THE SHOTGUNNER by Bob Nichols

THE SHOTGUNNER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An enthusiast on the subject of wing shooting wild game birds shares the accumulated knowledge of this incomparable sport with fellow enthusiasts. His hope that his book will be of value to beginners would seem unlikely, as the book is exceedingly technical and much of it is closely linked with mathematical measurements done by the du Pont ballistic laboratory technicians. He does not confine himself, however, to measurable elements, but considers the basic conditions regarding shotgun performance and the variations in the man behind the gun. While he knows that no text can tell precisely how to become a good wing shot, he feels he can correlate fundamentals and that is his purpose in this volume. The most interesting part- for this neophyte- is that dealing with his boyhood and youthful experiences. He goes on from that to drawing conclusions on basic techniques and analyses of such factors as eyes, hands, gun fit, gun kick, and the variants in British practice. The final chapters is a bull session of questions and answers. But the whole demands a sound grounding in theory and practice to hold interest or achieve end results.

Pub Date: April 8th, 1949
Publisher: Putnam