It was hot here today. 96 with 70% humidity. I completed an article for the NRA InSights magazine about the five things every deer hunter should know and my Gunwriter Assistant sold his first article today too. In case you are not familiar with the InSights magazine, it is the NRA’s magazine for kids.
I also tested an additional four handloads for the 30 Rem AR. (I used the once fired brass I made the other day.) The average group size for four different handloads – 3 shot groups at 100 yards – was 0.86! That’ll do donkey! It also looks like Bil Wilson might be right and that Relaoder 10X is the powder. Benchmark worked well too.
Last night I talked to my old buddy John Barsness. I consider Barsness to be one of the best gun / outdoor writers working right now. He can even make a reloading article entertaining. John is just about ready to release his new book on hunting rifles. I would suggest you drop by John’s website and get in line now.
This morning I was remembering what might have been my best hunt ever outside of hunting with my son. Barsness, his wife and I hunted in Ireland a few years back on the estate of Lord Rosse. We even stayed in a haunted castle. It was cool to hunt the country some of my ancestors were from. I’ll never forget the last evening we were in Ireland. I was ready for some real food and convinced John and Eileen to forgo the local quisine. We ate at Pizza Hut.
After six nights in Ireland we did not bring any trophies home but we took a lot of photos. If we could have had just one more night…