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Air Rifle books?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by chrisjpainter, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. chrisjpainter

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    What I've learnt about air rifle shooting, I learnt from being taught to shoot at school, being eaten up by the outdoors and a great deal of trial and error. Consequently, despite being a book geek, I've never actually read much on air rifle shooting, so my question is a simple one? What do people recommend in the way of air rifle books? ignore the ability of the shooter, if a book does an excellent job of being a beginner's guide, I'd find that as interesting as one for the seasoned, weather-beaten pro!

    What books have inspired you to learn, or have helped you fine tune your skills?

    ATB
    Chris
     
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    I really enjoyed "Hunting With Air Rifles" By Mat Manning. It's a beginner's guide but is very well written and not at all patronising.
     
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    2nd the mat manning book,a good read,iv also got air rifle hunting by the late john darling,and the airgun hunters year book by ian Barnett.
     
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    Buy any of the 3 Airgun magazines (Air Gunner, Airgun Shooter or Airgun World) or glance through them at the local shop and they all have a page of adverts for books and dvd's on this sport. Just choose the one most apt to your particular type of shooting......... then send away for it.
    Thats what I did.........
     
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    I've been told Air Rifle Hunting by the late John Darling is very good book to read.

    Andrew
     
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    I bought a used copy of this from amazon yesterday for £6, I'll let you know what it's like when it arrives.
     
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    A classic must have book!!
    But just bear in mind it is now a very old book and many of the things talked about in it are now illegal or frowned upon.
    A great read you will enjoy it.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Come on don't keep me in suspense! Like what....
    Andrew
     
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    Ha ha yeah, like what?
     
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    You've got the book coming, let me know incase I'm doing something that's frowned apon.....or that's illegal now.
    You know what I'm going to amazon I need to know.

    Andrew
     
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    Loads, shooting foxes and cats in the nape of the neck. Garden shooting of pigeons on the lawn. Shooting sparrows, starlings, building artificial rabbit warrens. I can't remember them all but there are loads.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    Yikes, I'm sending it back!

    Airgun Hunting Book for sale... £7 ;)
     
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    It's the best airrifle book out you will love it.
    99% of it is as true today as when written. It's just not a modern day how to book for someone new to shooting.
    Cheers Andy
     
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    My list of shooting books


    Gamekeeping and Shooting for Amateurs. Written by Guy N Smith . Second Edition. 1976, 1981.
    The Way of a Countryman. Written by Ian Niall. First Edition. 1965.
    Rabbiting. With Ferret, Dog, Hawk and Gun. Written by Sean Frian. 2005.
    Field Airgun Shooting. Written by James Marchington. 1988.
    Book of Shotguns. Written by James Marchington. Second Edition. 1984, 1985.
    Air Rifle Though The Seasons. A Guide to Fieldcraft. Written by Matthew Manning. 2012.
    The Airgun Book. Written by John Walter. 1981.
    The Airgun Book. Third Edition. Written by John Walter. 1984.
    The Roughshooter's Handbook. Written by David Hudson. First Edition. 1985.
    Silencer. History and Performance .Sporting and Tactical Silencers. Volume One. Written by Alan C Paulson. First Edition. 1996.
    Total Airguns. The Complete Guide to Hunting with Air Rifles. Written by Pete Wadson. 2005, 2006, 2007.
    The Gunsmith's Boy. Written by Herbert Best. 1944.
    The Way of a Countryman. Written by Sir William Beach Thomas. 1944.
    Firearm Blueing and Blacking. Written by R H Angier. 1936.
    The Gamekeeper. Written by Barry Hines. 1975.
    Outside Days. Some Adventures with Rod and Gun. Written by Max Hastings. 1989.
    Shooting and Gun Fitting. Written by Arthur Hearn. Fifth Edition. 1951.
    Diminished Responsibility. Written by Geoffrey Toye. 1990.
    Essential Air Rifle Book. Written by Terry Doe. 1997.
    Airgun Field Target Shooting. Written by Les Herridge and Ian law. 1989.
    The Airgun from Trigger to Muzzle. Written by G.V Cardew, G.M Cardew and E.R Elsom. 1976.
    The Spring Air Rifle Tuning & Servicing Manual. Vol 1. T.R. Robb.
    Airgun Shooting. Written by Les Herridge. 1987.
    Advanced Airgun Hunting. A Guide to Equipment, Shooting Techniques and Training. Written by John Bezzant. 2011.
    Air Rifle Hunting. Written by John Darling. 1988, 1992.
    Gunfitting. The Quest for Perfection for Shotguns and Rifles. Expanded & Revised 2nd Edition. Written by Michael Yardley. 1993, 2006.
    Poachers' Tales. Written by John Humpheys. 1991, 1992, 1993.
    Rifle. Steps To Success. Written by Launi Meili. 2009.
    Sportsman's Digest Of Hunting. Written by Hal Sharp. 1952, 1953, 1971.
    The Hunters Handbook. Written by John Darling. 1977.
    Airguns and Pistols. New and Enlarged Edition. Written by L. Wesley. 1955, 1961, 1964, 1971.
    Smith's Standard Encyclopedia of Gas, Air, & Spring Guns of the World. Written by W.H.B Smith. 1957.

    Love Diminished responsibility as a novel.. and agree with the Hunters handbook and Air rifle hunting by John Darling
     
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