This issue features the 30th Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match, Norman S. Brockway Gunsmith & Rifleman, Out of the Brush, Myths and Facts About Buffalo Hunting, Dissecting a .44-77, Reloading Recommendations from DuPont, Letters from Readers, Paul Shuttleworth Obituary, Product Reviews for MVA Series 7000 Scope and SPG Sales American Guild Wood Finish, Center Shot, Match Results, and Rifle Clubs.
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Shortly before this issue went to press, Sheryll and I treated ourselves to a canoe trip down the Missouri River from Fort Benton to Judith Landing in Montana. We have both worked in hunting and fishing camps, so this trip was “special,” as we were the guests and not the workers. It seemed a little strange to have someone else pitching tents and cooking food, but we enjoyed the whole experience immensely. The focus was on the campsites used by Lewis and Clark and it didn’t take much imagination to picture ourselves back in time when the Corps of Discovery traveled the river. ...Read More >
The cover for this issue is a tribute to one of America’s great gunsmiths, Norman S. Brockway. We are sure that many of today’s gun enthusiasts will not recognize his name, nor the super-accurate firearms he virtually handcrafted, but much of what Brockway did, paved the way for what we now define as benchrest shooting. The very definition of a “rugged individualist,” Brockway showed typical Yankee ingenuity in all of his work and indeed, his life. ...Read More >
Paul Shuttleworth, 93, of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, and Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away on May 13, 2022, after a short illness. The son of William E. and Esther (Gustafson) Shuttleworth, Paul was raised in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania, and spent summers on Valcour Island, near Plattsburgh, New York. At Harvard, he studied history and was the high-scorer on the rifle team. During the Korean War, Paul served in the Air Force as a weapons mechanic, where he serviced everything from pistols to nuclear bombs. ...Read More >
For us, the list of memorable adventures to be enjoyed this year at the 30th Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Match included high winds and rain. Our little caravan arrived at “Quigleyville” on Tuesday afternoon, in the rain. The first endeavors were to get our tents up, while being slightly envious of our neighbors in camp who were enjoying their trailers or motor homes. Once our camps were up and comfortable, we could relax (just slightly) and think more about our shooting. ...Read More >