The Osbournes

A few years ago, searching for a new gun, I attended the auction of hunting weapons store in St Petersburg "Old Hunter." Among the many items I liked one - horizontal shotgun, made in the traditional English style. The inscription on the key-board Cha`s Osborne & son only confirmed Country of Origin: England.The open frame design reminiscent of Colt revolvers. The gun was a well-balanced, 12-caliber, narrowing trunks 0.2 / 1, weight within 3 kilograms — at Generally, classic, frozen in tree and metal. Lack antabok induce the thinking about need Read more [...]
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To a question about the equipment cartridges

I belong to the hunters who take hunting, preparation for it, including ammunition and equipment, as a special act that causes deep feelings of anticipation of the upcoming meeting with the beautiful.When the hunter gear cartridges require high quality components, a set of necessary equipment and supplies. Otherwise, the dream of a beautiful, successful and long shots are not necessary.Engaged gear patrons not only to save money (and it is unlikely many will save at today's prices for components) and not because of their guns can not find factory cartridges (no doubt the factory ammo give satisfactory Read more [...]
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Unintentional dating

Sometimes the "horn" publishes articles on chance encounters with bears. I remember me and some of the most interesting episodes related to the brown bear in the woods north of the European part of Russia. Undoubtedly, Kamchatka, Sakhalin and in many other places east of the country host of Russian forests is common, and met many people, but in the territory of the central regions of this animal is very careful and very rarely catches the eye.     It happened a few decades ago, north of the Vologda region. TO the opening of the spring hunting as usual Read more [...]
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Soul Feast

When spring starts? Perhaps, for some, it begins with the date on the calendar or melting snow, gurgling streams, the arrival of birds from distant countries, with primroses ... But for me, a resident of the city, for many years, it begins with the opening of the hunting season. Woodcocks are known to the great masters of camouflage. You can go to the meter from this motley bird is not noticing her. Only selected from dirty and long ago cleared of snow on the streets nature, you begin to feel that the whole world around really wakes up from winter sleep life Read more [...]
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Home Smithy

Catherine II the Great loved to hunt as a ritual in a nice suit with exquisite equipmentThis required artistically decorated with guns, and the Tula masters had a lot of work for high-ranking customers.State Hermitage has amazing beauty and unusual design of rifles and pistols, which Catherine II ordered Tula for their grandchildren — Grand Dukes Alexander and Constantine. The most spectacular of finishes and original design is a set of two double-barrel hunting rifles, two single-barreled rifles and three pistols. Locks on all these weapons were flint. Currently, two items in this set, one Read more [...]
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Shotgun bed — practical tips

First of failure to make the owners of hunting rifles to try the newly acquired, shooting hundreds of rounds of ammunition at the stand, lay the future success in the shooting game. With persistence handled sighting target are considered holes, being mathematical calculations, trying new ways of ammunition and equipment, but the result is usually the best one or two further broken target. Speak fantastic assumption of the "living" guns and other hunting tales, but in nine cases out of ten it is the ignorance of the basics of proper shooting.Photo: Anton Zhuravkova If the earlier Read more [...]
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«Universal» choke

Saying "shoot guns, and the bed gets" parameter defines the priority of stock and forend corresponding arrow stature, his manner of handling the target when shooting in flight. But it is equally important to find the right size choke, allowing the hunter to take full advantage of your shooting skill, universally suitable for most hunting on a feather. Depending on how leave stems not only inside but also outside of the same gun battle chokes may vary considerably. You can not expect the same battle from the trunks of different lengths, different weights, uneven wall thickness, as well as different Read more [...]
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Tips owner «Benelli»

Many hunters in our country have long preferred to equip the cartridges at home, rather than purchase-use cartridges. This is especially true of hunters of my generation who came out of the Soviet Union. And the essence of this addiction is simple: because it would be cheaper, and more reliable, because bullets are charged by their own, specific weight, the gun and not just successfully tested it on the owner of the hunt.It should be borne in mind that Europe and America have long been ready to shoot only, factory cartridges, and you are there, even with a strong desire fail to find a hunter Read more [...]
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Why did not depart duck

At dusk, we entered the narrow courtyard of the hunting farm, hut dim light fogged windows. Kalugin had no time to muffle the engine, like grass, trees and fence lit up with white light - drove Rozin. Pereobuvshis boots, hunters climbed into the truck all-terrain vehicle, which, asthmatic cough, rushed into the black abyss of the forest.Oily dirt fan gushing high curb, and champing humming flowed back on the road. Standing next to Kalugin Katushkin hoarse voice shouted: «During, potholes! All the soul shake!» – On the hunt is necessary to have two souls! – Crick said Rozin. Read more [...]
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Before each gun you need to mature

fotolia.com Hunter, shoot semi-automatic carbine on driven hunt for several purposes or after a miss, it is very difficult to stop.And most do not stop shooting, and slow down the leash. As a result, the fire can go on the prohibited sectors of fire (along the line, the machine beaters) and someone gets hurt. Even I with my experience of shooting sports and hunting and safety, to drive from his childhood, it was hard not to lose orientation in time and stop shooting. Yes, plus the excitement and desire at all costs to get the trophy.No, shooting from automatic rifle is very dangerous. Read more [...]
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And whether shooting a gun unloaded?

Once, on his return from the hunt, he discharged the gun, hung it on a peg higher, but next to the bed. But his younger brother and sister take a moment climbed up on the bed, took off his brother the gun, put the box down on the bed, puny strength enough cock, and a shot was heard.On a recent hunt in ambush for wild boar I was cold, tired of sitting and fighting sleep, and came to the middle of the night last ohotbaze, put a gun to the wall at the entrance, and began to wipe his boots on the nearest grass. Come out to meet a member of our team asked whether the gun is unloaded and whether it can Read more [...]
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And whether shooting a gun unloaded?

Photo by Anton Zhuravkova On a recent hunt in ambush for wild boar I was cold, tired of sitting and fighting sleep, and came to the middle of the night last ohotbaze, put a gun to the wall at the entrance, and began to wipe his boots on the nearest grass.Come out to meet a member of our team asked whether the gun is unloaded and whether it can be brought into the house. And then I remembered that his gun discharged and rugnuv themselves to undertake the necessary steps with a gun and went into the room, where she sat at the table our entire team, listened to well-deserved reproach Read more [...]
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Choki — removable or fixed?

Dear Editors!Recently I bought a modern rifle known foreign producers. Includes five interchangeable chokes. I bought five to choke each had a pair.In newspapers and magazines before often wrote about replacement chokah. Now these publications somehow disappeared. Please answer my question, which chokes should be installed in the trunks?                                                                                                     Read more [...]
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This hunter

A cold north wind blew across the sky gray-purple mass of rain clouds. Shumel yellow-brown foliage standing near trees. Bends to the ground brown curls field grass, creating the illusion of reverberating waves. Draughty, forcing involuntary shiver, burying its head in the raised collar.Photo Veebl / FLICKR.COM Kolka was standing on hill, not protected by the October wind, and patiently waiting for their mentors, companions hunting. AT thirteen years, he was an avid hunter! That hunter and it is impassioned as passion I woke up in the hunt it Read more [...]
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Forest correspondent

In 1927 he published a book "The Forest Newspaper". Its author was Vitaly Bianki (1894-1959; hereinafter - VV), "leskor" Soviet literature. Later V. He said: "I wrote" The Forest Newspaper ". The book was a success. Then I thought about it ... But then and now I have one, and has remained the goal, one desire, passionate and irresistible: to talk, to talk, to cry, to sing to people about the joys of the life that they forget passed by indifferently considering it something more than in my life. " For nearly a century, this book - the bible of the young naturalist.Photo from the author's archive My Read more [...]
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What I’m broke?

At the opening of the hunting I was satisfied with just a gray duck, making one shot. It began to rain, I was soaked and frustrated, he went home. House pulled a gun out of the case (which it is placed unsorted), put it behind the stove, and wet bandolier put on the stove. Sipping tea and went to catch up with the night.Photo by Anton Zhuravkova I do not remember how many slept. Hostess Baba Lida woke me up, they say, come here «militia». Before me stood a police major and with him in three camouflage clothing. One of them hands held my bandolier. I realized Read more [...]
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I clean the rifle — broke the law?

To the Editor "horn" continue to be questions about the storage of weapons. So, our reader Victor T. Vorotintcev said he, living in a private house, store weapons and ammunition in a safe in a closet. Recently Victor T. decided to clean his gun and pulled it out of the safe.Photo by Ilya Lipin Out in the courtyard, and at this time came from the district test weapons storage. The owner told them that at the moment the gun is safe, since he was going to clean it. But the police drew up a report on the violation of rules of storage of weapons and brought to disciplinary responsibility. Read more [...]
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Italians about the shooting of «Bekasera»

For nearly 15 years I hunt woodcock with a gun "Bekaser" but still one hundred percent was not mastered. There were a lot of good shots, but they were, unfortunately, embarrassing blunders. For example, grouse, podletevshemu at the buzzer, and sat down on a stump twenty meters. After the shot he flew as if nothing had happened. By the way, I was shooting at the time the standard cartridge with 32 g of the fraction number 7.One had to after a day of hunting in the fall vysypkah to stay for the evening duck flight. Ducks fly well, but did not want to fall after a shot from my gun; Read more [...]
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Spring. shooting in flight

If a few decades ago, the main spring hunting, which had fire in flight, was part Rod Woodcock, now becoming more and more hunters posterech geese from ambush. Photos Michael Ireland / Dollar photo club In any case, according to the rules of hunting shelter is necessary that is often accompanied by certain difficulties of shooting in flight, sometimes from a very awkward position.But, following the assessment of the current centuries the prestige of spring hunting rifle, start a conversation with a woodcock. I hope that it is appropriate (or at least, interesting) to bring some Read more [...]
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Woodcock on the roof …

Season 2014 has begun at me with a terrible creaking. Moreover, both literally and figuratively. X-rays showed arthritis of both hip joints with a knee it looked much better. I was offered to take the place of the quota for hip replacement on the implants.There is still on carelessness on on the way hunting missed sign in and long-familiar place I left on oncoming lane, where it and in principle It should have been. There is still no way Musket I wanted to understand what he wants from the host, and stubbornly grew by chickens, where it was Read more [...]
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