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The Complete Black Powder Handbook (3rd Edition) Paperback – January, 1997

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Product Details

  • Series: 3rd Edition
  • Paperback: 399 pages
  • Publisher: Dbi Books; 3rd edition (January 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873491750
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873491754
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,139,473 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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There is a "fog" of myth and misinformation surrounding muzzleloading. Sam Fadala cuts through the fog. Using his own experiences and testing based on scientific method he presents a wealth of information for anyone interested in black powder shooting and hunting. Begins with the basics and goes on to in-depth coverage of many aspects of muzzleloading. A great source of information for those just getting started; valuable reference source for more experienced shooters. This book is very "user friendly". It flows naturally from subject to subject in Dr. Fadalas very "readable" writing style. I would unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone.
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The book gives good instructions for a beginner to learn how to handle a black powder weapon. The best chapters are on cleaning and loading the weapon. Overall, I would suggest it for a beginner.
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Dr. Sam Fadala is one of the top authorities on firearms of all kinds, particularly muzzle-loaders. He writes about them in a direct, entertaining manner and cuts through many of the myths that surround shooting blackpowder firearms. A beginner can't go wrong reading Fadala, and those who have been in it for a while can learn a lot too. Highly recommended.
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I bought this book with just an interest in muzzleloading. Then I went to a long gun store and had some long talks with the store owner who has many years in muzzleloading experience. Every tip, explanation, anecdotal experience he shared with me on buying, loading and shooting a muzzleloader was in this book. I particularly appreciated the emphasis on safety with black powder guns. By the time I decided on a gun and purchased the accessories, I had confidence and comfort in being able to load and shoot safely and correctly. This is the ultimate book for learning about muzzleloaders.
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Any one who owns or owns and uses a black powder gun, I own several, must have one or more additions of Sam Fadala's books. He, Doctor Fadala, is without a doubt the final authority on black powder safety, shooting and ownership.
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I had to respond to the reviewer from Ballston Lake, NY who referred to my review as sounding "unobjective" and like a "PR blurb from a friend of the author". I don't know Sam Fadala, and have never met him. I don't work for his publishers. I HAVE been involved in the muzzleloading hobby for over twenty years. Fadala knows of what he speaks, I should know, since I've "been there and done that". Oddly enough Ballston Lake NY, you said that you HAD NOT READ this book. I suggest you READ the book and gain more knowledge and experience. Fadala has spent more hours in actually testing and using these firearms than the majority of "gun writers" pounding a keyboard today. Oh and by the way, I'm not related to Fadala and NOBODY is paying me for this review.
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Sam Fadala is the dean of muzzle-loading hunting. He is one of the few writers to approach the subject from the scientific point. Fadala covers it all from shooting, cleaning, repairing, tune ups, ballistics, do-it-yourself, and more. He even covers some of the history and examines some of the folklore of black powder. If you are serious about hunting with a muzzle-loader, get Fadala's books !
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This book contains black and white photos. It covers many aspects of black powder to include history of, bullet casting, ballistics and cleaning. After reading this book I felt confident in my ability to properly load and fire my black powder rifle.
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