Dr. Drew: In reference to your earlier posting of the 1901 competition, your citation identified the English guns as being Cashmores? Not casting aspersions here, but Cashmores were hardly English "best" guns. They were likely to be good, serviceable, but lower-tier boxlocks with 1 1/8-ounce proofs. A better comparison to the American arms at that time would have been Hussey or Greener Pigeon guns, or, comparing the absolute top-tier makers, Holland or even Purdey.

And, when you really think about it, what your citation is so inelegantly inferring is that it was the guns and not the shooters that really mattered. The arrow matters, and not the Indian. Has that been your personal experience?

Last edited by Lloyd3; 04/14/13 11:45 PM.