Reload'n And Levergun'n

My love of handloading my own cartridges, casting my own bullets, and shooting fine pistols and leverguns. Range reports, Ballistics, Reviews, Pictures, and everything related.

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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Pic Of The Month: July 4, 2007

This months Pic Of The Month features my stainless 92 chambered in 44Mag. Let us not forget our troops past and present on this day and the men and women who have fought, fallen, and are now fighting for this great country.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Rifles And Handguns: An American Freedom

I recently received my signed collectors edition of Rifles And Handguns: An American Freedom, and folks, this is a dandy! This 284 page book is written by the legendary Frank "Paco" Kelly and is a must have for your collection.

The Winchester 1892 or 92 has always been my favorite leveraction design and I was pleasantly surprised to get # 92 out of 100...THANK YOU MY FRIEND!

Paco takes you from his early days overseas in the military, to the concrete jungles of New York City as an undercover agent, Commissioner of Narcotics living in the deep wilds of Virginia's Western foothills, to DEA agent in Tucson Arizona ,and to the plains of Africa and everywhere in between. Rifles And Handguns, An American Freedom, is a compilation of Paco's life experiences, hunting adventures, while sharing his hand loading and shooting knowledge throughout.

Rifles And Handguns features a two part casting and cast bullet section, hand loading and cartridge sections with tips throughout, and much much more. A couple of chapters that will really have a fella drooling is Paco's Handguns and Special Handguns.

This book is a valuable resource of information on accuracy, handloading, and casting your own.

It features pics of fine sixguns and leverguns throughout, and gives you a look inside the life of the man, the legend, Paco Kelly.

I am happy to have this fine read in my collection. The first 100 copies are hardbound, signed and numbered, with standard editions following. The collector edition is $52.50 shipped and the standard edition is $42.50 shipped.

To order a copy of Rifles And Handguns: An American Freedom, Send cash, check, or money order to

Paco Kelly
P.O. Box 1170
Cortaro, AZ 85652

Friday, June 01, 2007

Pic Of The Month: June 2007

This installment of Pic Of The Month features a 1953 vintage Winchester 94, chambered in 32 Winchester Special. This pic provided by our Canadian friend Badbrass. Thanks Paul!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Its been a long time comin

From the Indiana DNR website.

Administrative Rule (Regulation) Changes
The Natural Resources Commission approved the proposal to allow rifles with pistol cartridges on May 22. Once the rule changes are approved by the Attorney General’s Office and Governor’s office, they will become law later this year. The rifles with pistol cartridges that meet the specifications listed below will be allowed during this year’s deer firearms season which takes place from November 17 through December 2.
The rifle must fire a cartridge that meets the following specifications:
A) fire a bullet of three hundred fifty-seven thousandths of an inch (.357) diameter or larger;
(B) have a minimum case length of one and sixteen hundredths (1.16) inches; and
(C) have a maximum case length of one and six hundred twenty-five thousandths (1.625) inches.
Some cartridges that will be legal include the following:
.357 Magnum
.38-40 Winchester
.41 Magnum
.41 Special
.44 Magnum
.44 Special
.44-.40 Winchester
.45 Colt
.454 Casull
.480 Ruger
.475 Linebaugh
.50 Action Express
.500 S&W

It's about time! :-)