THE COMPLETE BOOK OF THE .22: A GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S MOST POPULAR GUNS
Author: Wayne van Zwoll
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Aug 2006
A must-have for the collection of every gun enthusiast. Takes aficionados & beginners alike through the history, variety, & use of the classic .22. He writes about his first .22, & the ones he bought for later competitive use. He describes hunting with the .22, target shooting, & details the care & upkeep of the weapon. 100+ B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 336 pgs.
A must-have for the collection of every gun enthusiast.
This is the perfect companion to that most popular starter rifle, the venerable .22. The best isn?t always the biggest?and the .22 is not only the perfect first rifle, but one that many hunters and shooters come back to and use throughout their days afield.
Wayne van Zwoll, a longtime expert on the subject, takes aficionados and beginners alike through the history, variety, and use of the classic .22. He writes appealingly about his first .22, and the ones he bought for later competitive use. He describes hunting with the .22, target shooting, and details the care and upkeep of the weapon. He discusses the evolution of the gun, and the refinements of the ammo that go with it.
Other chapters cover:, The .17, Squirrel Rifles, Browning, Winchester, Remington, Cooper, Ruger, Savage, Real Gunstocks, Better Sights, Practical Scopes, Supports, Getting to Zero, Holding a Rifle Still, The Sling, Prepping for the Field, A Bullet?s Way Through the Wind, Cleaning, Ballistics, and more The .22?s accuracy, economy, and versatility have made it an all-time best-seller. Now there?s a book to go with every one.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
?In 1972, I wrote a book called The .22 Rifle that was a modest, bare-bones guide for kids and new shooters. If my little volume was a dish of plain vanilla, Wayne van Zwoll?s new .22 book is a 7,500- calorie banana split. If there is something even remotely connected to the use of our most popular firearm that he has omitted, I can?t think what the hell it might be. There are perhaps half a dozen books that every serious shooter must have. This is one.?
?David E. Petzal, Deputy Editor, Field & Stream
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
WAYNE VAN ZWOLL has published mor ethan a thousand articles about the outdoors, for magazines such as Sports Afield, Outdoor Life and Field & Stream. He's written a number of books on guns and hunting, including The Hunter?s Guide to Ballistics and The Hunter?s Guide to Accurate Shooting. He is a magazine contributor, professional photographer, elk hunting guide, and ballistics expert. He earned his doctorate studying recent changes in hunting and how they affect wildlife policy. He lives in Bridgeport, Washington.