The air rifle is a very effective weapon for the control of rabbits and vermin. This comprehensive book is essential reading for all those who wish to become accurate, skilled, caring air rifle shooters who are safe and ethical in the pursuit of their quarry. The book demonstrates how to learn to shoot an air rifle safely and accurately and how to construct your own 40-yard range, it discusses shooting techniques and all the firing positions, and it considers the advantages and disadvantages of using air rifles for pest control and rabbiting. It also analyzes and tests in the field specific models of air rifle and considers what to look for when deciding to purchase a rifle; covers ballistics, loading, scopes, zeroing, range finding, windage, the difference between good and bad mounts, ammunition, field craft, clothing, and knives; and examines the characteristics of the various quarry species (rabbits, wood pigeons, feral pigeon, and rats). Summarizing the law as it relates to air rifle hunting, this guide also considers the ethical aspects of the sport, including care of the quarry, how to track down and dispatch injured quarry, and how to dispatch rabbits humanely. A detailed chapter explains how to maintain your hunting rifle in good working order. Produced with the technical assistance of top professionals inthe field of gun and scope manufacturing, the guide is aimed at those interested in air rifle shooting, pest control, rabbiting, and country pursuits in general.
|Publisher:||Crowood Press, Limited, The|
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
John Bezzant writes regularly for Air Gunner magazine and has many air guns with which he carries out pest control on local farms.