Dangerous-Game Rifles

Dangerous-Game Rifles

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The popularity of rifles designed to take big game has never been greater. Terry Wieland, a widely recognized firearms expert, explores in detail the rifles and calibers that are drawing attention. This second edition covers what has changed in the field since the first edition was published-new calibers, new cartridges, new guns, new actions-and includes new material on action and barrel manufacture, tracing the production of a fine, custom-made, big-bore rifle.The claw extractor found on the Mauser 98 and most of its descendants (early Model70, Enfield P17) has become anobject ... Many hunters are temptedto convert an existingrifle to a dangerous game caliber, or rechamber an existing one. Probably the simplest, on paper, is to rechamber a.458 Winchester to . 458Lott, which merely involves lengthening the chamber ... If you question whether that is vital, imagine yourself facing a charging elephant witha cartridge inthe chamber thathasanbsp;...

Title:Dangerous-Game Rifles
Author:Terry Wieland
Publisher:Down East Books - 2009-10-15


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