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Thread: Rick Jamison article in Handloader

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    Rick Jamison article in Handloader

    Rick Jamison penned an article about wildcats in the current Handloader. I was glad to see that, he was one of the writers I cut my teeth on back in the early 80s, then he sort of disappeared from the scene.

    He always struck me as very knowledgeable, and I'm glad to see him writing again.

    Now if we could only find what ever happened to Clay Harvey!

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    Mr Jamison never mentioned in this article that he is the father of the WSMs. He has forgotten more than most will ever know about reloading. I too miss Clay Harvey and Jon Sundra and Ross Seyfreid. Best, Thomas.

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    Ditto Jim Carmichael.

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    He successfully sued Rem and Winch. for creating the Short/Super mags and as part of the settlement agreed not to be published for X # of years and not to discuss terms, IIRC.
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    Ross Seyfreid, I loved his writing. What happened to him? Anyone know?

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    Many are gone now and old stories are told again. Some just retire but many are gone. Anything might be a repeat from years ago. Gun rags do not have the greats anymore.

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    I liked the article. I thought it was great that he started by saying that there is absolutely no sense in developing a wildcat today - and then immediately dismissed that balderdash Great article. Well written and plenty of technical data.

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    I recall what he said in his first column after taking Jack O`Connors place. "I`ll probably never be able to fill those shoes".Robert

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    I always read Bob Milek's articles with much anticipation.

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    I met Rick in Prescott, AZ, when on a holiday trip I called in at the Rifle offices in the early 70's. Thereafter I used to kid him when we corresponded about shooting coyotes: I told him he should come up here where the fur was thicker, LOL.
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    Hope Jamison is back as a regular writer. Have hated the gun rags since he "left".

    I miss many others that are no longer with us, too. I always liked the ones with hunting stories like Jack O'Conner or Finn Aggard the best
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    Agree, Finn was also one of the greats.

    My all time favorite was Dean Grennel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim338 View Post
    Ross Seyfreid, I loved his writing. What happened to him? Anyone know?
    Rumored disagreement with the editors of Handloader/Rifle he wrote for several single shot specialty mags for a while.
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    Last I heard, Seyfried had gone to one of the northwest mountain states and opened an elk hunting ranch. That was some time ago, though.

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    Seyfried wrote a good article on the flat top 44 special a while back. Can't recall where though. I think he even did some firelaping in the article.

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    Rick Jamison may have been the best of the SHOOTING TIMES writers, long before the publication suffered the deterioration into what it is today. I certainly hope he continues to do work for HANDLOADER or RIFLE as he did in the early 'seventies. His articles have always provided useful information based on actual work and research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick L View Post
    Agree, Finn was also one of the greats.

    My all time favorite was Dean Grennel.
    Dean Grennell had already passed away when I first read one of his books (ABCs of Reloading). I think he's one of the reasons why I started the quest to learn more than just stuffing powder and primer and a jacketed bullet into a shell and calling it done. He got me thinking about the "why" behind the reload. Now if I can ever find a 38-45ACP 1911 barrel, I'd like to try to replicate his work with his 38-45 Hardhead loads for Bullseye Pistol matches.

    I read the Wildcat article that the OP refers to in the Rifle Magazine. I found it pretty good read as well. The author is head and shoulders above many other "writers" in the gun report trade.
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    Yes I too am glad to see him back!
    He's still active in benchrest competition and often at ar near the top. Hopefully he'll include some boolit casting articles.

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    I think Clay Harvey wrote a couple of thrillers. I read one of them, and thought it was pretty good. I have heard that he was not liked in the gun writing game because of his habit of keeping all the demos sent him to write about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by telebasher View Post
    I always read Bob Milek's articles with much anticipation.
    His work with Contenders & XP's was great!

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