Here’s 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 also 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 experts 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. Included are chapters on: • The .17 • Practical Scopes • Squirrel Rifles • Supports • Browning • Getting to Zero • Winchester • Holding a Rifle Still • Remington • The Sling • Cooper • Prepping for the Field • Ruger • A Bullet’s Way through the Wind 0 • Savage • Cleaning • Real Gunstocks • Ballistics • Better Sights . . . 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. Wayne van Zwoll has published more than a thousand articles about the outdoors, for magazines such as Sports Afield, Outdoor Life, and Field & Stream. He is the author of The Hunter’s Guide to Ballistics, and The Hunter’s Guide to Accurate Shooting, among others.
Wayne van Zwoll
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I bought this book expecting a good read, and not so much as a reference book. Maybe that's why I enjoyed it so much more than the other reviewers did. I read it straight through from cover to cover and was completely fascinated with the stories of the cartridge's development and the histories of the various firearms manufacturers and inventors. I'm already intimately familiar with most of the guns referred to so it's very interesting reading. The only fault that I find is the exclusion of some of the popular rifles like the CZ in particular, and only a brief mention of the modern Henry rifles. Another reason I enjoyed this book is that I completely identify with the author and his experiences, although I never competed or wrote articles. No, it's not a great reference book, but it is a captivating book if you're interested in reading about the .22 and its uses and fascinating history. The .17 HMR and .17 Mach II also get a lot of attention, and the comparisons and ballistics...
I purchased this book at the same time as James E. House's GUN DIGHEST BOOK OF THE .22. This book suffers greatly in comparison. The information is scanty and superficial and the book gives the impression of having been stretched with artificial fillers of no nutritive value! It as though the author took a teaspoonful of information and tried to spread over an entire 'balloon loaf' (24 ounces of largely air) of 'white bread'...Won't work for a sandwich and defnitely did not work for this book! The author repeats information widely available and focuses on essentially standard American brands (with the exception of the Browning and the more-or-less custom Cooper.) Such fine names as Anschutz, CZ,Sako, and Walther are competely ignored--possibly because some of them offer greater value in accuracy for the money! This book was a great disappointment; save your money, or better yet, buy House's book!
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