With Fabbri in Italy


I was stunned. Pleasantly stunned. Roberto Ferrata uncased his new titanium Fabbri 12 gauge shotgun and handed it to me. “I want you to use my gun today.” I received the magnificent firearm and held it as gently as if it were a newborn baby. Bringing it to my shoulder, I noted with conflicting emotions and thoughts that it fitted perfectly.

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Understanding Lead Shot Quality – Part 1

To judge lead shot quality objectively there are five areas of concern: shot size designation, shot diameter uniformity, roundness or sphericity, hardness, and plating or lack thereof.  In Part 1 here we’ll look at size designation, diameter uniformity, and sphericity.

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Dove Hunting: The Harder You Work, the Luckier You Get

Here are two things you don’t often see in the same sentence outside of Argentina: “dove hunting” and “adventure.”

Nintey-nine percent of my dove hunting until this year had been decidedly non-adventurous, because mostly what I’ve done is drive to a farm, park my car, set up at the edge of a field where they’ve just harvested something doves love to eat, then wait for the birds.

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