Category Archives: Hunting

Stand Still and Don’t Smell (Part Two): Camo

My first conscious exposure to camouflage was Vic Morrow’s helmet cover: the one which his brother, a Marine in the Pacific, sent to him. After ‘Combat’, my next earliest memory would be the Denison smocks of Second World War British … Continue reading

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My First Binoculars

From a recent trip to Scotland, I brought home my first binoculars. They were given to me by my father many years ago, along with a lengthy lecture on their use and care. I knew that they were German and … Continue reading

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Back at the Range

I took the Ruger back to the range for some more sighting-in and some off the bags practice. This time, I was using Remington ammo of the same bullet weight and velocity as the Winchester which I used last time. … Continue reading

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The First World War and Cheap Shotguns

My shotgun is a Stoeger P 350, 12 bore 3 ½ inch, pump action in Max 4 camo with a 28 inch barrel. I got it on a special offer at around the time of my 50th birthday. It came … Continue reading

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The Cure for Felt Recoil

There is recoil and there is felt recoil. The former is: as a famous Scots engineer said, “You can’t defy the laws of physics!” The latter, on the other hand, is about perception rather than reality; and there is something … Continue reading

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Morning at the Range

Having spoken about my new rifle and my new scope separately, it is now time to talk about them together. I was able to take them up to the gun club and sight in the new scope on the 25 … Continue reading

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Cabelas’, Barrie, ON

We received an invitation to a pre-opening day event at Cabelas’ new store in Barrie, Ontario. So, for a day out and in search of bargains, we took the two hour trip to Barrie. We also took the opportunity to … Continue reading

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