BASC Handbook of Shooting
An Introduction to the Sporting Shotgun
- shotgun safety
- the basic rules of gun handling in the field, while travelling and at home
- parts of the shotgun and their respective functions in some detail
- cartridges, and discusses the effective ranges in relation to particular quarry
- the law as it relates to shooting
- possession of guns
- the game seasons
- the schedules of protected birds
- sporting rights
- specific aspects of the sport — rough shooting, game shooting and wildfowling.
It also has chapters on behaviour in the field, the role of gundogs, the part played by gamekeepers in habitat and game management. There is comprehensive section on quarry species and their identification, illustrated in full colour.
Reviews for BASC Handbook of Shooting
This book is a must have for anyone new to the sport … It takes the reader on a journey from different types of shotguns and cartridges to preparing game for the table. It is nicely illustrated with photos, diagrams and illustrations. Covering so many important subjects for a shooter, the book has a full index, which makes pinpointing certain topics easy for quick reference. If you only buy one reference book as a shooter, make sure it’s this one. It will be a faithful companion to you and your sport for many years.
Let me start this review by saying I very much enjoyed this book for several reasons. Firstly, its content is right on the money for anyone getting into or involved in the sport of shooting. Secondly, it is written in non-technical terms that the layperson can understand. And thirdly, its compact size and robust binding – it fits neatly into the vehicle glove box or shooting bag. Well done to BASC and all those who were part of its production.
British Country Sports
An absolute must for anyone who owns a sporting shotgun. It is rare to find a book that covers so many important subjects so comprehensively but this book does so in an informative, easy-to-read way.