Consider the fall hunt for moose. Why autumn? Winter driven hunt for prey, more profitable to hold after the establishment of stable snow cover. It is easier to find animals, get around them and expose them to shooters. In the fall and early spring, the same operations have to be done “blindly”. However, late autumn and early winter do not always spoil hunters with snow (say, the last two seasons), and by the middle of the corral hunt, most bull moose have already shed their horns. It can be very frustrating to put a huge bull at the end of December and find only rosettes on its head instead of horns. The exit suggests itself: summer and autumn hunting “on the roar” or autumn hunting with a dog. We will focus on them in more detail. Continue reading
Cleaning weapons, let’s look at the nuances.
Remember, Leskov left-Hander asked me to tell the Tsar-priest that the soldiers did not clean their guns with crushed bricks? Vaughn when even in Russia they thought about the abrasive properties of ceramics and the correct technologies for cleaning weapons!
Seriously, not so long ago, in remote places, the trunks were simply “spilled” with boiling water, then driven off with a ruff and wiped dry. But don’t rush to accuse your ancestors of barbarism. This same operation is performed for modern Pneumatics for collective use in very advanced cases, when the barrel is so leaded that it does not take any chemistry and mechanical devices. Physics comes to the rescue: due to the difference in the coefficients of thermal expansion, lead flakes safely peel off from the steel. Continue reading
The history of the discovery and colonization of new continents and territories by representatives of European civilization is inextricably linked to the migration of some species of domestic and wild animals. Everyone knows the consequences of importing rabbits to Australia. Once on this isolated continent in the XIX century, in the absence of species competition, rabbits bred so much that within 10 years they became a national disaster. A similar situation, only more delayed in time, has developed with the uncontrolled breeding of wild and escaped domestic pigs brought to the territory of North America. Continue reading