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Gun Digest Presents Classic Sporting Rifles

By Terry Wieland

Format: Paperback

SKU# W7930

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The Creme de la Crop for Rifle Lovers!

Timeless classics on rifle shooting and rifle hunting from the greatest writers of Gun Digest...

You'll Love This If:

  • You're a gun collector with a specific interest in rifles
  • You're a big game hunter wanting advice on hunting rifles
  • You want to read classic and vintage rifle articles from Gun Digest

Col. Townsend Whelen, Elmer Keith, Jack O' Connor ... The Masters of the Rifle Are All Here!

From Davy Crocket with "Old Betsy" to the mountain men and their Hawkens to the buffalo hunters and their Sharps and Winchester '73s – these are the rifles that fire the imagination. Go sheep hunting with Jack O' Connor and his Winchester .270 ... and tag along behind Elmer Keith and his double rifles in Africa.

Read the Greats Like:

  • Col. Townsend Whelen (a.k.a. Mr. Rifleman)
  • Elmer Keith
  • Jack O' Connor
  • Warren Page
  • Jim Carmichael

TIP: Buy This Book with Classic Combat Rifles

There's nothing like this one-of-a-kind collection of stories about the iconic rifles of the past, which makes it a must-have for your personal gun library.

Chapters Include:

  • Notes on the Hunting Rifle
  • The Proper Big Game Rifle
  • Choosing the Big Game Rifle
  • The Sheep Rifle
  • World Wide Arsenal
  • Carmichel on Rifles
  • Small Game Centerfires
  • Kentucky Rifle
  • Mountain Men and Rifles Part 1
  • Mountain Men and Rifles Part 2
  • Shooting the Muzzle-Loading Cap Lock Rifle
  • Evolution of the Modern High Performance Muzzleloader
  • Buffalo!
  • The Sharps Side-Hammer Rifle
  • Alex Henry and His Falling Block Rifles
  • John Farquharson's Rifle and its Competitors
  • My Single-Shot Rifles
  • Ruger's Reactionary Rifle
  • The Gentleman's Companion Rifle
  • The Double Rifle
  • English Elephant Guns
  • The Deadly Dependable Double
  • The Double Rifle - Its Care and Feeding
  • Make Mine a Sidehammer Rifle
  • Lever Action Rifles
  • The Lever and Why It Lasted
  • The Winchester Model 94
  • Selling the American .303
  • Days of the Krag
  • Model 70 Winchesters
  • The Big Little Mannlicher Schoenauer
  • New Mannlicher Rifles
About the Author
Terry Wieland, shooting editor of Gray's Sporting Journal since 1993, is both an award-winning writer and a recognized authority on fine firearms. His work also appears in Rifle, Handloader, Shooting Times, and Safari Times.

What The Experts are Saying

"The old school masters of gun writing; Page, O'Connor, Carmichel, Keith, Whelen and others, pen their thoughts on the guns that shaped America's hunting heritage. From buffalos and flintlocks to legendary whitetail rifles that are still in production today, Classic Sporting Rifles is a must-read for understanding the evolution of the modern hunter. - James Card, Editor, Gun Digest the Magazine


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SKU W7930
Additional Feature 350 b&w photos
Author/Speaker/Editor Terry Wieland
File/Trim Size 8.25 x 10.875
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9781440230035
Number Of Pages 208

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