Any Shot You Want is a very thourough, yet easily readable and understandable, treatise on the history, design, capabilities and use of sporting rifles and cartridges. It emphasizes safety procedures, to include safety in transportation and storage. The final 334 pages of the book are a detailed, chapter at a time, coverage of 86 different cartridges from .22 Hornet to .600 Nitro Express and 105x608mm.
About the Author
Col. Art Alphin is the driving force behind this book and its collection of 5 authors, Finn Aagaard, Craig Boddington, Dr. Gary Minton, Terry Wieland, and the Colonel. Art graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point and also earned a Masters from Rice University. His military career spanned 25 years and included service in Armor (tanks) and numerous technical assignments. As his retirement business he started the A-Square Company, a world renowned manufacturer of sporting rifles and ammunition. His experience as a shooter and hunter spans more than 40 years and and includes prestigious awards for marksmanship.
"This is a great book and a must for every rifle shooter, regardless of age or experience." --Jay Novacek, Dallas Cowboys Tight End and Placeholder, retired
In Mammals of Southern Africa, Burger Cillié has chosen 83 species of mammals that visitors to South Africa might spot in National Parks, Game Reserves, or by the roadside while traveling by car, and presented them in handy paperback format. He offers full color photographs of each, along with detailed descriptions of both male and female of the species and silhouettes of the animal's spoor for tracking. Cillié also provides fascinating information on the habits of each mammal, its food, its voice, breeding patterns and habitat.
"The result is a concise and invaluable field guide, beautifully illustrated, which will surely be appreciated by anyone interested in our mammalian fauna." --Reay H.N. Smithers, Transvaal Museum, Praetoria, South Africa
Readers who want even more detailed information about African wildlife may prefer Stephen James Smith's Atlas of Africa's Principal Mammals. Featuring 124 full-color distribution maps, this comprehensive hardcover field guide covers the ranges of over 300 African mammals. The Atlas also presents accurate details as to the diet, weight, shoulder height, gestation period, birth details, maximum age, coloration, horn or tusk measurement, in addition to providing both the track and the silhouette of each animal.
About the Author
Stephen Smith founded the Professional Hunters Association of South Africa and is field edietor of the prestigious Rowland Ward's Records of Big Game. One of Africa's best known White Hunters, Smith spent nearly ten10 years meticulously researching the up-to-date distribution of the species and sub-species that cover Africa's 30,000,000 square kilometers, and presents his research in this Atlas as a handbook for scientists, hunters, conservationists, zoologists, and naturalists.
"This book is unique in providing, for the first time, the distribution limits of the principal mamal species, their sub-species and the geographical relationship of one to the other. The Atlas of Africa's Principal Mammals is a major work of substance, and should become a best-seller in short oder among the sportsmen of the world." --Howard W. Pollock, Past President, National Rifle Association of America and Former US Congressman for the State of Alaska