January/February 2016


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The January/February 2016 issue of Shooting Sportsman is now available online and on newsstands. Our “Safari Issue” travels the world to hunt ducks, desert quail and sage grouse, with an emphasis on the more exotic fine guns and wingshooting travel. On the cover: Gun and loader on a driven shoot in the UK, photographed by Bob Atkins and provided courtesy of Fieldsports Magazine.

 

 

FEATURES

SMITH & TOROK, LTD.

London makers of shooting art

Dr. John Newton

 

THE DUCKS OF SANTO DOMINGO

Waterfowling like the good old days

Gary Kramer

 

GUIDO’S MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

F.lli Rizzini & its legacy set of seven

Douglas Tate, with Ron Holden

 

A PAIR FOR ALL SEASONS

Two Western gamebirds for anyone willing to walk

E. Donnall Thomas Jr.

 

EXPERIENCING BERETTA

An all-access visit with the world’s oldest gunmaker

Dusan Smetana

 

BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Burning leather for opportunities

Tom Davis

 

DEPARTMENTS

From the Editor

In support of trophy hunting

Ralph P. Stuart

 

Letters

The “Sweet 16,” Filson, round-actions and more

 

Game & Gun Gazette

The William & Son Sporter, a Holland & Holland history, the SportDOG Conservation Fund, Avedon & Colby’s Field Shirt

 

Fine Gunmaking

Examining a George Daw hammergun, Part 2

Steven Dodd Hughes

 

Shooting

The storied choreography of Gun and loader

Chris Batha

 

 

Shot Talk

A reloading primer: the first of three on handloading shells for custom performance

Tom Roster

 

Hunting Dogs

Tipping the puppy-picking odds in your favor

Tom Dokken

 

Gun Review

Total upgrade: Fausti’s Boutique Italyco SLX

Bruce Buck

 

Gun Craft

Bob Nicholls: a half-century of finishing Purdeys

Vic Venters

 

Field Gear

Stocking up for the adventurous life

David Draper

 

To the Point

One man’s wish list of bird hunts

Tom Huggler

 

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Ed Carroll

Ed Carroll is Shooting Sportsman's Associate Editor.

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