1978 is the year I cut my teeth on falling in love with guns and hunting. I was a boy all of 13 and had just gotten my first rifle. (Winchester 94 in 30-30) Proud I was. I was ready to saddle up and ride with John Wayne I got my subscriptions to Shooting Times & Guns and Ammo. I ate the articles up like they were candy. Fast forward to 2019. I wouldn't give a plug nickel for them waste of paper magazines. I have every year of Guns and Ammo from 1975 to 1988 and Shooting Times every year from 1977 to 1987. I did have to buy some off ebay to complete my collection. The writers that really made the pages come alive and make me want more were men I truly believe were the best of the best, Elmer, Skeeter, Milek, Jamison, Sundra, Jordan, Wooters, Spangenberger, Oconnor, Nonte, Whelen and Agard. There are a couple of more writers that are close. I can tell ya I do not care for: Boddington, Venturino, Simpson, Metcalf, Page and Weishuhn. I love re-reading the articles penned by the giants of the time. Let alone the ad's are cool to.