends: I'm having a computer problem I would like some advice/help on. Please be aware that this problem has been ongoing for several weeks, so please don't advise me to reboot or clear out the cache since I've done that several times and it makes no difference whatsoever. And please don't ask if my computer is plugged in or turned on. I don't understand why cruelly having fun at the expense of someone with an issue is so popular here. Daily Motion is an excellent site for watching old movies and TV shows that YouTube won't allow. I used...