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Lt. Col. J.K. Stanford was a prolific, highly entertaining, and extremely knowledgeable writer on both shooting and ornithology. He published 27 books in all.
For Your Reading Pleasure…
August 1 has come and gone and suddenly fall doesn’t seem so far away, if…
Your obedient correspondent in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska in 1990, hunting Dall sheep. After a while, you feel naked when you’re not wearing your pack.
An Unpopular Topic. (Read it anyway, dammit)
Except for the demented few, physical fitness is not the favorite topic either of hunters…
Literary pictures of life in the great age of Victorian and Edwardian shooting—fact, fiction, and fantasy.
Oliver & Gladys
It’s time to recommend another book: Olly, by Rupert Godfrey, is “The life and times…
Winchester pre-’64 Model 70 in .220 Swift, with a 26-inch barrel and fitted with a Meopta Optika5 MeoPro 4-20x50 RD scope. The rifle was manufactured in 1953.
A Match Made in Heaven
Not many cartridges can claim to have a mystique, and a cult-like following, but the…
What a century-old Brady case looks like after 35 years in the rafters of a henhouse. The rest of the case was no better.
Down to Cases
One is reminded of the famous line from 48 Hours: The dishevelled cop, Nick Nolte,…
The venerable Lee-Enfield, in its many forms and guises, is an iconic rifle in Canada, the army having used it with distinction in two world wars and Korea. Wieland favors it as ideal for an “armed populace;” it was also on the Liberals’ rifle-ban list, because of its 10-round magazine.
Rifles and Americans
For longer than any of us have been alive, Americans have rejoiced in being known…
Incomers from a high tower often dazzle shooters. One way to deal with them is to deliberately not look until the last second, then shoot completely by reflex. In this photo, each shooter used the second barrel to take a flying shard.
by Terry Wieland One interesting aspect of shotgunning is that it has essentially changed so…
Wieland in the Chugach Mountains in 1990.
There are three words that strike terror into the heart of an editor when you…
The Xero S1 screen displays the result after each shot.
More on Garmin’s Xero S1
On the surface, it’s every shotgunner’s dream: A little machine that sits in front of…
Shotgun patterns, either on paper or steel patterning plates, are notoriously unphotogenic, and publishers often fall back on illustrations, such as this one in Gough Thomas’s Gun Book (1970). They are misleading, since they show no pellets outside the circle—and there are many!
30 Inches, 40 Yards
Patterning a shotgun is not rocket science. It’s not even grade nine algebra. It’s more…
Eddie Bauer is a truly iconic name among enthusiasts of the more extreme outdoor endeavors, like camping at twenty below. Their goosedown line briefly reappeared in 2012, but it gone again.
The Proper Stuff
by Terry Wieland Apparel is not usually my bailiwick, and I don’t intend to write…
Gorgeous, no? Boss & Co. #6205, 20 gauge, made around 1915, is a self-opening over/under. It may be one of a kind. Or, it may not. Photos courtesy Rock Island Auction Company
Never Say Never. Never!
Gorgeous, no? Boss & Co. #6205, 20 gauge, made around 1915, is a self-opening over/under.…
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