Author Archives: MikeH

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.

LYMAN CAST BULLET HANDBOOK

There are many reasons some shooters choose to “cast” their own bullets from lead and certain cast-off (pardon the pun) materials. Economy is one, satisfaction another – or the desire to have almost total control over the bullets used in … Continue reading

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Missouri Bullet Company Coated Hard Cast Bullets

Recently I became aware that my “stash” of bullets for loading .480 Ruger rounds was running low. I was completely out of 375 gr bullets, and in short supply for 410 gr. I had been using bullets from Cast Performance, … Continue reading

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HOG HEAD, CHEESY?

OK, it is common knowledge that a head mount of a large feral boar is an impressive trophy. Even a “European Skull Mount” can be very eye-catching. Sows, however, have small tusks for the size of their heads, and are … Continue reading

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Ghost Ring Rear Sight for Ruger Revolvers

Not being a fan of open sights, I am always looking for better alternatives. This is why I have handguns with scopes, red dot optics, and laser sights. The one revolver I have that still wears its factory open sights … Continue reading

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Tools For Sighting In Handguns

No firearm is of any value unless it can hit what it is aimed at, at least if the shooter does his part. For this to happen, it must be “sighted in”. In the good old days, this often meant … Continue reading

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This One’s A “Keeper”!

Not a record class Copperhead, probably, but worth noting. Was on my canines hot tub room back porch, where I could have easily stepped on him at night when standing out there to dry off in a cool breeze – … Continue reading

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FLOODING AND THE SAN BERNARD RIVER MOUTH

Mike – FYI Jan Edwards Floods Come – Mouth Still Closed The attached picture of the mouth of the San Bernard was taken by Bert Smith 4-25-16. Though the San Bernard is, and has been at flood stage, the mouth … Continue reading

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UPDATING THE RUGER .22 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL – THREADED BARREL

Once upon a time, in a previous life, I had the best of several Ruger .22 LR semi-auto pistols that have come through my hands over the years. This one was a fancy target model – blued bull barrel with … Continue reading

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RITES OF SPRING

Anyone worried that feral hogs might be “tough” when cooked and eaten should think about targeting smaller hogs when strictly meat-hunting. Although hogs breed and bear young all year, spring seems to always bring forth a new “crop” of pigs. … Continue reading

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More “Fancy” Grips!

This set were actually made for the Ruger 22/45 .22 semi auto pistol. Unfortunately, I am temporarily without one of those nice guns, but because the grip screw holes and most overall dimensions are the same as a 1911, I … Continue reading

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