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Shotgun books to read ?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Hammer1, Dec 4, 2010.

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  1. Hammer1

    Hammer1 Active Member

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    Want to get four or five excellent shotgun and shotgunning books to read over the holidays.

    Combination of technical, historical, etc.

    Pictures are OK too.

    Recommendations please.

    Hammer


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  2. arend003

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    one for sure would be the stock fitters bible by Rollin Oswald.
     
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    Advanced Competition Shotgunning by Michael Forehand......that's my favorite shotgunning book. Too bad he has not written an updated book on this subject...
     
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    I recommend Dr. A.C Jones book discussed in another thread. It is great if you like technical stuff.

    Pat Ireland
     
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    Bob Brister's book " Shotgunning, The Art and the Science " has a lot of useful information and is a good read. He was a top notch shooter on clay targets and flyers.
     
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    Bob Allens "Shooter" was a good read, not as technical as some of the ones above, more biographical. I have a signed copy that I bought from his wife on ebay shortly before he passed.
     
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    Brister's book, yes.

    Also there is a Gun Digest book by Art Blatt about competition shotgun shooting, includes dandy explanations of purses and options, including Ford purse, High gun, etc.

    Someone took mine dammit.

    HM
     
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    Positive shooting by Michael Yardley. Yardley is an shooting instructor and if you are looking to improve your shooting I think the book is worth a read. He covers elementary stuff from gun safety to gun care and the shooting disciplines, but goes into shooting methods ands fundamentals, which I found helpful. Basic stuff but that's what brings consistence. Yardley is also British.
     
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    Your shotgun vs you by Russ Elliot

    Old but a lot of useful info with out programming you to any particular way to do it
     
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    If you are into SxS guns, any the late Michael McIntosh's 3 Shotguns and Shooting books are definatly worth a read..Trap/Skeet- Braun and or Missledine..haven't really found a S.C book that I'd like..

    Larry
     
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    Trap Shooting Secrets by James Russell. HMB
     
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    Half-mile,

    Surely you jest?

    Jon Reitz
     
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    Bob Brister's book " Shotgunning, The Art and the Science " has a lot of useful information and is a good read. He was a top notch shooter on clay targets and flyers. I second this opinion.


    as for Trap Shooting Secrets by James Russell?

    That is just funny right there.
     
  14. Porcupine

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    Another vote for Brister, and The Shotgun Book, by Jack O'Connor.

    LA in MA
     
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    The Road To Yesterday by Dick Baldwin which is available on E-Bay,and any book written by Gene Hill.
     
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    "Your Shotgun Has No Collector Value" by Gene Iowa.

    -Gary
     
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    The following are great for wingshooting and general shooting as well:

    "Shotgun Marksmanship" by Percy Stansbury (may be tough to find)

    "The Shotgun Book" by Jack O'Connor

    "Game Shooting" by Robert Churchill

    "The Orvis Wingshooting Handbook" by Bruce Bowlen

    Any book by the late, great Michael McIntosh

    "The Double Shotgun" by Don Zutz

    "De shootin'st Gent'man" by Nash Buckingham
     
  18. Bruce Em

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    Thumbs up for the Orvis book, simple and clearly explained
     
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