A Little Bit of Ballistics

It’s cold here in the hills. Temperatures have been in the single digits and the wind has been blowing hard. I have a variety of projects I need to be working on but they all involve shooting, and, well, I’m holding out for better days. This has provided me with some down time and I’v
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Ghost in the Darkness

I don’t believe in ghosts. Finn Aagaard was a professional hunter in Kenya from 1970 to 1977. He used several rifles during that time but was very partial to the .375 cartridge and one rifle in particular; a battered and scared .375 H&H, pre 64 Winchester model 70. Finn kept very
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Where have all the great gun writers gone?

There was a time, not all that long ago because I can remember it, when the profession of writing about guns and the outdoors was looked at in an entirely different light. There were men who penned words and there were readers who anxiously awaited their publication. Pulling a gun or
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Tactical / Practical Penetration

HERE is an interesting essay on defensive handgun ammo penetration over at Common Sense Tactical and Practical. I don’t want to start a debate but I would like to add a comment from a man, Finn Aagaard, who probably knew more about terminal bullet performance than any one curren
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Ballistic Bull & Cartridge Crap

Thanks to gun writers, shooters heads have been filled with a lot of ballistic bullshit when it comes to cartridges. Every month you can find a reference in the gun and hunting periodicals that deals with this cartridge or that cartridge not being suitable for certain game animals. It
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End of Week Quiz

Here is the end of week intelligence test for gun loonies. Score 5 out of 5 and you get the Empty Cases – smarter than the average gun guy – award as long as you did not use Google for help. 4 out of 5 and you can brag about being smarter than anyone in the main stream med
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