"New Position Rifle Shooting"


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Lucky
June 28, 2006, 08:26 PM
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0965578003/ref=pd_cp_b_title/002-5248510-3408848?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=283155

Is this book any good? I'm looking for some more reading material to order, while the other stuff is still arriving.

Is 'Art Of The Rifle' the best rifle book, in general?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0873649311/ref=pd_cp_b_title/002-5248510-3408848?%5Fencoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=283155


Which pistol book would complement it well, with a good mixture of basic marksmanship and tactics?

Thanks;
Scott

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Chris Rhines
June 28, 2006, 08:38 PM
Basic marksmanship and tactics? Try Andy Stanford's Surgical Speed Shooting.

- Chris

bogie
June 28, 2006, 08:59 PM
Learn how to aim first. Then learn how to hold it.

Lucky
June 28, 2006, 09:27 PM
Which book do you recommend for that?

Preacherman
June 28, 2006, 10:09 PM
For rifle work, I think Cooper's The Art Of The Rifle is probably #1 on the booklist. There are other good books, but I know of no other that covers the basics so well.

MacPelto
June 28, 2006, 10:57 PM
The book is written as a text specifically for 3-position smallbore/airgun shooters, as in olympics. If that's your thing, it is a good book. "Rifle Shooting as a Sport" by Klingner, although older, is a very good beginner text on the topic. ISSF shooting is not a really "practical" type of shooting, such as what is covered in Cooper's book, though.

Mac

WayneConrad
June 29, 2006, 02:28 AM
I have New Position Rifle Shooting, but I haven't used it. I can't get past this:

"Many world-class athletes now seek to improve their performance by improving their structural integrity through Rolfing, a system of connective-tissue balancing developed by Ida P. Rolf, who earned a PhD in biochemisty and devoted a lifetime to research int his area." p. 156
Rolfing is 100% pure, unadulterated, pseudscientific flim-flammery. I can't take the book seriously when the authors have been taken in by quackery. It looks like there's a lot in this book for the serious competition shooter, but I don't know how I can trust it.

I'll sell you my copy for $10 plus shipping. Send a PM if you're interested.

Cooper's book, recommend above, is more suitable for field shooting than for competition shooting. I heartily recommend it if you are interested in practical rifle shooting.

Lucky
June 29, 2006, 04:22 AM
Perfect,thx. Cooper's it is. Too bad his pistol book costs a couple hundred, though.

MacPelto
June 29, 2006, 09:32 AM
Rolfing is 100% pure, unadulterated, pseudscientific flim-flammery. I can't take the book seriously when the authors have been taken in by quackery. It looks like there's a lot in this book for the serious competition shooter, but I don't know how I can trust it.

True, but in 97 lots of people did go in for it...I always thought of it as some kind of nazi massage.

Mac

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