For 11 months out of the year Mr. M. Porter Maxwell, the Deacon, was a pillar, a rock, a brick. It was during that twelfth month that he went off the skids.
By: Bob McDill
A Drilling in Africa
A combination of fine wingshooting, plains game and high-fenced properties adds up to a true sportsman’s paradise.
By: Russ Gould
A Mexico Mixer
Mexico is a land of cactus-studded deserts, productive farmlands, pristine freshwater marshes and vast saltwater lagoons that provide some of the best wingshooting in North Ameica.
By: Gary Kramer
The Great Grouse of Lapland
Despite strong fraternal bonds between hunters of all nationalities, the fieldsports of other nations always seem a little strange.
By: Douglas Tate
Bosis Is the Mostest
In a global society, an increasingly international language of style is emerging, and Luciano Bosis knows it.
By: Douglas Tate
Challenge in the Pines
Southern plantation-style hunting can offer a legitimate wingshooting experience as long as it’s done right.
By: E. Donnall Thomas Jr
A Toy No More
By fusing modern technology with old-fashioned craftsmanship, London’s James Purdey & Sons is producing doubles not only as beautiful as those from the Golden Age of British gunmaking but also often improved mechanically â€” and now in exquisite scaled .410 versions.
By: Vic Venters
Perusing the Gun Library
Cabelas features Gun Libraries in 17 of its 23 stores, with more coming soon.
By: Clair Kofoed
Adorin’ Norin I was particularly pleased to read the article on David Norin (Fine Gunmaking) in November/December. I have a work of art by Norin in the form of an exquisite custom rifle that I acquired as part of a battery I was taking to Africa. I purchased the rifle on the basis of a description and
Game & Gun Gazette
The RBL-28, Reno shows, border quail, baggage issues
Turnbull’s shop offers the greatest variety of finishes in the US. His shop works on or restores approximately 1,500 firearms per year.
By: Steven Dodd Hughes
Eyes can play tricks, both with what they see and what they don’t.
By: Michael McIntosh
One shotgunning absolute that’s certain is that recoil is a negative. Anything shotgunners can do to reduce recoil almost always improves their shooting.
By: Tom Roster
Proper training is not a mixture of fragmented exercises done randomly. Dog training is a series of building blocks.
By: George Hickox
Five new products to consider for your next adventure: BraeVal Skye Boatmen Boil Sweater/Vest; e+LITE by Petzl; Shooting Glasses by Rudy Project; Guide Jacket from Huntsmith Collection; and Tuffpak’s Take Down Case.
By: Tom Huggler
Currently you can get Beretta boxlock 28s in nine field grades and three sporting clays grades. In the middle of the pack is the Silver Pigeon V.
By: Bruce Buck
Tracks, by Donald C. Jackson; Mastering Skeet, by King Heiple; Eley Cartridges, by C.W. Harding; Modern Shotgunning, by Dave Henderson
By: Charles Fergus
From the Editor
We’re very proud of this issue of Shooting Sportsman. Not only is it our annual “safari” issue (to be distributed at the Safari Club International Convention, in Reno) but it also marks the beginning of our twentieth year in production-a milestone reached thanks to the hard work, dedication and passion
By: Ralph P. Stuart
Welcome to payback time.
By: Galen Winter