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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:38 PM   #1
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Whatever happened to Ross Seyfried?

I used to love reading his articles in Guns & Ammo back in the eighties. Also, and I could be wrong on this...wasnt there some sort of incident or controversy or something that happened to/with him years ago? Did he get into a riff with someone or something? Seems like I remember something happening with him.
Anyway..Im just wondering about him, havent seen or heard anything on him for many years now.

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Old February 21st, 2011, 05:57 PM   #2
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Old February 21st, 2011, 06:11 PM   #3
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That's pretty cool... I, too, loved reading his articles in G&A.

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Old February 21st, 2011, 07:34 PM   #4
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He writes a monthly column for Cornell Publications. They do the repro gun catalogs and manuals. Good people. I've bought several items from Cornell over the years and been 100% happy.

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 08:20 AM   #5
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He also still writes for the Double Gun Journal, a quarterly publication for vintage double guns and single shot rifles.

There is a lot of true passion in Ross's writings. I turn to his articles first.

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 09:10 AM   #6
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He also still writes for the Double Gun Journal, a quarterly publication for vintage double guns and single shot rifles.

There is a lot of true passion in Ross's writings. I turn to his articles first.

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I agree. I've been a fan since I was a kid.

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Old February 22nd, 2011, 10:13 AM   #7
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Smile Ross Seyfried

I've shot with Ross while shooting IPSC in Co. in the early 80's. Those were the days when IPSC was really practical pistol craft W/O all the fancy sights and weird accouterments.
I'll never forget a man vs. man shoot called from the loud speaker with about 200 spectators. They called my name and Ross. My heart sank. Obviously, Ross won that event. Just the mention of his name psyched me out. I also watched him demonstrate an," El-Presidente" Fastest and most accurate shooting I've ever seen. A great man,humble about his accomplishments and willing to spend the time to help newbies. Good to hear he's still in the game.

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Old February 23rd, 2011, 06:20 PM   #8
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I always made sure to read Ross Seyfrieds writings in G&A....his writings influenced me on quite a few things, but most notably on the Ruger Bisley in .45 Colt.

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Old February 24th, 2011, 07:26 AM   #9
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I always made sure to read Ross Seyfrieds writings in G&A....his writings influenced me on quite a few things, but most notably on the Ruger Bisley in .45 Colt.
Agreed, I still have the issue that he did with the Vaquaro, a Milt Sparks AW200 holster and the LBT bullets. It is very tattered from being reread.

I duplicated that setup and it is one of my favorite guns, although latley I have been using a cast HP in that gun that I had made by an Oregon based machinist .

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Old March 10th, 2011, 01:08 AM   #10
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I know he was writing for "Rifle" and "Handloader" for a while.

He and his son have an elk hunting ranch in Colorado.

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Old March 12th, 2011, 07:44 AM   #11
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I always made sure to read Ross Seyfrieds writings in G&A....his writings influenced me on quite a few things, but most notably on the Ruger Bisley in .45 Colt.
I've got a new Ruger stainless Bisley in .41Mag that I would like to set up like he did some of his. He was also one of the guys that didn't think you needed 8" of barrel to make a hunting handgun.

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Old March 12th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #12
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Ross and the whole Guns and Ammo crew made an impression on me back in the 80's and 90's.

More than any other magazine.

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Old April 16th, 2011, 11:34 AM   #13
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Agree on the G&A articles from the '80's; especially his treatment of big bore 5 shooters. Shortly before he started with the Linebaugh and then Bowen guns, I had swapped for my first .44 mag. After all the hype about the .44's recoil, etc, it was a bit of a disappointment to shoot. As I recall, G&A did a review of the .454 Casull, which sounded more like what I had expected from the .44. It seemed like I had no sooner managed to negotiate an exchange of some old car parts for a new FA .454, than Ross Seyfried got on his "5-shooter Bisley with LBT bullets" kick. I'd still like to have a stainless 5-1/2" Bisley in .475 but it seems there's always something more pressing. Anyway, I credit (blame?) Ross for leading me down that path. And for those of you not yet familiar with the concept of long, heavy cast bullets with big flat noses, check out http://lbtmoulds.com/index.shtml

Knowing Mr. Seyfried only from his writings, I was a bit surprised at the description of him as "humble about his accomplishments"; on the other hand, I'd certaknly have to defer to the opinion of someone who knows him personally.

I've always enjoyed his articles and it's good to know he's still around.

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 02:23 PM   #14
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uh, it sort of helps to be a multimillionaire, free to do nothing but cast, load and shoot all day, day after day, out of your back yard.

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Old September 22nd, 2011, 02:25 PM   #15
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I've run sub 5 second El Prez's, using standard gear, Ross ran them in about 6 seconds flat, but got better hits. To me, it's combat and I'll take a "mere" gut hit, 1/4 second faster, over a nice chest hit, 1/4 second slower! :-) I do, however, favor ammo that is a lot more effective than .45 military ball or lrn.

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