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Book Review by Nick Harvey

Gun Books November 8, 2015

The Range Officers Handbook Book Review

by Nick Harvey


( Nick Harvey Gun Editor of Sporting Shooter Magazine and the author of Practical Reloading Manual)

The name Ron Owen is well known to the majority of Aussie shooters as an indefatigable fighter for shooter’s rights. At one time he was the owner of ‘Owen Guns’ which had five retail shops and an importing and wholesaling distributorship prior to the introduction of John Howard’s draconian Gun Laws. Today, Ron has but one shop in Gympie Qld, where he is the Vice President of the Gympie Pistol Club and President of the Cooloola Range Complex Association. For many years he published a magazine called Lock, Stock and Barrel.

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 …

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Bulletin Special Announcement

Gun Books November 8, 2015

Special Announcement


This has been needed since 2003. Five years to write and typeset, One year at the printers.


“The Range Officers Handbook”, written by Ron Owen


$75 plus $10 post anywhere in Australia

Order Now

Email:- owenguns@spiderweb.com.au
or Phone 07 54825070 or 07 54824099 or Fax 0754824718
or write to Owen Guns 24 Mc Mahon Rd Gympie 4570.

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Dear Subscribers


The Range Officers Handbook is an encyclopaedia or omnibus of firearms and ammunition and the use of them, it has:-
• 90 pages of Information for Range Officers,
• 239 pages on Coaching to Win,
• 110 pages on Air Rifle History &Training,
• 33 pages on hitting Clay Targets,
• 34 pages on Reloading Ammunition,
• 6 page of Contents,
• …

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Range Officer’s Handbook, Book Review by Arms & Militaria Collector Magazine

Gun Books October 18, 2009

Book Review by Arms & Militaria Collector Magazine  of the ‘Range Officer’s Handbook.’

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BOOKSHELF with Syd Wigzell  in the Arms & Militaria Collector No. 27

The Range Officers Handbook

This book is outside our usual domain for reviews in the ‘Collector’, however Ron Owen is a well-known firearms identity in Australia and with so many more enthusiasts shooting historical and collector rifles today, it is also more relevant here.

Chapters define the criteria which are much wider ranging than one would expect, from just judging by its title. These are: The Club, a Range officers duties and responsibilities, Acting as instructors, Bullet performance relative to understanding its flight, Shotgun patterns and Safe carriage.

Chapter four introduces Cleaning, Bore blockages, Climate affecting shooting and ammunition, Muzzle-loaders, Recoil, Accuracy, Shooting positions, Handgun and shotgun applications, Eyesight and sights, Optics, Windage and drift, Reloading, Signs of pressure, Propellants, Cartridges, Cases, ballistics, Wind, training …

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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


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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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.
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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The Lee-Enfield

Gun Books October 4, 2009

The Lee-Enfield 

A Century of Lee-Metford & Lee Enfield Rifles and Carbines

 by Ian Skennerton

Ian Skennerton has spent more than four decades of world-wide research and study, evolving through two prior editions and many other related titles. The Lee Enfield has proven itself as the finest battle rifle of all time. No other firearm has served for so long at home and abroad with such a proud record. This study encompasses all aspects of the Century of Lee-Enfield development & production… Britain, America, India, Australasia, South Africa & the Far East. Rifles, carbines, bayonets, parts, tools, accessories & ammunition are arranged into specific groups & chapters. There are five new chapters
• Preview, Model Identification
• Lee-Enfield Hybrid
• Serial number Production Ranges
• Component Parts Evolution
• An Ammunition Summary.
The Pattern Room collection has been the primary source for samples and records. With the larger format, this …

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