• Why Gun Specific Patterning Geometry Delivers Superior Shotgun Choke Performance

    Why Gun Specific Patterning Geometry Delivers Superior Shotgun Choke Performance

    When I invented and patented my Featherlite Chokes for clay target sports, thankfully I went through a major learning curve about how shotguns truly performed when it came to patterns and chokes. Whether the gun was a fixed choke barrel or came with choke tubes, I quickly realized that they all Read More
  • The New Purdey Sporting Clays Gun is a Trigger-Plate Marvel

    The New Purdey Sporting Clays Gun is a Trigger-Plate Marvel

    Imagine shooting a British sporting-clays gun anointed with Royal Warrants from every reigning monarch since Queen Victoria, up to and including present day. It’s a 12-gauge tour de force that moves to the target with grace and deportment – even on that low chartreuse crosser that blends against the leafy background Read More
  • Shooting the Gordy & Sons Fantastic 32-Gauge Quail Gun

    Shooting the Gordy & Sons Fantastic 32-Gauge Quail Gun

    Mike Burnett was given a mission: design and build an impeccable 32-gauge side by side for his boss, Russell Gordy – quail-hunting disciple, shotgun connoisseur, self-made billionaire and owner of the luxury outfitter Gordy and Sons in Houston, Texas. Read More
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Women Who Build Legacies in South Georgia Quail Country
Women Who Build Legacies in South Georgia Quail Country

Among the pine trees of Quail Country Plantation, Anna Van Nostrand, CZ over/under broken open across her shoulder, kneels next to her five-year-old daughter Hallie Jo “Bir...

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Stepping Down in Gauges To Better Performance
Stepping Down in Gauges To Better Performance

Story | Photo by Ron Spomer

In the 1960s pheasants were big game birds in South Dakota, the upland equivalent of Canada geese. Tough, durable, armed with spurs and ready to shoulder through a dense sw...

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Comparing Two American Side-by-Side Classics: The Winchester Model 21 with the Browning BSS
Comparing Two American Side-by-Side Classics: The Winchester Model 21 with the Browning BSS

There’s nothing like a little controversy to stir things up – reading here about opinions on Winchester’s vaunted Model 21 side by side – along with opinions about a possib...

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Transitioning Generations of Great Hunting Dogs

As another hunting season comes to a close, shooters typically reflect back on the memories, and assess the season: What went right, what went wrong, and how to improve thi...

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Three Ways to Add Variety to Your Russian Capercaillie and Black Grouse Hunt

Although capercaillie and black grouse are the highlights of the Russian spring hunting season, other game birds are also legal that time of year including geese, ducks and...

The Krieghoff 28-Gauge Parcours at Backwoods Quail Club
The Krieghoff 28-Gauge Parcours at Backwoods Quail Club

Here’s the shot of the day…

Around 90 minutes into our afternoon quail hunt at Backwoods Quail Club in Georgetown, South Carolina we had circled back to a downed pine tree still abundant with branches...