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The Sporting Rifle by Robin Marshall-Ball
This comprehensive survey of sporting rifle shooting covers all aspects of the sport from types and choice of weapons to a practical analysis of rifle sport available today in Britain, Europe, Africa and North America.
Robin Marshall-Ball's introductory chapter places the sporting rifle in its historical context, describing its evolution from a scaled-down cannon to the modern precision weapon. He then discusses the range of calibres, bullets and sights available and their suitability for different game and different circumstances.
He provides a detailed analysis of rifle sport available today. Beginning with 22 rimfire and .22 centrefire sport and deer stalking in Britain, he goes on to discuss the wider variety of game available in Europe, Africa and North America, explaining the different procedures and legislation that pertain in these areas, and giving advice on the types of weapon and cartridge suitable for a variety of game and locations.
For the novice he gives valuable advice on acquiring the documentation necessary for rifle ownership in Britain, buying and setting up a suitable weapon and obtaining shooting rights.
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