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Shotgun Sports Magazine

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by michmoe, Mar 19, 2009.

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  1. michmoe

    michmoe TS Member

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    Yep,My feelings exactly.My fears were realized when I heard that a non-trapshooter was taking over the helm.Not very much bang for the buck.
     
  2. Piper Mac

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    Same here, used to be a good magazine, no renewals for me either.....
     
  3. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Dumped my subscription last year for the same reasons. I miss Ed's articles, but that's about all.

    Curt
     
  4. Hitapair

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    I was a subscriber from day one. When my subscrip ran out last year I didn't renew for the reasons above stated. May try the new mag that has been posted on here.
     
  5. 635 G

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    The magazine has become nothing but a paid advertisement for one specific dealer of shotgun acessaries. When they recommended one of the worst gunsmiths in the U.S. for trigger work, they lost the trap shooters. IMHO.

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  6. Zuzax

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    Ditto, been taking it for years, no more............

    Cheers,

    George
     
  7. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    Are you listening Johnny Cantu???
     
  8. Jon Reitz

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    Roger that jarhead, and Kemmerly's triggers reputation preceeds itself. They lost me also.

    Fred - Going to Saegertown?
     
  9. Uncle Sam

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    Fred....Please renew your subscription so I can continue to have the issues after you are done with them.........Thank you.........Uncle Sam
     
  10. ivanhoe

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    "my subscription expires in July 09 I will not renew, in fact the renewal slip came the other day, it went in the deep six. So sad, I was a subscriber for more than ten years"

    I would like to make a suggestion instead of deep sixing the renewal slip. Write your feeling on the slip and return it if all of those that have written here to agree with what are saying you might get lucky. By saving a good publication from going somewhere it doesn't have to go.

    Explaining how you feel here won't have as much effect as telling the publisher why he is getting no more of your money. After all the title of the Magazine is SHOTGUN sports to me that means all shotgun sports not just sporting.

    Any way just a suggestion BTW if you don't send it they might never know why their circulation is down the tubes.

    Bob Lawless
     
  11. IMR 7625

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    LAST YEAR WAS MY LAST
     
  12. esoxhunter

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    The last issue I received was less than 1/8" thick and 80% of that was advertisement. Last year I chose not to renew, then was given this "deal" of $30 for a years subscription. Unfortunately I sent them my money. When this subscription runs out; it is over. Ed
     
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    Originated as "Shooting Trap" magazine, later "Shotgun Sports". When the Grand American moved out of Vandalia I no longer subscribed to the magazine as it seemed to be getting away from the original format. I've saved my older magazines and scanned the good stuff to my computer. Darrell
     
  14. cottondoctor

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    Like others in this thread - I too will not renew ---- but I will take the suggestion from Bob Lawless - when my renewal slip gets here I will return it with my thoughts -
     
  15. 101voodoo

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    I also let it expire last year. Too many ads and fluff articles.

    Jim
     
  16. Bruce Specht

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    I let my subscription expire several years ago not worth the money
     
  17. rd

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    They must be feeling the pain - they sent me a complimentary copy last week, and I've never subscribed. I didn't see anything much to interest a trapshooter or hunter.
     
  18. DTrykow

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    I've renewed my subscription. I read that for the other Shotgun Sports. This site has 1000 times the knowledge that any magazine will ever publish. No need to buy/subcribe to anything else. I will be giving David money every year as a subsciption to the best and only Trapshooting site. Dave T.
     
  19. WZsembik

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    dropped mine a few years ago as well. Frank Kodl moved on, Zutz passed away, Baker passed, the articles got weaker...perfect storm. Used to really enjoy that magazine. Got to the point I was looking at Averageed's column and the ads...too bad
     
  20. 320090T

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    I read Ave Ed, look who's talking and the adds but I too am gone for the next go around.
     
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