Riflecraft has been completely ignored since World War II, says Jeff Cooper, America's foremost rifle instructor. To remedy this situation, he took it upon himself to set down the fine art of the rifle before it was lost forever. In his no-holds-barred style, Cooper instructs you in everything you need to know about shooting the rifle, while entertaining you with tales of marksmanship, combat and big-game hunting.
When the first edition of The Art of the Rifle was released in 1997, it received glowing reviews from every quarter. In this special colour edition, Cooper's eloquent and spirited prose is matched with beautiful, artfully displayed colour photographs illustrating exactly how the rifle is to be used in all kinds of circumstances. This full-colour, reference-sized edition also contains a new preface and a chapter on the Scout rifle that you won't want to miss. The Art of the Rifle is a training manual on the use of the rifle in the field, not at the firing range. The late Colonel Cooper taught marksmanship for most of his adult life and in doing so developed systems for imparting the necessary information and dexterity that lead to success. In his usual Spartan style, Cooper dispenses with the superfluous and gets right down to the essential elements.
About the Author
The late Jeff Cooper was one of the true pioneers of weaponcraft in the US. His numerous accomplishments include founder of Gunsite Ranch, editor at large of Guns& Ammo magazine, winner of the Outstanding American Handgunner award in 1995, Rangemaster Emeritus of the US Practical Shooting Assn. and long-time member of the board of directors of the National Rifle Association.
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The late Jeff Cooper was one of the true pioneers of weaponcraft in the US. His numerous accomplishments include founder of Gunsite Ranch, editor at large of Guns & Ammo magazine, winner of the Outstanding American Handgunner award in 1995, Rangemaster Emeritus of the US Practical Shooting Assn. and long-time member of the board of directors of the National Rifle Association.
Chapter 1 - The Queen Chapter 2 - Why? Chapter 3 - The Instrument Chapter 4 - Gun Handling Chapter 5 - Sighting and Aiming Chapter 6 - Trajectory Chapter 7 - The Firing Positions Chapter 8 - The Rest Positions Chapter 9 - The Hand and the Finger Chapter 10 - The Eye Chapter 11 - The Shooting Sling Chapter 12 - Breathing Chapter 13 - The Snapshot Chapter 14 - Wind Chapter 15 - Moving Targets Chapter 16 - Zeroing Chapter 17 - Reloading and Readiness Chapter 18 - The Mind of the Rifleman Chapter 19 - The Mystique of the One-Shot Kill Chapter 20 - Testing and the Evaluation of Marksmanship
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