“If artists are fully appreciated only after their deaths, can the same be said of artisans? Yes, in the case of Guido Rizzini, the artisan who founded the Italian gunmaking firm F.lli Rizzini with his brother, Amelio, in 1971.”
It’s dog-training season for bird hunters across the country—meaning it’s time to take inventory of what gear is and isn’t working.
Shooting trap is likely the most popular clay-target sport in the US, though so much of it is shot casually that participation would be hard to measure. Trap is the original clay-target sport and the most ubiquitous; it is also the easiest and least expensive to set up, because it requires only one trap and a small piece of land.
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Building on the success of one of our all-time best Reader and Writer wingshoots, we’re bringing a group back to the acclaimed Flying B Ranch—winner of the 2015 Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the Year. Learn more.
For many of us, dogs are an integral part of wingshooting. They ratchet up enjoyment to the point where we can’t imagine going afield without them.
The EXL Sporting was very nice to shoot. It definitely had that racy Italian feel. I really enjoyed shooting this gun. It required no technique changes and was equally at home with swing-through or sustained-lead methods.
The markings on the barrel flats reveal something unusual about this Arrieta side-by-side. If you know what, take our quiz for a chance to win a box of Rio Ammunition.
In 1884, when he came into his full inheritance, Gordon started collecting in earnest, ordering guns in profusion. Most were out-of-period muzzleloaders.