Good news on the ammo front. As long as Joe allows us peons to buy any, anyway.

Big Green is back and stronger than ever,” Vanderbrink said. “I am sick and tired of not being able to find Remington ammunition on the shelf. We are fixing that. American manufacturing is about to roar, and Remington Ammunition is back.”


Balm for my inner cartographer

A close up of Lac Lemain on the Switzerland map, Geologische Karte der Schweiz 1911. ©2021 Sean Conway and My Modern Met, all rights reserved.

Cartographer Transforms Vintage Maps Into 3D Relief Maps Showing Elevation.

In the olden days, every motorist had a clunky road atlas and flimsy paper maps. Now, digitized maps of the world are at your fingertips. Since ancient times, maps have informed users of their geological surroundings. However, they are also a fascinating record of change in how humans understand the Earth. Building off this long tradition of mapmaking, cartographer and ortho-imaging specialist Sean Conway uses modern expertise to enhance vintage maps with accurate elevation data. An ongoing project, the maps are available as stunning prints that defy the eye to appear as three-dimensional reliefs.

For the record – I still like to carry a paper road atlas when traveling. GPS gets you there, but those paper maps give you context a six-inch screen does not.


News you can use – Dinosaur hunting cartridges…

…this is a question often brought up in gun circles. Admittedly, it is mostly as a joke.
The questioner is often talking about something BIG like a T-Rex, Anklyosaurus or a Triceratops.
The fact of the matter is, there were dinosaurs from the size of field mice up to Dreadnaughtus at 65 tons. Some of them were vicious, fast killers.
Others were slow and docile. Yet others were armored or could fly.

Just like with modern game, each calls for a different thing.


This is 2021.  Scientists are mucking about with dinosaur DNA.  Who the hell knows what might happen?