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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:27 pm

From the November 2017 FIELD & STREAM magazine section “Q&A” (David Petzal):

Q: What would Jack O’Connor or Elmer Keith or Warren Page have to say about AR-style rifles for hunting?
A: O’Connor would detest them because he regarded rifles as an art form, and there’s never been a good looking AR.
Keith would declare them useless because they could not be chambered for a .33-caliber cartridge containing 80 grains of powder.
Page would be intrigued because he was a forward thinking person, but when he saw that they were not, on average, as accurate as bolt actions, he would lose interest.
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Arctosman » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:12 pm

Being a blued steel and walnut kind of guy, I would agree with Jack, Elmer and Warren about AR rifles!
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:12 pm

From the November 2017 OUTDOOR LIFE magazine column “Ol Family Recipes” (Natalie Krebs):


O’CONNOR’S PALATE
Jack O’Connor’s far flung hunts introduced his tastebuds to a variety of game, and in the November 1957 issue he detailed some of the species that had made their way on to his plate. Unsurprisingly, he declares “mountain sheep merely the best meat, wild or tame, in all the world”—albeit with the caveat that such praise applies only to fat rams shot before the rut. The same goes for bull moose (“good”) and elk (“superb”) before mating season renders them rank. He debunks the pronghorn-is-inedible myth, however, saying he “never shot one that wasn’t good eating.” Poor carcass management,he writes, is to blame for any bad experience with it. Blue grouse earns first prize as the tastiest of all game birds, and mountain lion gets an honorable mention as an offbeat delicacy reminiscent of veal. So what animals did J’OC decline to eat? Javelinas, grizzlies, black bears feeding on fish or carrion, and the greater kudu bull, which, in his experience, requires “the dental and digestive equipment of a hyena.”
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Tue Jan 23, 2018 6:27 pm

From the March/April 2018 RIFLESHOOTER magazine article “Make It Perfect” (Craig Boddington):

“Jack O’Connor wrote that game animals are “just as big moving as standing still.” True enough, but hitting moving animals with a rifle is difficult, especially if you’ve never done it. O’Connor is said to have been good at running shots and well he should have been. A favorite pastime of his youth was shooting running jackrabbits. Once again, varmits are great teachers if you have the opportunity.”
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:20 pm

From the book “Hunting Trophy Deer” by John Wooters:

“Two things are for sure: as my friend and mentor Jack O’Connor says, the big ones always look big (at first glance), and if you find yourself wondering if a buck is big enough, he isn’t!”
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Arctosman » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:37 pm

“Two things are for sure: as my friend and mentor Jack O’Connor says, the big ones always look big (at first glance), and if you find yourself wondering if a buck is big enough, he isn’t!-boy have I found Jack's wisdom to be true! If you have to ask yourself if that buck, bull or bear is big enough, then be prepared for 'ground shrink'!
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:03 pm

From the April 2018 GUNS&AMMO magazine article “Last of a Breed” (Eric R. Poole):

“The first outdoor writer and second (Weatherby) award winner was Jack O’Connor, the executive editor of Petersen’s Hunting from 1973 to’78. It’s notable to mention that O’Connor was presented the award by Medal of Honor recipient Joe Foss.
No other outdoor journalist - or gunwriter - has won in 60 years. Boddington’s win makes him the third outdoor journalist (and quite likely the last) to have his name engraved on Weatherby’s trophy.”
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:01 pm

The Spring 2018 issue of OUTDOOR LIFE has a well written article “O’Connor’s Perfect Model 70” (Gary Lewis) about JOC and his famous No. 2 rifle. Some excellent pics too.

The same issue contains portions from eight of JOC’s historic columns about the Winchester Model 70 in the article “A Man and his Gun” (Natalie Krebs).
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Re: Jack O'Connor mentions

Postby Go Hogs » Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:46 pm

From the Spring/Summer 2018 SPORTING CLASSICS magazine column “Books by Jim Casada” (Jim Casada):
A Comprehensive Sporting Library Can Be Your Ticket To Armchair Adventure..

“Big game enthusiasts will likely collect the writings of Jack O’Connor, Warren Page, Elmer Keith, Townsend Whelen and Russell Anabel.”
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