Posts Tagged ‘Ruger’

Montana, I am told, is a place with bears.  Brown bears.  The big, aggressive kind of bears.  Probably not all of Montana, but certainly the national forests and parks in northwestern Montana.  There are black bears also, but brown bears are literally a whole other animal: bigger, bolder, less likely to back down, and less […]


Posted: 28th January 2017 by Cheap in Fiction, Firearms, Sewing
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This month, I have finished watching the last of Star Trek: Enterprise, The Newsroom, and Penny Dreadful, as well as the latest season of Sherlock.  In the case of both The Newsroom and Sherlock, the first two seasons were excellent, and then they began to be disappointing.  The later seasons of Sherlock in particular have […]

The other weekend, I had time and inclination to find a new trail to walk.  I drove down to Valley View Glades Natural Area and hiked the 2.6 mile loop.  I had stopped in there once before, just to check the place out as a possible hunting location, but I hadn’t gone far.  It’s a […]

.338 Federal

Posted: 9th September 2012 by Cheap in Firearms
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The standardization of the .338 Federal cartridge was announced at the end of 2005 and made a reality during 2006.  It was a popular wildcat before that, being a .308 Winchester case necked up for .338″ diameter bullets.  Federal claimed the performance of a 7mm Remington Magnum but with notably lower recoil.  This was made […]

Ruger 77/22 Accuracy Improvement

Posted: 28th August 2011 by Cheap in Firearms
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A few months ago, I bought a used Ruger 77/22 chambered in .22 Magnum.  I was quite disappointed in the accuracy, and I had decided to sell it again. Then I was referred to a web page about replacement 77/22 barrels, where I learned that the barrel does not screw into the receiver as is […]

Ruger 77/22

Posted: 3rd April 2011 by Cheap in Firearms, Hunting
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I took my Ruger 77/22 to the range today.  I was a little disappointed by the accuracy. A year or two ago, I decided it would be a good idea to have a .22 Magnum rifle.  There are a few situations in various hunting regulations which limit rifles to “22 caliber rimfire”, even for game […]