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Shotgun Security Overkill?

Admittedly I am not a big wing shooter. I have one Browning O/U that has been in my possession for almost 20 years. But I occasionally fondle O/U’s on the store shelves. Perhaps I am looking to be inspired? Or perhaps I am looking to keep up on, what to me, seems to be a slow innovation sector of the …

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Working Bird Dog

So our regulars know that I went on my very first “bird hunt” this past dove season. I shot a lot. And missed even more (How is that even possible?). It was a good time. But I have neglected to share with you the actual highlight of the trip. For me anyway. People had Bird-Dogs! Having never actually seen this …

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Freeze’s Dove Gun – Winchester 101

I’m not exactly sure I recall every detail about Freeze’s Winchester 101. I know, according to him, it’s a little short for some winged shooting. But it’s the only double gun I have even seen him with. I also believe he has owned it for many, many years. And somehow, I just know, he got it for well below it’s …

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My Dove Hunt Setup

As some of you know, we were in attendance for opening day for the 2016 Dove Hunting Season. This was my very first time ever doing any real “wing shooting”. Luckily, back in the 1990’s, in another life, I was invited to attend a sporting clays event. It was quite the hoity-toity event with one shooter in my squad carrying …

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POTD — Shotgun Receiver Cutaway

OK. I have a confession. I don’t know if this is a cutaway or just a disassembled shotgun receiver. But as I get older, I like to know more about why and how things work. Best guess is we are looking at a SxS, that’s Side-by-Side, shotgun receiver. It has one trigger so that controls both barrels. Typically it’s the …

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The One That Got Away

Every so often in the business of gun writing you send back a gun that you wish you had bought instead. When I worked at NRA, the Technical Editor used to lament that there was a time when he could buy all the Steyr AUGs he wanted for $200 each but didn’t. My gun that “got away” is Ruger’s Gold …