A discussion of the rifles & calibers that are drawing attention from big-bore aficionados. 2nd ed covers what has changed in the field - new calibers, new cartridges, new guns, new actions - & includes new material on action & barrel manufacture. 50 color & B/W photos, 7x10 inches, 472 pgs.
New edition also traces the production of a fine, custom-made, big-bore rifle.
Though few hunters actually make the trip to Africa in pursuit of "The Big Five" - elephant, rhino, leopard, lion, & Cape buffalo - the popularity of rifles designed to take such dangerous big game has burgeoned in recent years. Legendary gunmakers such as Purdey, Rigby, & Holland & Holland can't keep up with the demand for their fine double rifles, and several of Europe's top shot-gun manufacturers have started producing designs of their own. Nor is the bolt action being neglected, as such heavyweight calibers as the .458 Winchester & the massive .460 Weatherby magnum continue to attract buyers.
Here, the author, a widely recognized firearms expert & the veteran of many safaris, explores in detail the rifles & calibers that are drawing attention from big-bore aficionados.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Terry Wieland is the shooting editor of Gray's Sporting Journal, a field editor for Sports Afield, and a frequent contributor to several other magazines, including Shooting Sportsman. Moreover he is the author of 4 books on guns & big-game hunting. In 1971, as a journalist, Wieland went to Africa for the 1st time to cover the civil war in the Sudan, & he returned to the continent to report on the chaos in Uganda in 1972, the rioting in South Africa in 1976, and the bush war in Rhodesia that same year. Wieland made his first hunting safari in 1990. Since then he has hunted in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania, & Zimbabwe. He usually spend several months each year in Africa. Wieland lives in Peterborough, Ontario.