Author: Jeff Conko

Club Notices and Events

Notices:  Youth .22 Fun Shoot July 22nd 10am to noon: The South Connellsville Rod and Gun Club will hold a Youth .22 Fun Shoot on Saturday July 22nd Between 10am and noon at our Rifle Range. Youth between 10 and 15 years old wanting to participate are to register by sending an email, with name, age and phone number, to scrgc@yahoo.com. All ammunition, rifles, and targets will be provided by the Club (no personal firearms...

Hunter Education Class

Our next hunter Education class will be held August 27. Please go to the PA Game Commission web page to register for the class and complete the necessary ONLINE portion.  

Is Premium Hunting Ammo Worth the Price?

Does price guarantee performance? We live in a remarkable age, ballistically speaking anyway. Today’s bullets are more accurate and capable than ever. They are built to better tolerances and deliver effective terminal performance over a wider range of impact velocities. For hunters this means that bullets that hit animals at high speeds (typically at closer rangers) will hang together, while bullets that strike at lower velocities (either out of very mild cartridges or at extended...

A Recipe for Cracked Pepper-Crusted Muskox Tenderloin

  If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating a Wagyu Kobe steak—the priciest and arguably most prized beef on the planet—then you might not know that this intensely marbled meat has a characteristic buttery texture, complex flavor, and subtly-sweet finish. Part is nurture, and part is nature. Interestingly, the Japanese cows that yield this delicious meat were originally from rugged terrain and isolated areas. They have a genetic pre-disposition for higher percentages of Omega fatty acids,...

History and Industry in a Tour of Remington’s Two Flagship Plants

  Photo by Hollis Bennett Calibrating one of Huntsville’s many CNC milling machines   My Yankee dad told me he didn’t fully understand my Dixie mother until, years into their marriage, he visited her childhood home in Georgia. There, among the magnolia trees, porch swings, and syrup-thick accents, he recognized the origin of her love of gardens, Sunday dinners, and Coca-Cola. I had a similar rediscovery as I walked the creaking wooden floors of Remington’s...

My Favorite Gun: Savage Fox Model B Shotgun

  Photo by Jeff Twombly Though Twombly has higher-end shotguns, none are as valuable—to him, at least—as this Savage OL reader Jeff Twombly from Bristol, Connecticut, sent us this account of his favorite gun. To share your own, email us at myfavoritegun@outdoorlife.com. We want to know the story of your favorite gun, and what makes it special to you. And, of course, we want to see a nice picture of it. Scroll down for more stories, and...

Survival Skills: How to Peel Tree Bark to Make a Container

  Photo by Tim “Mac” MacWelch Select a tree less than six inches in diameter. Did you ever notice how easy it is to strip off a chunk of tree bark in the late spring or early summer? That phenomenon is due to the bark temporarily loosening as the tree gets ready to put down another growth ring. This is the perfect time to peel bark for containers and for other uses. Bark containers have...

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