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Shooting Sportsman, July/August 2003

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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"Shotguns, Jokes & Romance"

Topics: "Reviews of "Shotgun Technicana," "The Best of the Major," "The Right Side of the River," "The World's Greatest Wingshooting Destinations," and "Wingshooter's Guide to Wisconsin.""

  • By: Charles Fergus

Tough Customers

Topics: Measuring trophies in effort expended; an enjoyment of difficult bird-hunting terrain and its rewards. Dealer(s): Alaska Dog Type(s): Ptarmigan Pheasant

Fit for a Lady: Norton&Sons Women's Ventile Shooting Jacket

Topics: A "bespoke" shooting jacket for women made on London's Sevile Row. Manufacturer(s): Norton & Sons


Topics: "Shooting and hunting on Chesapeake Bay to try the full line of Benellis, Franchis and Stogers on the company's invitation." Dealer(s): Pintail Point Dog Type(s): Canada Goose Pheasant Gunmaker Craftsmen: Benelli Beretta Franchi

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

The Shooting Party

Topics: A description of an SSM-organized Edwardian-style shooting gathering in the north of England. Dealer(s): UK Dog Type(s): Perdiz Red Grouse Hungarian Partridge

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Range Wares

Topics: "Review of a variety of new and improved gear for the range, including glasses, hearing protection, a shooter's vest and a trap." Manufacturer(s): "Electronic Shooters Protection,E.A.R. Inc.,Carl Zeiss Sports optics,Wild Hare Int'l.,Hunters Pointe,Boyt Harness"

  • By: Tim Leary

Less than the Best

Topics: "For the American author's first trip to the UK for driven grouse, he is a bit chagrined to order a pair of inexpensive "travel guns" but is pleasantly surprised by the shooting." Dealer(s): UK

"Stock Bending, Part II"

Topics: "Jack Rowe, Glenn Baker and Steve Downes discuss their stock-bending methods, tools and expectations." Gauge: John F. "Jack" Rowe

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

The Over/Unders of Robert Churchill

Topics: One gunmaker's quest to perfect the British O/U. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Churchill Woodward, James"

Part II: Shooting Straight with the Smallbore

Topics: "Second of two parts on proper gunfit, gunmount and techniques for shooting smallbore shotguns well."

  • By: Batha

SHOT Guns '03

Topics: "What's new in shotguns for 2003, a round-up of new guns from the SHOT Show." Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Benelli Beretta Browning Daly, Charles Fabarm Franchi Caesar Guerini Perazzi"

Ithaca Classic Doubles Closes

Topics: Ithaca Classic Doubles founder Stephen Lamboy forced to close the business and declare bankruptcy.

  • By: Vic Venters

The Culture of Velocity: Size vs. Speed

Topics: "The relationship between shot size and speed, their combined impact on lethality and the evolution of propellants."

Highland Hills Ranch

Topics: "A wingshooting stay at Higland Hills Ranch in condon, Oregon." Breed(s): Brittany Dealer(s): North-central Oregon Dog Type(s): Chukar Pheasant Hungarian Partridge Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta Weatherby

Casa del Sol

Topics: Hunting the riches of Argentina's Corrientes Province from the Casa del Sol on the Pirana River. Dealer(s): Argentina Dog Type(s): Snipe Perdiz Teal Duck Gunmaker Craftsmen: Beretta

  • By: Vic Venters

A Big-Bore Good Deed

Topics: Sweepstakes for Searcy .470 Nitro Express double rifle to benefit the NRA Institute for Legislative Action. Manufacturer(s): Dan Walter cases Gauge: Brian Searcy

The Quest Continues

Topics: "Sidebar to the Churchill feature of same issue, by general manager of gunmaker, describing the guns of the "new" E.J. Churchill." Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Churchill Woodward, James"

Homo Homoni Lupus

Topics: "The Major ruminates on the extinctions of various species, from the saber-toothed tiger to blind minnows and man."

  • By: Galen Winter

Targets for Hunters

Topics: Setting challenging targets that simulate the real conditions of hunting and the flight path of gamebirds.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

California Dreamin'

Topics: Photo essay of California quail hunting in Mexico's Baja Peninsula. Dealer(s): Northern Baja

  • By: Clair Kofoed

"Columba, the Gem of the Feedlot"

Topics: "Author describes introduction of rock doves, the common pigeon, to the New World, and shooting them over decoys in South America and in the Midwest." Dealer(s): "Paraguay,Uruguay"

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Elhew Kennel Lives On

Topics: "Elhew Kennels has new owners, brought under the tutelage of pointer pioneer Bob Wehle." Breed(s): English Pointer

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Mr. Apted's Interceptor

Topics: "John Henry Apted's improvement, called the Apted Interceptor, was an early device which prevented doubling." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Purdey

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Blinking: Causes and Cures

Topics: "Pointing dogs that avoid birds have learned a behavior as negative as gunshyness; how to avoid blinking, how to correct it."

  • By: George Hickox


From the Editor

Editor quest, a masthead addition and Ithaca Classic Doubles

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


Topics: "More SKB feedback, cover dogs, forend fixes, low-gun skeet, "best" for T.R. White."


Manufacturer(s): "Purina,hodgdon Powder Co." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Krieghoff

  • By: Vic Venters
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