The Shot-gun And Sporting Rifle; And The Dogs, Ponies, Ferrets, &c., Used With Them In The Various…

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byJohn Henry Walsh

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... In sparrow trap-shooting, the rise is twenty-one yards, and the boundary from forty to sixty yards from the traps. The rules are the same as for pigeons in all other respects, and the directions for shooting will also apply, the sole difference being in the size of the shot, which may be No. 8, 9, or 10. When two barrels are used, No. 10, or even dust-shot may be employed for the first barrel if the gun scatters very much, and No. 8 or 9 for the second; but so much depends on the pattern made at thirty and forty yards by the gun intended to be used, that no positive directions can be given suitable to all cases. The best plan is to use the largest size which will cover a target sufficiently close to prevent a sparrow escaping at each of the above distances; and as this can readily be tried, the experiment should never be neglected. Sparrows often get away when hard hit with No. 9 or 10, which sizes do not always break a wing-bone at forty yards, and therefore, unless, as before remarked, the guu scatters very much, No. 7 or 8 should be preferred. CHAPTER III. OPEN SHOOTING. GROUSE SHOOTING--PABTRIDGE SHOOTING--SNIPE SHOOTING. Before proceeding to describe the nature of each kind of shooting, it will be necessary to allude to the varieties of grouse, partridges, and snipe respectively, to the nature of their habitat, the dogs used in finding them, and the best kind of gun for killing them. GROUSE SHOOTING. The varieties of grouse which are met with in this country are four, but in America, and in other parts of the globe, they are vastly more numerous. Of these fourthe capercaillie is very rarely found in Great Britain, having only recently been re-introduced into Scotland after being completely exterminated. It is, however, tolerably common in Sweden, but...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859. Excerpt: ... In sparrow trap-shooting, the rise is twenty-one yards, and the boundary from forty to sixty yards from the traps. The rules a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217131085

ISBN - 13:9780217131087

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