THE BOOKS

 

Here are David Watsons' latest books and upcoming publications!

 

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The ABC's of Rifle Shooting

ISBN-978-1440238970   -   by Gun Digest USA

 

This book is a new and ‘holistic’ approach to the old issue of rifle marksmanship. It approaches marksmanship from the perspective of optimizing skills and tuning existing equipment to gain accuracy, rather than purchasing new equipment out of hand, in the hope of achieving results. This book teaches the shooter how to tune and optimize their firearm, their ammunition and themselves to achieve the best accuracy out of what they have got, and a little more! This book backs up the art with science and teaches shooters how to understand what accuracy is, rather than just aiming for it! This book seeks to not only optimize skills and existing equipment, but also restore shooters’ pride in their firearms, for passing on to future generations as treasured possessions, which they are!

 

Learn about:

 

  • Rifle components and special tuning!

  • Hand loading and special tricks!

  • Ammunition selection for accuracy!

  • Shooting positions and special techniques!

  • Internal and external ballistics to make every shot count!

  • Maintenance and cleaning to keep you at the top of your game!

  • ...and much, much more!

 

All the information the shooter will ever need! From first timers to seasoned pro's - this book covers the lot!

The Lee Enfield Performance Tuning Handbook

ISBN-TBA

This book takes the reader through accurizing the classic Lee Enfield battle rifle from A-Z. This book helps the reader to purchase, clean, restore, tune, modify and compete with this wonderful piece of living history – all at home. This book unlocks the gunsmithing secrets and special techniques of how to get the most out of this rifle. This book is for the average shooter who wishes to hunt with something classical, for the sportsman who wishes to compete in historical military service rifle competition, for the collector and enthusiast who simply wants to enjoy the nostalgia and wants to put the modern ‘tacticool’ shooters to shame! This book provides the reader with step by step instructions of over 40,000 words and detailed photographs on how to modify and tune their rifle for standard competition, as well as 'no holds barred' modifications for absolute accuracy.

 

Learn about:

 

  • History of how the rifle came about!

  • How to purchase and what to look for in a Lee Enfield!

  • Correct cleaning, maintenance and testing!

  • Stocks, bedding, modifications and after market parts!

  • Barrel, bolt and action modifications and tuning!

  • How to perform trigger jobs and replacement performance triggers

  • Iron sights, optics, after market items and zeroing!

  • How to choose the right ammunition or hand load for this classic rifle!

  • Specialised shooting techniques suited to this classic rifle!

  • Trouble shooting for your Lee Enfield!

  • Special gunsmith techniques and tips to squeeze the most out of your Lee Enfield!

The Mosin Nagant Performance Tuning Handbook

ISBN-TBA

This book takes the reader through accurizing the classic Mosin Nagant battle rifle from A-Z. This book helps the reader to purchase, clean, restore, tune, modify and compete with this wonderful piece of living history – all at home. This book unlocks the gunsmithing secrets and special techniques of how to get the most out of this rifle. This book is for the average shooter who wishes to hunt with something classical, for the sportsman who wishes to compete in historical military service rifle competition, for the collector and enthusiast who simply wants to enjoy the nostalgia and wants to put the modern ‘tacticool’ shooters to shame! This book provides the reader with step by step instructions of over 40,000 words and detailed photographs on how to modify and tune their rifle for standard competition, as well as 'no holds barred' modifications for absolute accuracy.

 

Learn about:

 

  • History of how the rifle came about!

  • How to purchase and what to look for in a Mosin Nagant!

  • Correct cleaning, maintenance and testing!

  • Stocks, bedding, modifications and after market parts!

  • Barrel, bolt and action modifications and tuning!

  • How to perform trigger jobs and replacement performance triggers

  • Iron sights, optics, after market items and zeroing!

  • How to choose the right ammunition or hand load for this classic rifle!

  • Specialised shooting techniques suited to this classic rifle!

  • Trouble shooting for your Mosin Nagant!

  • Special gunsmith techniques and tips to squeeze the most out of your Mosin Nagant!

 

The 1903 Springfield Performance Tuning Handbook

ISBN-TBA

This book takes the reader through accurizing the classic 1903 Springfield battle rifle from A-Z. This book helps the reader to purchase, clean, restore, tune, modify and compete with this wonderful piece of living history – all at home. This book unlocks the gunsmithing secrets and special techniques of how to get the most out of this rifle. This book is for the average shooter who wishes to hunt with something classical, for the sportsman who wishes to compete in historical military service rifle competition, for the collector and enthusiast who simply wants to enjoy the nostalgia and wants to put the modern ‘tacticool’ shooters to shame! This book provides the reader with step by step instructions of over 40,000 words and detailed photographs on how to modify and tune their rifle for standard competition, as well as 'no holds barred' modifications for absolute accuracy.

 

Learn about:

 

  • History of how the rifle came about!

  • How to purchase and what to look for in a 1903 Springfield!

  • Correct cleaning, maintenance and testing!

  • Stocks, bedding, modifications and after market parts!

  • Barrel, bolt and action modifications and tuning!

  • How to perform trigger jobs and replacement performance triggers

  • Iron sights, optics, after market items and zeroing!

  • How to choose the right ammunition or hand load for this classic rifle!

  • Specialised shooting techniques suited to this classic rifle!

  • Trouble shooting for your 1903 Springfield!

  • Special gunsmith techniques and tips to squeeze the most out of your 1903 Springfield

The K98 Mauser Performance Tuning Handbook

ISBN-TBA

This book takes the reader through accurizing the classic K98 Mauser battle rifle from A-Z. This book helps the reader to purchase, clean, restore, tune, modify and compete with this wonderful piece of living history – all at home. This book unlocks the gunsmithing secrets and special techniques of how to get the most out of this rifle. This book is for the average shooter who wishes to hunt with something classical, for the sportsman who wishes to compete in historical military service rifle competition, for the collector and enthusiast who simply wants to enjoy the nostalgia and wants to put the modern ‘tacticool’ shooters to shame! This book provides the reader with step by step instructions of over 40,000 words and detailed photographs on how to modify and tune their rifle for standard competition, as well as 'no holds barred' modifications for absolute accuracy.

 

Learn about:

 

  • History of how the rifle came about!

  • How to purchase and what to look for in a K98 Mauser!

  • Correct cleaning, maintenance and testing!

  • Stocks, bedding, modifications and after market parts!

  • Barrel, bolt and action modifications and tuning!

  • How to perform trigger jobs and replacement performance triggers

  • Iron sights, optics, after market items and zeroing!

  • How to choose the right ammunition or hand load for this classic rifle!

  • Specialised shooting techniques suited to this classic rifle!

  • Trouble shooting for your K98 Mauser!

  • Special gunsmith techniques and tips to squeeze the most out of your K98 Mauser!

 

The Schmidt Rubin Performance Tuning Handbook

ISBN-TBA

This book takes the reader through accurizing the classic Schmidt Rubin battle rifle from A-Z. This book helps the reader to purchase, clean, restore, tune, modify and compete with this wonderful piece of living history – all at home. This book unlocks the gunsmithing secrets and special techniques of how to get the most out of this rifle. This book is for the average shooter who wishes to hunt with something classical, for the sportsman who wishes to compete in historical military service rifle competition, for the collector and enthusiast who simply wants to enjoy the nostalgia and wants to put the modern ‘tacticool’ shooters to shame! This book provides the reader with step by step instructions of over 40,000 words and detailed photographs on how to modify and tune their rifle for standard competition, as well as 'no holds barred' modifications for absolute accuracy.

 

Learn about:

 

  • History of how the rifle came about!

  • How to purchase and what to look for in a Schmidt Rubin!

  • Correct cleaning, maintenance and testing!

  • Stocks, bedding, modifications and after market parts!

  • Barrel, bolt and action modifications and tuning!

  • How to perform trigger jobs and replacement performance triggers

  • Iron sights, optics, after market items and zeroing!

  • How to choose the right ammunition or hand load for this classic rifle!

  • Specialised shooting techniques suited to this classic rifle!

  • Trouble shooting for your Schmidt Rubin!

  • Special gunsmith techniques and tips to squeeze the most out of your Schmidt Rubin!

 

The T38 Arisaka Performance Tuning Handbook

ISBN-TBA

This book takes the reader through accurizing the classic T38 Arisaka battle rifle from A-Z. This book helps the reader to purchase, clean, restore, tune, modify and compete with this wonderful piece of living history – all at home. This book unlocks the gunsmithing secrets and special techniques of how to get the most out of this rifle. This book is for the average shooter who wishes to hunt with something classical, for the sportsman who wishes to compete in historical military service rifle competition, for the collector and enthusiast who simply wants to enjoy the nostalgia and wants to put the modern ‘tacticool’ shooters to shame! This book provides the reader with step by step instructions of over 40,000 words and detailed photographs on how to modify and tune their rifle for standard competition, as well as 'no holds barred' modifications for absolute accuracy.

 

Learn about:

 

  • History of how the rifle came about!

  • How to purchase and what to look for in a T38 Arisaka!

  • Correct cleaning, maintenance and testing!

  • Stocks, bedding, modifications and after market parts!

  • Barrel, bolt and action modifications and tuning!

  • How to perform trigger jobs and replacement performance triggers

  • Iron sights, optics, after market items and zeroing!

  • How to choose the right ammunition or hand load for this classic rifle!

  • Specialised shooting techniques suited to this classic rifle!

  • Trouble shooting for your T38 Arisaka!

  • Special gunsmith techniques and tips to squeeze the most out of your T38 Arisaka!

 

...and more classic rifle performance tuning manuals coming soon!
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