I wanted you to know that your articles on old guns and getting them to shoot have been a great pleasure to a good friend and former shooting fanatic...he was blinded in an automobile accident a few months back. Before that he was a master at finding old guns with arcane calibers and getting them to shoot MOA with TLC. Now he enjoys your articles on doing the same. And it gives me something to read to him that holds his interest. He was a master gun restorer and cartridge maker and seeing him sightless is heartbraking. You have made it easier to be with him...
Argentine, thanks for your kind words; it's responses like that one that make the effort even more worthwhile. I'm pleased to hear your friend enjoys the stories; and there are more to come. Keep checking back at the site.
I have just added "OUCH! THAT HURTS! Pain Perception in Animals" to the site. I wrote this article for Magnum about a year and a half ago. (An aside about my qualifications: I am a professor of anatomy, pathology, and physiology, and have served as a faculty member in two veterinary and two medical schools.)
The gentleman in the opening image is my hunting partner, who shot that SCI book-sized gemsbok on the same ranch where I killed the wildebeest.
I have just uploaded "Noble Savage," a story about the Savage 24-S combination gun. An abbreviated version of this appeared in the July 2002 issue of The American Rifleman in their "Favorite Guns" column. Enjoy.
Thanks! Keep an eye on this thread, I add as I can. I have a piece on bird anatomy and how it affects hunting them, that will likely go up next. Working on a very interesting item about the Greener Humane Horse Killer, too.