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45flattop

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Rick Jamison? He used to write an excellent reloading column for
Shooting Times but isn't there any longer. I do know that he was
embroiled in a huge lawsuit against Winchester Ammunition over the
rights to and credit for, having first developed what became known
as the WSM line of short fat potent cartridges that would fit in a short
action receiver and ultimately settled it with Winchester in a sealed
case. I was wondering if they had blackballed him in other gun magazines
as a result. The last thing I've found that he wrote was in one edition
back of the Nosler Reloading Manual and since then, nothing, unless
I've missed something totally in a magazine he does write for but
I read almost all of them I know of, if not by subscription then by
reading other family member's issues. He apparently had the upper
hand in the lawsuit since he had patents covering the short action
designs.
 

keyston44

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I first got into guns in 1985. I didn't know anything about guns. I didn't know anyone to show me about guns. But I had to have a gun. I bought a Shooting Times magazine and read it from cover to cover and almost every Shooting Times magazine for about the next 15 years after that.

I have to say Rick Jamison and Dick Metcalf taught me about guns. I read everything those two wrote about guns, reloading, shooting and hunting. I owe those two everything.

I had read that Rick Jamison was blackballed for the lawsuit against Winchester. I haven't heard anything else about him or from him.

I know Jim Zumbo was blackballed a few years ago for his comment on AR-15 shouldn't be used as hunting guns. He appologized for it and everything has been good since.
I don't know if it would work for Mr Jamison.

I sure do miss Rick Jamison's words. Key
 

sourdough44

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I recently saw an article by R Jamison. It was either Shooting Times or Guns & Ammo. I've heard about some of his issues, don't know enough to choose a side. I do like my 300 WSM though.
 

contender

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Since it was lawsuits,, vs a public blunder,, Rick lost his place among the shooting writers. I haven't seen anything about him in a while. Too bad,, as he is a knowledgable guy. I always enjoyed his writings.
 

jforwel

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I enjoyed his technical column more than most that I see today. He had is own "lab" so to speak and was able to do far more than the average writer using a public shooting range.

He recently wrote an article for Shooting Times because of their 50th anniversary but I don't remember now if it was a reprint or new.
 

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