What firearms related books do you have?

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  1. aa1911

    aa1911 Active Member

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    Wanted to see what else is out there that folks have as far as technical reference of any type (books) related to shooting/firearms to exclude reloading information or gun manuals, got tons of those floating around (mostly thanks to Jack404, a big thanks again!).

    Stuff like, Greenhill formula, effects of temperature/weather anything that relates to the nitty gritty of our boomsticks.

    looking for things like this:

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    this has long been a favorite of mine for understanding ballistics of just about everything concerning every type of firearm. Highly recommend reading this cover to cover if you are a serious hunter, shooter of any kind. Dispells quite a few myths.

    Wanted to see what other stuff like this is out there that you guys have found useful or informative.
  2. bluesea112

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    All of my books are reloading related. I have 3 of them. Once written by Hornady, one written by Lee Precision, and one generic written by a ballistics expert. The Lee Precision is a soft cover and the other two are hard covers. The Lee book has very limited loading information. The Hornady book is the best of the 3.
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    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

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    none, that you speak of.
    i dont reload, so i dont need any books.
    dad taught me when i was 5 or 6 which shells went in the right firearm, so no books
    i know how to take apart and clean every firearm i own , so no books
    i guess i dont need no books
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    someties it's nice to just read about the history.

    i like firearms of the world.. and the ones about the ww1 and ww2 arms.

    that's mostly what i collect anyway.. ww1/2 long guns
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    Great. Now I have to catalogue my library.

    I have - uh - several. I've got a couple books by MajGen J. S. Hatcher, a couple by Elmer Keith, books on handgun shooting by Jordan, Fairbairne and Sykes, Nichols and some others. I have a copy of Walter Roper's handgunner book, Fitzgerald, and McGivern. There are numerous Gun Digests and Shooter's Bibles. Reloading manuals and commentaries by the foot.

    I have to catalogue them.

    No such thing as 'too much information'.
  6. aa1911

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    agreed. knowledge is power in any case but there's so much to know about ballistics that actually have a lot of practical use when selecting ammuntion or components for ammo or your gun.

    need to photo my other books and get them posted up here. would love to see others you guys have too.
  7. Old Grump

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    2 book shelves full and no I am not going to count them. That does not count several large cardboard boxes of old gun magazines that I cannot make myself throw out.
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    When you can get yourself to throw them away, why not give them away, instead? There's probably a ton of new shooters who would love to read a couple.
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    I tried, a highschool and a old folks home, not just shooting magazines but a whole series of outdoor and project related magazines. Neither would take them because of surplus inventory already on hand. I give a lot away to people I know would appreciate them but I'm talking 30+ years of accumulation. I see boxes of those kinds of magazines go for decent prices at estate sales and when they have one to get rid of my estate they are going to need a hay wagon to haul them with because a pickup won't be big enough. :D
  10. cpttango30

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    3 Sierria manuals
    1 hornady manual
    1 Lyman manual
    1965 Shooters bible
    High power rifle accuracy
    Ammo and balistics 4
    Ruger and his firearms
    stoegers complete rimfire disassembly guide
    2 blue book of gun values
    Illustrated guide to modern firearms
    2010 Shooters bible
    4 years of The Varmint Hunter Magazine
    Midwayusa 2012 master catalog
    Brownells 2011 catalog
    2011 Sinclair catalog
    More guns less crime
    and some that I can't remember....
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    Too many to list. Mostly gunsmithing books, Bill Jordon, McGiven, Keith, O'Conner and Skeeter Skelton
  12. aa1911

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    how good is the 'ammo and ballistics 4' book? also will be checking out the hi-pwr rifle book you mentioned, not sure if I've read that one or not.
  13. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I have three new reloading manuals, the Blue Book of Gun Values, and I have the complete set of Gun Digest books of assembly and dis-assembly. I think there are six of them. I also think I have a couple of old Gun Digest books.
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    how about giving them to a gun range for vfw?
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    For vfw, what does that mean?
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    I think she meant "or the VFW."
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    If that is what she meant it would not be a good match up. The local chapter rents a space and only use it on meeting nights. Even the post I used to belong to only used the main building as a bar and the upstairs for meetings. It wasn't a place where people came and sat around and read.

    Our local gun club has had people donate books and magazines and they sit around for a few months being ignored then dumped in a dumpster. People come to shoot, they socialize while they are shooting and then they go home.
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    Those can be valuable but I don't mean moneywise. Lots of history in there and in pics and details.

    Me, I only have one book that I bought for my SD/HD. It's "After You Shoot." so I can defend myself better when it comes to legal BS.
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    i feel lucky.. I got a couple box loads of handloaders digest and firearms digests from a buddy who found them at a flea markey.. stuff from 60's to 2000.. got maybee 50 books for like 10$
  20. aa1911

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    Massad Ayoob's books would be another great read, especially 'in the gravest extreme', I always recommend that like it's the bible of self defense shooting.

    'stressfire' is another one of his although I didn't get as much out of it as I had hoped.
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