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Use a 12ga, and No Nitro!

Use a 12ga, and No Nitro!

We realize that people bid hunt the way they want to, which may not be the most productive way to do it. That’s fine…but that’s not for us. We’re always looking for every advantage we can get. So a brief reference in a recent issue of Field & Stream led us to a couple articles […]

September 9, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
F&S’s Upland Picks: Our Takes

F&S’s Upland Picks: Our Takes

Field & Stream recently had a rundown of “New Gear for Waterfowl, Turkey and Upland Bird Hunting in 2012,” aka new gear from the SHOT Show in annoying slideshow form. Once again, we save you the trouble by running down our favorites of theirs. We do wonder how much cool stuff was missed or didn’t […]

February 9, 2012 | By | 3 Replies More
Cold Weather: Go Up a Pellet Size?

Cold Weather: Go Up a Pellet Size?

Did you see the article titled “Cold Weather and Shotshells” in the Nov/Dec issue of Shooting Sportsman? Interesting stuff. Makes us think we really need to pattern our guns when it’s cold out. Never thought to do it. Here are some quotes…and check out that cover below. Does that Lab look huge or what?! > […]

December 12, 2011 | By | 4 Replies More
Field Report: MN Grouse Hunts

Field Report: MN Grouse Hunts

Here’s a brief report to all from Tim Brandt, a fellow Serious bird hunter. Tim lives in Minnesota, is a ruffed grouse fiend and actually gets paid to hunt (!) since he’s the PR guy at Federal Premium Ammunition. (In fact, if you ever watch the Duck Commander show, you might have seen him on […]

November 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
Serious Phez/Quailer Goes Grousin’

Serious Phez/Quailer Goes Grousin’

What if you were a Serious grouse hunter and had the opportunity to take a serious pheasant- and quail-chaser into the grouse woods for a virgin trip. Would you be licking your chops? Issuing warnings? Secretly laughing inside? Well, that’s what Bob St. Pierre recently did, and we got the scoop on it. Bob is […]

October 12, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Deets on Federal’s New Steel Shells

Deets on Federal’s New Steel Shells

We love the facts that Federal 1) pushes the envelope in shotshells, 2) made a unique pheasant shell that works as advertised (Prairie Storm), 3) donates money to Pheasants Forever for every box sold of Prairie Storm and 4) is a company that actually comes out with new upland products – they haven’t given up […]

September 21, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
The Ultimate Shotshell <del>Guide</del> Letdown?

The Ultimate Shotshell Guide Letdown?

We get forwarded this email from Field & Stream that says it has a link to the Ultimate Bird Hunting Shotshell Guide. We’re skeptical of all such claims, but decide to check it out because, hey, we hunt birds! But we’re fully aware that these things are worded to get us to click, and might […]

July 19, 2011 | By | Reply More
More Thoughts on Ultimate Ruffie Shells

More Thoughts on Ultimate Ruffie Shells

Last month we asked for your thoughts about designing the ultimate ruffed grouse shells (plural). Based on those comments (thanks!) plus ones in a shotgunworld.com thread we started, we wanted to update things – from our perspective, of course. In no particular order:

June 22, 2011 | By | 9 Replies More
Grouse Shells: What Would You Like?

Grouse Shells: What Would You Like?

We’re in the process of designing our own shells for ruffed grouse. “Designing” doesn’t mean the engineering parts since neither of us is a reloader. It means the specs. Why are we doing it? Hunters can find upland shells and pheasant shells – and even shells designed for the different clay disciplines – but no […]

May 5, 2011 | By | 15 Replies More
New Fiocchi Tracer Rounds: Cool!

New Fiocchi Tracer Rounds: Cool!

“Where were you?” “Behind.” We’ve said that to each other on sporting clays courses and in the field more times than we care to remember – “behind” as in behind the bird. If only we had 20 shots and tracer rounds so, like members of our esteemed armed forces, we could walk the rounds into […]

April 27, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Have You Considered Going Lead-Free?

Have You Considered Going Lead-Free?

Once in a while we run across articles or op-eds like the one that appeared recently in the Des Moines Register. The points generally are that lead is no longer necessary in ammo thanks to lead alternatives, and that lead in game harms wildlife and people: No matter how careful one is with cleaning the […]

April 20, 2011 | By | 9 Replies More
What Does This Chart Mean to You?

What Does This Chart Mean to You?

If you get The Upland Almanac – we guess the “The” is pronounced like “The” Ohio State University (lol) – you will have seen the following table in the Flushes section of the Spring 2011 issue. Question is, what does it tell us?

April 5, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
PFest Shells: Gotta Try Federal

PFest Shells: Gotta Try Federal

You guys know that being Serious means staying on top of the latest and greatest gear. Which we do – except in the case of Federal Premium shotshells. This is one party we’re embarrassingly late to.

February 2, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
Maine Hunt Roundup: What We Learned

Maine Hunt Roundup: What We Learned

Off to MN! Here’s a partial list of what we learned hunting the opening week of the Maine grouse season – partial because we’re sure we’re forgetting something.

October 22, 2010 | By | 3 Replies More
Attempted Lead Ammo Ban Denied, Round 1 to Hunters

Attempted Lead Ammo Ban Denied, Round 1 to Hunters

Well, blimey: Last Friday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency denied a petition that asked it to ban the production and sale of lead ammunition and fishing tackle. So round 1 of this battle – you are nuts if you think there won’t be a round 2, 3, etc.! – goes to us Neanderthals. Steve Owens, […]

August 30, 2010 | By | Reply More
Deal Alert: Winchester AAs $65/Case!

Deal Alert: Winchester AAs $65/Case!

If you’ve shot Winchester AA shells, we don’t need to explain how good they are. If you haven’t shot them before, or much, run out to a Cabela’s – call and check first! – and buy a case for $84.99, send in the $20 mail-in rebate and thus get the case for just $64.99! That’s […]

August 23, 2010 | By | Reply More
More On the Proposed Lead Ammo Ban

More On the Proposed Lead Ammo Ban

This is a big deal, folks. A couple of “want to change the world” green groups are seeking to change a national law, put control of ammunition under a federal department rather than Congress and get rid of ALL lead ammo in one shot. In less than 90 days and counting. Hunters and anglers are […]

August 10, 2010 | By | 1 Reply More
Greenies Going After All Lead Ammo

Greenies Going After All Lead Ammo

Hopefully you have been reading about the greenies (environmental groups) walking into the White House with an agenda and walking out with policies that are geared to hinder or stop hunting and fishing. The latest front to open up in this war – it is a war – is lead ammunition. All lead ammunition, everywhere […]

August 4, 2010 | By | Reply More