Long ago, in a galaxy far away, I graduated from high school as a gaunt 155 lb. teenager. Fast forward a decade or so, and Christmas 2017 had me tipping the scales at a portly 207 pounds thanks to a steady diet of fried chicken, dark beer, cheeseburgers, and lifting a bit. ***note to self […]
Many years ago, I had the privilege of being managed by a truly great man named Adam Howland. When I get to bloviating, I tend to describe the year or so of our working relationship as transcendental.
By virtue of the fact that nearly ever trip to the range I’ve taken in the last five years has been centered around a gear or gun review, I’ve been forced to keep a close eye on data collection.
Above, you’ll see your humble author in one of the last races of my collegiate career. I’m fairly confident that this was the 400 meter hurdles, but it was nearly a decade ago and certain details have started to soften around the edges. Several months later, I tore my ACL which closed the book on […]
Many years ago, a coworker dropped an overstuffed egg carton on my desk. It was spilling over with eggs bigger than I’d ever seen. “Ducks!”, he declared. And that started my love affair with using duck eggs in baking. The yolk has more fat (yaaaas), and the whites have more protein (unnnggghhh). This makes for […]
As it goes in life, sometimes, things need a bit of lube. Resizing brass is certainly no exception to the rule, and anyone who’s been reloading for any period of time has a sizing die somewhere on the bench with a case nearly welded to the inside and a bin full of shoulder dented cases.
Seemingly overnight, I lost my enthusiasm for most of the new rifles and pistols coming my way for review. Oh sure, an odd straight pull rifle, or a specific handgun might pique my interest, but broadly speaking, I don’t yearn for much these days. A major contributing factor in that was what I saw as […]
Last April, I posted a review of Mossberg’s MVP-LRT, a sixteen inch barreled, bolt action, magazine fed “tactical” rifle. It had just about everything going for it to meet 90% of my rifle needs. Chambered in a robust enough short action cartridge, it could feed from a twenty-round magazine, and with its barely legal sixteen-inch threaded barrel, it […]
Not satisfied to just make more jerky and ground venison year after year, I decided last year to do a little more with my deer. This included new cooking methods, dishes, and a further expansion of my definition of ‘edible’. For years, like thousands of other hunters, I threw away my deer bones. Rather, my processor […]
After much thought and consideration, I’ve decided that there are really only two defensible reasons to start reloading. The first, and easily the most popular, is cost. No matter how you slice it, shooting guns is a great way to turn money into noise. There’s a pretty linear relationship between the amount of noise and […]