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'Advanced Airgun Hunting' book, by Jonathon Darcy
« on: April 28, 2012, 09:55:32 PM »
I don't know if I have ever mentioned this book on the Planet Airgun Forum before, but I recall talking about it many many times on the old AGU site.

For those that don't know, it is not a 'guide' or 'how to' book, but more of a reminisce of a lifetime's career/adventure of airgunning, from someone who has the sport deep within their blood.

The contents of the book are described as follows, and I quote......
Darcy relates his experiences of many years of pest control and artisan hunting with the air-rifle. A little technical stuff on rifles, sights and ammunition, but mostly anecdotes about hunting rabbits and hares, crows and magpies, squirrels and pigeons, and all other British quarry from grouse to geese.

Having first being printed in 2005, it covers many era's of Airgunning, from the spring guns of the late 70's, right up to the modern multi-shot PCPs, such as S410s, Falcon Raptors, and S200s which are covered.

It also pushes the boundaries about airgun hunting, and chronicles the hunting of species that are not on the 'accepted' list of airgun quarry, but are legal prey, all the same.

Whether or not you agree with the controversies contained within the book or not, it is a damn fine read all the same, and highly entertaining.

The early chapters especially will strike a chord with, and have older airgunners thinking back to the halcyon days of their own start within the sport, and making comparisons to their own youth.

I first saw this book in a book stall at the annual game fair in Llandeilo, about 7 years or so ago, and bought it instantly for around £18, IIRC.

By breakfast the next morning, I had already read half of it was that absorbing, I just could not put it down.

Since that time, I have read it at least once a year, and still find it an excellent and entertaning read every time.

So, if you are looking for summat to read which is totally connected to airgunning, but fancy something that is a a break from the norm, then this comes highly me at least!!!

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Re: 'Advanced Airgun Hunting' book, by Jonathon Darcy
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 11:46:28 PM »
£19.95 on amazon  ;D
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