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Here’s a real nice boxlock ejector that just popped up on the market. It’s a Charles Hellis with awesome damascus barrels, and if I didn’t already have enough doubles, I would be on the phone to the seller trying work out a deal for it. Charles Hellis, gunmakers, was founded by its namesake in 1884, and […]

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Like grouse hunting? Then you’ll really like these short films. They’re part of the Project Upland Film: Bird Hunting Film Series a ” film initiative to help promote the future of upland bird hunting and the non-profit The Ruffed Grouse Society.” Check them out now. The Experience: Follow veteran Grouse hunter and New Hampshire native […]

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The amount of money and effort that goes into driven grouse shooting is fascinating. This video gives you a bit of an idea of what it entails and results in. It’s a bit long, but it’s very well done and worth watching. It was produced for the Angus Glens Moorland Group, a collection of rural […]

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Think you could hit a target at 1200 meters? Check out how these guys do it. This video goes into the history of target shooting in England and the UK. It’s interesting, and very, very British.

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I wasn’t going to put up a post about this OU. “No Reserve” auctions with high starting bids annoy me, and I most of the time I don’t like drawing attention to them. But after I looked around, I realized the opening bid on this Beretta BL-5 — $1,950.00 — is a pretty fair price for […]

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I love the American guns, but I hate the prices you have to pay for good ones. On most Parkers, Foxes, L.C. Smiths — especially the higher grades — you’re paying more for a name and its sentimental connections than you are for true quality. But when you buy Belgian and French doubles, different dynamics come into […]

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There’s killing and there’s hunting: One takes a life, the other makes our lives more  meaningful, while giving us the opportunity to show respect and admiration for the game we pursue and the world we all inhabit. This video does a nice job of capturing hunting and what makes it so special.

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Chasing chukars at Addieville …

Lexi and I made it down to Addieville East Game Farm yesterday to chase some chukars along with some friends of this sight. Lexi had never seen a chukar. She’s hasn’t done much hunting in fields, either. So I was a little worried about how she would handle things. She bumped two, but overall, she handled […]

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I’m a big fan of Pointers — surprise, right? But I do like some of breeds, especially English Setters who point handle their birds like this.

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Stephen Grant & Sons, London. Exceedingly rare and fine light weight “Twelve-Twenty” self-opening game gun finished out with 20ga. barrels, ca. 1948: Weight: only 5 ½ Lbs.  Stock Dimensions: 15 3/8”x 1 3/8”x 2 3/8”x 3/8” cast-off.  Superb 28” chopperlump steel barrels with original 2 ¾” 1 oz. proofs have absolutely mint bores (.619”/.620”), choked .007”/.025”, and minimum […]

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