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Homemade Case Trimmer

This video is an overview of how I machined a case trimmer. The design is not much different than most of the conventional case trimmers on the market, but it works. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of […]
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DIY Steel Targets

In this video, I present the two styles of homemade steel targets that I have used, and talk about how I built them and how they worked. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture of Idaho still retains a […]
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Muzzleloader Accuracy Comparison

This was a test I filmed a while back, comparing the accuracy of one of my home-built muzzleloaders with a Knight inline muzzleloader. Admittedly, I just selected a load at random for this test, so as a measure of accuracy for the two rifles it is not necessarily comprehensive. However, the results were still rather […]
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Rifling a Shotgun Barrel

This video provides an overview of how I rifled a smoothbore 12-gage barrel blank to make a rifled barrel for my shotgun and documents some initial testing of the new rifled barrel. TheIdahoanShowIdaho was one of the last continental US states to be settled and, more so than some parts of the US, the culture […]

The GEFRRSn

The GEFRRSn is a successor to the UTAH that the Idahoan built for testing barrel designs. These videos introduce the GEFRRSn and provide an overview of its construction.
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Home-Made Ballistic Gel Additives – Chapter 2

In my last article, we reviewed a simple experiment I performed to evaluate the usefulness of hydrogen peroxide and bleach as additives for clarifying and preserving ballistic gel.  While crude, this initial batch of testing quickly showed hydrogen peroxide works.  In this article I'll be discussing a much larger series of tests I performed to determine the best concentration for clarity, as well as other ways to extend the shelf-life of this gel.
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Home-Made Ballistic Gelatin

I've wanted to test a number of different ammunition types with ballistics gel to see how they performed, but the day that I pay between $150-$250 for Jello is the day I find another hobby.  With that in mind, I spent an afternoon experimenting and was finally able to come up with a gel recipe that works.