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Ammo / Barnes Vor-Tx LR
« on: November 24, 2018, 05:05:13 AM »
The NRA's American Rifleman mag. has a short write up on the Barnes LR ammo that I believe they unveiled (for use) earlier this year or late last year.  But first, this is from the Barnes "Facts, Answers, and Questions" section:
    "What is the difference between the TSX®, the TTSX® (Tipped TSX) and the LRX™ bullets?"
Barnes TSX, TTSX, and LRX share the same all-copper design resulting in virtually 100% weight retention. Four razor-sharp cutting petals expand to double the bullet’s original diameter to create a very long and wide wound channel. Additionally, all three designs feature the Accu-groove™ technology which provides the shooter with decreased fouling and improved accuracy. The TTSX differs from the TSX in that it features a re-engineered nose cavity that accommodates a polymer tip. The addition of the polymer tip initiates rapid expansion and improves ballistics at extended distances. The LRX also features a polymer tip along with a longer nose profile and a boattail design that delivers match grade accuracy at long range with an incredibly high B.C. without sacrificing terminal performance. The LRX has a very wide range of functionality – terminal performance is unmatched on game at not only close, but extreme distances for long range hunters. The LRX’s combination of a high B.C. and wide range of functionality can really extend the shooters’ effective range resulting in quick, clean and ethical kills.

You can set the zoom feature on this article for easier reading.


Other Big Game / Texas A&M Fall 2018 Wild Pig Newsletter
« on: November 23, 2018, 05:52:57 PM »
Thought I'd post the latest A&M wild pig newsletter for anyone interested in hunting and trapping hogs. A couple of short videos that are pretty interesting.

Handguns / The Best 9mm Pistol Designs/Gun Digest
« on: November 14, 2018, 07:38:08 PM »
A short and interesting read on the seven most influential 9mm pistol designs that brought the 9mm to the forefront of the shooting world. It's a pretty convincing list based on the original concept design of the gun maker or mfg. I didn't know it, but one of the icon's has been discontinued.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Veterans Day 2018
« on: November 11, 2018, 09:43:12 AM »
One more occasion to thank military veterans for their unselfish service and making the ultimate sacrifice to preserve a nation of peace and liberty. A "Grateful Thanks" to past veterans and those who currently serve, to keep America Free and Strong.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / FedEx splits from NRA
« on: November 02, 2018, 12:39:15 PM »
Just a snippet here, but I haven't heard anything from the NRA side of the aisle. It does seem that FedEx is still 2nd Amendment friendly.

Ammo / Hornady Outfitter
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:24:29 AM »
Another ammo offering from Hornady.


Rifles / How would the Weatherby 22LR stack up?
« on: October 18, 2018, 07:03:14 AM »
I came across a new article on the latest offerings in 22 Rimfire's. The article is mostly about accuracy at 50 yards and price. Because of the strides in technology over the years, its a bit unfair trying to compare new rifles and ammo to those of old. Which of these rifles would you consider buying, and would the Weatherby 22LR compare in accuracy to any of them?( not really a fair comparison since these new rimfire's are bolt action, but just for grins )


This posting has shown up on the internet a number of times over the years, but I've never seen it posted here on the Nation. I thought it worthy of posting on the Weatherby community since Pres. Harry S. Truman and Pres. Donald Trump both had/have similar ways of speaking straightforward. Open link first.

This definition should be posted on billboards across the country on roadsides.  Es chiste 😃

Handguns / Bright Colt Cobra
« on: August 31, 2018, 08:47:55 AM »
Just for comparison, though I'd post a picture of the latest version of the Colt Cobra and the original standard version that came out in 2017.



Just like every penny that you spend counts, so does every penny that you earn. Anyone who draws a W-2 is seeing a little extra money in their pay checks on payday these days, whether your a Democrat, Republican, or Independent. The tax cuts Bill that was enacted earlier this year (withholding tax cuts) has helped everyone across the board, even if Democrats don't want to acknowledge it and call the extra money in your pocket bread crumbs. If the Democrats get their way, they will vote to reverse and cancel the new tax cuts bill, and once again put their hands in your pockets to take that extra money you were just getting use to drawing in your paycheck. The reason they could do it is because the new tax cut bill was drawn up only as a temporary measure, as it needs to be voted on. Democrats in Congress make good money, and won't be hurt by higher taxes  that they want to pass onto corporate America, but all working stiffs will feel the hurt, because we won't be allowed to keep our lower withholding tax status either, and our taxes will go up again.( If Democrats get into office, we won't see a "return" on the tax hikes they impose on us, because the money they take from us will go to social programs, not into helping the average American do better) So, all that said, if you want to have a say in changing the temporary tax cut bill to a permanent tax cut bill, through the link that is posted below, a letter can be sent to Congress to show your support for a permanent tax cut bill and tell your Congressman what his constituents want. JMO


This move to Wyoming, like any move cross country, has disrupted the easy flow of business that we're all use to, and won't get better till the move is complete, everything unboxed, opened, and put in its final resting place. Theres no temporary fit-it shop set up to handle rifle problems, not even warranty work, so there will probably be a whole lot more complaining from new Weatherby owners then we've seen in the past. New customers will have to understand that this disrupted transition time is not the "business as usual" that Weatherby routinely provides, and not the time to judge Weatherby as a company, at least until they can get set up again to handle problems. Anyone who has been a Nation member, even for a few years, is use to hearing about Weatherby's exemplary customer service, not just in repairs, but information, parts, and the willingness of Adam and Ed Weatherby to join in on our Nation conversations just being friendly or to defuse particular problems. You won't find another company where the CEO fraternizes, rubs elbows, whatever you want to call it, with the forum members and makes you feel your a part of the family. Its like having a friend on the inside, and it means a lot to us. We know that Weatherby rifles can be expensive and that when something goes wrong with a new purchase, its frustrating and we want it fixed. At this time, sorry to say, not all warranty or non warranty rifle problems can be handled in a timely manor, so an extra amount of patience may be the norm for now. These real rifle problems are not being ignored, but without a work space and the proper tools nothing can be accomplished until things are set up at the new location. This must be a frustrating time for Weatherby operations and we'll all be glad when the move is complete and things get back to normal. Anyway, this is how I see things going right now. JMO

I thought this was an interesting bit of history for deer hunters. We know some of this, and the read is a bit long, but interesting.(I printed this part because the link was longer)

Medieval Meat
During the Medieval Period in western Europe, venison took on a very special importance in society. Under the rule of the Norman Kings, a Forest Law was established allowing the King to designate any area as Royal Forest with strict laws against the killing or collection of deer or vegetation. Laws also prohibited venison from being sold. Venison represented a special commodity that only the rich and influential had access to. Because of this, venison was much more than protein, it was an obvious symbol of the ruling elite. It became a way for those important enough to have venison to show others they respected them enough to present such a special gift.
The gift of venison might come in the form of an invite to hunt, or several quarters delivered to an estate, an invitation to a celebratory feast, or even live captured deer in wooden crates to be released elsewhere. As a good illustration of the value and prestige of venison, there are written records of guests complaining that other meat (pork and beef) were being passed off as venison to the guests (who knew the difference and were not imressed). Beef and pork could be purchased anywhere, but venison was special. Although today we celebrate the leanness of venison and lack of fatty marbling, in Medieval times fat was desired and relished. Deer were hunted specifically during times of peak fat which they referred to as being “in grease.” Males were hunted in the month prior to rut before they “ran off ” their fat reserves, and females were mostly hunted in late fall after having a chance to be fatted up.
Because of the high value of venison, it became a way to show social leadership and to strengthen social connections in the community. If you were important enough to be given venison then you were known and respected by someone important. As politics became a more important part of Medieval society, the records show that gifts of venison became more common around political election time! According to John Fletcher, in his book “Gardens of Earthly Delight,” the Duke of Norfolk gave away 75 deer in the year 1515; with most going to 16 knights, 5 priors, 5 lords, and other local dignitary.
Although people of that era were commercializing everything, they did not dare extend that to deer meat. Having venison available to all in the open market would have devalued this important social symbol of wealth and power among the elite. Another reason for not allowing the sale of venison is that making it profitable would certainly encourage poaching. Poaching was already well documented in more than just the familiar tale of “Robin Hood.” He was taking from the rich and giving to the poor, but he wasn’t shooting bags of coins with that bow.
Ample court records show that the peasants did not have the same aversion to selling venison; they were always scraping to get by and additional venison in the stew pot or money from poached deer was a welcomed addition. If caught by the forest officer, poachers sometimes were successful in bribery by simply splitting the deer with him. Because venison was such a special treat there was reportedly an increase in poaching immediately before major feasts or holidays like Christmas.
To the modern taste buds, deer fat is not desirable because it has a higher melting point and can feel “pasty” in the mouth when it reaches room temperature. If washed down with a cold drink, it might feel decidedly waxy. There were no freezers or meat lockers in those days and so venison was usually salted and sometimes smoked
before being packed in barrels for storage or transportation. The natural leanness of venison helped keep the meat from becoming rancid. recipes of the day frequently called for a vinegar marinade, which may have been more for disinfecting the meat under Medieval conditions than it was to flavor or tenderize it. Interestingly, many of the present-day sour meat dishes in European cooking (like sauerbraten) may originate from the fact that Medieval kitchens used a lot of vinegar.
Throughout later British and European history, venison continued to be an important commodity to gift to others or flaunt apparent wealth. The upper class who had access to deer continued to invite friends of favor to come hunt or partake in a feast that included venison as its centerpiece. Meanwhile, in North America, Native American tribes revered venison in much the same way by sharing and gifting this valuable commodity among their community. Those with venison were skilled enough to obtain it and those on the receiving end of a gift were honored. To this day, many tribes favor venison over beef because they know it is healthier, harder to obtain, and holds special cultural meanings. A friend who is Navajo sometimes donates venison to members of certain Pueblo Tribes. His gifts are immediately met with insistent return gifts of Pueblo bread, tamales, burritos or fresh corn. The value of venison and the practice of bartering has deep cultural roots going back father than we can document.

I've never heard of the Tenderstretch method of hanging a deer for cleaning and aging. Having never tried it, I wonder if it really makes a difference at all. I've never been in a steakhouse meat locker, but I do remember seeing beef hanging in a movie. Any butchers out there?


Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / New World Record @1000 yards
« on: August 06, 2018, 07:33:34 PM »
Any current or former 1000 yard Benchrest shooters here on the Nation? What rifle and caliber were used, or built to compete? (if any) New World Record below:


Handguns / Sunday handgun Videos
« on: July 15, 2018, 09:09:15 AM »
 When hunting large game or dangerous game you need a handgun thats up to the task, but some handguns are way over the top. Heres an entertaining 10 minute video that gives a choice, but which ones would you choose to hunt with?  :)

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