Archive for June, 2010

European Heavy Hitter: The Solid Brass USS Slug Tested

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

By Jason Wimbiscus Two months ago I received an email from European Cartridge Unlimited, a Greece based manufacturer of reloading components, containing information on an interesting new 12 gauge slug called the USS (Ultra Solid Smoothbore).  These slugs, which are currently offered as components for hand loading, consist of a milled, solid brass, flat point...
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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 now, as I’m after fish that most people will usually never encounter much less land. My gear isn’t even the same. As a rule, I...
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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 is a collection of methods I’ve used extensively and successfully in my over 50 years of ice fishing experience. I won’t try to cover every...
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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 20 or so years ago. I too was a rank amateur; a beginner in the world of wooden boat building. My only experience was 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 in the thick northeastern woods, I can’t help but be drawn to guns that throw such massive chunks of lead and poke such gaping holes...
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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 for self defense.  I’m not going to pretend to be a tactical expert when I’m really just a guy who likes to fire guns at...
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June 8, 2010
By Jason Wimbiscus

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 performed in my revised test block. Since this was my last slug, and I didn’t want to risk missing, I shot the block at a...
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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 well during my wax tube tests.  My goal was to simulate a long range impact from my carbine, but I didn’t want to risk shooting...
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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 handy as my 1894 but packs a little more punch and with the right loads can give me a 200 yard reach if I need...
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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 hit said wax.  For the most part, I’ve been enjoying the process (splitting the material in its solid state and spilling it in its molten...
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