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November 21, 2001, 08:19 AM
I am looking to learn about shotguns. I know next to nothing about them. Any good books or FAQ's to start me off?

Dave McC
November 21, 2001, 09:37 AM
First, your local library has books on guns, including shotguns, under Dewey Decimal Sytem #799.

Second, the Archives here have loads of good info for those that will take the time to look.

Third, Shotgun Report has an Archive for some rather esoteric shotgun questions,as well as good stuff about loads,chokes, gun,etc...


November 21, 2001, 11:27 AM
"Shotguns by Keith" is a good, albeit dated resource. This goes into the doubles more than the repeaters because it was written by Elmer Keith just after WWII as I recall.

Read more here: http://www.epinions.com/book-review-2D2C-29957A78-3A048247-prod3

November 21, 2001, 03:34 PM

I posted the Remington guide to shotguns here on Sept 4th, if I remember correctly. It is lengthy and therefore in 4 seperate posts. LOTS of good info there to get you started. Here is the link for part 1.


Hope this helps,

Charles E. Neal
November 21, 2001, 07:02 PM
'Lo J-heart,

Get a copy of "Shotgunning: The Art and Science" by Bob Brister.

It is the most comprehensive book you'll find --- it may be hard to lay it down. If you can find one at the library, do so; but, if you buy one it will be money well spent.

Keep green and growing, Charlie

November 21, 2001, 07:18 PM
I second Bristers book "Shotgunning the Art and the Science" Best book on the subject. Will teach you everything you need to know about Shotguns if you are willing to read it. Some of the material is dated but still the best info on the subject.

Shotgun Report is an excellent source of information. The Technoid has his own views that are often not in agreement with other shotgun experts or with common sense, but he does have some excellent info if you are willing to dig through the site. He used to provide it for free but has lately decided to start charging for advice. I personally think he is all wet about certain views he has but I am certainly not as pedigreed as he is. K80's do NOT handle like a pig on a shovel, no matter what he says :D

Another website with a discussion board: www.shotgunsports.com

A caution here, the discussion board above is nowhere near as high a quality as TFL (but then none of the others are either:D )

My $.02

November 21, 2001, 08:03 PM
Thanks for your replys.

Rob62 - Your 4 part series was very helpful . :)

Amazon sells "Shotgunning: The Art and the Science" for $13.26. I may end up ordering it if I cannot find it at the local library Friday.

I'm still surfing "Shotgun Report" and "www.shotgunsports.com" websites.