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Shooting Sportsman, March/April 1999

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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AyA's New Over/Under

Topics: AyA enters the over/under market with a range of guns under the MD Series label. Gunmaker Craftsmen: AyA (Aguirre y Aranzabal) Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): MD2

  • By: Richard Rawlingson

Blacker & Hibbert: Making a Name

Topics: Barrelmaker Bil Blacker and actioner Gary Hibbert build guns under the trade name Blacker & Hibbert.

  • By: John Ian Gregson

"Pato, Paloma & Perdiz"

Topics: "Hunting ducks, doves and tinamou near Argentina's Parana River." Dealer(s): Argentina Dog Type(s): Dove Duck Teal Perdiz

  • By: Bruce Buck

Readers & Writers Wingshoots '99

Topics: Preview of the hunting venues for the 1999 Readers & Writers Wingshoots. Dealer(s): "South Dakota,SD,Idaho,ID,Texas,TX"

  • By: Tim Leary

Steady to Flush

Topics: The key to moving to the next (highest) level of shooting skill is poise.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

"Right Time, Right Place, Right Start"

Topics: When to start training your dog and what to do when. Tips on training a young puppy.

  • By: George Hickox

Forcing Cones

Topics: The facts about lengthing forcing cones.

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

A Pair of Classics

Topics: Two great English clays events at two great country estates. Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain,"

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Legend in the Making: Dakota & Ferlib form Partnership

Topics: Dakota Arms and Ferlib team up to redesign and improve the Legend. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Dakota Arms Ferlib Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Legend

Hippie-Dippie Wingshoot

Topics: Teaching hippies to shoot. All is well until they mix shooting and marijuana. Then it's time to pack up and leave.

  • By: Robert F. Jones

"Vintage II, Deja Vu"

Topics: The second annual World Side-by-Side Championships & Exhibition was a great success.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

The 1998 Readers & Writers Wingshoots

Topics: Summary of the 1998 Readers & Writers Wingshoots. Dealer(s): "South Dakota SD,Texas TX,Idaho ID"

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
  • , Silvio Calabi
  • and Douglas Tate

Chokes: Which Are Best?

Topics: Different chokes for different folksa'and different uses. Review of different choke-types available and their application.

  • By: Les Greevy

Ray Eye Limited Hunts

Topics: Turkey hunting with Ray Eye in Missouri. Dealer(s): "Missouri,MO" Dog Type(s): Turkey

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

The Vintage Cup Moves to Sandanona

Topics: "The Vintage Cup World Side-by-Side Championships moves to Sandanona at Millbrook, NY." Dealer(s): "New York,NY"

"The Good, The Bad & the Buts... "

Topics: Continuing suggestions on buying a used gun with emphasis on the gunstock.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Spring Training

Topics: "Products reviewed include: The Upland Special dog collar from TRI-Tronics, moleskin shooting waistcoat from Barbour, Mulholland Brothers' leather and canvas gun slip and game bag, a pistol pin protector from Trail Blazin' Innovations and a starting revolver from H & R." Manufacturer(s): "Barbour,

  • By: Tim Leary

"No Birds, No Bird Dog"

Topics: Hickox introduces young dogs to game birds early in their training.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Chef Wayne Nish

Topics: Chef Wayne Nish talks about his philosophy of preparing game and shares a receipe for woodcock &%238225; la March.

  • By: Rebecca Gray

Gloriously Twelfthed

Topics: A wet & wild walked-up opening day. Dealer(s): "England,Great Britain" Dog Type(s): Red Grouse

  • By: Terry Wieland

Winchester Super X2

Topics: US Repeating Arms Co. introduces Winchester Super X2 autoloader. Gamebird(s): 12 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Winchester Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Super X2

  • By: L.P. Brezny

The Weatherby Orion SSC

Topics: The Weatherby Orion SSC should be a favorite of the clays crowd and range regulars. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Weatherby Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Orion SSC

  • By: Vic Venters

Lefever's Guns

Topics: Lefevera'a half-century of ingenuity and innovation. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Lefever

  • By: Rick Pratt

A Tribute to Dave Meisner

Topics: "Passing of David Meisner, founder and publisher of The Pointing DOg Journal and Retriever Journal and Gun Dog Magazine."

  • By: Steve Smith

Mountain Quail

Topics: Trophy grouse in thick and nasty places. Dealer(s): "Oregon,OR" Dog Type(s): Ruffed Grouse

  • By: Worth Mathewson

Carpenter Ants

Topics: The Major sells his secret method of getting rid of carpenter ants.

  • By: Galen Winter

New New Ithaca Double Now Available

Topics: Re-introduction of the New Ithaca Double. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ithaca Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "7E,Sousa"

New Kennedy Smallbore

Topics: Kennedy Gunmakers to introduce small bore over/under. Gamebird(s): "20,28,.410" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Kennedy Gunmakers

  • By: David Grant

Innovation from In-House

Topics: Watson Brothers: making Britain's newest smallbores. See a short history of Watson Bros. on page 81. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Watson Bros.

  • By: Douglas Tate

Doing It All

Topics: "Books Reviewed: Fine Gunmaking: Double Shotguns by Steven Dodd Hughes, Waterfowling These Past Fifty Years, Especially for Brant by David Hagerbaumer, Shotgunner: Reflections on Birds, Guns and Dogs by Steve Smith and American Wingshooting by Ben O. Williams. "

  • By: Bruce Buck


From the Editor

Topics: Editorial presents brief summary of results of readers survey.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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