12 July, 2010 – Day 29

Its hard to get back into the swing of things after being out of the office for five days, and knowing you have to leave again so soon. I finalized my ammunition and Skills Check columns for Shooting Illustrated and conducted some terminal performance testing of three .30 Remington AR loads. (The Shooting Illustrated ammo column will be on the .30 Remington AR and you can see the test results there.)

AccuTip / Core-Lokt / TAC-X

I continue to be more impressed with this cartridge all the time. Remington did a good job selecting the bullets they load for the .30 Remington AR. I would not hesitate to use either on any deer or black bear. What we need now is for Barnes to offer a .30 Remington AR load in their new line of ammunition. I would suggest the 110 TAC-X bullet at between 2900 and 3000 fps.

The babysitter will be here at 8:00 PM. Tonight is date night. I’ll be gone for five days. The babysitter will be watching the house and the kids and my mother-in-law will complain that I never do anything but stay gone all the time, shoot guns and play on the computer.

A friend has a saying. He says that “Behind every good man there is usually a pissed-off mother-in-law.” I’m not saying I’m a good man, but…


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to 12 July, 2010 – Day 29

  1. John in KS says:

    I must be a good man too, then. LOL!

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