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The Gemini-20: A Digital Scale for Light Powder Charges

The Gemini-20 by AWS is a precise digital scale with accuracy that works well for the lighter powder charges of pistol loads. This post describes the Gemini-20 scale. But first, it is time for the annual winter waterfowl picture from … Continue reading

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A Savage Model 99EG

This post discusses the design of a classic, lever action rifle, the Savage Model 99, in .300 Savage.  A more complete, detailed discussion of the rifle’s history and design is found in the article “The Incomparable Savage Model 99” that … Continue reading

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Bedding A Springfield Krag Sporter

Krags with original, military stocks usually shoot well, if the barrel is fairly good. The military wood fits well, the barrel bands securely position the barrel in its channel, and the large, flat bottom surface of the action gives much … Continue reading

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A Weaver KASPA Series Rifle Scope

This post describes the design and use of a Weaver Kaspa Series 4-16X Rifle Scope, a scope made in China. But first, how about a nice, fall bouquet?  The flowers are free.  You can find them along most country roadsides … Continue reading

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A Chronograph Chronicle

One of the great things about the digital electronic age is that most shooting/reloading bugs can afford to have a chronograph. There are some good reasons for measuring the velocity of a fired round. For one thing, it is just … Continue reading

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Bullets in the Spin Zone

Some Canada geese visited Tale of Two Thirties headquarters today.  The picture shows only a fraction of them.  It is now December 2 and we haven’t seen very many migrating waterfowl this year.  But this, and the fallen leaves, remind … Continue reading

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Tails of Christmas

The Lewis and Clark expedition reached the Pacific Ocean in the autumn of 1805.  Meriwether Lewis and William Clark had been commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson to explore an area in the recently completed Louisiana Purchase.  Specifically, they were to … Continue reading

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A Krag Klock

Christmas is coming – no way to stop it.  Maybe a craft project would make a good present for someone in your clan.  The picture shows a clock I made a while back using scrap walnut, a clock movement insert, … Continue reading

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Thirty Little Secrets: #1

Thirty Little Secrets is just a silly name for my posts.  Posts will deal with a variety of topics, none of them silly (I hope).  Every post will have a connection with shooting and may contain shooting tips, results, or … Continue reading

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