- Hardcover: 531 pages
- Publisher: Small arms technical pub. co (1947)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0007EOZSC
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #922,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Twenty-two caliber varmint rifles Hardcover – 1947
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Younger riflemen can learn of the history of their sport. This book contains the lore and data of the '30s and '40s on a class of rifles of interest to precision riflemen. It was written before the invention of the .222 and the ubiquitous .223; before the availability of today’s high-quality projectiles and other components. It was written by a contemporary of Donaldson, Pope, CC Johnson, Gebby, Mann and others, and their contributions to the field is duly noted.
It is also a look into a window in time. The great schuetzen matches were within living memory, and the lessons learned therein were being applied to high intensity smallbore cartridges. Precision handloading was in its infancy. We had yet to learn the place in our world for birds of prey, and some anecdotes will be troubling to today’s sportsmen. Some of the physics is flawed as has been learned in the intervening nearly 7 decades. It is amazing to find this bit of history – warts and all – again available and in electronic form.
Here is the thing: This is a detailed history of varmint rifles UP TO THE MID 1940s! It was written in 1946!
The book was quite expensive and, frankly, I really wanted more up to date information on Mr. Gebby's rifles, as I own one and am having trouble getting a clear appraisal.. Anyway, I am keeping the book as part of my collection as it, too, is an antique!
Covers Lovell, Kilbourn, Lindahl, Ackley, Gibby, Donaldson, Nieder, and others.
Also covers actions, barrels, and chamber reamers.
Out of all the cartridges in the book, I didn't count them, but there are a lot, only a handful are loaded today.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Purchased to replace my lost original copy. Great informational book.Published 3 months ago by Bullseye45
Some of the reproduction of this book leaves something to be desired. But never the less is a good piece for the library.Published 13 months ago by A J Hopkins