Pheasant Throw!!

Shotgun and Pheasant

I’ll let the photos speak for themselves…until I finish my write-up that is…

Stay tuned for the series I will be sending your way, but for now thanks to Colby and Jacob and everyone else at South Fork Hunting Preserve for the fantastic time at their Pheasant-Throw.

And, thank you again to Jérôme Lanoue, Ken Buch and all the Master Craftsman at L’Atelier Verney-Carron, who crafted and provided me with the amazing Verney-Carron Azur SD Eloge Grade 20 Gauge Shotgun.

It works incredibly well on ‘driven’ pheasant!

A Boy, His Puppy and A Pheasant

Verney-Carron ‘Side-by-Side’

Yep, a deliberate and somewhat inaccurate (photos are actually top-to-bottom…) play on words, but also reflective of the cool illustrations shown below. These photos captured the instant cartridges ejected from a Verney-Carron double rifle in .450/400 3″ Nitro Express and an SD Eloge Grade 20-gauge. I am currently writing up the SD review, and the double rifle review will appear soon in Africa’s Sportsman Magazine. Hope you like these photos as much as I; the photos were taken by my very talented photographer and wife(!), Frances Arnold.

Thanks again to Jérôme Lanouel of L’Atelier Verney-Carron (www.l.atelier.verney-carron.fr) and Ken Buch (www.kebcollc.com), the US Importer and Distributor for Verney-Carron firearms, for sending me the rifle and shotgun for review.

A Stunning Firearm

I’ll be writing a full review on this lovely work of art, but I wanted to provide a preview. This is one of the most beautiful firearms, and far-and-away the most beautiful shotgun, I’ve ever been given the opportunity to work with. Thanks to Jérôme Lanouel of L’Atelier Verney-Carron (www.l.atelier.verney-carron.fr) and Ken Buch (www.kebcollc.com), the US Importer and Distributor for Verney-Carron firearms, for sending their SD Eloge Grade 20-gauge to me for a review. It’s not just stunningly beautiful, it also hits things at which it is pointed!!