Barbour tweed knickers and Cheviot garters at these events are about as weird as Hambo operators sporting plate carriers loaded down with all sorts of web gear at three-gun events, complete with two pounds of add-on's festooned to their fully-tweaked AR's; or as weird as SASS shooters who dress up in cowboy character who adopt SASS pseudo-names like Pecos Pete, Calamity Lame or Mesquite Mike. Different strokes for different folks.
I am only quoting because I can only like one time so I like,like, like, like, like this post.Steven Cobb is originally from North Carolina,great stuff.If you have an interest in sxs The Southern Side by Side held at Deep River,Sanford NC in the spring time will give you an opportunity to meet some really nice people who share the same interest.
One of the most hotly contended events L C Smith vs Parker's
a great deal of information can be had on line or a magazine called "The Double Gun Journal".
Other great reads from authors like John Houchins or Mike McIntosh both deceased and missed as good friends,
older books by Foster,New England Grouse shooting,The Shotgun,Michael Yardly,
Shooting Sportsman ,the magazine of wing shooting and fine guns.
It's about the fishing not the catching.....same applies to hunting with a sxs,are there better guns to kill game (dead is dead)
short answer...yes, but it's not really about killing game.
But is perusing game with a gun that was made before you were born ,that is the result of hand craftsmanship of people who had a lifetime as a builder of fine guns for discriminating shooters.
Working works of Art,sure engraving doesn't break clay targets, but once you know what your looking at,you have to admire the skill which went into it.A lot of engravers are at Southern Side by Side,Ken Hunt,master engraver for winchester,colt,Geffory Gornay, unbelievable detail in there work.
It's not everyone's passion but the more you know,the less you need.....like 1 really,really nice gun.
I had a bird dog with exquisite taste when it came to reliving himself on , (2) Holland &Hollands,a Purdy and a Boss,which there still talking about !
Don't just leave your gun unattended,
enjoy the sport
As a guy who uses a recurve more than any other weapon and travels with a flyrod as much or more than anything else other than a passport SOMEBODY NEEDS TO PRESERVE TRADITION OR IT MAY NOLONGER BE A SPORT! THINK a bit between animal rights and commercialization what will keep our way of life together?Knickers are underwear,I think you are referring to Breeks,English shooting pants,either plus fours or plus twos (fabric beneath the knee) who's to say they are out of place,they have been at it for quite awhile,more tradition than anything else.
I won't even get into flyfishing,another make it harder on yours self endeavor
Hey Willemo you never know. My friend won a major Woodcarving competition and got offered $150,000 for his carving!!!! Im not as good as he is and not that lucky either hahaha!!!^^^^^Start selling them your woodcarvings for a few grand a piece and you'll be the talk of the tapas party![up] (hey you never know!:clever66