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Shooting Sportsman, July/August 2000

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Atlantic City Snows

Topics: "New Jersey's salt marshes offer excellent hunting for the 100,000 greater snow geese that rest-over there." Dealer(s): "New Jersey,NJ" Dog Type(s): Snow (Blue) Goose

  • By: Gary Kramer

Waterfowling at Rancho Mariposa

Topics: "Rancho Mariposa offers great waterfowling for pintails, tea., snow geese, specklebellies and more." Dealer(s): Mexico Dog Type(s): Blue-winged Teal

  • By: Bill Buckley

"Collars, Cases, Boots & Calls"

Topics: "Products reviewed: RR-330S dog collar from Innotex, Americase's aluminum Motor Case gun case, custom boots from W.C. Russel and the Fowl Mouth duck call from Fowl Mouth." Manufacturer(s): "Americase,Innotex,W.C. Russel,"

  • By: Tim Leary

Pigeons o' the Wood

Topics: "Proper scouting, blind set-up, and decoy placement can produce fast action for challenging English wood pigeons. " Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain" Dog Type(s): Pigeon

  • By: Tony Jackson

First Grouse

Topics: Boys shoot grouse on the ground. Men only shoot them when they're flying. Dog Type(s): Grouse

  • By: William G. Tapply

The Real Teal Deal

Topics: The shoot is barely underway when the count reaches 12a'the legal limit. Dealer(s): "Lousiana ,LA" Dog Type(s): Teal

  • By: Richard Hall

Quest for an Over/Under Game Gun

Topics: One man's search for an eleganta'and affordablea'stackbarrel shooter. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Perazzi Browning Merkel

  • By: Robert I. Egbert

"Prize Churchills, By Chance"

Topics: Churchill to give away a pair of bespoke guns to winner of Game Conservancy Trust drawing at 2000 CLA Game Fair. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Churchill

  • By: Silvio Calabi

English FITASC in the States

Topics: UK/US FITASC event scheduled at the Southdown Sporting Gun Club.

  • By: Barry G. Davis


Topics: The Major tells his hunting buddies about the time he hooked a grouse while fly fishing.

  • By: Galen Winter

New Custom Rifle Book

Topics: Steven Dodd Hughes has released his new booka'Custom Rifles in Black & White.

  • By: Vic Venters

A Master of Masters

Topics: Armi Fabbri: builder of the finest over/under there is. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Fabbri

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Pigeon English

Topics: Photo essaya'preseason pigeons are the ultimate warm-up for fall. Dealer(s): Montana MT Dog Type(s): Pigeon

Doubles & Drillings at Vintage Cup 2000

Topics: List of events and sponsors for the 2000 Vintage Cup World Side-by-Side Championships.

The Two-Thousand-Dollar Dove Hunt

Topics: When dovesa'not pricea'are the object. Dog Type(s): Dove

  • By: Rusty Ward

A Leather-Covered Butt

Topics: "The oldest form of recoil pad is a hank of horsehair under a swatch of leather. Today's leather-covered pads soften recoil, increase LOP and can solve aesthetic shortcommings."

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

The Gunner's Grail

Topics: "There are many permutations of the definition of shooting a "double", but by strictist accounts, it means two birds dead in the air at the same time. Some tips on how to shoot a "double"."

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Slim & Trim: Beretta's New 391

Topics: Beretta's newest venture in semi-autos is the 391. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): 391

  • By: Dave Holmes

September Soras

Topics: Hunting sora rails in the Delaware Valley from slender skiffs with Capt. Dick Henderson. Dealer(s): New Jersey NJ Dog Type(s): Rail

  • By: Capt. Joe Evans

"Best of Guns, Best of Times"

Topics: "Books reviewed: Best Guns by Michael McIntosh, British Gun Engravers by Douglas Tate, Custom Firearms Engraving by Tom Turpin and The Sporting Road by Jim Fergus."

  • By: Bruce Buck

The Grouse Cycle: Peak or Past?

Topics: An area by area forcast of the grouse population and the prospects for god hunting this season. Dog Type(s): Ruffed Grouse

  • By: Jeremy Pearce

Hare-Footed Grouse

Topics: Walking up ptarmigan hunting in the Alaska wilds. Dealer(s): Alaska AK Dog Type(s): Ptarmigan

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The SIG Arms Aurora

Topics: "After reviewing the new Aurora line of shotguns, it's apparent that Swiss-owned SIG Arms has a line of high quality guns (manufactured for them by Rizzini)." Dealer(s): "Switzerland,Swiss" Gamebird(s): 20 Gunmaker Craftsmen: SIG Arms Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Aurora

  • By: Vic Venters

Sporting for Its Own Sake

Topics: Some shooters are complaining that sporting clays is no longer a hunter's game. Any range owner should be able to accommodate both hunters and sporting groups.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Birmingham Gunmaker G.E. Lewis for Sale

Topics: The Birmingham gunmaker G. E. Lewis to be auctioned off at Gleneagles by Sothebys.

  • By: Douglas Tate

A Tour of Kent Cartridge

Topics: "A tour of the Kent Cartridge USA manufacturing plant in Kearneysville, West Virginia followed by shooting at Prospect Hall Shooting Club."

  • By: Les Greevy

Kennel Considerations

Topics: Designing a safe and healthy kennel system. Manufacturer(s): "Horst Company,Creative Designs (StayK),K-9 Kondo,Kennel Deck Company,Mason Company,Scott's Dog Supply"

  • By: George Hickox

Turning Guns into Wheelchairs

Topics: Gun collection auctioned to raise money to buy wheelchairs.

  • By: Douglas Tate

Bismuth Offers 2 7/8" 10-Gauge Shells

Topics: Bismuth Cartridge offers non-toxic shells in 10-gauge. Gamebird(s): 10

  • By: Vic Venters

The Ultra Gun Bus

Topics: "Holland & Holland edition Range Rover demonstrated to press in Tunica, Mississippi." Dealer(s): "Mississippi,MS"

  • By: Silvio Calabi

The Bionic Gunner

Topics: "Eyesight kills more birds than anything else. As one ages, a number of changes can affect eyesight, which can influence one's shooting accuracy."

  • By: Robert F. Jones

The Road to "Know Where"

Topics: Chris Batha on knowing where you shoot.

  • By: Chris Batha

Under the Hammer

Topics: Unusual decoys and gagets sold at Lang's Sporting Collectibles auction.

  • By: Silvio Calabi


From the Editor

Topics: The elections and gun control. SSM welcomes two new editors to it's staffa'Doug Tate and Rick Pratt.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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