Hello to all,
I was greatly pleased, to see a Frank Marshall exert in the blog. Frank Marshall is the reason for me becoming a Cast Bullet Association member. I ran across an ad, either on E-bay or Gun broker, selling memberships to the association. Someone, from the association, had put a neat little advertisement together to draw interest. This particular ad, contained one of Frank Marshal's writings and I was immediately hooked. I immediately joined and couldn't wait to get my first magazine. Shortly there after David Reiss suggested that I buy the Frank Marshall CD. I not only devoured the CD, I watched it about 3 times and occasionally I bring it up and find certain articles to view again.
When I joined the association, i believed that there would be more articles featuring cast bullet hunting rifles and hunting stories of such in the Fouling Shot and on the forum. I was sort of disappointed as to the lack of such.
Frank and I share a lot of things in common, especially when it comes to cast loads to be used for hunting. I have always been a fanatic for accurate hunting rifles and light weight hunting rifles. I discovered way before the 77 years of age, that I am now, that you carry a hunting rifle much more than you actually shoot it. I demand top notch accuracy in a hunting rifle and it must be able to put that first shot into the spot at which you were aiming. It must also be able to do that regardless if the weather is 28 degrees or 80+ degrees.
This past deer season, I hunted with cast bullets. I wanted my first cast lead kill to be a nice trophy. I let a lot of small bucks walk in the process. I saw the trophy buck that I was after 4 times and never did get a shot at him. I saw him so much, I think he wanted to adopt me. As the old hunter saying goes, he always caught me with my britches down.
My question is-am I the only member on the forum and association member whose interest is in highly accurate cast lead hunting rifles?
David a. Cogburn