A great video about James Purdey & Sons….

James Purdey & Sons is one of the world’s most famous gunmakers – and for good reason. They’ve been making some of the world’s finest rifles and shotguns for almost 200 years. This video is an interesting look inside the company. It’s good, but long (1 hour and 30 minutes). To make it easier to watch, here’s a cheat sheet of times & topics. The things I do for you!

00:00 – 10:00 – General History, with Richard Purdey
10:00 – 27:48 – Evolution of the Purdey Shotgun
27:49 – 32:40 – Inside the Purdey Factor – Barrel Making
32:41 – 39:20 – The Action
39:21 – 50:00 – The Locks
50:00 – 55:30 – The Triggers
55:30 – 1:11:12 – Stocking, unique jobs of Purdey Stockers
1:11:12 – 1:17:28 – Engraving
1:17:28 – 1:30:15 – Regulating & Finishing

Give me some Sugar…

Just posted: another video of Sugar, the video-camera wearing lab. Time Sugar’s hunting geese. Pretty cool video. I also posted a video Puck and I made the same way. I put this video up last spring, but now is a good time to revisit it. I’ll be posting more videos like it this hunting season.

Sugar’s first goose hunt:

Puck grouse hunting in the spring:

Incredible dog’s-eye view of grouse hunting….

We were inspired. After watching the video of Sugar duck hunting, Puck and I headed out into the woods to do the same thing on grouse. With a little GoPro video camera to her collar, off Puck went.

Pointing the grouse
Pointing the grouse

-We were on a grouse pretty quickly. You can see the whole thing in the video below.
Puck goes on point at about 3:20.
-You can see the grouse at about 4:31. It’s at the top of the screen, at about twelve o’clock. Look for a black, pigeon-shaped shadow on the ground. The grouse is moving from left to right, strutting its head up and down.
-The grouse flushes at about 5:32. It goes up and away. It’s a pretty mellow flush, not one of those explosive, thundering exits that grouse are so famous for.

More pics from the day:

She was way out when she went on point.
Puck was way out when she went on point.

Running with GoPro camera
Running with GoPro camera
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