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Shooting Sportsman, November/December 2003

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The Krieghoff Classic Combo

Everything for birds & big stuff in one package

  • By: Silvio Calabi


Editor's Note

Two welcomes and a fond farewell

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Festival Celebrates Sporting Arts

The renowned sporting artist Ogden Pleissner once walked the hunting grounds of South Georgia's Pebble Hill Plantation, enjoying the quail shoots of the day and the traditional patronage of the sporting arts of the area's plantation community. His watercolors portray the area's hunting culture and have

  • By: Ed Carroll

ACGG Raffles Rifle in Reno

Here's your chance to acquire "The Ultimate .22," the custom gunmakers' collaboration that may be the most extraordinary rifle ever built on a plinker's cartridge platform. The American Custom Gunmakers Guild will be raffling off its 19th gun in an annual series at its joint exhibition with

  • By: Ed Carroll

SSM's Sporting Clays Clinic Returns

After a two-year hiatus, we are pleased to announce that the Shooting Sportsman Sporting Clays Clinic is back: from April 24 to 28, 2004. As Yogi Berra once said, "It's like déja vu all over again"-right down to what should be ideal shirt-sleeve weather. All the elements that made the

  • By: Barry G. Davis

New Light Spred-R Loads from Polywad

Polywad, Inc., has introduced two new 21/2" Spred-R loads in 12 and 16 gauge called Doublewides. The loads essentially duplicate the company's Vintager loads in payload and velocity-7/8 oz of magnum-grade lead shot in the mid-1,100-fps range for both gauges-but include a spreader device for shot

  • By: Vic Venters

L.L. Bean Opens Dedicated Hunting & Fishing Store

In late March L.L. Bean opened a dedicated 10,000-square-foot hunting and fishing retail store next to its flagship operation in Freeport, Maine. One of the nation's oldest and most respected sporting outfitters, L.L. Bean moved its hunting and fishing departments from its main store to the nearby building

  • By: Vic Venters

SSM Returns to Italy

As I read the beckoning words I could feel my credit card trying to free itself from my wallet... The object of my attention was "SSM's Excellent Italian Adventure," in the November/December 2002 issue. Described was a six-day tour-for fine-gun aficionados and their partners-of the Val Trompia's

  • By: Steve Helsley

Field Gear

Collars, Boots, & Shuttles

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


In late summer Weatherby dropped its line of side-by-side boxlock shotguns, marketed-like the company's successful SKB-made O/Us-under the Orion and Athena names. According to company spokesman Mike Schwiebert the action was taken due to quality-control problems with the Spanish supplier. He added: "[Canceling

  • By: Ed Carroll
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