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Shooting Sportsman, November/December 2000

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Lord Ripon Would Have Approved

Topics: New Ferlib built hammergun at request of Dakota Arms in the style of a vintage Purdey. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Dakota Arms Ferlib

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Tips & Techniques

  • By: Chris Batha

Resurrection of 'The Rose'

Topics: Reserection of the Cherokee Rose Shooting Resort in Georgia reopens to protesters and demonstrators. Will it survive? Expansion at the resort suggest that it will.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

The Eighth International Grouse Symposium

Topics: Information learned at the 1999 Intl. Grouse Symposium held in Finland. Presentations on the status of the capercaillie and black grouse. American researchers discussed the sage grouse and prairie chicken. Most long-term data documented declining grouse populations. Dog Type(s): Grouse Capercaillie

  • By: R. J. Robel

"Caps, Boots & Beyond"

Topics: "Products reviewed: McAlister's Waterfowl Wading Vest, Waterfowl Hat, Boyt's Premium Leather collection (game rig, take-down case), Cabela's hip waders, Galazan's snap caps and the headlamp from Ptzl America." Manufacturer(s): "Boyt Harness Co.,McAlister Co.,Petzl America,Cabela's,Galazan"

  • By: Tim Leary

Doug Turnbull Purchases Miller Single Trigger Co.

Topics: Doug Turnbull Restorations purchases the Miller Single Trigger Company.

  • By: Vic Venters

Spruce Grouse

Topics: On the raresta'and best-tastinga'of forest grouse. Dog Type(s): Spruce Grouse

  • By: Rick Bass

The Earliest Purdey

Topics: On the trail of the oldest flintlock Purdey. Number 14 was probably started in 1816. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Purdey

  • By: Donald Dallas

Optimizing Through Reloading

Topics: It is possible to reduce recoil without losing performance at the business end of the pattern. Manufactured low-recoil ammo and handloading options are discussed.

  • By: Les Greevy

Gold Medal Concours

Topics: "The first Gold Metal Concours d'Elegance for fine guns to take place at Rock Springs Ranch near Monterey, CA."

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Classic American Over/Unders

Topics: Good overview of American over/unders including the Rhode Island Arms' Morrone. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Browning Remington Marlin Savage Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "Superposed,Model 32,Marlin 90"

  • By: Larry Brown

New Greener Book Available

Topics: "In real life and in the films, read how W.W. Greener shotguns helped settle the American West. Also, a peak at the new Greener book (The Greener Story) just released."

  • By: Graham Greener

Chattahoochee Clays

Topics: Chattahoochee Clays is an "A" listed facility and the staff takes southern hospitality seriously. Dealer(s): "Alabama,AL"

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Grampa Grouse

Topics: Remembering Gorham Cross and his Grouse Shorteners Association. Dog Type(s): Grouse

  • By: William G. Tapply

Field Trip

Topics: "SSM Game Fair readers travel to England to visit the sites, gunmakers and the CLA Game Fair." Dealer(s): England

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Scotty's Gift

Topics: Remembering a dog's last dove hunt.

  • By: Becky Mills

Smallbores & Sportsmanship

Topics: Many hunters believe there is more sportsmanship in hunting birds with a small bore gun than a larger one. The author argues that a true sportsman looks for clean kills rather than a lucky shot. A surprising number of people believe that the size of the bore determines the size of the shot pattern.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Dealing With Traps: What Every Gun Dog Enthusiast Should Know

Topics: Traps and snares pose danger to a bird dog. Types of traps identified and methods of freeing your dog discussed.

  • By: Bob Butz

On the Run in Game Country

Topics: WWII prisoner escapes prison in the U.S. and finds memories whild hunting with stolen Greener in Wisconsin woods.

  • By: Robert F. Jones

B&P's High Pheasant 2 1/2" Loads

Topics: B&P's new 2 1/2' shot shells.

  • By: Barry G. Davis


Topics: Disappointment is the product of improper expectation.

  • By: Galen Winter

A Using Battery

Topics: "A man needs just one good guna'or two, or three... " Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Ruger Jeffery, William Westley Richards" Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Red Lable

  • By: Charles Fergus

When the Honey Barn Went Down

Topics: Pheasant hunting in North Dakota. Dealer(s): North Dakota

  • By: Steve Grooms

"Brave New Action, Part II"

Topics: There are two reasons that a break-open gun might go loosea'a worn bolt or a worn action joint.

  • By: Michael McIntosh

Ithaca Classic Doubles Expands

Topics: Ithaca Classic Doubles expands productiona'hopes to increase production to 35 new guns per month. Lamboy has new 16- and 10-gauge guns in developement. Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ithaca Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): NID

  • By: Vic Venters

City of Saginaw

Topics: Looking back (1884) to when ducks were plenty. Dog Type(s): Duck Goose

  • By: William B. Mershon

Retrieving that Duck Dinner

Topics: "Books Reviewed: The Hunter's Table by Richard Blindin and Terry Ward Libby, Hunt 'Em Up! by Joe Arnette & George Hickox, The Ducks Unlimited Guide to Shotgunning by Don Zutz and North America's Greatest Bird Hunting Lodges and Preserves by John Ross."

  • By: Bruce Buck


From the Editor

Gunmaker Craftsmen: Parker Bros.

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart
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