Sorry...I assume everyone knows everything! Each Wednesday morning we release an episode of DOWN RANGE Radio, my 45-minute (more or less), professionally produced podcast talking about guns, self-defense, recipes, rock and roll, and what one regular listener described as "Michael's brain drippings."
Last year DOWN RANGE Radio received a "Gunnie Award" as the Number 1 firearms podcast on the Internet. Our commentaries on the Supreme Court Heller Decision has been cited as some of the best and most informative work on that landmark moment. We recently put in place a way for listeners to leave voice message questions on DOWN RANGE Television and I'll answer them the next week.
I can't believe that tomorrow is episode 309...that's a massive amount of B-S! LOL! Long time back Marshal Halloway and I lost track of how many people actually listen to DOWN RANGE Radio...the numbers were already huge. Over the last 2 years we've found that at big events like the NRA Convention or the SHOT Show, fully half the people I talk to are "pod people" as opposed to fans of the television show.
One amazingly creepy moment...I was flying back into Denver with my crew from a filming session. My producers and I got off the plane first and while waiting for the rest of the crew to disembark we were talking about the success of the podcast. "Do you really have a sense of who listens to the podcast?" my producer Mike Long was asking. Walking off the plane was a classic Colorado climbing dude, big pack loaded with climbing gear, a rope strapped to the outside of the pack and earbuds in his ear. He walked past us just as Long asked his question...on cue, he turned his iPod around to reveal my face on it and answered Long's question of who listened: "Everybody," the dude said and kept walking...
RE: 7.62/.308 ammo, I have had great luck with the Hornady Superperformance, both the 165-gr and the 168-gr Match. I bought some 150-gr Prvi Partizan back when it was cheap (well, cheaper...it has been a long time since 7.62 was "cheap") and it's been great in the semiautos. I also used it to shoot a hole in one of my steel plates that was rated for 7.62. LOL! I also have had good luck with the wonderful Black Hills 155-gr A-Max, but I have exactly 2 boxes of that left.