September/October 2022


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.


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


What hunters need to know about avian flu
by E. Donnall Thomas Jr.

Hunting Dogs

Training your flushing dog to hunt in control
by Jessie Richards

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

To the Point

Hunting with a youngster as a window to the past
by Tom Huggler

On the Cover

When experience meets expectation. Photograph by Steve Oehlenschlager

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