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Shooting Sportsman, July/August 1996

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Range Wares

Topics: "Product reviews: shooting glasses by E.S.P., shooting vest from Bob Allen, Gokey shell bag from Orvis, SCOPZ shooting glasses from Carl Zeiss Optical and a leather hand guard (for side-by-sides) from Dunn's." Manufacturer(s): "Orvis,Bob Allen Sportswear,E.S.P.,Carl Zeiss Optical,Dunn's, Inc."

  • By: Tim Leary

A Skunk in Camp

Topics: Hunting camp stories.

  • By: Galen Winter

Orvis Acquires Shooting Grounds

Topics: Special Sporting Set to be raffled. Dealer(s): "Millbrook ,New York NY"

  • By: Laurie Morrow

Dream Books

Topics: "Books reviewed: Ringneck by Steve Grooms & Russ Sewell, Longbow Country by E. Donnall Thomas Jr., Tie My Bones to Her Back by Robert F. Jones, Steel Canvas: The Art of American Arms by R. L. Wilson, Frank A. Pachmayr: America's Master Gunsmith by John Lachuk."

  • By: Stephen Bodio

Easy Riders

Topics: Road-hunting's legitimacy as a tradition is outweighed by the way it taints the public view of all hunting.

  • By: Shawn Perich

Olympic Games

Topics: Olympic trap is explained.

  • By: Barry G. Davis


Topics: Kicking the tires on pre-owned doubles. What to look for when buying a used gun.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Busman's Holiday

Dealer(s): South Dakota SD Dog Type(s): Pheasant Sharp-tailed Grouse Prairie Chicken

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Going Once...

Topics: Auction house moves to mid-West. Dealer(s): "St. Louis ,MO Missouri"

  • By: Laurie Morrow

Hard is a Rock

Topics: The air was filled with swooping flocks of South Africa rock pigeons and the sound of gunfire. Dealer(s): South Africa Dog Type(s): Pigeon

  • By: Terry Wieland

Only Skin Deep

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Reviews from Readers

Topics: Readers comment on guns Michael has reviewed over the years in the Gun Review column. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ruger Arrieta AyA (Aguirre y Aranzabal) Beretta Garbi Parker-Hale Darne (Bruchet) Ferlib Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Red Label

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Next Time I Get a Puppy...

Topics: Spoof on training your dog. Dealer(s): "St. Louis ,MO Missouri"

  • By: Laurie Morrow

'Beats of the Heartland

Topics: Photo essay: The heartland of America where you can still knock on a neighbor's door and get permission to hunt quail for a day. Dog Type(s): Quail

  • By: Denver Bryan

Maturing with Gauge

Topics: Anecdote about favorite guns and what gauges are best for various gamebirds.

  • By: Laurie Morrow

"Anson & Deeley, Then and Now"

Topics: "World standard or wallflower, the Anson & Deeley action has stood the test of time." Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Greener, W.W. Westley Richards Scott, W.C."

  • By: Douglas Tate

The MacBean Forest Invitational

Topics: The MacBean Forest Invitationala'the way sporting clays was meant to be. Dealer(s): Missouri MO

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Fiocchi's New Golden Pheasant

Topics: Fiocchi's Golden Pheasant 12-gauge load is taylor made for the rooster hunter.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Luck of the Draw

Topics: Special Sporting Set to be raffled.

  • By: Laurie Morrow

Breeding For The Bottom Line

Topics: Elhew Kennels: Where producing the perfect pointer is job 1. Breed(s): English Pointer Dealer(s): Alabama AL

  • By: Randy Lawrence

A Celebration of Spring(s)

Topics: Guns operate on two sources of energy: shooters and springs. Without springs there would be no guns as we know them. There are 17 springs in a modern Purdey side-by-side with two triggers.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Buzz-Bombs & B52s

Topics: "Memories of shooting a mixed-bag or, as the British call it, a mixed-day." Dealer(s): Wisconsin WI Dog Type(s): Grouse Pheasant American Woodcock Snipe

  • By: Tom Davis

Alternative Chokes

Topics: "A Great gun deserves a great, abeit less-expensive, stand-in. Also, a discussion on various choices for choke combinations."

  • By: Steve Smith

The End of an Era

Topics: Roe S. Clark retires from writing factory research letters (Savage/Stevens/Fox). Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Savage Stevens Fox, A.H."

  • By: William W. Headrick


Topics: Why is it that two experienced hunters given multiple options at the same time usually end up shooting at the same bird?

  • By: Michael McIntosh


From the Editor

Topics: "Ethics of hunting from the vehicle, visit with Marcus Hunt (English engraver) and list of suppliers for the upcomming Readers & Writers Wingshoots."

  • By: Silvio Calabi
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