Category Archives: Montana Musings

Casting Call

Want Custom Bullets? Go To Custom Mold Makers By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino Reloading tool companies like Lyman,

.38 Long Colt

Bad Press Aside, This Is One Sweet-Shooting Load By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino Without a doubt the most

Momentous Metrics

7.92×33 and 7.62×39: Short But Significant By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino Two cartridges changed the entire planet’s military

Dear John…

Duke Eats Crow Over The .44 Special Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino Hey, John Taffin! I’m about to eat

A Tale of Three .30s

Untangling Our Military Triad From The Early 1900s Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino In the time span between 1892

You Gotta Have a Plan

Sneak Peek Into A Smoky Future Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino Two days after this writing I’m going into

Precision Peeps

Got ’Em? Need ’Em? Want ’Em? Good … Because They Work! Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino If it were

What’s In A Name?

Sometimes You Have To Read Beyond The Headstamp Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino In the beginning of metallic cartridges

Fickle On Favorites

Duke’s “Keeper List” Is A Very Flexible One! Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino Upon learning I have spent my

Cat Guns

Power And Speed Of Operation Were Once Essential In The British Empire Where Dangerous Felines Roamed By Mike “Duke” Venturino

Mountain Mauser

The G33/40 Became The Darling Of Custom Riflemakers And Is Now A Highly Desirable WWII Collectible By Mike “Duke” Venturino

My Go-Fer AR

Duke Strolls Down The “Other” Side Of The Road Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino Yes, the title is correct.

US Military Carbines

The Carbine Concept Vanished With Horse Cavalry, But Was Revived For Mechanized Warfare By Mike “Duke” Venturino Photos: Yvonne Venturino