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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 2001

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Vive la Becasse

Topics: "Woodcock hunting at Camp Bonaventure, on Quebec's Gaspe Peninsula." Dealer(s): "Quebec,Camp Bonaventure" Dog Type(s): American Woodcock

  • By: Vic Venters

A One-Gun Odyssey

Topics: "Hunting pheasants, chukar, turkeys and deer with a Drilling at Texas' Oak Knoll Ranch." Dealer(s): "Texas,Oak Knoll Ranch" Dog Type(s): Pheasant Chukar Gunmaker Craftsmen: Krieghoff

  • By: Silvio Calabi

Swamp Ducks

Topics: Anecdotal story about hunting mallards in a hard-to-get-to beaver swamp.

  • By: T. Edward Nickens

The Natural

Topics: Anecdotal story about dove shooting and finding "the zone."

  • By: Bob McDill

Sound Advice

Topics: An in-depth look at hearing protection devices (HPDs) and a roundup of various companies' offerings and best uses. Manufacturer(s): "AOSafety/Aero Co.,Dillon Precision Products,E.A.R., Insta-Mold,Electronic Shooters Protection (E.S.P),Howard Leight Hearing Protection,RidgeLine,Silencio/Safety

  • By: Tim Leary

Wingshooting News

Manufacturer(s): "Robin Hollow Outfitters,Beretta"

  • By: Vic Venters

The Major & the Three Little Pigs

Topics: "The Major babysits for the lovely Stephanie's niece, Clara, and tells her his version of The Three Little Pigs."

  • By: Galen Winter

Recoil-Reducing Devices

Topics: Rating the performance of various recoil-reducing devices. Manufacturer(s): "Gracoil,Graco,G-Squared,Schroll Shooting Supplies,Recoil Systems,JS Air Cushion Stocks,Recoil Damper"

  • By: Les Greevy

"Plate, Palette & Prairie"

Topics: "Reviews of "Game on the Grill," by Eileen Clarke; "The Sporting Art of Frank Benson," by Faith Andrews Bedford; and "At Home on the Range with a Texas Hunter," by Henry Chappell."

  • By: Bruce Buck

El Tesoro Lodge

Topics: Chasing bobwhite quail at Mexico's El Tesoro Lodge. Dealer(s): "El Tesoro Lodge,Mexico" Dog Type(s): Bobwhite Quail

  • By: Thierry Bombeke

The Packsaddle Quail Study

Topics: Analyzing a study of bobwhite quail on Oklahoma's Packsaddle Wildlife Management Area: range and movement; adult quail mortality; supplemental feeding; effects of hunting; nesting and brood-rearing; the future. Dealer(s): "Oklahoma," Dog Type(s): Bobwhite Quail

A Worldwide Web Tour

Topics: Visiting Websites that relate to fine guns.

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes

Boxlocks by Ugartechea

Topics: Looking at Ugartechea boxlocks offered by Lion Country Supply and Aspen Outfitting Company. Manufacturer(s): "Lion Country Supply,Aspen Outfitting Company" Gunmaker Craftsmen: Ugartechea Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): "Upland Classic,AOC Small Game Gun"

  • By: Vic Venters

Cast & Blast on the Firesteel

Topics: "Excerpted from the author's book The Run to Gitche Gumee, this story relates a float on Wisconsin's Firesteel River that produces rainbow trout and grouse." Dealer(s): Wisconsin Dog Type(s): Ruffed Grouse

  • By: Robert F. Jones

Kent's New Nontoxic Paper-Cased Shells

Manufacturer(s): Kent Cartridge America

  • By: Les Greevy

Sassafras Quail

Topics: Hunting bobwhite quail with George Hickox at Georgia's Sassafras Plantation. Breed(s): English Pointer Labrador Retriever Dealer(s): "Georgia,Sassafras Plantation" Dog Type(s): Bobwhite Quail Gunmaker Craftsmen: Poli

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Measuring MOI

Topics: Quantifying the "feel" of a gun by measuring moment of inertia (MOI) with a purpose-built machine. Includes tables and graphs.

  • By: Don Amos

A Versatile Hand

Topics: "Modifying guns to suit taste or physical requirements, such as a detachable grip for a one-armed shooter."

  • By: Michael McIntosh
  • and David Trevallion

Vet Kits for Field & Truck

Topics: Vet Chuck DeVinne gives advice on vet kits for taking afield and keeping in the truck.

  • By: George Hickox

Afif Espindola

Topics: A profile of Rock Springs Ranch chef Afif Espindola and a recipe for Marinated Breast of Chukar Partridge with Chanterelles. Dog Type(s): Chukar

  • By: Rebecca Gray

The 2001 Vintage Cup Preview

Topics: Looking forward to the events at the 2001 Vintage Cup. Dealer(s): "Orvis Sandanona,Millbrook, New York"

America's Budget Sidelock

Topics: The story of Crescent Armsa'American maker of budget sidelocks. Manufacturer(s): Gun Parts Corp. Gamebird(s): 0.41 Gunmaker Craftsmen: Crescent Arms Stevens Folsom Gunmaker Manufacturer(s): Quail Hammerless

  • By: Maj. Gen. James McCoskey

From Weathering to Walking

Topics: "Reviews of the C.C. Filson Foul Weather Rain Pant, Garmin eTrex GPS receiver, Beretta Upland Vest and Danner Grouse boot." Manufacturer(s): "C.C. Filson,Garmin,Danner,Beretta"

  • By: Tim Leary

In Search of Simplicity

Topics: Today's shotshell choices could stand a bit more variety.

  • By: Michael McIntosh


Topics: Anecdotal article about how the author has lost his hearing through the yearsa'and the audio-screening test that proved it.

  • By: Barry G. Davis

Hammering History

Topics: Tracing the evolution of the British hammergun. Gunmaker Craftsmen: "Lancaster, Charles Boswell, Charles James Dougall Powell, William Thomas Horsley Purdey Westley Richards Lang, Joseph"

  • By: David Grant
  • and Douglas Tate


From the Editor

Topics: "Previewing this issue's articles on hearing protection devices, moment of inertia (MOI) and the 2001 Vintage Cup."

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart

Snap Shots

Gunmaker Craftsmen: Abbiatico & Salvinelli (Famars)

  • By: Vic Venters
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