Category Archives: Rifles/Thirties

Describes thirty caliber rifles and shooting results,

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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The Remington Model 81 Woodsmaster

O Happy Day! A nice, old rifle, A bit obscure? Well, just a trifle, But at the range, no cause for frowning, This gun’s designed by John M. Browning! The year 1900 was a very good year for John Browning. … Continue reading

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Evaluating Ammunition: How Many and How far?

The cost factor in ammunition testing is more important today than it has ever been before.  Every component of a cartridge has increased in cost and skyrocketing ammo demand has created a seller’s market.  I hesitate to give examples of … Continue reading

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Cabela’s Commemorative Ruger No. 1S

Cabela’s, self-proclaimed as the “World’s Foremost Outfitter,” celebrated their 50th anniversary in business in 2011.  The enterprise began when Richard Cabela and his wife got it going in a garage in Nebraska in 1961.  Over the years, Cabela’s has grown … Continue reading

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The Remington Model 722 in .300 Savage

A vintage rifle in a vintage caliber. Remington introduced the Model 722 shortly after the end of World War II. It was the short-action version of the 722/721 duo and was the gun which was used to introduce the new, … Continue reading

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Shooting the Savage Model 45 Super Sporter

The title arm was first described in my blog post of November 11, 2011. When one finds an obscure rifle like this old pole, there has to be some reason for not just ignoring it and moving on. It appeared … Continue reading

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Shooting the 7.65 Mauser Model 1891

Only three days remain until Turkey Day, 2012, as I write this.  Yesterday I enjoyed a trip to the shooting range with an afternoon temperature of 61 deg.  Not bad for November, and a long shooting season is just one … Continue reading

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