Category Archives: General

MINI 14 KABOOM

There was a horrendous incident a few months ago at my club.  Every Tuesday evening is ‘public’ night where the club makes its 100m range available, for a fee, to non members.  A non member attended and took his place … Continue reading

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CALCULATING AND MAKING SIGHT CORRECTIONS.

When using iron sights making corrections for either windage (left and right) or elevation (up and down) is not always a straight forward affair.  When drifting a front sight blade how far do we move it in which direction for … Continue reading

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POOR MAN’S CASE TUMBLER.

I do my fair share of shooting.  A considerable amount of this shooting is carried out utilising cast bullets.  The combination of the residue from burnt powder, cast bullet lubricant, sizing lube, general dust and grime and repeated shooting make … Continue reading

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MEPLATING A PSP BULLET

I recently bought some factory second 80 grain PSP bullets in 243. Given they’re rejects, I wasn’t surprised to find quite a few defects, mostly on the noses. I found a way to not only perfect the noses, but to … Continue reading

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GAS CHECK MATERIAL – IT AIN’T ALL THE SAME.

I have been making my own gas checks for many years now.  My experience is 100% only with Freechex tools from Charlie Darnall of California from whom I bought my very first device, a Freechex I, in 2009.  Since this … Continue reading

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BROWNING 22 RIFLE BOLT LOCK

I recently acquired a used, but in very good condition, Browning 22 auto rifle. When Browning designed this rifle, for some odd reason, they did not incorporate a bolt lock to hold the bolt open for cleaning and such. The … Continue reading

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MA BROWN’S PUMPKIN SCONES

These are a favourite where and whenever we make them.  My mother has been making them for many, many years and the recipe is always in hot demand.  For those in the US where pumpkin is available all year round … Continue reading

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