Category Archives: Rifles/Thirties

Describes thirty caliber rifles and shooting results,

Power for the 30-30: Ackley Improved and Hornady LEVERevolution

If I want to know how people feel about any topic the WWW allows me to assemble hundreds of comments in a few seconds.  I did this recently with the topic “Hunting with the 30-30,” and the comments were impressive … 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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Rifles With Long Chambers

This post describes shooting experiences with rifles that have (too) long chambers.  Can poor performance be expected? Nature News Spring was very late in coming to ATOTT headquarters after a brutal winter, but this little Dutchman’s Breeches proves that it … Continue reading

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Hornady’s American Whitetail Ammo for the .30-30 Winchester

This post describes Hornady’s American Whitetail ammo for the .30-30 Winchester and compares it to other cartridge lines. We know that the deer population in America has never been higher.  We also know that there are more than ten million … Continue reading

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Black Plastic for a Remington Model 788

This post describes the bedding of a Remington Model 788 action in a polymer stock. Nature Quiz:  What do geese and people have in common?  Answer:  They both like to sun themselves next to the water, as these Canada honkers were … Continue reading

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The .300 Savage with LEVERevolution and Superformance Powders

This post reports the performance of some handloads using Hodgdon LEVERevolution and Superformance powders in the .300 Savage. But before that, let’s have a nature report.  This year the fall color is about as good as it ever gets at … Continue reading

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Update On the Ruger No. 1S .300 H&H Magnum

This post reports shooting results for a Ruger No. 1S in .300 H&H Magnum. I have really enjoyed having Cabela’s Commemorative Ruger No. 1S around this year.    Great to have an excellent, finely finished arm to gaze upon and admire.  … Continue reading

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Test the Remington Model 783, Or Not?

This post describes the Model 783, a new, economical rifle from Remington. This large patch of tickseed sunflowers growing in a swale by the road to my shooting range reminds me that the year is maturing rapidly.  August always does … Continue reading

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The Savage Model 340: An American Classic

This post describes the design and shooting characteristics of a Savage Model 340 bolt-action rifle in caliber .30-30 Winchester. The plain rifle is an American invention, born of necessity in the days when trappers, explorers, soldiers, and pioneers settled the … Continue reading

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Average Load Velocity: Mean and Median

I have been working on an article dealing with statistical analysis of ammunition velocity and accuracy.  You will soon be able to access it from the articles page.  Here is a preview that deals with velocity. When I encounter a … Continue reading

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