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June 2010 Barnes Bullet-N

To our loyal Club-X members,

We are proud to be announcing a brand new Barnes product next week, June 15th:

You, as Club-X members, will be the first to receive the news about what exactly this new product is. So stay tuned, and watch your inbox on June 15th for the big announcement! We are sure you’ll be pleased and just as excited as we are to bring you this new offering.

We thank you for your support,

Randy & Coni Brooks

Barnes’ Tips, Tools and Techniques

Hello everyone. My name is Ryan Keele. As Ty mentioned last month, I am going to be contributing to our new section of the newsletter. A quick background on me: I have been with Barnes for about 2 years. I started in the Ballistics Lab and now spend my time in the Customer Service area. I enjoy all types of shooting, hunting, and outdoor activities. I am looking forward to working with you, our loyal customers, for years to come.

This month I am going to talk about stuck case removers. Sooner or later, you are going to forget to apply the sizing lube. The next thing you know, you’ll be on the way to your favorite gun shop for a solution. This is an overview of the tools RCBS offers. If you follow the simple instructions RCBS includes, you will be back to loading again in no time flat.

Type 1 remover

Type 2 remover

RCBS offers two types of stuck case removers. We will call them Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 requires you to drill and tap the brass through the primer pocket. The stuck case is pulled from the die with the help of a cap screw and Allen wrench (provided). What makes this whole set-up work is the “remover body,” which fits over the base of the die, allowing the brass enough room to be pulled from the die. This system works well. If done properly, there is very little chance of damaging anything other than the brass case. This system is required for older, standard sizing dies that lack a removable guide bushing. It can also be used on the newer sizing dies.

Drilling the primer pocket

Tapping the primer pocket

Threading cap screw through remover body

Stuck case removed

Type 2 requires a different approach: A special nut is threaded on the Expander/Decapping rod, which draws the entire rod up through the neck and out of the die. You are now free to drive the case out by using one of the two included punch rods and your favorite hammer. This method is a little quicker and lets you vent some of your frustration on the item that caused the whole debacle in the first place. It is designed for use on all RCBS Competition, Gold Medal, and standard dies with removable guide bushings.

Extractor nut threaded on Expander/Decapping rod

Rod pulled from brass

Hopefully you won’t need a stuck case remover anytime soon, but if you do, I hope this information helps you. More details and instructions can be found on the RCBS website.

Ryan Keele

Recipe of the Month

Southern BBQ Style Wild Boar Roast

2 1/2 pounds of Wild Boar loin roast

3/4 tsp of salt, divided

1/2 tsp of black pepper, divided

1/2 cup of flour

1/4 cup of melted butter

2 Tbsp of oil

1/2 cup white vinegar

2 Tbsp tomato paste

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 medium onion, chopped

4 carrots cubed

4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut in half

Rub 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper on the roast and dredge the roast in the flour.

Brown the roast on all sides in butter and oil in a deep, large cast iron skillet.

Remove the roast from the skillet and drain excess oil.

Cook the onion in the skillet with the drippings until tender and place the roast over the onions.

Add the carrots and potatoes and sprinkle the remaining salt and pepper over the vegetables.

Mix the vinegar, tomato paste and brown sugar together.

Add vinegar mixture over the roast and cover the skillet.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 1/2 hours.

Place the roast on a serving dish and place the vegetables around it.

Slice and serve.

Barnes News


Congratulations Club-X Prize Winner!

Karl Owens

I am very proud of the fact that I am a fourth generation Arizonan. My family has been hunting and fishing in Arizona since 1872. I have slowly been working on my Arizona Big Ten. Last year was a big year for me as I collected both my Bison and my Bear. At this point, I am lacking only my Mountain Lion and Bighorn Sheep. I plan on going for my lion in late 2010, but I am not at all certain that I will ever draw a Bighorn tag during my lifetime.

This is a bison that I took in June of 2009 on House Rock Ranch just east of the Kaibab Plateau. The Bison herds are all free-ranging and the hunt can be very difficult. Incidently, the Bison was taken with a 30-06 rifle loaded with 180 grain TSX bullets. Arizona Game & Fish encourages all hunters in Northern Arizona to use lead-free bullets as a means to help protect the Condors that are being recovered along the Grand Canyon Corridor. The TSX bullet fits the bill perfectly.

-Karl Owens

Karl is the winner of the Montie Design AR-Shooting Rest featured in the May newsletter.

Prize for July

Buck PakLite™ Hunting Knives

140 Skinner
135 Caper

Buck Knives has created new PakLite knives designed specially for hunters. The new ultra-light knives feature heavy-duty skeletal steel frames tough enough to ensure years of reliable performance. At the same time, each knife is so light you’ll hardly know it’s there on your hip.

PakLite knives are available in two models: the 140 Skinner and the 135 Caper. Both are made of Buck’s time-tested 420HC stainless steel, ensuring durability and great corrosion resistance. They’re provided with a heavy-duty nylon sheath.

“As an active hunter, I know I try to carry as little weight as necessary without sacrificing quality performance, so I asked our design engineers to see what they could come up with,” said CJ Buck, company president. “I am impressed with the PakLite, and I’m confident other hunters will share my enthusiasm.”

The Skinner has a 2-7/8” skinning blade that is 0.150-inch thick. Overall length is 6-5/8 inches, and the knife weighs just 2-1/2 ounces. The smaller Caper has a 2-1/2-inch-long modified caping blade that’s 0.100 inch thick. This knife is 6-3/4 inches long and weighs only 1.1 ounce. MSRP for either knife is $25. Both models are also available with a textured black powder coating to provide traction for a solid grip. MSRPs for the black powder-coated knives is $30. The winner of this month’s featured product will receive both knives.

Made in the USA, in keeping with Buck’s American Commitment, PakLite knives are backed by Buck’s unconditional Forever Warranty.

Parting Shots

Eight year old Claire Luther of Farmington Arkansas finished off in second place at the AWANA derby car races in her childrens program at the 1st Baptist Church. The car was completely constructed by Claire with the exception of the .35 caliber 200 gr. X bullets that were used for the exhaust pipes. The car weighed in at an even 5 oz.’s. Great job Claire!

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