Category Archives: Montana Musings

Bullet Basics


Defining The Myriad Uses, Shapes And Styles Of Projectiles. Last year I wrote a column titled, “They Aren’t Bullets” concerning

Keepers: Part 2


Part II: The handguns. A few months back I wrote this column about the two hunting rifles I will keep



Part I: Hunting Rifles. Just a few days ago I was listening to the song, “I’m a Keeper” by the

A Gun Powder Primer


There’s A Lot More To It Than You May Imagine. The politically caused shortages of all sorts of reloading components

World War Supply


What’s A Military Arm Without The Proper Accoutrements? Admittedly I’m a gun collector; the 70-plus World War II firearms in

Where The Bang Starts


A Primer On Primers. Primers are mysterious things which I fear we handloaders take for granted. Having virtually no intuitive

Not Just Bullets


Ammunition And Ammunition Feeding Facts. Lately the news media has enthusiastically quoted some of the more idiotic politicians about the

The Rifle Musket


The Lethality Of Warfare Is Brutally Escalated By Minié’s Invention. It sounds farfetched to say the configuration of a simple