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MP-155 Gets a New Stock.

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The Baikal MP-155 semi-auto gets an upgrade, including a new walnut stock made on a brand-new Italian СNC machine. The new design features a thinner pistol grip and fore-end, and is said to be more ergonomically correct.

Other improvements in the updated gun include better recoil pad, new extended magazine cap, and sling swivels.

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Are there any faithful followers of this blog? You haven’t seen any Russian hunting shotgun related content lately, have you? Heads up! Next week I’m starting to post again, and no, the book isn’t out yet, but peeepooooll…. have I got news for you from Russian gunmakers? Hell yeah!

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A message to Shotgunworld users.

I used to frequent  http://www.shotgunworld.com, as Humpty Dumpty, and the blog stats tell me many people come here from the links on that forum. I have to inform you that for some reason I can no longer access Shotgunworld from Russia. It’s not about my IP address, because I tried proxies and different IP addresses and it didn’t work. It’s not about my PC, as I tried various devices and it didn’t work. Moreover, on vacation in Spain I could access Shotgunworld just fine. So, if you’ve been wondering why Humpty Dumpty no longer posts, comments, and answers PMs on Shotgunworld, now you know.

 

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The Beaver Safari.

Each issue of the Russian Hunting Magazine features two stories in condensed translation into English. This is one of these stories from June 2017 issue.

Text and photo by Katarina Stern, Latvia.

What’s that? The enemy of the people, the alarm clock? No, that’s my friends, calling to tell they’re late. A thick fog caught them midway to me. So there’s enough time to pack up – a thermos with coffee, some sandwiches, a rope, two knives, gloves and spare socks go into a big black plastic tub, and the tub goes to the trunk. I’m ready.

I’m ready for my first beaver hunt with dogs. Continue reading

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How to Survive High-Volume Dove Shooting in Argentina.

This is a story I wrote for BookYourHunt, an online platform that connects outfitters and hunters worldwide. If you’re interested in travelling to hunt, this is your place to go – over 2,500 hunting opportunities with about 350 outfitters from 43 countries, convenient search engine and personalized service, and a guarantee that you can’t find a better deal anywhere else. 

Argentina is the wingshooter’s paradise. For a devoted bird hunter, “Cordoba” is not “a town in Spain”, but “doves galore”; other Argentinean provinces, such as Santiago del Estero and Salta, are also famous for dove shooting opportunities, and pigeons as well, and in the province of Entre Rios you can vary your hunting experience with perdiz (partridge) and ducks. The limits on pigeon, perdiz and ducks are generous, and on doves there’s no limit at all – in Argentina, they are pests that do immeasurable damage to agriculture. Hunting is the most efficient of legal crop protection methods, and hunters are often farmers’ only hope, so there’s no moral remorse and no reason to restrain yourself…

… except the amount of shooting you’re going to do. Continue reading

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Breda Antares vs. MTs-21.

One of the most common questions about MTs-21, which was Russia’s most popular autoloading shotgun until MP153, is whether it was an original development or a copy of an imported design. I could write at least 3,000 words about it, but let’s see if these two videos will not do the job better:

    MTs-21 takedown.
    Breda Antares takedown.
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Hunting in Russia

An Ode for Walked-up Hunts

by V. Chernykh.

Originally published in Russian Hunting Magazine, June 2017.

Condensed translation into English by me.

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Many European nations, like Poland, take hunting education very seriously, and you won’t get your hunting license until you pass an examination that proves you have enough knowledge and can apply it to practice. In this country, hunters are left to themselves in this respect. There’s no shortage of information nowadays about the theory of various hunts – but what’s the best way to start getting practical knowledge?

I began hunting with a group of friends who followed the classic Russian routine – Continue reading

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