Shooting Black Powder Guns [NOOK Book]


Black powder was the only propellant used in firearms from the 1200's until 1886. This book goes into history and ballistics of this powder. charactoristics and other pertinent info is also discussed in this book. A good read for someone who is interested in old guns.
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Shooting Black Powder Guns

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Black powder was the only propellant used in firearms from the 1200's until 1886. This book goes into history and ballistics of this powder. charactoristics and other pertinent info is also discussed in this book. A good read for someone who is interested in old guns.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014041287
  • Publisher: Bob Shell
  • Publication date: 1/24/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 656,764
  • File size: 17 KB

Meet the Author

My main interest is making and writing about making ammo for guns. Specifically making and researching how to make safe ammo and the history of the old guns that I work with. I like a challenge in regards to making ammo for a gun that no ammo exists and reporting about it. I have been doing this for quite a few years and am always obtaining a new (old) gun to play with. I do some modern calibers but to be honest most of them aren’t any better then some of the old standbys. I have written two books and am working on a third which has been recently completed. I am working on a fourth book. I write in the Shotgun News and have sold them four articles recently. Two just got published and two more are in the pipeline as well as another that is ready to go. I am a regular contributor to Guns Australia and write for New Zealand Guns. I also contribute to the Canadian Firearms Journal on a regular basis. I hope to expand my writing as there is a good market out there for people who want info on loading, making ammo and shooting the obsolete guns. I have written some product reviews including Bore Paste, Crimson Trace Laser Grips plus Redi Lure and some hunting clothes. Also have done gun evaluations on such guns as Rugers, Savages, Marlins, and Weatherby. Handguns include the Judge and Delta Elite plus the new Diamond back line of handguns. At present Barnes Bullets is sending me some samples for my 454 Casull to do some boar hunting and write about it as well as other bullets. . I also have some hunting related material ready to submit. I am doing and have submitted articles on inline muzzle loaders to various magazines and sites. I also work with Sierra and Hornady bullets as well as Berger. As a member of the Rio Salado Sportsmen’s Club I am their historian. That entails writing articles for their publication about old guns and I am also writing a history of the club. I have also written articles for the Canadian Firearms Journal and am a regular contributor for Guns Australia. New Zealand Guns has also accepted my articles.

I also have a small business making ammo for obsolete firearms. I am very pro second amendment and am against any laws that prohibit or hinder any law abiding citizen form owning, carrying or shooting a firearm. I am also a strong believer in ethical hunting and conservation. In the past I taught hunting safety and basic shooting classes and enjoyed that very much. Teaching youngs
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  • Posted June 14, 2014

    This was a 12 page 'article', though it's a short 12 pages. Tal

    This was a 12 page 'article', though it's a short 12 pages. Talks primarily about shooting centerfire black-powder cartridges.
    Includes links to a couple sites that sell cartridges. Mentions some powders, including black powder, and black powder substitutes Pyrodex, Cleanshot, and Blackhorn 209. Does not include 777. Includes almost nothing on specific guns, and nothing on muzzle loaders, or on rimfires. Since I shoot rimfires, it was disappointing.

    Mentions specific loads the author has shot, with bullet and powder weights. Mentions various historical calibers for their man-stopping ability. Last two or three pages (depending on your reader) are a list of some blackpowder calibers (14), with loads and comments on accuracy or speed (e.g. 'slow', or 'accurate').

    I hadn't expected this to be so short. It's cheap, so you don't waste a lot of money, but you will probably read it once, and that's it.

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