Lingo – everything has it. Here’s a good intro some of the basic training terms retriever guys toss around all the time.
Tag Archive 'waterfowl'
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on May 10th, 2013
Yeah, that’s right – a 4 gauge. The shotgun for the manliest man. Back in the 19th century, 4 gauges guns were used for everything from big-game in Africa to waterfowl in US and UK. The 4s came in a number chamber sizes–2 3/4″, 3″ , 3 7/8″, and 4″– and they pushed up to […]
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Apr 26th, 2013
Here’s another hammergun that’s making me crazy: 10 gauge V Chr. Schilling. I love old double barrels like this one, especially ones with color and finish like this Schilling has. Check out the arrow-head drop points, too. Awesome. This is a big 10 gauge, probably made in the 1880s as a waterfowler. I would love […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Apr 19th, 2013
Posted in DOUBLE BARREL SHOTGUNS on Mar 20th, 2013
British and Scottish gunmakers are famous for their lightweight game guns. But they also made great shotguns for waterfowl and bigger game. The Dickson boxlock you see here would be perfect in a duck blind, or beside you while you’re calling in a fat turkey. With original 1 3/8″ proofs, it can push enough shot […]
Posted in ENJOYING BOTH on Mar 19th, 2013
These teal are MOVING when they come in. Check out this video of Mississippi Delta duck hunting from Sporting Dog Adventures to see some great shooting and retrieving.
If you’re looking for a solid, proven double at a great price, a Beretta 686 O/U is a tough gun to beat. My favorites in this line are the matte-black Onyx ones. I have straight-gripped 20 gauge that I used for grouse and woodcock. If I was in the market for something heavier, I would […]
Here’s a side-by-side shotgun that won’t be around for long: an Italian 8 Gauge SxS, Made in 1962. In 1918, the US Federal Government made it illegal for anyone to use an eight gauge shotgun to hunt waterfowl and other federally-listed migratory game birds. Later, many states restricted hunting shotguns to 10 gauge and smaller. […]
I love big bore shotguns. My favorites are the real big ones – the 8 and the 4 gauge side by sides. Unlike boat-mounted punt guns, most of these were made to be shot from the shoulder. They pushed a lot of lead, a long ways, and hunters used them for pass shooting, especially at […]
Here’s a fun video about punt guns from the guys at Field and Stream. If you’ve ever wondered how market hunters used to do it, check it out: