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Range Officer’s Handbook Review in Guns Australia

Gun Books October 18, 2009

Range Officer’s Handbook Review in Guns Australia by Nick Harvey

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Book Review – Guns Australia October/December 2009

Hard-bound 200x303mm, 523 pages, well illustrated with line drawings and photographs, index, glossary and list of contents.

The name Ron Owen is well known to the majority of Aussie shooters as an indefatigable fighter for shooter’s rights and as a firearms retailer and importer.
Ron Owen has a comprehensive background in the shooting sports starting in England when he was 12 years old. He joined the British regular army at 15 and competed in the regimental rifle team at Bisley and Pirbright. By 1967 he had settled in Victoria and was a founding member of the Bonang Branch of the SSAA. Ron has shot every different discipline on ranges in many countries around the world, reaching A grade in National competitions and coached shooters who competed in the Commonwealth Games. After 49 years …

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Modern Reloading by R Lee

Gun Books October 18, 2009

Modern Reloading By Richard Lee

From the man who brought us the Lee Reloading Equipment that nearly every Australian shooter has used some of, at some time either before now, or sometime in the future.

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MODERN RELOADING

Second Edition

by: Richard Lee          720 very comprehensive pages.
Ammunition reloading for the shooter, hunter and professional reloader, with detailed loading techniques for quality and quantity production.
Extensive information about special methods and tools so anyone can load more accurate ammunition.It covers reloading for rifles, handguns and shotguns, bullet casting, powder selection and measuring methods.
Includes much information that was previously unavailable from any source, along with must have charts.
Comprehensive load data, compiled from all major powder suppliers published information, sorted in logical cartridge, bullet weight, and velocity order.
The first book to print starting loads that are suitable for volume measuring.
NEW
Exclusive cast bullet loads with velocities and pressures so …

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Textbook of Small Arms 1929

Gun Books October 4, 2009

The British Army Textbook of Small Arms 1929

This book originally printed by the War Office, was intended for use by officers under instruction at the British School of Musketry at Hythe.They were also expected to take it back with them to their postings, in the regiments to teach small arms skills to the weapons instructors. It is a complete examination of everything needed to be known about smallarms, ammunition and ballistics. It looks at rifles, swords, lances and bayonets, as well as revolvers, grenades and machine guns. There is a section dealing with small arms ammunition (including pre-.303inch ammunition) which is very comprehensive. The book also looks at the ballistics of this ammunition. The book is amply illustrated with photographs, line drawings and tables, and forms a complete record of the weapons and ammunition that were in service between the two World Wars. It was the Text Book Bible

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GENERAL GLOSSARY

Free Stuff May 23, 2008

 

GENERAL GLOSSARY

Action: Breech mechanism of a firearm, by which it is loaded and unloaded, and which houses most of the moving parts.

Airgun: Not a firearm but a gun that uses compressed air or CO2 to propel a projectile. Examples: BB gun, pellet gun, CO2 gun.

Ammunition: This generally refers to the assembled components of complete cartridges or rounds i.e., a case or shell holding a primer, a charge of propellant (gunpowder) and a projectile (bullets in the case of handguns and rifles, multiple pellets or single slugs in shotguns). Sometimes called “fixed ammunition” to differentiate from components inserted separately in muzzle loaders.

Antique: By federal definition, a firearm manufactured prior to 1899 or a firearm for which ammunition is not generally available or a firearm incapable of firing fixed ammunition.

Anvil: In a primer or cartridge case a fixed point which the priming mixture is crushed, …

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