Throwback Thursday: Point Shooting

Every Thursday we'll share an article from the American Rifleman archives. In this week's article taken from the January 1955 issue, Col. Charles Askins describes, in terms from a bygone era, the fundamentals and possibilities of point shooting.

Askins’ Hot Rod

I talked about the 5.5 mm Velo Dog cartridge a while back and referred to its use as the parent cartridge for Col. Charles Askins' wildcat .22.

Askins on the 1911

From the Archives: Charles Askins had a liking, maybe even an affection, for the sturdy old workhorse.

The Swan Song: Charles Askins Biography

In honor of the 125th anniversary of American Rifleman, the following is an excerpt from the August, 1987 issue: The Swan Song.

The Velo Dog

I understand the reasons why this cartridge was originally designed. But I can't begin to understand why the round took the form that it did.


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