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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 2014

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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Purdeys by Other Names

Imitating Frederick Beesley's self-opener

  • By: Vic Venters

The Pheasant Wars

Are we losing the fight for ringnecks?

  • By: Tom Davis

Best in the West

Huns offer a challenge hard to beat

  • By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr.

Lefaucheux's Legacy

A pinfare collection as an introduction to breechloaders

  • By: Fred Stutzenberger

Of Ice & Men

Icelandic gunning for geese, ducks & ptarmigan

  • By: Douglas Tate

Border-Country Quail

Mearns, Gambel's & scaled quail in Arizona

  • By: Brian Grossenbacher

Northern Exposure

Waterfowling where it all begins

  • By: Reid Bryant

A Country House Weekend

A sordid tale of missing barrels

  • By: William J. Morrissey


From the Editor

Mustering for a fight in pheasant country

  • By: Ralph P. Stuart


Targeted editorial, dog-gone memories and more

Game & Gun Gazette

Quail, Teague, Rigby, Good Shot and woodcock

Fine Gunmaking

Appreciating a vintage thumbhole Purdey

  • By: Steven Dodd Hughes


Secrets to successful upland hunting

  • By: Chris Batha

Hunting Dogs

Motivating dogs to be good students

  • By: George Hickox

Shot Talk

Common miscalculations and faulty conclusions

  • By: Tom Roster

Field Gear

New items for the upland opener

  • By: David Draper

Gun Review

The Rizzini BR 550 Small Action in 28 gauge

  • By: Bruce Buck

Readers' Guns

A Richard Jeffery pinfire game gun

  • By: Douglas Tate

Going Places

Good-old-days quail hunting at Wild Wing Lodge

  • By: Tom Davis

To the Point

A (limited-time) celebration of sage grouse

  • By: Tom Huggler
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