Back at Work, Almost

All the kids are back in school and I’m feeling better. This morning while as I was putting handloads together for the article on handloading the .30 Remington AR for the 2011 Hodgdon Load Guide my dad called. His refrigerator  sprung a leak last night and soaked his floor to the point it was leaking in the basement. A quick trip to his house sorted that out and I was back at the shooting bench.

An interesting thing happened. I blew a primer. This is not all that unusual but the primer lodged between the locking lugs and the top of the action, locking the bolt up about 3/4 inch out of battery. It took a rubber mallet to fix it. This is an interesting stoppage I see few ways to correct in the field short of a rock.

Yesterday I completed an article on DEL TON rifles. These are a great value buy the way.

John Barsness giving me the EVIL EYE on a flight out of Wanganui, New Zealand

I also received a review copy of John Barsness‘ new book, Obsessions of a Rifle Loony. You know what I’ll be reading tonight. I’ll keep you posted but I’ve been reading John’s stuff for years and I can tell you without cracking the cover it will be a great – forget about your troubles, fireside read.


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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3 Responses to Back at Work, Almost

  1. RG says:

    I agree with you about Barsness’ writings. I received my copy of his book last Friday and been enjoying it since.

  2. gunwriter says:

    More than anyone else, John is responsible for getting me into this gunwriting gig.

  3. Aaron Spuler says:

    I have a Del-Ton rifle and really like it a lot.

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