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I’ve never been to Scotland and I’ve never shot a red grouse. But visiting the first to do the second is at the top of my bucket list. According to this article from National Geographic, I might want to cross it off soon. What Will Become of Scotland’s Moors? The future of the nation’s signature landscape […]

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Here’s one of the finest double-barrel shotguns you’re going to find. These Beretta 686s handle like OUs costing many times more. They’re also reliable, easy to fix, and with this kind of Onyx finish, just plain sexy. For grouse, woodcock, and quail, they’re just about ideal. With two set of barrels, 26.5″ and 29.5″, and […]

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Parker GH 8 Gauge SxS Shotgun: 36” Damascus Steel Barrels. 1 of only 16 made in this configuration. Year 1911. 13lbs, 2oz. Serial Number:  156790 Price: $14,000 Chokes: Full and Full, .048” Left and .054” Right Bores: Very Good with very minor pitting (frosting) near the chambers. Bore Diameter: 0.845” Left and 0.846” Right Minimum Barrel Wall Thickness: 0.059” […]

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A breeder I used to know was a blunt SOB. Within 30 minutes of our first meeting he cut me off mid sentence and said this: “Someday you’ll grow up and be done with that.” We had been talking about pheasant hunting in South Dakota, and I had mentioned the numbers of birds we were killing out there. This […]

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Here’s a chance to get a great SxS at a great price. This 20 gauge Webley & Scott Model 700 SxS is on Gunbroker.com now, and it’s being sold without a reserve. The listing ends on 7/26/2016 @ 5:16 PM. Scott M700s are the Timex watches of SxS, and this one is ready to take […]

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You hear all sorts of “truths” about Pointers: They’re not personable; they make lousy house dogs; they don’t retrieve (not naturally, anyway). Sky is my third pointer, and just like my first two, she has shown me that all these “truths” are total BS. Watch this video to see her dispel the third.

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A lot of people think you have spend thousands of dollars to get decent SxS shotgun. While you certainly can do that, you can also spend a lot less. Just take a look at this Bernardelli Gamecock. It’s just $800 and an absolute steal. I think twelve-gauge game guns like this are the most versatile […]

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Here’s another one of these awesome OUs. These doubles are magic wands in the grouse woods. Most of the ones I see have pretty poor wood — but not this one. The 28″ barrels and straight grip are also hard to find. This over-under is on Gunbroker.com now with No Reserve. The listing ends 7/24/2016 @ […]

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Here’s a deal on a great, all around upland shotgun. Browning introduced the Citori in 1973. Made in Japan, it was a simplified version of Browning’s already famous Superposed shotguns (which were made for them in Belgium). Browning Citori Superlight 20ga Over Under Shotgun: This gun is an early Browning  Citori Superlight 20 ga with 26″ barrels […]

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Joseph Manton was one of the finest gunmakers of the 19th century and one of the most influential gunmakers in British history. His work set the standard and the course for the 180+ years of Best quality gunmaking that came after him. A handful of men who worked for Manton– including James Purdey, Thomas Boss and William Greener–followed his […]

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