About Henry Rifles: new in American Shooting Journal

Why do most Henry owners can’t have just one.

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More precise sight for M1 carbine

Detailed range review is coming soon.

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Tender is the kiss

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Looking for attorney recommendations (Las Vegas, NV)

A friend needs a more competent criminal attorney that what the court appointed. I don’t know who’s who there, looking for advice.

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Cheese? Free Ammo!

That’s the way to get a smile:

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What’s the Value of Training with Airguns? New on All Outdoor

Pluses and minuses to using CO2 air pistol.

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Civilized social intercourse over gunfire

First date included a little 75 to 100 yard plinking with a custom fast-twist Volquartsen rifle. Neither of them missed much, supported further out or offhand at 50 yards.

The now-discontinued Gemtech G5-22 mimicked a centerfire suppressor in size, so it was extra-effective on subsonic rimfire ammunition. The expected bolt movement noise was actually nearly unnoticeable. Attenuated muzzle blast didn’t get in the way of the conversation, and clink of the steel targets was faint enough from the distance to not be distracting.

The quiet was also a plus for the neighbors whose houses were under a hundred yards away. Hearing Protection Act can’t become law fast enough!

Trijicon Accupoint 2.5-12x scope might look like an overkill for rimfire, but it has a forgiving eyebox, close focus/parallax correction and really clear optics.

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Classic vs. modern

Keystone 722 Youth, bolt action with iron sights.

Keltec SU22E with a Vortex red dot.

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Polite people don’t make noise.

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Maintain eye contact. Don’t look down!

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Husband and wife portraits

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Psycho (and Psychic) Games

Amie’s newest book is now available.

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H&K 416 Clone in .22LR: new on AllOutdoor

Walther recreates the HK classic in rimfire.

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Snapshots from North Italy

I am no early riser, so haze caused by the evaporation from Lake Como was a constant problem.

Hundred fifty year old house, brand new antenna.

My favorite Americans.

Italian man listening to his uphill neighbor.

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Statues old and new

And a littler newer, a lot more crude. Not without charm though.

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Gas station coffee

2014, Como, Italy. A little gas station with fuel prices showing why Italians favor small cars, scooters and bicycles, or diesel-engined vehicles.

At the exchange rate of the time, the price for basic unleaded was just over $9/gallon. Parking space being scarce in the hilly medieval cities probably added to the emphasis on smaller vehicles.

Inside, the picture was a bit different from the US gas stations. While the convenience store was similar in principle, the level of quality was rather different.

Good quality, made to order coffee was available. So was a variety of liquors. I was reminded of that quite forcibly a week later in Bucksnort, Tennessee, where I made the mistake of getting American gas station coffee. Almost three years later, I still remember my reaction to the foul taste. I dumped the coffee, quite sure that is was actually 50/50 mix of used motor oil and possum feces. There’s no way actual coffee could taste that bad…except that US somehow manages to have worse quality bread and beverages than some of the poorest European countries.

Why does even a provincial train station in Italy has freshly squeezed orange juice and baked goods worth eating, while even more cosmopolitan parts of the US have nothing better than donuts with disgusting corn syrup glaze and similarly unappetizing junk?

 

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Idaho sky

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Orchids

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Girl’s fallen in with baaaaad company

Just look at those rogues!

And the result? She’s running hippie-blessed 5.56mm instead of the good ol’ orthodox 7.62mm like a man!

Disgusting, don’t you think?

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Writer David Burkhead

I’ve only read “Hordes of Chanakra” so far and it was a 4/5 book, definitely good enough to try his other titles.

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