Archive | December, 2011

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Winchester 12 Gauge Shotgun Shells Getting Jammed

Posted on 29 December 2011 by David Allred

Winchester Shotgun ShellsWhenever my brother and brother-in-laws get together, we always head out to the desert somewhere to shoot. This time, the target was clay pigeons, a few cans of Pepsi, an old pink recliner and some old bottles. The pink recliner and the old bottles were already provided, meaning, they were already there. We brought the clay pigeons, and as for the Pepsi, we had to choose between Pepsi and Mountain Dew… it was Pepsi! In my family, Mountain Dew is the nectar of the Gods! It would be a shame to waste it.

We came equipped with three shotguns, a BB gun for my daughter and a .22 revolver. My shotgun is a standard Remington 870, my brother was shooting a Winchester 1200 and my brother-in-law shoots a Mossberg 500. The Mossberg 500 came with a short and regular barrel, and with the shorter barrel, was much more effective on the pink recliner!

We blew through a box and a half of clay pigeons pretty quickly and had a great time. My niece even took a few shots with the Mossberg. The only issue we had was with the Winchester ammo. For Christmas, I received a brick of  Winchester 12 gauge shotgun shells from Walmart, and every other one would jam when trying to cock in a new round. The jamming was the worst in my Remington and not as bad with the Winchester 1200, but all three shotguns had issues with those shells.

We eventually made it through the entire brick and rid ourselves of those shells. Luckily, we had also purchased a few bricks of Federal shells, which were great. I’m not sure what the deal is but I’ve seen complaints around the web on forums about Winchester shells from Walmart. The Federal shells we had were also from Walmart. So I’m not so sure if this is a Walmart issue or a Winchester issue.

I’d like to hear from you. Have you had problems with the Winchester shotgun ammo from Walmart?

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The AR-15 Chainsaw Attachment

Posted on 09 December 2011 by David Allred

AR-15 Chainsaw AttachmentAs I was browsing through pictures of the DeWalt AR-15 and the Milwakee AR-15, I stumbled across this bad boy. The AR-15 with chainsaw attachment. I’ve seen various pictures of this AR-15 and thought the soldier picture would be the best one to display. I can see it now…the soldier is heavy in combat and the enemy is getting near. He hears his captain or sergeant give the order to fix bayonets! Instead, he just fires up the ole chainsaw attachment and starts hacking heads and limbs off!

I know…I’m demented.

From the looks of it, the chainsaw can probably move, but only with a small electric motor. I highly doubt it has any horsepower behind the blade, unless there’s something in that little box I don’t understand, but cool nonetheless.

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Knife Depot

Posted on 06 December 2011 by David Allred

Through the years I’ve come to realize the value of a quality knife. In my younger years, I naturally took an interest in knives, guns and everything that boys get into. If it was sharp and you could cut stuff with it, then it was cool. Oh, and the bigger it was, the more awesome it became. My brother and I had an obsession with machete’s and ninja swords back in the day. Who didn’t, right?

Gerber multi-toolCurrently, I own and use the most, my Leatherman and a Gerber knife. If you know Leatherman, it’s a multi-tool. Great, quality knives. However, Gerber makes all sorts of knives, but the one I have is also a multi-tool. I keep one of them in the car and have had to use it time and time again. The Gerber gets used every time I go fishing. I can take it out of the pouch and give it a yank to get the pliers out. Great for taking out hooks!

While browsing I stumbled across the Knife Depot, which has all sorts of knives, from boker to spyderco. Their site is easy to navigate and they offer all the top brands. If you’re a hunter, check out the “Buck Knife” section. Buck knives have been one of my favorites. Quality knives.

And of course, to satisfy the kid in me, and if you can see yourself wandering through the jungles of South America anytime soon, they have a very nice Machete section. If you’d like to take a look at their site it is

I’m always on the lookout for good knives for fishing and hunting. What knife do you use?

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