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The Rifle Shot's Manual of Target Shooting with the Snider & Military Smallbore

by A Shooting Man

ISBN: 9780554528489

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... are habitual smokers, so that it would be too much to say that any man who smokes cannot shoot; but it is generally admitted that a man who eschews the weed is more likely to shoot well than one who uses it, although this is very much a matter of constitution. Anyhow, if a man is accustomed to smoke, he should smoke his usual quantity on the day of a competition, and not leave it off for the day, as such a course is apt to disturb his normal condition--which is, of course, a thing to be avoided. Another point, while upon this subject, which should be stated, is that, if a man usually smokes "Eeturns," it will be very unadvisable on his part to smoke " Cavendish," or " Shag," or a cigar just before a competition. "Nips." It is not advisable for a man who is not habituated to it "to irrigate," as the Yankees say, just before shooting, as the act of taking a nip of spirits has, in such cases, an effect contrary to that desired, and a man who cannot shoot without "Dutch courage" should not shoot at all. Still, many of our Northern brethren like a "drap o' Whusky"--and truly the results they secure at Wimbledon, as a rule, show that it does them no harm, but rather the reverse--and probably those who are accustomed to it will find no ill effects from a wee " nip; " but it is to be hoped that the younger shots, on whose behoof these pages are principally written, are not so well seasoned in this respect, and therefore it is well that they should beware ere they take spirits just before shooting, under the impression that it will give them nerve and steadiness, for this it will most assuredly not do.

116 pages.

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Date of Publication: 21/08/2008

  
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