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Shooting Sportsman, January/February 2001

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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"One Short, Swift, Honest Chance"

Topics: "Successful snap-shooters don't just look for the bird, they look for its head. Control is keya'it begins with the eyes and ends with the hands."

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Einstein Was a Quail Hunter

  • By: Michael Mackay

The 2000 World FITASC Championship

Topics: Results of the year 2000 world FITASC championship.

  • By: Phil Steinkraus

Gunmaker to Emperors

Topics: The Fanzoj family has been a gunmaking dynasty supplying guns to royalty for five centuries.

  • By: Vic Venters

Francine Forrester

Topics: A receipe for pheasant breast with sage rub and roast garlic sauce.

  • By: Rebecca Gray

World's Best Cleaning Rod

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Lewis Drake & Associates

Topics: A look inside the Lewis Drake showroom. Dealer(s): "Murray, Kentucky,KY"

The Beretta Ultralight

Topics: "Light 12-bores are rare in America, especially in an over/under configuration." Gamebird(s): 12 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Ultralight

  • By: Vic Venters

Hunting in the Land of the Maya

Dog Type(s): Ocellated turkey turkey

  • By: Joel Pat Latham

Sporting Pleasures of the Raj

Topics: "A look back at wingshooting in colonial India. Although wingshooting in India developed in many respects along British lines, the use of elephants was probably one of the most notable innovations." Dealer(s): India Gunmaker Craftsmen: Holland & Holland

  • By: E. J. Ryder


Topics: Primland offers plenty of shooting and first-class facilities. Dealer(s): "Virginia,VA"

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Dressed for the Sport

Topics: A primer on togs and tweeds for British gunning.

  • By: Terry Wieland

The Big One-One

Topics: Jake (Yellow Lab) and his master: studies of aging gracefully. Breed(s): Labrador Retriever

  • By: Robert F. Jones

"Misconceptions of Velocity, Pressure & Recoil"

Topics: "In the U.S. the maximum average pressure per SAAMI specs for all 12-gauge ammoa'from 2 3/4-dram 1-oz target loads to 4-dram 2-oz goose loads is exactly the same (11,500 psi)."

  • By: Les Greevy

Shooting Sportsman Sporting Clays Clinic

Topics: SSM sporting clays clinic to be held at White Oak Plantation in Alabama.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Guns from the Dale of Roses

Topics: A three-barreled jewel from Ferlach's Johann Fanzoj. Dealer(s): Austria Gamebird(s): 20 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Fanzoj

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Kennedy Gunmakers Opens New Showrooms

  • By: Vic Venters

Cautionary Tales from the Vintage Cup

Topics: Insufficient wall thickness can lead to a blow-outa'a dangerous situation.

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Skeet Champion Uses Side-by-Side

Topics: When was the last time you heard of winning a skeet championship with a SxS? Gunmaker Craftsmen: SKB Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Model 485

  • By: Larry Brown

Evaluating a Stock Blank III

Topics: Picking out the wood for a gunstock is not for the beginner. Author points out some difficult to see flaws that can make an expensive piece of walnut unusable.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Matched Pair

Topics: "Matched Pairs, Ltd. attempts to reunite separated pairs of guns."

"New School, Old School"

Topics: "Books reviewed here include: Take your Best Shot and To The Target by Daniel Schindler, Field Guide to Upland Birds and Waterfowl by Christopher Smith, The Field & Stream Upland Bird Hunting Handbook by Bill Tarrant and When Ducks Were Plenty by Ed Munderlak."

  • By: Bruce Buck

Virtually Driven

Topics: Win a virtual shooting game and win a day of driven hunting pheasants.

  • By: Vic Venters

From In-Casing to In-Vesting

Topics: "Products reviewed: gun cabinet from Vigilant, shell bag and gun slip from Galco, Ziegel Engineering's aluminum gun case and a polartec vest from Wudcahk Fleece Co." Manufacturer(s): "Galco,Vigilant, Inc.,Ziegel Engineering,Wudcahk Fleece Co."

  • By: Tim Leary

Animal Rights

Topics: The major provides his ideas on animal rights.

  • By: Galen Winter

Going Around the Bend

Topics: Gunstocks are bent by applying a combination of heat and moisture.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Teaching Backing

Topics: Dogs learn through association and learning backing is no exception.

  • By: George Hickox

Shots Missed

Topics: When you shoot where they aren't.

  • By: Charles Fergus

A Roundup of Spring Shows & Shoots

Topics: A list of upcomming events.

"John Rigby & Co. (Gunmakers), Inc."

Topics: "After a short learning curve, Rigby is again building guns and rifles that are not only best-class in appearance, but also unique in durability and performance." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Rigby

  • By: Silvio Calabi

A 'Get-Real' Gift List

Topics: A list of Christmas gift ideas for the shooter. Manufacturer(s): "Decot Hy-Wyd,Morgan Optical,Hodgdon Powder Co.,Baschieri & Pellagri America,Kent Cartridge America,Gamebore,Federal Hull,National Tech-Labs,Troy Peak,Wild Hare"

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Shooting in Ireland

Topics: A guide for gunning on the Emerald Isle. Useful list of hunting estates and booking agents. Dealer(s): Ireland Dog Type(s): Snipe European Woodcock Pheasant Duck

  • By: Alex Brant

That Question of Strength

Topics: Rigby won't ship a double rifle unless the bullet holes cut each other at 50 yds. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Rigby

  • By: Silvio Calabi

The TamZam Train Safari

Topics: The trip started at the Victoria Falls Station aboard an Edwardian train. The bag was mostly guinea fowl and francolin. Dealer(s): "Zambia,Africa" Dog Type(s): Guinea Fowl Francolin

  • By: Gary Kramer

Long Live the King

Topics: Thoughts on why a .410 took the limit in grouse and the author didn't with his 12-bore. Dog Type(s): Ruffed Grouse

  • By: Douglas Tate


From the Editor

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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