Category Archives: Montana Musings

A Tale of Two .44’s


Duke Has Long Studied The “Classics”—S&W’s Special And Winchester’s WCF. Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino Like so many of

My Most Unique Gun


After Some Soul Searching It Turns Out To Be One Not Replicated And Very Difficult To Replace. By Mike “Duke”

A New Venue


Utah Hosts A BPCR Match At The City Of Perry’s Beautiful Three Mile Creek Shooting Facility A new BPCR Silhouette

I Like Reloading


Why? It Can Expand Your Shooting Experiences Into Unexplored Realms. Forty-nine years ago when I reloaded my first cartridges for

Separated At Birth?


The Surprising Similarities Between The .38 WCF And .40 S&W. Why would I combine a rimmed, bottlenecked cartridge introduced by

Chicken Or Egg?


The .45-70 Was The Basis For Many Other Cartridges—Or Was It? It would be easy to think of the .45-70

Prime Time


America’s 50-year Ammo Upheaval. Recently when signing one of my books for a friend, I commented we had known each

My Favorite Places


Not Surprisingly, They All Have Something To Do With Shooting. Coming from the so-called poverty area of southern West Virginia,

A Most Pressing Pastime


Handloading As A HIGH-VOLUME Hobby. Recently, by consulting various reloading manuals and research books, I determined in my 48 years

Mountain Mausers


The G33/40 Was Intended For Specialized Troops And Is One Of The More Rare Variants Today. I’ve become besotted with