Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns

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Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns, first published in 1961, contains a lifetime of rifle and shotgun knowledge shared by master sportsman Jack O'Connor (1902-1978). From the cover of the original edition: Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to modern sporting rifles and how to use them, cartridges for small, medium and big game, barrels, stocks, sights, scopes, shooting techniques, where to hit them, modern shotguns and how to use them, double, pump, automatic, shotgun stocks, shells, chokes, care of your shotgun, history of sporting rifles and shotguns, complete glossary, plus Jack O’Connor’s Seven Lesson How to Shoot Course.

Jack O’Connor has sighted down the barrels of practically every type of rifle and shotgun since he was nine years old, when he bought a fifth-hand .30/30 and began bringing game out of his native Arizona hills. He has hunted the North American continent from southern Mexico to the northern Yukon and has stalked big game in India, Africa and Iran. The Gun Editor of Outdoor Life, from his present base in Idaho he somehow manages to find time to test new equipment, range over the world's hunting grounds, write stories and columns for Outdoor Life and answer 2,000 fan letters a month. He is the author of several books, including Hunting in the Rockies, Hunting in the Southwest, The Rifle Book, The Big-Game Rifle and The Outdoor Life Shooting Book.

In the Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns he brings the gun lover a wealth of information on every kind of rifle and shotgun, past and present—seasoned with an occasional anecdote from his long experience in the field, all presented in the relaxed, informal O'Connor style.

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