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Shooting Sportsman, January/February 1998

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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The Swarm

Topics: Musing about buying an AYA. Gunmaker Craftsmen: AyA (Aguirre y Aranzabal)

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Waterfowling Wonders

Topics: "Gear reviewed: Tool Roll from Westley Richards, Waterfowler's Gore-Tex Bibs from Cabela's, Coldwater Packs' Puddle Jumper bag, gloves from Glacier Glove, the Quatro parka from Browning and a gear bag from Temple Fork Outfitters." Manufacturer(s): "Westley Richards,Cabela's,Coldwater Packs,Glacier

  • By: Tim Leary

Sand Grouse

Topics: Africa's version of driven shootinga'with lions. Sand grouse are really a relation of the pigeon family. Dealer(s): "Africa,Botswana" Dog Type(s): Grouse

  • By: Terry Wieland

Game Bag

Topics: "Subjects: Announcing the National Fly Fishing & Wingshooting Show in Providence, New Beretta Gallery opens in Dallas, Harris Gunworks builds new double rifle/shotgun, Hull Cartridge Co. offers a new shotshell, Shooting Gazette launches a website and ACCG raffle features a Mauser 98."

  • By: Vic Venters

Britain On A Budget

Topics: A wingshooting trip to the UK doesn't have to break the bank. Useful list of affordable British outfitters. Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain,United Kingdom" Dog Type(s): Pheasant Grouse Pigeon European Woodcock

  • By: Tony Jackson

Piegan Holiday

Topics: Blackfoot territory yielded sharptails and more. Dog Type(s): Pigeon Sharp-tailed Grouse

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Shooting Brakes

Topics: Testing the Volvo V70 XCD AWD Cross Country in Alaska.

  • By: Laurie Morrow

The Vintage Cup

Topics: A World Side-by-Side Championship to remember. Dealer(s): "Rhode Island,RI"

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Pearls From The Sky

Topics: Winter ptarmigan as a cure for cabin fever. Dealer(s): "Alaska,AK" Dog Type(s): Ptarmigan

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr

The Holland & Holland Action

Topics: "If imitation is truly the sinjcerest form of flattery, no gunmaker should b emore flattered than Holland & Holland, Ltd. because no sidelock action has been more widely copied." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Holland & Holland

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Rizzini B. Upland EL

Topics: Elegant sculpting and case colors distinguish Rizzini B.'s Upland EL from most over/unders in the same price range. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Rizzini, Battista" Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Upland EL

  • By: Vic Venters

The Best Bang for the Buck

Topics: "A prospective dog buyer must weigh his lifestyle, expectations and bank balance before deciding what type of hunting dog to buy. Should you buy a puppy, an "introduced" dog (6-12 months old) or a "started/finished" dog."

  • By: George Hickox

Mr. Perfection

Topics: Peter V. Nelson: redefining best-quality British gunmaking. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Hartmann & Weiss Nelson, Peter"

  • By: Douglas Tate

Ducks Over Delta

Topics: In pursuit of dabblers and divers in Manitoba. Dealer(s): "Canada,Manitoba" Dog Type(s): Duck

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Winchester's Model 21

Topics: "Dollar for dollar, perhaps the greatest double ever builta'the Winchester model 21." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Winchester Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Model 21

  • By: Ned Schwing

Trigger Pulls & Flinching

Topics: "Causes and cure for flinching. Also, sound advice about trigger pull."

  • By: Steve Smith

"Guns, Loads & Good Times"

Topics: "Books Reviewed: Game Gun by Richard S. Grozik, Hodgdon Powder Shotshell Data Manual by Don Zutz, Lyman Shotshell Reloading Handbook, 4th Edition edited by Edward Matunas and Passing a Good Time by Gene Hill."

  • By: Bruce Buck

A Lesson Learned

Topics: Guest Guns: Author learns hunting ethics as a youth and passes it on to his son.

  • By: Larry Dame

"Abe Chaber, Gunsmith"

Topics: "Abe Chaber is a gunsmith bound by the last century, which is very good for todays sportsman. "

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Weight & Balance

Topics: "Between the hands" represents different actual balance points for different people.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Argentine 'Fowling

Topics: "Photo essay - hunting in Argentinaa'the land of Perdiz, Pigeons, ducks and geese." Dealer(s): Argentina Dog Type(s): Perdiz Pintail Pigeon Wigeon

  • By: Gary Kramer

Thus Spake Major Peabody

Topics: Discussing Walt Whitman's passage about living with animals because they are placid and self-contained.

  • By: Galen Winter


From the Editor

Topics: Commenting on the 10 years that SSM has been published.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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