Back in the early 1970s, I was told, as a young policeman, that one of the advantages of the .357 Magnum was that it would “bust an engine block”. I did not know if it would, but that was the persistent rumor. I’ve always wondered what it would really do, but hauling a heavy engine block to the range and then hauling it off to the dump was too much for me to tackle.
But my old friend Boyd called me last week and told me he had a solution. He had a couple of old engine blocks and a tractor on a trailer and wanted to know if I wanted to shoot them. I said, “Sure!”