Technoid Talk with Bruce Buck
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Tue, 08/05/2008 - 6:25pm.
“And if you get any, don’t you dare throw out the legs. They are the best part.” These were the words of our guide in Millinocket, Maine, when we were setting forth to ambush some woodcock.
Yes, I know that they eat worms and that you are what you eat, but I love the dark-meat
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Tue, 07/22/2008 - 10:40am.
Five and 15.
We shotgunners tend to come in two groups: those who fuss about chokes and those who just shoot the birds. I’m with the anal-retentive crowd. Choke may not matter a whole lot, but it’s one of the few things about shooting that I actually have control
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Mon, 07/07/2008 - 5:27pm.
Back in The Day, I remember that my shotshell lead was $25 for four bags. I’m sure that some may recall even lower prices. Yesterday at the local mega sports-mart, I saw shot at $53/bag. Snoopy, can you say “Aaarrrggghhh”?
Everything has gone up due to inflation, but lead
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Tue, 06/24/2008 - 6:19am.
Speed kills, but it also thrills. Many years ago, when I was in one of those immortal phases we all go through, I raced motorcycles a little. Not much and not well, but enough to begin to appreciate speed. In racing, faster is always better until it becomes too fast. Too fast is very bad.
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 5:07pm.
OK, that title is an oxymoron, but I thought that it had an element of dark humor. International travel is fraught with potholes, pitfalls and the possibility of massive inconvenience. Let me share a few examples of "Disasters I Have Known." Feel free to add your own below.
On a dove hunt
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Wed, 05/28/2008 - 4:24pm.
I shoot little trap. Well, that's not quite right. I do shoot a bit more than a little Olympic Bunker. That's trap on steroids. I always wear my golf shoes when I shoot bunker. The cleats keep me from slipping in my tears. It's a lot different from ATA trap, the most popular clay sport in the US. ATA
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Thu, 05/15/2008 - 2:00pm.
When we were out at SSM's fall pheasant hunt in SoDak this past fall, in the evening one of the guys was fooling with the computer and noticed that Tony Galazan was following up the RBL 20 side-by-side with a 28-gauge version. As I had with the RBL 20, I figured the RBL 28 would be a great review subject,
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Mon, 04/28/2008 - 12:30pm.
What do you use to lube the hinges of your over/under or side-by-side? I've heard just about everything possible suggested, and I still don't have a clue.
An old pigeon shooter I knew would use only Vaseline on the hinges of his Fabbri. If I had one of those guns, I suppose I'd lick it clean.
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Tue, 04/08/2008 - 10:17am.
Gun reviewers are in somewhat the same situation as the new husband whose zaftig bride asks, "Honey, does this dress make me look fat?" Sometimes you can't win for losing.
Submitted by Bruce Buck on Fri, 03/21/2008 - 3:21pm.
... but I sure do from some of my shotguns. Face it: If recoil doesn't bother you, you simply haven't shot enough. I notice recoil the most when I'm practicing on clays with my game guns to get ready for the upcoming hunting season. In the field I could be using a Ma Deuce and never notice it when that