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  • SubGenre:Hunting
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Muzzleloading Short Shots
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:35
  • eBook ISBN:9780985596514

Muzzleloaders for Hunters

How to Select a Muzzleloader That Fits Your Style and Pocketbook

by Wm. Hovey Smith

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Selecting the best muzzleloader for your hunting needs can be confusing. This book from the Black Powder editor of the Gun Digest Annual takes you through available guns, prices and capabilities.
After shooting and writing about hunting with muzzleloading guns for a half-century, Wm. Hovey Smith reviews his experiences with hunting large and small game with muzzleloading rifles, pistols, smoothbores and shotguns. Not content with the usual hunts for deer with in-line rifles, the author has also taken many deer with handguns, smoothbore muskets and traditional rifles. The book reviews the replica gun market and considers not only the modern guns, but many others that may be found on the used gun market. Other options covered include building a gun from kits and having a craftsman make you a custom muzzleloader. Muzzleloading revolvers are covered in Chapter 6, and Chapter 9 considers muzzleloading rifles for junior shooters, ladies and older shooters.
About the author
Wm. Hovey Smith is a Professional Geologist who has used muzzleloading guns to hunt throughout North America with occasional trips to Europe and Africa. He has published 15 books, hundreds of magazine articles and is the Corresponding Editor for Black Powder for the Gun Digest Annual. His hunts have always included the unusual, and this book includes his candid remarks about hunting large and small game with muzzleloading rifles, smoothbores, shotguns and handguns. Now residing in Georgia, he lived in Alaska, Arizona, Montana and Minnesota and has hunted in all regions of the U.S. and in most U.S states.