Category Archives: Personal History

Stories, opinions, observations of a personal nature.

No. 4 Shot in the .410 Shotgun

This post describes a few results of doing something no shotgun expert would recommend for hunting, namely, using No. 4 shot in the .410 shotgun. The picture shows my father, at advanced age, holding the .410 that he used as … Continue reading

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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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Unique, the Powder That Really Is

This post describes the characteristics, applications, and tips for measurement of Alliant Unique gunpowder. History of Unique Good things last a long time in the shooting sports arena. Going back to the beginning of the 20th century, Unique gunpowder is … Continue reading

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The Harrington and Richardson Model 732 Guardsman

This post describes the design and shooting characteristics of a Harrington & Richardson Model 732, .32 S&W Long revolver. I formed an early relationship with the Harrington and Richardson company.  In my boyhood, H & R was an old firm … Continue reading

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The 1964 Gun Digest

This post looks at firearms history by examining an old copy of the Gun Digest. The Gun Digest has always been a favorite source for articles covering all aspects of guns and shooting activities and I have always looked forward … Continue reading

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My Goose Gun

This post describes an Eastern Arms double-barreled, 12-gauge shotgun and gives additional information on guns sold by Sears, Roebuck and Co. in the early twentieth century.  The suitability of using such an arm to hunt waterfowl with non-toxic shot is … Continue reading

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Spring News

I don’t know if you have been wondering, but I want to let you know that I am alive and well.  We returned from winter quarters more than a month ago, but spring has been late in arriving here at … 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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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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Thoughts on Range Shooting

ATOTT has taken up winter quarters far from home, and we do not care about missing the sleet and snow that is predicted to hit our old home front today and tonight.  Nope, sunny and 65 deg. seems quite acceptable, … Continue reading

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