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Shooting Sportsman, July/August 2023

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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This Season’s Shotguns

The year’s new crop of smoothbores

by Phil Bourjaily

A Driven-Shooting Primer

Some pointers for Guns bound for Britain

by Vic Venters

A Sporting Oasis

Brays Island Plantation keeps conservation at its core

by Oliver Hartner

Up for Duskys

Getting elevated for early-season dusky grouse

by Noah Davis


From the Editor

Introducing Shooting Sportsman’s new mascot


Looking for loads, remembering Steve Grooms and more

The Opener

A quail comes in for its close-up

Game & Gun Gazette

The Vintage Gunners Cup, Krieghoff’s Gun of the Year, the Holland & Holland Quail Quintet, etc.

Gun Review

A stunning Arrizabalaga SLE Pigeon Gun

by Greg Carpiniello

Field Gear

Preseason purchasing for fall pursuits

by The Editors

To the Point

The importance of being safe in the field

by Tom Huggler


The Gun Rack

The Browning Citori Composite: a do-all O/U

by Joe Genzel


The glory of red grouse—driven or walked-up

by Chris Batha

From the Bench

Demystifying the hand-rubbed oil finish

by Delbert Whitman Jr. & Reid Bryant

Shot Talk

What’s new in shotshells for 2023

by Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

How to prevent—or stop—a retriever from breaking

by Jessie Richards


Beretta’s new 687 EELL Diamond Grade Sporting photographed by Terry Allen 

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