Gunpowder and Graphite

Monthly Archives: July 2014

     I had definitely gotten myself into a hot streak. Every third cast I was getting a strike, and most of the trout were 12 to 14 inches. I had fished this stretch of river before and usually got a few fish, but nothing like this. I worked my way downstream, through a deep bend and my luck continued to hold. There were a few small trout mixed in with the… Read More

     Several months ago I bought a new gun, the first in a long time. After considerable debate I settled on a Marlin 1895. I always wanted a lever action, and I liked the possibilities of the .45-70. I had had my eye on this famous cartridge for a long time, but didn’t want to buy one until after I got into reloading. Most of the current factory ammo is loaded… Read More