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Deer Rifles and Cartridges : A Complete Guide to All Hunting Situations



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In this handy reference manual, renowned firearms expert Dr. Wayne van Zwoll covers all aspects of deer rifles and their loads and bullets. From the proper action and caliber, to hunting bucks in big woods or open terrain, Dr. van Zwoll covers it all. Reference charts include detailed information on the various lightweight, long-range, and lever rifles, and the recommended loads for each. Van Zwoll also offers excellent advice and information on choosing and sighting in deer scopes and sights, and shares expert tips on marksmanship.

Author Biography

Wayne van Zwoll is a full-time journalist for the outdoors press and has published more than 2,500 articles and twice that many photos for more than two dozen magazines, including Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, and Field Stream. His Rifles and Cartridges column has run in Bugle for twenty-two years. He has authored fourteen books on hunting, shooting, and history, and in 1996 was named Shooting Sports Writer of the Year by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. He has taught English and forestry at Utah State University, where he earned a doctorate in wildlife policy. He started and runs High Country Adventures, a program that introduces women to the field sports. A professional member of the Boone and Crockett Club, van Zwoll's enthusiasm for deer rifles and hunting remains keen after more than forty years.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vi
Grandfathers of Deer Gunsp. 1
Prodigies of Rifle Designp. 13
Big Names in Bolt Gunsp. 33
More Bolt Rifles of Consequencep. 55
Lightweight Deer Riflesp. 75
Rifles with Extra Reachp. 97
Deer Guns for Deep Woodsp. 117
Rifles to Rememberp. 133
Deer Loads to Lovep. 149
Bullets for Big Bucksp. 173
Sights and Scopesp. 193
Shooting Deer Riflesp. 215
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