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bushveld, Dan S. W., Drew Hause, eeb, eightbore, John Roberts, Mills, Run With The Fox, Stanton Hillis, Ted Schefelbein
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by eeb
I read Shooting Sportsman, which I consider by and large an advertisement with mediocre content. I used to read Greys but I don’t consider that much of a gun magazine. Any suggestions? Any Brit magazines worthy of subscription?
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by LeFusil
Originally Posted by KY Jon
Every issue of Shooting Sportsman feels like the article are all paid product placement. Most likely because many or most are. Glossy pictures with powder puff articles get old fast with me.

Me too. IMHO the rag is trash now. I’ve got loads of old SSM’s from the late 80’s thru the 90’s and beyond, those old articles/stories were written by nobody’s…and they’re 100X better than the crap they put out now, even enjoy the pics more in the old issues. I can’t stand the “bougie” rags like Greys, Covey Rise, etc. all fluff and the articles seem to be written by the same goofs that write descriptions of wine tastings.
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by Daryl Hallquist
Daryl Hallquist
Years ago, when Sporting Classics started, they had an offer for a lifetime subscription. It has only a few articles on double guns, but I am always amazed at the fine color illustrations throughout the magazine.
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by Dave Weber
Dave Weber
Regarding Shotgun Technicana and the Amazon thing….Sole source unsure of what they are offering buyer beware.

From a long time advertiser and generally great lady:

Hi, Dave:

I thought I would let you know about his post.

Argo44 posted info. regarding David Trevallion's Shotgun Technicana book which is incorrect. David commissioned me to sell all copies of the reprint for him. Since the books were printed in Michigan, David had me pick up the complete run of books so I have all copies that were printed. Argo44 mentioned "New" copies of the reprint are available on Amazon $139.99. There is a seller stating they are selling "new" copies - I don't know what they are selling. They have not purchased any copies of the reprint from me as the books are not being sold to other book dealers. The price of the reprint is $90.00 plus shipping.

Thank for you help.


Carol Barnes
Gunnerman Books


So caveat emptor on securing a copy from other than the sole source.

Thank you,
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by Mills
It would be great if Shooting Sportsman would add one vintage gun article per issue. Just one good article per issue would make it worth a subscription for me.

What turns me off is when you read an article and it is obviously disguised advertising for a lodge, new gun, etc. Pretty much all the outdoor magazines are guilty of this practice
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by KY Jon
KY Jon
Every issue of Shooting Sportsman feels like the article are all paid product placement. Most likely because many or most are. Glossy pictures with powder puff articles get old fast with me.
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by Lloyd3

What sort of gun are predominating at Joe's Sporting Goods? Pumps? autoloaders? doubles? I'm assuming the vast majority are 12 bore. That hasn't seemed to have happened here quite yet. There are good selections of used guns here if you look for them, but most are very pedestrian. Nicer stuff simply isn't for sale in the big boxes or the smaller gunshops that I know about. Folks still seem to be hanging on to the more well-made stuff.
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by Ted Schefelbein
Ted Schefelbein
Shooting Sportsman was much better when Galen Winter and Michael McIntosh were alive. I noticed that the articles seemed to devolve into ads for canned hunts after they were both gone. Even if I could afford to do that sh1t, I wouldn’t. Not my cup of tea.

I like looking at the English articles, above, but, they don’t hold my interest like a magazine in my hand does.

The decline continues. Joe’s Sporting goods, in St. Paul is swimming in guns in the used department, that have pretty much been dumped there by the family of elderly bird hunters and shooters.

They literally can’t display it all.

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by Mills
The early Shooting Sportsmans were great. I loved how they had sections devoted to upland hunting, waterfowl hunting, etc.
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by Recoil Rob
Recoil Rob
Originally Posted by Drew Hause
Ed: John Campbell posts on the PGCA site as Kensal Rise.
The e-magazine was Double Gun Classics, the first issue back in Sept-Oct 2007. Something terrible happened with the outfit who were to host the site and the effort collapsed after only a few issues, much to his frustration our disappointment. For a time, print copies were available from Cornell Publications.
He continued to publish regularly in DGJ thereafter.


I saved .pdf's of DGC, I have 12 issues running from July-August 2005 to May-June 2007, not sure if that's all of them.
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by Recoil Rob
Recoil Rob
Just go back and start reading DGJ over again, one a month will last you about 12 years, then you can start over....
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