The author of Hunting in the Rockies discusses his favorite weapon with the accent on the rifle for hunting rather than target shooting. This is designed to help the beginner to understand and to handle his rifle more efficiently. He discusses in too scientific terms for the uninitiated, cartridges and chambering, types of action, barrels, ammunition, rifle stock, sights, the selection of the rifle and the ammunition, trajectory, sighting, and so on. He then goes on to basic elements in shooting, the killing power and the placement of shots, the care of the rifle and supplementary equipment. Specialized.