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    The Black Powder Cartridge News Fall 2023

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    The Black Powder Cartridge News Fall 2023

    This issue features George Bird Grinnell Hunter & Conservationist, Al Story & the Borchardt Rifle Corporation, Solid Advice on Offhand Shooting, 31st Annual Quigley Match 2023, Paper Patch Bullets in the Pedersoli Gibbs .45 Long-Range Rifle, James Graham – Hide & Meat Hunter, J.H. Durkee Gunsmith of Lebanon, New Hampsire, Product Reivews, Center Shot, Match Results, and Rifle Clubs.

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    The Foundation

    Scott Elliot

    The importance of local shooting clubs is immeasurable. Local clubs are the foundation on which o... ...Read More >


    Hodgdon® Announces Closure of GOEX facility

    Hodgdon Powder Company

    Effective immediately, Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc. has made the decision to cease manufacturing ... ...Read More >


    Determining Powder Charges

    Steve Garbe

    One of the commonly asked questions from new black powder shooters is: “How do I determine the am... ...Read More >

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    From the Editor

    The Jig Is Up
    column by: Steve Garbe

    The reported “mainstream” news has always required that one interpret what he reads. This has been true throughout history and is not something that is new or unique to our lifetime. Unfortunately, but also predictably, the reported news has been hijacked by people with a nefarious agenda. Often times, the important news of the day is buried under headlines about some movie star’s uneducated opinion of current events. Being able to “sort the wheat from the chaff” has become a necessary ability for those who truly want to understand current events and be well informed. ...Read More >


    About the Cover

    column by: Steve Garbe

    A fine telescopic long-range rifle in the form of a .45 Pedersoli-Gibbs adorns this issue’s cover. Our thanks to Robby Robinson, who provided the rifle for our review and discussion. Sheryll Garbe was responsible for the excellent cover shot and article photography. ...Read More >


    George Bird Grinnell

    Hunter & Conservationist
    feature by: Miles Gilbert

    Those of us who are members of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are well acquainted with the catch phrase “Hunting Is Conservation.” The subject of this article was among the foremost hunters to promote and work tirelessly for conservation. And, he was a black powder cartridge shooter! ...Read More >


    Al Story & the Borchardt Rifle Corporation

    feature by: Leo J. Remiger

    Albert (Al) Story was born October 31, 1940 in San Diego, California and attended Sweetwater High School. Al was always interested in hunting and so consequently, in guns. One of his favorite stories revolves around a young girl he sat next to in class named Ruthie Navarro. Ruthie’s father was a gunsmith and the family lived in her father’s gun shop. During the many times Al walked Ruthie home, he would take advantage of the opportunity to speak to her father and ask questions about gun work and machining. ...Read More >

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