Entries by Eileen Clarke

Our Favorite Varmint Handloads

Best Varmint Handloads According To John Barsness Over the decades I’ve done a lot of varminting, partly because Montana has an abundance of burrowing rodents, which farmers and ranchers tend to want reduced in number. In fact my first full-time job out of high school was as a ranch hand in southeastern Montana, where a […]

Preventing Freezer Burn

It’s that time of year when the best-organized freezers get a bit disheveled. That’s what’s happening at our house at least. Way back in August, while dying of the heat and praying for rain, we started some Beach Boys music on the CD player, turned it up loud and did the big clean up and […]

Simple Reduced Rifle Loads

John Barsness’s Take on Simple Reduced Rifle Loads While I cast bullets for several rifles and handguns, I usually try to keep the process as simple as possible, on the theory that less time spent casting and loading means more time for shooting. One example occurred during The Great Obama Rimfire Shortage, which began shortly […]

New Powders & Bullets in the 6.5 Creedmoor

From Chapter 45 of Gun Gack 2 My latest 6.5 Creedmoor is a Ruger American Predator purchased for the vast sum of $350. Right out of the box it turned out to be as accurate as any 6.5mm rifle I’ve ever owned, including several custom rifles. Is this due to chance? I doubt it, since […]