The Sporting Rifle 5th edition

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Robin Marshall-Ball

Hard back

272 pages


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.

"This invaluable survey has been completely updated". SPORTING RIFLE

"... nowadays many people who want to come into shooting can't find mentors so easily, which is why good "how to do it" books are so important to encourage and educate newcomers. The Sporting Rifle has now established itself as a classic guide which will appearl to the novice and more experienced rifle user alike".
BASC Shooting & Conservation

"...a mine of information as well as an engrossing read. Such books are rare. I foresee The Sporting Rifle being around for many years to come with possibly further updated editions as technology moves on"
Countryman's Weekly

"...contains everything you need to know about sporting rifle shooting. The advice on offer in the book is worth the price alone, with the clear advice on applying for a firearms certificate being particularly useful".
Shooting Gazette

"Revised and updated, this essential manual covers all aspects of rifle shooting in Britain, Europe, Africa and North America. There's advice on the legal side of rifle ownership and buying and setting up a first weapon, as well as finding places to shoot."
Sporting Shooter