Do you dare? MacNab Challenge in Scotland with Delaney & Sons …

Discover Delaney & Sons: European shooting specialists
Discover Delaney & Sons: European shooting specialists

“The challenge is simple, but very tall; land a salmon on the fly, put a grouse in the bag, and take a red stag off the hill…all between dawn and dusk on the same day.”

How do you make three great sporting adventures more exiting and memorable? You complete them in a single day. That’s what Delaney & Sons’ 2022 Macnab Challenge gives you the chance to do.

Based out of  Amhuinnsuidhe Castle on the the Isle of Lewis and Harris in Scotland’s Hebrides island, Delaney & Sons’ 2022 Macnab Challenge is a unique way for you to experience the ultimate in traditional British country sports–and the sporting trip of a lifetime.

Delaney & Sons has been hosting American shooters in the UK, Spain, and Morocco for years now. In this video, you can see why their trips have such a hit. If you’ve ever wanted to shoot overseas, their fully-outfitted adventures are a great introduction to authentic British shooting.

MACNAB: Take a stag, bag a brace of grouse, land a salmon on the fly…all between dawn and dusk.

Watch: Successful MacNab Challenge Scotland – Grouse, Stag, Salmon Video

Successful MacNab Challenge Scotland - Grouse, Stag, Salmon Video
Successful MacNab Challenge Scotland – Grouse, Stag, Salmon Video

 

MacNab Challenge in Scotland with Delaney & Sons ...
MacNab Challenge in Scotland with Delaney & Sons …
MacNab Challenge in Scotland with Delaney & Sons ...
MacNab Challenge in Scotland with Delaney & Sons …
Location of Delaney & Sons 2021 MacNab Challenge. Amhuinnsuidhe Castle is a 55,000 acre sporting paradise.
Location of Delaney & Sons 2022 MacNab Challenge. Amhuinnsuidhe Castle is a 55,000 acre sporting paradise.

SEPTEMBER 17 – SEPTEMBER 24, 2022

7-day adventure
Cost Per MacNabber: $13,550
Cost Per Companion: $1,750

INCLUSIONS:

Three days of MacNab attempts including trophy fees

Stag, Salmon, Grouse over pointers

Accommodations in a historic Castle

Gourmet cooking featuring local seafood, produce and game

All meals and wine with dinner

Vintage & Modern Shotguns and Rifles plus shells

Ground transportation to and from Stornoway Airport

Visitor Permits and Insurance while in the field

Two days of fishing when not a MacNab day

A great video I have to share…Stalking and salmon fishing in Scotland…

River Ling, Voop Productions
River Ling, Voop Productions

This video has nothing to do with gundogs or double-barrel shotguns and everything to do with what it’s like to be in the field with both.

Even though it’s about deer stalking and salmon fishing in Scotland, it’s really about the passion we into our sport and our love of the outdoors. It’s short, beautifully shot, and well worth you time. Enjoy.

How much of this “Purdey” was made by J. Purdey?

 

16 bore "Purdey" plains rifle, bbl #2869
16 bore "Purdey" plains rifle, bbl #2869

James Purdey & Sons is just two years shy of being 200 hundred years old. In all that time, they’ve made all sorts of shotguns and rifles. Even though I’ve seen lots of them, I’m still surprised by some of the stuff I come across. Just check out this 16 bore “Purdey” percussion stocking rifle. It’s coming up at Dakota Plains Auction Company’s 6/16-6/17 auction.

Even though the barrel is engraved “J Purdey 314 1/2 Oxford Street London” and it wears the other proper marks (serial #2869), I don’t think the entire gun was made in London. To me, the stock and triggers don’t look British. Then there’s the lock and hammer. It lacks the crispness and refinement that I would expect to see on a rifle coming from 314 1/2 Oxford Street London in 1837. Compare it to this and to this to see what I mean. Also, it’s strange that the lock isn’t marked. There’s no “Purdey”on it anywhere, something I would expect to see.

16 bore "Purdey" plains rifle, bbl #2869
16 bore "Purdey" plains rifle, bbl #2869

So what is it? I think it’s an American-made, half-stock percussion plains rifle built around a 16 bore J. Purdey barrel. Of course, I could be wrong. Regardless, it does look high quality. It will be interesting to see how much someone is willing to pay for it.

A quick trip to Scotland…

I don’t know if I would like European-style driven shooting. Standing in place while someone pushes birds towards me doesn’t sound like too much fun. Rough shooting sounds like it would be much more enjoyable.

Check out this quick video taken in Scotland to see what I mean. BTW: check out how they’re using ferrets to hunt rabbits.

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