Anyone who has ever shot and missed with a shotgun-or who hits his target but not with the consistency he desires-will profit from reading this book. Even experts will find what Bob Brister has to say both fascinating and helpful. In this authoritative yet fast-paced book, Brister examines virtually every shooting problem a shotgunner is likely to face. Using photographs taken literally over the gun barrel, he shows and tells the reader how to mount, point, and swing through the target with proper forward allowance. Required leads, obtained with computers and tested on a moving target, are translated into "bird lengths" for easier shooting recognition. Selection of guns, loads, and chokes for various ranges is discussed along with velocity and penetration, effects of recoil upon the shooter, and wind and temperature effects upon shotshells. Brister's unique 16-foot moving target adds an entirely new dimension in determining effectiveness of guns and loads by revealing how shot pellets string out and impact at various speeds and distances. His findings on both lead and steel shot loads, and chapters on gun fit, balance, and competition should interest skeet and trap shooters as well as hunters. In essence, Shotgunning: the Art and the Science forms a veritable encyclopedia of shotgunning for the modern reader and outdoorsman.