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.45-70 Gel tests

October 12, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
.45-70 Gel tests

It is a goal of mine to ultimately run a test of every lever action cartridge still in production, and maybe even a few that are largely no longer...
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What is the Best Big Game Round? Your Help is Needed to Find Out

August 12, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
What is the Best Big Game Round?  Your Help is Needed to Find Out

I was recently part of a friendly online discussion regarding the on-game performance of the .35 Remington compared to that of the tried and true .30-30 Winchester.  The experience...
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European Heavy Hitter: The Solid Brass USS Slug Tested

June 8, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
European Heavy Hitter:  The Solid Brass USS Slug Tested

Two months ago I received an email from Rifleopticsworld.com who forwarded me the message from European Cartridge Unlimited, a Greece based manufacturer of reloading components, containing information on an interesting new 12 gauge slug called the...
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Trout on Ice Part 2: Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, and Big Water Browns

June 8, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Trout on Ice Part 2: Lake Trout, Landlocked Salmon, and Big Water Browns

Article by Jim Paige When fishing “big waters” or when fishing for especially large trout in winter, I use totally different tactics than explained previously. It’s a whole new ballgame...
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Trout on Ice Part I: Brook Trout, Rainbows, and Shallow Water Browns

June 8, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Trout on Ice Part I: Brook Trout, Rainbows, and Shallow Water Browns

Article By Jim Paige Part 1: Brook Trout, Rainbows, and Shallow Water Browns The following information is not the only way to locate and catch various species of trout, but it...
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Backyard Boat Building for Real Beginners

June 8, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Backyard Boat Building for Real Beginners

Article By Dan Gosselin -1- At some point we have all said, or at least heard the sentence, “I’m going to build a boat”. I said this exact sentence some...
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How To: Loading Your Own Shotgun Slugs

June 8, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
How To:  Loading Your Own Shotgun Slugs

Over the past few months, I’ve been doing a lot of experimenting with slugs and slug guns.  In addition to these pumpkin throwers being a logical choice of weapon...
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Buckshot and Birdshot Put to the test

June 8, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Buckshot and Birdshot Put to the test

If you spend way too much time on internet shooting forums like I do, you’ll notice a fairly common topic of conversation to be the value of birdshot loads...
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12 ga Slugs vs. Bone and Gel

June 8, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
12 ga Slugs vs. Bone and Gel

12 Ga. Lightfield Commander 3.5″ Magnum Slug I had one Lightfield Commander IDS slug left after my last round of tests and I was curious to see how they...
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.357 Mag rounds vs. the “Mock Deer”

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
.357 Mag rounds vs. the “Mock Deer”

The first rounds I fired into the block (which I’m calling the mock deer for lack of a better label) were a selection of .357 magnum loads that performed...
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.35 Remington Tests

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
.35 Remington Tests

I finally got around to re-testing the loads I have for my Marlin 336 in .35 Rem.  I really like this rifle since it is almost as light and...
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Building a Big game Simulator

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Building a Big game Simulator

I’ve spent a fair amount of my free time this summer firing various projectiles into sticky green wax in order to see what happens to said projectiles when they...
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Terminal Performance: The .357 mag Carbine at 50 Yards

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Terminal Performance:  The .357 mag Carbine at 50 Yards

I test a variety of different .357 magnum rounds, from a Marlin carbine, for terminal performance. The original magnum takes on a whole new attitude in a long...
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.22 Rimfire Gel Tests

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
.22 Rimfire Gel Tests

I’m currently in the planning phase of a project that will involve a large amount of ballistics gel.  Before this undertaking, I wanted to get a feel for how...
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Raw Power!! Shotgun Slugs Vs. The Bullet Test Tube

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
Raw Power!!  Shotgun Slugs Vs. The Bullet Test Tube

Perhaps it’s a little strange that I’m fascinated with shotgun slugs.  After all, Vermont allows the use of centerfire rifles for all big game, so why would I want...
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A Comparison of Test Media

June 7, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus
A Comparison of Test Media

People wanting to test the terminal performance of their ammo (at least those of us who lack access to a ballistics lab) face the challenge of selecting a suitable...
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