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    Good Read's

    Can anyone recommend a good book / manual for a general newbie to learn more about the main concepts of rifle marksman ship.
    If it also included a bit on maintenance / rifle care it would be a bonus

    Looking for something that would be an interesting read + also a good learning book hopefully.

    For the record I don't bench / competition shoot, solely foxing and the odd fallow on my land, hoping to get on a roe cull in August

    Many thanks

    Lloyd

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    The Sporting Rifle, by Robin Marshall -Ball quite light reading and not a bad starting point.

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    Just as you hope to expand your quarry to encompass roe deer, be no less adventurous in your exposure to both historic and 21st century cutting edge developments in marksmanship, firearms/cartridges and above all the delights of hunting with a rifle in its varied forms.


    I can't readily think of what qualifies as best of the latter category but the former is simple if rather predictable coming from a this 54-year old:-

    "Hunting With The Twenty-Two" by Charles Landis.

    K

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    Cheers guys, picked up 3 books so should keep me busy for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigthug87 View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good book / manual for a general newbie to learn more about the main concepts of rifle marksman ship.
    Lloyd. While study is helpful, competition, good tuition and practice are essential for rifle marksmanship. My 88 year old father out shot me the other day with my 243 Ackley. He's been well trained and has read, practiced and competed for over 80 years. Regards JCS

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcampbellsmith View Post
    Lloyd. While study is helpful, competition, good tuition and practice are essential for rifle marksmanship. My 88 year old father out shot me the other day with my 243 Ackley. He's been well trained and has read, practiced and competed for over 80 years. Regards JCS
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    The best book I have come across for practical/field marksmanship is "The Art of the Rifle" by Col Jeff Cooper. You should be able to get a copy of ebay or Amazon.
    Brian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claret_Dabbler View Post
    The best book I have come across for practical/field marksmanship is "The Art of the Rifle" by Col Jeff Cooper. You should be able to get a copy of ebay or Amazon.
    That's one of the 3 I picked up mate ...

    Also thanks for the practice advice JCS, been out today testing some new target board's I knocked up and put about 50-60 rounds down the field, all of em hitting on the target from the off and after a few small adjustments was getting some tidy groupings with my crappy PPU ammo

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