This is a facsimile of the 1946 book Keith’s Rifles for Large Game by Elmer Keith which provides advice on selecting hunting rifles.
This is the second book about hunting rifles written by Elmer Keith and it builds upon his earlier work, Big Game Rifles and Cartridges. This book covers everything from selecting hunting rifles to how best to carry a rifle while on horseback.
Keith discusses hunting rifles and calibers for various hunting scenarios including hunting in timber, long range stalking, and hunting dangerous game. In addition to selecting a rifle, Keith covers the use of the rifle in the field and how to care for the rifle once the hunt is complete. This truly is a complete treatise on hunting rifles by one of the most renowned American big game hunters of the Twentieth Century.
This book, combined with Big Game Rifles and Cartridges and Elmer Keith’s Big Game Hunting, is the result of Keith’s several decades’ worth of experience hunting America’s big game species.
About the Elmer Keith:
Elmer Keith (1899-1984) was a rancher and firearms author who helped to develop the .357 Magnum, .41 Magnum, and .44 Magnum. Keith. An expert cartridge reloader and widcat cartridge creator, he also developed his own style of semi-wadcutter bullet, called the Keith style bullet.
1. Selecting the Rifle
2. Killing Power
3. Metallic Sights
4. The Hunting Scope
5. Sighting-In at Effective Ranges
6. Anatomical Killing Points
7. Rifles for Dangerous Game
8. Brush and Timber Rifles
9. The Double Rifle
10. Game Shooting Positions
11. The Trigger Pull
12. The Stalking Rifle
13. Bullet Design and Characteristics
14. Actions and Barrels
15. Stock Design and Bedding
16. Handloading Game Cartridges
17. Saddle Scabbard Positions
18. Rifle-Care and Safety