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Deer Rifles & Cartridges Hardcover – January 1, 2006

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The guru of firearms and cartridges did it again! You won't want to be without this ultimate reference book! --Peter Fiduccia, Outdoorsman's Edge, December 2005

About the Author

A full-time journalist for the outdoors press, Wayne van Zwoll lives in northern Washington State with his wife Alice. Daughter Sarah died at age 21, but Rebekah is married and helps Wayne with magazine design from her home in Newberg, Oregon. Wayne has published more than a thousand articles and 3,000 photographs in magazines that include Sports Afield, Outdoor Life and Field & Stream. Once editor of Kansas Wildlife magazine, heÕs been shooting columnist for Bugle for 14 years. With Alice, he assembles the specifications section of Shooter's Bible. Wayne is a staff writer, columnist and special projects editor for Primedia (Guns & Ammo, Petersen's Hunting, Rifle Shooter) and serves as publications editor for the Mule Deer Foundation. He has written 10 books on hunting and shooting, including a fourth edition of the DeHaas reference tome, Bolt Action Rifles. Wayne's most recent book is a comprehensive text on .22 rimfire rifles and cartridges. Early in his career, academic work in natural resources at Oregon State University led to jobs with the BLM, then Washington's Department of Game. Wayne served as a contract photographer for the U.S. Forest Service, has guided big game hunters in Utah and Wyoming and joined the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation as one of its first field directors. Wayne has shot competitively since his days on the Michigan State University rifle team. He qualified for the final Olympic smallbore tryouts in 1972 and has since won two state prone titles. A volunteer hunter education instructor in five states, he has conducted 14 summer shooting programs for Safari Club International and teaches marksmanship at his own High Country Adventures camp for women, now in its eighth season. He presents seminars on shooting, optics and hunting at sports shows. In 1996 he was named Shooting Sports Writer of the Year by the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Last year, Zeiss awarded him its first annual! prize for outstanding journalism in the field of sporting optics. When not at the desk, Wayne runs to stave off old age. He finished his first marathon at age 49 and has run several since, including four at Boston. Wayne has taught English and Forestry classes at Utah State University, where he earned a doctorate studying the effects of post-war hunting motive on wildlife policy. When time permits, he hunts big game. After traveling on four continents, Wayne still favors hiking the Rockies in search of big elk. There he has often paused on the trail to thank the Lord for His patience.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Woods N Water Inc (January 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0976923300
  • ISBN-13: 978-0976923305
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,198,926 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on October 6, 2007
Format: Paperback
An in-depth guide to which rifles and munitions are best for what kind of deer hunting, "Deer Rifles & Cartridges" by avid sportsman Wayne van Zwoll features an informed and informative text that is enhanced throughout with photographs, reference charts, general advice, and specific information on deer scopes and sights. Of special note are the expert tips on marksmanship for deer hunters. Simply stated, "Deer Rifles & Cartridges" should be considered essential reading for dedicated deer and elk hunters of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of experience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Glenn C. on August 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
This book is great if you just want to know more about the characteristics of various cartridges and guns, and how to choose for the type of hunting you'll be doing. I learned a lot from this book and it I feel like I'm much better educated on basic ballistics and terrain considerations. Not only that, but its well-written and fun to read. You'll learn something, I promise you.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By John Dailey on May 9, 2010
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I bought this book because I like reading about authors takes on different rifles and cartridges. This book got 4 stars because , while interesting, it did not hold my attention as well as other books have.

It is a good addition to any collection.

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