Jeep TJ/LJ Better Brakes

With the addition of bumpers, winch, armor etc., and the weight and rolling resistance of 35’s, the factory brakes on my 2006 Jeep LJ have never been more than okay…. I decided to go for the 17” wheel flavor, utilizing dual piston calipers for an ’11-’15 Grand Cherokee or Durango and rotors for an ’11-’14 Mustang GT.

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Velvety Goodness, with lion!

That’s exactly what I said to the kids when I spotted this cat. “Look! A lion!”

Spotted him running through the oak brush, looked like maybe chasing a deer. After the kids spotted him my daughter started whistling at him and he stopped, turned and took a few strides our way. Then jumped up on a stump to get a better look at us over the oak brush. Sitting up proud and pretty at about 70 yards!

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From Tybo to Treasure City

Of most interest at the site though, and what brought me here, is an arrastra, sitting all by itself in the bottom of a small canyon a mile or two from the mill. I’ve wanted to check it out ever since I was told about it years ago…

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30 Golds Are Back!

Many .17 shooters have long considered the 30 gr. Gold that Todd Kindler of the Woodchuck Den used to make as “the” bullet for coyote with large capacity .17’s. But a few years ago, Todd stopped making his fantastic bullets. The dies along with a supply of J4 jackets of the correct length for making the 30 Golds are back in production and the 30 Gold is available again!

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The Birth Of The .220 REDLINE

…being an avid predator hunter, I’ve gravitated toward ‘hotrod’ type cartridges… Maximum point blank range and terminal performance on critters are key elements for a ‘hotrod’ to improve upon, over factory available cartridges. Ideally, the performance gains should justify the extra time, effort & expense of wildcatting… What if I necked a SAUM case down to .224…

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