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Shooting Sportsman, July/August 1997

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Autumn Nights

Topics: Reminiscing about grandfather's days market hunting with a four-barrel muzzleloader over live decoys. Times have changed.

  • By: Matt Mullins


Topics: The quest for the quintessential quarry. Dog Type(s): Chukar

  • By: Buddy Levy

Grassy Lake Lodge

Topics: Sportsmen who come to Grassy Lake Lodge & Hunt Club (KY) for world-class duck and goose hunting are also treated to matching accommodations and service. Dealer(s): Kentucky KY Dog Type(s): Goose Mallard

  • By: Joe Arnette

The 10 Commandments of Bird Dog Training

Topics: A variety of training experiences interlock to help create a first-class gundog. Ten commandments to dog training.

  • By: George Hickox

Blueprinting Your Stock

Topics: Measuring a gunstocka'the tools and methods that produce accurate results.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Art From All Angles

Topics: A three-dimensional look at sporting art.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Live-Bird Competitions

Topics: A live-bird competition hunting for chukar with the partner from hell. Dog Type(s): Chukar

  • By: Steve Smith

The Gamba 624 Extra Prince

Topics: Westley Richards aesthetics are clearly a starting point with the Gamba Prince. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Gamba, Renato"

  • By: Vic Venters

Hungarian Pheasants

Dealer(s): Hungary Dog Type(s): Pheasant

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Travel Notebook

Topics: Brief travel tips for the hunter and a tip about Canada's lockable gun (gun case) law. Dealer(s): "Montana MT,Nova Scotia,North Carolina NC,North Dakota ND"

  • By: Steve Smith

Chapter One

Topics: "Bruce Buck introduces himself to readers and reviews: A Fall of Woodcock by Tom Huggler, Snakefoot, The Making of a Champion by Robert G. Wehle and The British Over-and-Under by Geoffrey and Susan Boothroyd."

  • By: Bruce Buck

Ashburn Hill Readers & Writers Wingshoot

Manufacturer(s): "Wingshooting Adventures,Lyalvale,Galco International" Dealer(s): Georgia GA

  • By: Vic Venters

The World Side-by-Side Championships

Topics: "World Side-by-Side Championships and Exhibition (aka Vintage Cup) to take place at Addieville East Farm in Rhode Island Sept. 5-7, 1997." Dealer(s): Rhode Island RI

  • By: Laurie Morrow

The Man in the Middle

Topics: Men (gunshops) who will help you into a gun.

  • By: Laurie Morrow

The Superposed Shop

Topics: The Browning Custom Shop still builds the Browning Superposed the old-fashioned way. Dealer(s): "Liege, Belgium" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Browning Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "Superposed,B25,B125"

  • By: Richard Rawlingson

Anson & Deeley: The Latches

Topics: "The fore-part of the stock certainly contributes to the appearance of the gun, but it also serves a purpose. The action and barrels are held in place by a steel framework covered in wooda'the forend. "

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Qvercoming Adversity

Topics: Dealing with adversity.

  • By: Galen Winter

What Is Good Shooting?

Topics: What is good shooting defined.

  • By: Steve Smith

A Gun To Call Your Own

Topics: On choosing a maker to build your first best gun. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Beretta Granger Brown, David McKay Holland & Holland Purdey Asprey" Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): S09

  • By: Vic Venters

From Shirts to Slips

Topics: "products reviewed: Dog Box from Aluma Sport, White Wing & Saguaro Quail shirts from Columbia Sportswear, Dokken Dead Fowl Retriever Trainer from Intercoastal Technologies, Diamond Deluxe Aligner from Diamond Machining, Inc. and the Expandable Bag for cartridges from Bob Allen Sportswear." Manufacturer(s):

  • By: Tim Leary

The Games Shooters Play

Topics: "What's the best way to get out of the rut of shooting the same targets over and overa'simple, vary the targets and shoot something different. "

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Rolling Your Own Game Loads

Topics: "Handloading allows you to tailor loads for pressure, velocity and other qualities."

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Canada: Non-Toxic Shot Update

Topics: Canada approves bismuth as non-toxic shot alternative. Dealer(s): Canada

  • By: Vic Venters


From the Editor

Topics: Appologize for Steve Smith article about his trouble with his gunsmith. New book reviewer selecteda'Bruce Buck.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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