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Shooting Sportsman, November/December 1997

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Arrieta's 2" Light Game Gun

Topics: "If you like the handling of classic British game guns, you'll want to take the Arrieta 2" home." Gunmaker Craftsmen: Arrieta Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Wingshooter's Light Game Gun

  • By: Vic Venters

The Value of Steadiness

Topics: "Whether your dog is a pointer, flushing or retrieving breed, steadiness can only be beneficial."

  • By: George Hickox

Game Bag

Topics: "Game bag subject items: New AYA guns available: 453 boxlock and No. 1 deluxe, Browning's introduces the Gold Hunter 3 1/2" auto-loader, La Becasse opens, New Merkel factory opens and Outdoor Images has a new woodcock video, Canadian gun laws, Custom gunmakers directory available and Asprey,

  • By: Vic Venters
  • , Jerry Russell
  • , Tim Leary
  • , Tony Jackson
  • and Tim Jones

"Nuts, Bolts & Archives"

Topics: "Books Reviewed: Duck Hunting by Dick Sternberg & Jeff Simpson, Old Wildfowling Tales, Volume II by Worth Mathewson, The Trickiest Thing in Feathers by Corey Ford, Black's Wing & Clay and Blue Book of Gun Values by S.P. Fjestad."

  • By: Bruce Buck

Top Fasteners

Topics: The most critical problem in designing a break-open breechloader is how to keep it closed tightly enough to withstand firing. Top fasteners are a perfect solution. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Greener, W.W. Westley Richards Smith, L.C."

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Waterfowling Reflections

Topics: "All about non-toxic shot. The pros and cons of steel, tungsten and bismuth."

  • By: Steve Smith

Shooting Glasses

Topics: "With shooting glasses, it's what doesen't meet the eye that counts. Comparison of products, materials and brands. Excellent review of products available." Manufacturer(s): "Randolph Ranger,Decot Hy-Wyd II,Zeiss Scopz,APST Eagle,"

  • By: Tim Leary

The Lone Goose

Topics: "The menue: Roast goose with pine nuts & raisin cognac stuffing, sauteed mustard greens, cooked apples, cornsticks and floating island."

  • By: Rebecca Gray

The Gift of Gear

Topics: "Products reviewed: Americase protective cover for aluminum gun cases, Browning's insulated shooting jacket, Moultrie Pet Products' Point Alert dog collar, Lady Thompson Shooting Vest for women and teed shooting garmets from Game Fair, Ltd." Manufacturer(s): "Americase ,Browning,Moultrie Pet

  • By: Tim Leary


Topics: Anecdotes about taking care of someone's puppy. Breed(s): Labrador Retriever

  • By: Steve Smith

The New CRP

Topics: "The new CRP states that fostering wildlife is one of its goals, however the Corn Belt States lost much of the acreage previously placed in the program. "

  • By: Steve Grooms

Do Your Own Thing

Topics: Practice with a trap of your own. Manufacturer(s): SporTrap

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Shooting for Kicks

Topics: Recoil and felt recoil (kick) are two different phenomena. Ways to reduce kick include the use of gas-operated semi-autos.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

The Setting of Wings

Topics: Rites of passage and a boy's first goose. Dealer(s): "Idaho,ID" Dog Type(s): Canada Goose

  • By: Buddy Levy

Quail Songs

Topics: "Hunting bobwhite quail in the Midwest and the Ozarks. The hunting is not what it used to be, but no matter what might be wrong in life, it isn't so bad that the quail songs can't help put it right." Dealer(s): "Iowa,IA" Dog Type(s): Bobwhite Quail

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Phrigid Pheasants

Topics: Photo essay - pheasant hunting. Snow changes the face of it. Dog Type(s): Pheasant

  • By: Ron Spomer

Maine Sea Ducks

Topics: "Sea duck hunting requires a serious investment in boats, motors, decoys and can be dangerous. It is not for the inexperienced and the services of a professional guide is a good option." Dealer(s): "Maine,ME" Dog Type(s): Eider Scoter

  • By: Gary Kramer

A Bear in Camp

Topics: A mother bear and cub visit the Major in camp.

  • By: Galen Winter

Blueprinting Barrels

Topics: "Measuring the barrel by using the proper gauges will judge a gun's safety. If you can't, find a reliable gunsmith to examine an expensive used gun before you buy it."

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

The Parker Hammerless

Topics: The Parker hammerlessa'a gun that got its reputation the old-fashioned way: It earned it. Dealer(s): "Meriden, CT,Connecticut" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros. Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): H model

  • By: Ed Muderlak

For 2 Inch Cases Only

Topics: My Midland 12-bore was inscribed "For 2 Inch Cases Only". Who says bigger is better? Listing modern sources for 2-inch ammo and tips on reloading them. Gamebird(s): 12 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Cogswell & Harrison

  • By: Charles Fergus

Hitting A Grouse

Topics: "Some hunters expect to hit them (grouse) all, but sometimes you just plain miss. After all, there is a lot of space around 'em. " Dealer(s): "Vermont,VT" Dog Type(s): Grouse

  • By: Steven Mulak

Material Hunter

Topics: Remembering one's favorite thingsa'like the secret places where I hunt.

  • By: Bob Butz

Hell with the Fires Out

Topics: T. Roosevelt's hunting expierences as taken from his own books on the subject.

  • By: Robert F. Jones


From the Editor

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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