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Layne Simpson's Shooters Handbook is a new book and is very good. It's basically questions and answers that are worth reading.
 

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Thanks Questor!
My Jim Carmichael book to wit "all about the rifle" is getting kind of old if you know what I mean.
Do You suppose that Walden Book will have a copy of the Layne Simpson book?
 

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I like the Carmichael books too. He's a good writer. I got the Simpson book at my local gun shop. I don't know about Waldens, but amazon.com has it. I use them a lot and am happy with their service.
 

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When reading any of these book don`t take them a gospel. I quit reading books to learn about guns and shooting years ago. I have read so many things written by gun writers that was 100% bull and dead wrong that I no longer pay any attention to what they think. I have found from reading that I have more personal experience than they do in the vast majority cases. If you are just getting started they can teach you something, and some make a real good read, but don`t count on the accuracy of what they say. If you really want to learn study loading manuals, and ballistics charts. They are not entertaining but they informative.
 

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Catfish, you're absolutely right. The thing I like about this particular book is that it gives his opinions based on what appears to be understanding the subject and having experience with it. It's a lot like Elmer Keith's old Gun Notes column in.
 
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