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Three Amigos


Here’s a shot from the NBRSA Hunter Nats in Porcupine S.D. L-R: Roland Potter, Stan Ware, Larry Cribbs.  Photo: courtesy of Al Nyhus

Great Shooting Score Shooters

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Thanks Jason for posting the info

Congratulations to all the shooters that finished well at Casper.  It is quite an accomplishment to finish in top 20, top 10, top 5, etc at a National event.  I was smiling ear to ear each time Ronnie sent me the results and recognized a lot of the names in the top 20.  Excellent!!!!

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911 We Must Not Forget

I deliberately did not post anything about 911 on the message board for a reason. I thought it would be nice to see just how much response we would get about it. It has been six years …

“This is a test” . . . maybe . . .

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Stan and Ryan have graciously granted me "Blogger" status; having their trust is an honor. Thank you, Stan and Ryan.

During my senior year of High School, way back in 1967, in the Peoples …

Gun Control


Chicago…… Well it looks as if Mayor Richard Daley is at it again. In light of the new Supreme Court decision that the second amendment is a individual freedom for all didn’t set good …

What’s new for 2010

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I have heard thru the vine that Remington Arms is going to start making Pistols…. yes, I said pistols. In fact they will be announcing a new hand gun division and will be made in the …

what is going on in 6X??????


by David J Halblom Sr

Most everyone who knows me knows I tend to poke the pig. That said, why are YOU not shooting a 6X discipline? What “excuse” are you using? No eyes left? That one …

News that may interest you


I see that the doo-Gooders are at it again…. a bill coming out of Illinois by Representative Bobby Rush (D) known as the “Blair Holt’s Firearm licensing and record sale act of 2009″ would …

Deer Poisoning…… Are your bullets bad?

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Cleaning deer of lead will take more care, DNR says

A study, spurred by venison contamination found in the spring, shows bullets from some rifles can disperse farther into the animal, …

In need of a Medal

I would like all of you to come up with a name for a Medal. We are in need of one for all the politicians. The latest being when Hillary landed in Bosnia and was “under a hail of bullets …

Remington Acquires Marlin Firearms Co……..


In a Associated press release dated 12-29-07

Remington Arms Co. Inc. will acquire Marlin Firearms Co. in a deal that brings together two firearm companies founded in the 19th Century. …

News That Caught My Eye

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Seems like no matter where you turn the"doo Gooders" are making some law that makes them feel good. I see California or hereafter called "The fruit & Nut bowl of the U.S" seems to think …

4 shot in hunting accidents in MN

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This year has been bad for hunter safety in Minnesota. So far we are looking at 4 shootings and one fatality. Not a good year for hunting to say the least. In looking at the reports of …

Change - It CAN be Good!

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Not everyone likes change. Seems like the older one gets the harder it becomes. The first words are usually, Why, What fore, nothing wrong with the way it is. 

I know for one when the …

U.S.Supreme Court to hear landmark 2nd Amendment case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in the much-discussed District of Columbia v. Heller case (Docket 04-7041), previously known as Parker vs. District of Columbia. This means …

Call Me- 8170 or 329J

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Do you remember these phone numbers?

Back when I was a lad this is what was used. I was recently paging thru a Sports Afield magazine dated September of 1952. My attention caught the …

Ted Nugent on Border Security

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Savage Target Actions

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Savage is offering Actions for the first time. Their Target actions with the smaller port and the 6 Oz. adjustable Accu-Trigger are available either a right bolt/left port or right bolt/ …

Lead Free Ammo ?

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One thing that has been on my mind for some time is the lead free bullets. Back in the 1980's the USFWS determined that the lead was killing the California Condor and not too long afterward …

CT Senate Passes Bill Penalizing Gun Owners


In a ostensible effort to reduce the volume of stolen firearms used in crimes, senate members in the constitution State voted 24-11 to adopt a law the make it a crime for lawful gun owners …

News and Opinions


After watching the 24 hour news cycle I can see the networks are just as hard up for news as I am… but here is some that may give you heartburn or faith.

As many of you know that the …

Just about got ‘er, Randy

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We just about got er tight. we had some trouble with head Space and had to put on our special wrench as you can see. In fact I had to put a cheater on the wrench to get the correct …

Minnesota Benchrest


Clearly, it's still winter


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This is what really happend with the Panda…. we cut in a dovetail and installed a lug… much like the kodiak.

Twas the night before Christmas at the SGR shop


‘Twas the night before Christmas at the SGR shop.

Stan was sleeving a bolt to eliminate the slop.

When up on the roof there arose such a clatter, he and Barley dog rushed to see “Whats …

Sears Military Employee Policy


Subject: Let’s Shop At Sears

Assume you have all seen the reports about how Sears is treating its reservist employees who are called up? By law, they are required to hold their jobs …

What's Going On


What’s going on?

Is this the satellite caretaker ? Or is this “big mike”who is on a weeks furlough or is it none other than the famous Randy Robinette selling tickets to the matinee ? …

What is this?


Does anyone know who this gentleman is and what it is all about ? It was sent to be by a anonymous source out in cyber space.

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