I began reading this a few years ago after looking for a source for technical information on shotgun shooting. Some of my favorite writers, Bruce Buck and Michael McIntosh write for Shooting Sportsman. I enjoy the articles on shooting tips, gun smithing, dog training and guns. I read a couple of great articles on the importance of Moment of Inertia. They explained what is good MOI, how to measure it, how to modify it and gave values for a number of guns. I followed the instructions, modified the balance on my shotgun and perceived an improvement in its balance. After that, I was convinced of the value of the magazine.
Shooting Sportsman usually contains an article on a gun manufacturer, not one of the big names but one of the smaller European manufacturers. I will probably never purchase any of the expensive hand crafted shotguns they cover but I find it interesting to read about the history of the companies involved in their creation. The photographs of the firearms are outstanding.
The one negative to me are the articles on hunting. These are frequently driven bird hunts in Europe or trips to exclusive lodges in the US. I'm sorry, they simply aren't catering to my economic bracket. I would prefer practical information that I can apply to my own hunting. Other readers may not be put off by the articles as much as I and enjoy dreaming of these ultimate hunts just as I dream about some of the exotic shotguns.
Clinton administration attack on our fading rights
Clinton administration attack on more of our fading rights:
To begin, I do not subscribe to Shooting Times, However, I am an outdoor sportsman. I don't know when golf became anything other than a past-time, I don't watch foobah, or basetbah, or basbah. I do believe that the 30-06 I own is probably the best all around calibre rifle anyone can own. As regards the most recent attempts to dis-arm law abiding citizens, such as myself, I believe the federal government is attempting to hood-wink the more emotional amongst us into believing that fire arms can be "idiot-proofed". Idiots are extremely clever, they can overcome any obstacle put in their path, if it means that some harm will come to someone, or some thing. For the U.S. gov't to use taxpayer money to mount a lawsuit, requiring fire arm manufacturers to "idiot-proof" firearms, is, in my opinion, not only illegal but unconstitutional. I further believe that every one of us, concerned with further loss of our rights, whether those rights be riding a motorcycle without a helmet, or owning a fire arm for personal enjoyment, or protection, should write their congressman and express outright anger with the clinton administrations' use of taxpayer dollars.