Before I got married I collected a few combat shotguns. I have a riot (1912) and a trench (1948) Winchester 97, a riot Remington 11 (1940), and a Stevens 520-30 trench (unknown date). I will try and dig them out of the back of the safe for a picture or two later.
I have a Magnetospeed but haven’t taken it for a spin yet. They are completely independent of the lighting. Only disadvantage I see with it is that it wont work for most handguns without some sort of stand.
I’ve had all of the usual stuff – Deer (Whitetail and Mule), Elk, Moose, Bison. I have also had the pleasure of several African antelope at a great restaurant in Shreveport Louisiana call the Noble Savage. Blackened gator is good as are crawfish and crab. Squirrel is excellent when prepared Maltese rabbit style (sort of a cacciatore). Rabbit…[Read more]
I looked at a S&W Model 10-5 chambered in 38 Special at a pawn shop today. The finish was a little blochy, but not too bad. And there was no wear on the action. Looked like a new gun that had been stored in a basement vault or something. They wanted $360 for it. The action and trigger was very smooth and tight. Is…
Each year my family goes out to a tree farm to select and cut a tree. We target a weekend two weeks or a bit more before Christmas. I get the tree in the stand and put the lights on, then I turn it over to my wife and son for decorating. Soon after New Years day I remove the decorations and lay them out on the table, take off the lights, and…[Read more]
I have always deer hunted with my Dad and his buddies. Over the years everyone other that Dad and I have stopped hunting for various reasons. This will be Dad’s last year. His memory is failing very fast. We will be going up north to just spend time together. We will visit some old haunts, retell old stories, and share some good…[Read more]
I had one exception when hunting in Montana. It was my last day and I had a buck running straight away from me. I had my 30-378 and did not want to deal with the mess of a Texas heart shot. I aimed for a high neck/spine shot figuring if I missed the spine more than a little it was going to be a…[Read more]