I get asked this question all the time, so I decided to make a video dealing with the topic. Since Ruger does not make their No. 1 rifles in the .45-120 chambering, the question sometimes arises, “How can I get one?” The answer is you have to replace the barrel (if it isn’t already a […]
One question I get asked a lot is “Why the need for a 45-120?” There are many reasons for (and against) it, which I plan to cover in a future video. But, for now, I think a simple presentation is appropriate – just to uncover some facts not everyone seems aware of. The Way to […]
A friend of mine had called, saying he has some spoiled meat in his freezer (lost power), which included eight, large, frozen turkeys. He thought my wife and I might be interested in using them for bait, since he knows we are trappers. So I picked them up. Later I thought, “Maybe I can use […]
In this video, an attempt is made to determine how much improvement one can expect from using some form of case filler. Keeping all other variables the same, 12 cartridges are loaded using filler and another 12 loaded without. The two sets are then tested in the field using a chronograph. A number of circumstances […]
This video demonstrates proper technique when it comes to handling recoil. Featuring a unique, high-powered rifle chambered for the old, buffalo-hunting era .45-120 cartridge (think “Quigley Down Under”), a woman uses the recommended military stance. The rifle used in this demonstration is a Ruger No. 1, custom-chambered for the aforesaid cartridge, firing a 535 grain […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
This is a short video celebrating the simple joys of shooting steel, consuming ammunition that’s inexpensive and enjoying the outdoors on public land. Shown in this video are a Winchester Model 94 (.30-30), a Rossi Ranch Hand (.44 Magnum) and a custom-made Ruger No. 1 (.45-120). All bullets used are cast. The Way to Native […]
This is a short video showing how simple it is to make your own loading blocks for reloading. In this example I needed blocks for a cartridge that didn’t fit anything on the market. The plans for making the blocks are shown beside the video, so feel free to make use of them if you […]
This video shows the results of testing 3 rifles, to determine their penetration capabilities. Looks like the single-shot “buffalo rifle” distinguishes itself! The Way to Native ChroniclesYou could say I’m a Christian of Calvinist bent, and not a crowd-follower.