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Bruised Face & Shoulder

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on October 5, 2015 0 Comments
Bruised Face & Shoulder

  Probably the most common symptom of recoil is a bruise or minor graze to the face and/or some bruising and discomfort (pain) to the shoulder. Yet these problems can be completely eliminated by a correct gun mount technique. Rarely is it caused by the gun or cartridge, unless the load is heavy and the […]

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Fowl and Fruit, a Combination Made in Heaven!

Filed in The Gentrys Pantry by on September 29, 2015 0 Comments
Fowl and Fruit, a Combination Made in Heaven!

One pot, fowl and fruit or vegetable meals are not only great for entertaining but they make an easy meal when cooking for one.  Just add bread and you’re ready to eat.  And with the onset of bird season I thought that a discussion of the various possibilities would be in order.  And, as any […]

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Flinching

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on September 22, 2015 1 Comment
Flinching

For those who do not know, a flinch is something that happens when you try to pull the trigger. It can take two distinct forms. The first is a jerk or snatch that pulls the gun off target at the instant of firing. The second is an inability to pull the trigger and can vary […]

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New Gun Syndrome

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
New Gun Syndrome

Shooters often buy a new gun expecting that it will transform their shooting overnight and are disappointed when it does not.  Shooting a gun is the same as driving a car or anything else we do in our day to day to lives.  We rely on muscle memory. Put simply, muscle memory is what we […]

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Shooting Straight: High Tower

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on May 17, 2015 0 Comments
Shooting Straight: High Tower

In Shooting Straight:  High Tower our shooting coach, Keith Coyle, gives you a course of instruction to perfect your technique on this challenging trap.  Waterfowlers, dove and pigeon shooters as well as well as European driven game shooters will benefit from concentrated practice at this position in either Sporting Clays or Five Stand. Article 7: […]

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Downton Day: Driven Birds for the Cyber-Squire

Filed in Our Shooting Coach by on April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Downton Day: Driven Birds for the Cyber-Squire

As proper cyber-squires, most of you have dreamed of shooting driven birds at one time or another.  Unfortunately, just like an appropriate manor house to live in, such things are well beyond our budgets.  Fortunately, our Shooting Coach, Keith Coyle, has come up with an affordable solution.  Recently he staged a ‘driven clay-bird’ shoot at […]

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Laid-back Hedonism in Portland

Filed in Places to Go by on April 19, 2015 0 Comments
Laid-back Hedonism in Portland

Hedonism is unavoidable.  Really, it is.  Even those who insist vehemently that they are spirit centered with their minds on nothing but the Eternal enjoy being that way.  We are organisms caught in a feedback loop that makes us seek out that which we enjoy and avoid that which we dislike.  That, in nutshell, is […]

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Turkey Hunting in My Dreams: Longing and Planning

Filed in The Gentrys Pantry, The Gun Room, Uncategorized by on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Turkey Hunting in My Dreams:  Longing and Planning

For many of my readers and internet friends it seems that wild turkey hunting is an important part of their outdoor lives.  I wish I could say that it were part of mine.  I’ve been in good turkey country a couple of times in my day but either the season was closed, I had other things […]

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Gardening for the Cyber-Squire’s Larder and Table

Filed in Uncategorized by on February 10, 2015 0 Comments
Gardening for the Cyber-Squire’s Larder and Table

I took up vegetable gardening about the same time I took up hunting, in early adolescence.  I wasn’t very good at it and there really wasn’t anyone to teach me.  While my father was skilled at growing trees and fruit when it came to tilling the soil his best crop was insects!  I persevered, though, […]

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Sourdough: The Original Bread

Filed in The Gentrys Pantry by on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Sourdough:  The Original Bread

There is a body of opinion in the anthropology community that believes agriculture grew out of a desire for more alcohol than the natural world provided.  We really can’t prove much about that but I can’t help but believe that it wasn’t too long after the development of brewing beer that some bright spark came […]

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