Entries by Eileen Clarke

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 […]

Powders For Short Barrels

From Q&A section of GG3: I’m loading for a Remington 700 youth model in .243 Winchester with a 20-inch barrel, with the 85-grain Barnes TSX and a 90-grain Nosler AccuBond. I have Hodgdon H4350, Alliant Reloder 22, and Alliant Reloder 15 on hand. Which would be the best powder? Would the faster RL-15 be better […]

Choosing The Perfect Scope

  I just bought a new-to-me ULA in .243 WSSM, that belonged to our friend Tommy McIntyre.  It was built on Melvin Forbe’s Model 28 action, which is usually used for longer mag cartridges, like the 7mm Rem Mag but, because this cartridge is so short, Melvin shortened the action, so it’s even shorter than […]

Slow-Cooked Sharptail Pockets

How to fix the flavor of game birds and make them more moist as well. I’m not very fond of sage and sharp-tailed grouse—for eating.  There are always the exceptions however.  My husband John and I once lucked into a large covey of sharp-tails gorging themselves on buffalo berries. And by the copious deep red-purple […]