Shotgunning: The Art and the Science

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The classic shotgun reference from one of the top experts in the field.

In this near-legendary handbook, respected firearms expert Bob Brister offers advice, instructions, and solutions to every situation a shotgunner might face, making Shotgunning a guide from which both seasoned veterans and novice shooters will benefit. Based on years of tests, meticulous study of data, and a lifetime of insider expertise, this book will help any shooter make every shot count.

A veritable encyclopedia of the shotgun for the modern shooter and outdoorsman, Shotgunning details the selection of guns, loads, and chokes; required leads (translated into “bird lengths” for easier shooting recognition); shot velocity and penetration; the effects of recoil on the shooter; wind and temperature effects on shotshells; and much more. Data analysis puts blithely held truths to the test. Myths are debunked, and Brister’s conclusions are supported with hundreds of photographs, lending Shotgunning an authority that many recent, worthwhile books on the subject cannot claim.

Brister brightly and boldly presents his readers with the science of shotgunning, but he never forgets the art that makes shooting a sport. Shotgunning is an elegant and educational mélange—a unique and invaluable guidebook that any shotgunner must own.

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About the author

Bob Brister was a rare combination of field hunter, competitor, and writer. A shooting champion and internationally recognized expert at skeet, trap, and hunting upland birds and waterfowl, Brister was a longtime shooting editor at Field & Stream and Pulitzer Prize nominee. He died in 2005.
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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Aug 5, 2014
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Pages
320
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ISBN
9781629140360
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Language
English
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Genres
Antiques & Collectibles / Firearms & Weapons
Reference / Survival & Emergency Preparedness
Sports & Recreation / Equipment & Supplies
Sports & Recreation / Essays
Sports & Recreation / Hunting
Sports & Recreation / Outdoor Skills
Sports & Recreation / Shooting
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