Category Archives: SHOOTING

SUR Or MSR, "Sport Utility Rifle," or "Modern Sporting Rifle?"

Whether you call these rifles a “Modern Sporting Rifle” or a “Sport Utility Rifle” they are the same. Semi-automatic rifles that, in one trim or another, make excellent formal or informal target rifles, small game rifles, predator control rifles, carry … Continue reading

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"Physical Conditioning For Shooters?"

Someone came by looking for “physical conditioning for shooters.” That is a rather large subject. For starters, lets define a goal. You want to be able to do “X.” Hold a rifle steady enough to shoot out the X ring … Continue reading

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A Dove Season In Iowa?

Radio Iowa says Governor Branstead has signed a bill that will allow the Department of Natural Resources to establish a dove season in Iowa. The anti-hunting organizations will definitely be up in arms about that, and they will pull out … Continue reading

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Schutzenfest!

Shooting Festivals, Schutzenfest, have changed drastically in the last century and a half. Originally, they were like “run what you brung” racing, with a variety of targets. Glass ball, glass discs, moving targets much like a “running rabbit,” and a … Continue reading

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COWBOY ACTION SHOOTING GETS GOOD PRESS

In another sign we are winning, the North Florida Herald has a “sounds like fun” writeup on cowboy action shooting. Briefly quoting the Herald news item linked above: “You hang out with a bunch of crazy people who like the … Continue reading

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INTRUDER KICKS IN DOORS – GETS VENTED

A sweep of the Strangers Stetson to Jennifer for the tip, the Daily Oklahoman reports on a Midwest City, Oklahoma case in which the police chief puts a lawful self defense shooting like it is: The lady did exactly what … Continue reading

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ANOTHER REASON TO LEARN TO SHOOT WHERE YOU POINT

I have no clue to where this came from, so if I’m stepping on your toes – tell me and I will take it down. All I know is that this E-mail arrived in my in box, and I saw … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OF LASER TRAINERS

I built the first light trainer I ever saw, using a 222 flashlight bulb, a couple of mini-batteries, and a microswitch, all installed in a case that had been fired one time too many. Since then I have found several … Continue reading

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THAT RINGING IN OUR EARS –

Is called tinnitius, and one of the most common causes is overexposure to excessively loud sounds. And, to start at the beginning, the human ear is a marvelously sensitive instrument. So sensitive an undamaged human ear can detect a single … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP, HOW STRONG SHOULD YOUR HANDS BE?

I got an E-mail about the Smith 57 post. I suggested a little grip strengthening would be in order if you want to shoot the big guns. James Louis wants to know how strong you should be to shoot hand … Continue reading

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