Tag Archives: wing-shooting

Magnetic North

Tracked and pointed by my French spaniel Abbey, the rooster pheasant hunkering in the last patch of weedy cover at the field’s edge had only one more option for escape. He launched himself skyward squawking insults at Abbey, flipped his … Continue reading

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Falling into a pattern

Call me eccentric, call me crazy, but I see no sense in measuring patterns at 40 yards because I seldom shoot at game birds at that distance. I want to know the pattern data at 25 yards – the distance … Continue reading

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Pernicious pump guns

“…if I only had one gun to go ducking with, it would have to be a pump.” “I’d rather look good shooting than have what I’m shooting look good!”  – from Shotgunner’s Notebook, a collection of essays by Gene Hill … Continue reading

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The Charge of the Light Brigade

The bottom line is that the advantages of overloaded rounds are largely illusory. In practical fact, the bloody things aren’t worth either the expense or the discomfort. And they are discomfortable in the extreme. So what good are 30 percent … Continue reading

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Clay target games

The clay target game is good practice. In fact, if one can explore it from all its angles, it is the best available practice.  It teaches timing, lead, angle of flight, and all the seemingly necessary functions of mind and … Continue reading

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