Re: shapening the knives
I use diamond steels. and sharpen the edge into them much like trying to slice a very thin layer of the steel off. Then when i have progressed thru the finer grits and have a fine edge i strop on the razor strop course then fine in the opposite motion as the steels. blade is sharp when the hairs on your arm jump off under minimal effort.
It takes 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 3 for proper trigger squeeze.
The latest caliber or gear is no substitute for experience and skill. Rifles and cartridges don't make hits -- shooters do.
Fact of life:
After Monday and Tuesday, even the calendar says WTF!