A Brief History In 1952, the .308 Winchester was introduced, just two years before the NATO adopted the 7.62x51mm NATO T65. Winchester branded the cartridge, introduced it to the commercial hunting market, and shortly after, it became the most popular short-action, big-game hunting cartridge worldwide. I delve more into that later, but for now, some of you might be thinking: what is the best scope for 308? Ask the Swedish. We actually did not know the Swedes use a .308 scope until one American’s journey to Ikea’s homeland. Digging Deeper It all began when an American hunter journeyed to Sweden,…

A Brief History On November 17, 2019, we celebrate another one of those made up holidays (actually, ALL holidays are made up holidays), National Homemade Bread Day.  Obviously, the fact that we have to have a day to celebrate homemade bread means Americans have gotten away from baking bread at home and almost exclusively buy bread from stores and bakeries.  The subject of bread brings up certain questions, which we will try to answer! Digging Deeper What Was the Greatest Thing Before Sliced Bread? A topic so important, we have previously addressed this question in its own article.  A partial…

A Brief History In 2019, if there is any addition to your house that will increase its value, aesthetic, and overall enjoyment, it is a brand new patio. If you have got a nice yard, the amount of joy and time one can derive from just having a place to hang out is immense. Patios are one of those details that one only thinks about years down the line, but if you have got the technical know-how and the means to do it, you can even build one yourself.  Few things are more satisfying than knowing you build that thing…

A Brief History Observed primarily on December 25, Christmas is the most joyous time of the year. The spirit of giving seems so high during this holiday season.  Everyone just cannot stop giving gifts to their friends and loved ones, but if you and your friend live a zero-waste lifestyle, it is certain that you do not forget giving the environment, not just the people around you, the gift of love as well. Yes, you can certainly give the environment a gift of love by buying gifts that align with your goals of living a zero-waste lifestyle. Do not worry…

A Brief History On November 16, 1871, the National Rifle Association received its charter from the State of New York, starting a long and distinguished history as a major force in encouraging marksmanship by Americans as preparation for possible military service and promoting the shooting sports.  Later emphasis on the rights of gun owners and shooters embroiled the organization in political mire and in recent years the once universally admired organization has generated much backlash against its political activities, including hatred from those that oppose the 2nd Amendment.  How did things go so wrong?  The answer is a bit complex,…

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