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Limiting Com-Bloc Mags For Hunting

One of the states we hunt allow 7.62×39 as a legal rifle caliber. Unfortunately they have a maximum capacity of 10 rounds.  Those that hunt with an SKS don’t have an issue and frankly, those that use an AK don’t either since 10 round mags are easily obtained.  My goto gun happens to be a Czech VZ58. And let me …

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Wild West Co-Pilot on Range

So…it’s time to introduce big-bore to the new facility. As in 45-70.  Our regulars have seen the Wild West Guns Alaskan Co-Pilot before. Not a whole lot to add. But if it’s no clear in the video, the action is super-slick and all the edges de-horned around and on the receiver.  It is truly a pleasure to shoot.      …

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Range Update 200 Yard Steel

Final 200 yard steel is up. I’ve been staying off this particular hill so the grass would take. We’ll come back later and center target between the posts. Might even move them further apart. Why? We already has a 200 yard target setup, right? I decided to move this steel over to this position since it’s relatively flat shooting from …

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308 TTSX Hunting Ammo

Freeze was wondering if we have any 308 hunting loads in the armory? Why, Yes. Yes we do. For my old FN SPRa3g. I shot two deer that year. 168g TTSX loads. #john1911 #shootinggunsandhavingfun #308 #308rifle #ttsx #hunting #deerhunting #deerseason #gunblog #handloading #fnh #fnspra3g #spr #fbi #fbisniper #sniperrifle     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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POTD – Wild West Co-Pilot in The Pit

Been a while since we have had the Co-Pilot out. And it was a good chance to test some of the  new targets with a 45-70 impact.  Actually knocked one over. Video soon.        Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Chainsaw Party 2018

Well…the 2018 Chainsaw party has come and gone. I don’t know I am getting older or if the logs are getting heavier, I suspect the latter. But this year’s event seemed unusually rough. The trees cut were simply huge and required almost constant splitting.      Until next year…     Sincerely,  Marky www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Mossberg 500 Hunting Setup

Our regulars know we are Mossberg fans. Some folks have key’ed in on the fact I’ve been hunting with one Mossberg or another for well over 30 years. So instead of answering the same questions over and over again via email, I thought it was time to set the record straight on video. Here are all my primary hunting shotguns. …

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NRA – National Firearms Museum

A good friend of ours visited the NRA museum and took some pictures. He didn’t intend for these to be published so some are a little janky. But…even those are pretty interesting if you try to actually pick out various guns. —Editor    

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Freeze Uses K31 on Opening Day

Editors note: Freeze is away on his annual trip to deer camp. During this time, he is functionally unreachable. But I did wake up opening day to find these three images on my phone. It appears he chose the K31 for opening day. From best I can tell, he is hunting over The Hay Bales, which means the protectional for …

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First Deer of 2017

Looks like opening day 2017 for Kentucky was successful. My son in law went out and filled both his tags the first morning. He was using a Marlin 1894 Lever action chambered in 44 Magnum. The doe was pretty small but will be great eating and the buck should be pretty tasty as well.   Freeze www.John1911.com “Shooting Guns & …

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Thompson Center Hawken

I was walking by my bar the other day and I looked up and noticed a little rust near the Lock on a T/C Hawken rifle hanging on the wall. Since I had to take it down to clean, I decided to take a few pics. Back in 2000 I was surfing some online traders and noticed a guy was …

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A Quality Shotgun Travel Case

In the 1990’s, I was invited to participate in a big shotgun event. Kind of a big deal back then. But being much younger, and less experienced, I didn’t own any sporting weapons. I have recounted the story many times how this shotgun came into my possession: Browning Sporting Clays Lightening II. So I won’t rehash that here. But someone …

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POTD — Elephant Hit By Train

This photo is from 2013 in NE India. News reports are the full grown Tusker was crossing some railroad tracks when it was stuck. Obviously. Since trains don’t go far when they veer off the tracks. Reports are the animal died instantly. Which I am glad to hear. The photograph is interesting. Especially for a westerner who isn’t intimately familiar …

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Squirrel Hunting

This is a photo from last season. Freeze’s SIL went out and bagged a few for dinner that night. If you have never tried squirrel hunting, I really encourage new hunters to give it a go. Its low-cost / low-pressure. And you can either setup somewhere and wait to see what comes by? Or you can use it as an …

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Fly Fishing East Coast

Had a chance in 2016 to try my hand at fly fishing. I had a stunted start, but finished strong as I figured out casting AND bug theory. Yes. That is what I call it, “Bug theory”. Basically you have to look at the water and see what the fish sees. And then try to guess where he would decide …