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Shooting Sportsman, September/October 2022

Shooting Sportsman Magazine

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The ABAS Series 8

A.A. Brown & Sons builds its first over/unders

by Vic Venters

A Kingdom of Birds

Enjoying the royal treatment at Greystone Castle

by Tom Sternal

The Invincible Invictus IX

A gun beautiful to behold—and to shoot

by Phil Bourjaily

Managing Expectations

Avoiding disappointment on a guided hunt

by Reid Bryant


From the Editor

The joys—and responsibilities—of guided hunts


The dove hunting experience, pumpguns, checking chambers, etc.

The Opener

A pheasant’s historic launch at Idaho’s Flying B Ranch

Game & Gun Gazette

The Holland & Holland Map Gun, Cosmi’s sovrapposto, Boss’s rising-bite O/U and more

Gun Review

The Orvis Heritage Side-by-Side: a fetching double for the field

by Bruce Buck

Field Gear

Odds-upping items for upland pursuits

by The Editors

Going Places

The living history of Maine’s Leen’s Lodge

by Tom Sternal

To the Point

Hunting with a youngster as a window to the past

by Tom Huggler


Gear Guide

Shouldering the next generation of strap vests

by Ralph Stuart


Tips for senior shots on aging gracefully

by Chris Batha

From the Bench

The oft-overlooked process of barrel regulation

by Delbert Whitman Jr. & Reid Bryant

Shot Talk

Replacing wads with walnut shells and corncobs

by Tom Roster

Hunting Dogs

Training your flushing dog to hunt in control

by Tom Keer


What hunters need to know about avian flu

by E. Donnall Thomas Jr.

On the cover: When experience meets expectation. Photograph by Steve Oehlenschlager
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