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Shooting Sportsman, March/April 1998

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Topics: "As a shooter progresses, subtle changes in equipment could result in significant improvement in scores."

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Taking The Season

Topics: Wading up mallards as the season's finale. Dog Type(s): Mallard

  • By: Ross Kushner

Gun Words

Topics: "Insite into the language of the gunmaker. Words denoting specific gun parts, tools and techniques explained."

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Rogue River Rifles Buys John Rigby & Co.

Topics: Rogue River Rifleworks buys Rigby.

  • By: Tony Jackson

Browning & Winchester Sold to Walloon Government

Topics: FN (Fabrique Nationale) purchased by Walloon Region of Belgium.

Browning Drops the Auto-5

Topics: Browning drops the Auto-5. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Browning Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Auto-5

The General's 21

Topics: Story about the owners of a Winchester model 21. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Winchester Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Model 21

  • By: William J. Morrissey

Shoting Sportsman's Readers & Writers WIngshoots '98

Topics: Join SSM on one of three Readers & Writers Wingshoots for 1998. Dealer(s): "South Dakota,SD,Idaho,ID,Texas,TX"

  • By: Tim Leary

Parker Shooters Part I

Topics: A buyer's guide to a shooting man's Parker. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros.

  • By: Ed Muderlak

Effective Patterning

Topics: Proper patterning and proper use of the wind are necessary for the maximum number of bird finds.

  • By: George Hickox

Seven Lakes Lodge

Topics: "From a grand lodge to a world-class sporting clays course, Seven Lakes Lodge (in Colorado) has it all." Dealer(s): "Colorado,CO"

  • By: Michael McIntosh

New Galazan Catalog

Topics: Third edition of the Galazan catalog is now available.

The '97 Readers & Writers WIngshoots

Topics: Photo essay of the '97 Readers & Writers WIngshoots. Dealer(s): "Texas ,TX,Idaho,ID"

  • By: Tim Leary
  • and Steven Dodd Hughes

"Guns, Dogs & Sport-Speak"

Topics: "Books reviewed: Lov of Labs from the editors of Voyageur Press, The Gun Review Book by Michael McIntosh, Parker Guns, the "Old Reliable" by Ed Muderlak and the Language of Field Sports by C.E. Hare."

  • By: Bruce Buck

"Feets, Don't Fail Me Now"

Topics: "In shooting, you can do everything perfectly, but if your feet aren't where they ought to be, you are screwed. "

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Changing Chokes by Changing Shells

Topics: Shooters can open or tighten patterns by carefully selecting or reloading ammunition with that purpose in mind.

  • By: Les Greevy

Ten Top Dogs

Topics: Ten SSM writers tell us about their favorite hunting dog. Breed(s): Springer Spaniel Labrador Retriever

Churchill Parties Unite; New Over/Under on the Way

Topics: "E.J. Churchill , Ltd. and Churchill Gunmakers unite to form single company ending lawsuit and confusion."

Curiosity and the Cats

Topics: "The Major and friends go to hunt grouse in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. During a snow storm, the Major bets the others he can go out and kill a grouse in 30 minutes. "

  • By: Galen Winter

Machining a Stock

Topics: In no way will the duplicating pantograph replace competent stockmaking. Stock machining does not make instant stockmakers; it's more like having an apprentice in the shop.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Ten Memorable Hunts

Topics: Ten SSM writers tell their favorite hunting story. Dog Type(s): Red Grouse Duck Ptarmigan Grouse

Hans Bornmeller Hammergun

Topics: Two protype BABOS (Hans Bornmeller) hammerguns tested. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "HABOS (Bornmeller, Hans)"

  • By: Vic Venters

Don't Miss the National Fly Fishing & Wingshooting Show

Topics: Reminder not to miss the Nat. FF&WS Show in Providence.

Ten Lasting Images

Buffalo with Wings

Topics: Hunting Sage hen grouse in Wyoming. Dealer(s): "Wyoming,WY" Dog Type(s): Sage Grouse (Sage hen)

  • By: Robert F. Jones

From Forceps to Wrenches

Topics: "Products reviewed: Upland Briar Pants from L.L. Bean, Field Kit (first aide kit) from Outdoor Safety, wool jacket from C.C. Filson, Pro 5-in-1 wrench from Proud Line Enterprises, Devon Speed Bag from Galco and Headwaters Vest from Camas Designs." Manufacturer(s): "L.L. Bean,Outdoor Safety,C.C.

  • By: Tim Leary

McIntosh Responds

Topics: "Responding to a letter pertaining to article in previous issue on recoil. In paticular, recoil and barrel porting are discussed here."

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Britain's First Boxlock Over/Under in 80 Years

Topics: Tony White & Co. (Birmingham) will build lightweight over/unders.

  • By: Douglas Tate

Ten Favorite Gamebirds

Topics: Ten SSM writers tell about their favorite gamebirds.

Ten 'Best' Guns

Topics: Ten SSM writers each choose and write about their favorite gun. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Wilkes, John Hellis, Charles Purdey Lefever Beretta Webley & Scott Winchester Parker Bros."


From the Editor

Topics: Remarks about 10th anniversary of SSM. Introducing Les Greevy and the debut of the new Shot Talk column in SSM. Reminder to attend the NFF&WS Show in Providence.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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