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Changing the Game: Dave Fjelline

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A Two-Time World Sporting Clays Champion

If you did a quick internet search on Dave Fjelline, you would learn more than you need to know about his prior career as a professional mountain lion tracker and trapper here in Northern California.  An adept hunter and expert outdoorsman, Fjelline's cougar depredation gained plenty of attention back in the 90's when legislation changed the classification of mountain lions from game mammals to specially protected mammals.

Fjelline has since retired that life but has no plans on ever leaving the gun world.

He now spends his free time restoring shotguns, making clay pigeon throwers and tinkering in all things gun related.  And of course, this sharp shooter never ceases to amaze the crowds at shooting competitions all over the country.

Dave Fjelline

Dave Fjelline with awards from various
competitions and two of his Parker shotguns.

Dave specializes in restoring old Parkers and enjoys learning the story of each piece.  As a resource, he could easily be described as an encyclopedia on all guns with all of his knowledge on firearm models, history and ammunition.

You also might remember Dave's name mentioned as winning the California Double Gun Championship back in October of 2005, when GaugeMate adapters first hit the market.  He used a 12 GA Parker with 34” barrels. During that event he was introduced to GaugeMate adapters. A few weeks later he used his new adapters to win the 20 GA and 28 GA categories at the National Sporting Clays Association U.S. Winter Open Championship at Reno, Nevada using the same 12 GA shotgun.

He continues to compete using GaugeMate adapters.  A great asset to the GaugeMate community and personal friend of Founder Henry Fletcher, Dave often consults on new endeavors, including our latest line of cartridge adapters.

Despite all of his previous accomplishments, Dave still has plenty more in store for the world to see.  With help from GaugeMate in designing full-length sub-gauge inserts that mimic Remington Auxiliary Rifle Barrels from the late 1800s, he hopes to begin entering in categories that traditionally do not allow contestants to compete with shotguns.



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