Shooting is fun. Shooting steel gongs is fun. Shooting steel gongs with a Ruger No. 1 custom chambered for the old, buffalo-era .45-120 cartridge (think Quigley Down Under) is even funner! In an effort to compare hitting power, I take two Ruger No. 1 rifles – one chambered for the .45-120 cartridge hurling a 535 […]
If the need to obtain sources of lead is holding you back from casting your own bullets, or if you simply want a sharper understanding of how to process scrap lead, this is a good video for you. In it, I take a 5 gallon pail full of wheel weights and show – from beginning […]
This channel features a variety of outdoors and hunting-related topics, ranging from wall tent camping, moose hunts, field preparation of game, trapping, reloading ammunition and even most aspects of bullet casting. Because I’m usually up to something, content is added frequently, but not unless I feel I have something useful or interesting to deliver. As […]
This video analyzes the phenomena of bullet torque, as it affects large caliber rifles. The example rifle is a custom Ruger No. 1 chambered for .45-120. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
This short video records my wife harvesting a moose in Canada. A bit of field-dressing footage is included, so not for the faint of heart perhaps. This is what she loves; keeping her First Nations traditions alive for ourselves, our children and (now) our grandchildren as well – even at the age of 69 years […]
Some people (like me) love Ruger No. 1 rifles. Some people (also like me) love the old .45-120 cartridge, slinging 535 grain cast bullets. So what could be better, combining the two into one gun? This is a fun-to-watch video, shooting at a steel gong to demonstrate the hitting power of the .45-120 as compared […]
Taking a break from the instructional videos to share a scene of our enjoying nature during winter, having all we need to feel refreshed and at ease. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. In fact, it’s keeping things basic that makes it better. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of […]
Sighting in a rifle for hunting in the field is a very different proposition than sighting in for accuracy on a range at known distances. Applying the concept of “Point Blank Range”, this video (with on-screen examples) will show you how to choose the best distance to zero-in your rifle for whatever cartridge you shoot. […]
Just a short video of the grand children witnessing what happens when you place 1 lb of Tannerite inside a watermelon and explode it. Nothing captures childrens’ imagination more than the prospect of seeing something explode… well, except for that thing actually exploding! The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist […]
The last in a series on powder metering, this video time-tracks the charging of 50 cases using a standard, volumetric powder measure – from initial calibration through to completion. Included is a demonstration of how to get the measure set up quickly, plus its proper use explained. This video may be helpful for: 1. New […]
You spend a lot of time developing loads, but, at the end of the testing process, do you short-change yourself by not analyzing your results sufficiently and drawing the correct conclusions? Many times reloaders are lead on fruitless wild goose chases by assigning too much importance to small sets of data. Of course, if the […]
When reloading, is your time being well spent to obtain consistent results? When it comes to the important task of powder-charging your cases, what about the new, digital, automated powder dispensers as compared to the older, volumetric kind? How precise do you need to be? How do the two measuring methods stack up in rate […]
This is just a fun video where we use two Ruger No. 1 rifles – one chambered in .243, the other in .45-120 – to explode some Tannerite. The video shows how the Tannerite is mixed and prepared, as well as showing how it detonates. 1/2 pound charges were used. Tannerite is supposed to require […]
Does your choice of bullet/cartridge affect how well it resists deflection when shot through thick bush? This is a question on many hunters’ minds, as they are faced with choosing whether or not to shoot at an animal that is partly concealed. Not only that but – even for targets that seems unobstructed – your […]
This video – part 2 of a previous one showing how to make your own shooting table – takes things to the next level. Now that you have your shooting table made, how do you carry it around in disassembled form, doing things like loading it in and out of a vehicle? With the weight […]
This video provides detailed plans for a shooting bench you can easily build yourself – all done with a single, 4′ x 8′ sheet of 3/4″ thick plywood. Quick, simple construction and no fancy tools needed! The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
There are plenty of videos on how to butcher Whitetail deer, but what about those bears? This detailed video walks you through that process from beginning to end so you can do an excellent job butchering a bear hind quarter on your first try. I teach it in such a way that doesn’t require you […]
Every cartridge reloader needs a good, sturdy reloading bench, but not everyone is free to fasten such a structure to a wall. In some cases, the reloader may need to move from one place to another on occasion, so being able to take your reloading bench with would be nice for that reason as well. […]
Do you wish you could take better photos of your firearms? With all the ways of sharing information and interests with each other through social media, perhaps there is even more motivation to do so now. But, if like me, your amateur attempts at doing so were disappointing, this video is for you. In a […]
This short video addresses the question many reloaders have asked about whether or not the removal of resizing lubricant is necessary, prior to using the cartridge in their firearm. It seems to cause no harm, but that’s not really the whole story… The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, […]
Just a little fun with line art, showing the unique design of my custom Ruger No. 1 chambered for .45-120. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
A firearm with a tube magazine can fool you into thinking it has been unloaded when it’s not. This is an important safety issue owners of such guns should be made aware of, yet I don’t recall ever seeing it addressed by anyone, so I’ll do it. The rifle used in the video is a […]
This video examines a frustrating jamming problem rifles with top-loading magazines are prone to and how to avoid it. The rifle used in this example is a Winchester Model 670 chambered for .243. The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.
When making your own dummy cartridges for practice and training, it’s important to make such fake cartridges clearly distinguishable from live ones. Failure to do so (via accidentally mixing in live rounds at a later date) could be disastrous. A favorite method of making dummies easily distinguishable is to drill a large, gaping hole right […]