OK, maybe that heading is a bit over the top, but every serious shooter could benefit tremendously from reading these two publications.
- Any Shot You Want: The A-Square Handloading and Rifle Manual - Some of the most frequent questions I receive involve choosing a cartridge for a particular application, and I am not aware of a better reference than Any Shot You Want. It provides comprehensive and easily understandable explanations of a wide array of chambering options.
- Rifle Accuracy Facts by Harold R. Vaughn - If you are interested in learning more about the factors that contribute to exceptional rifle performance, no other source of information compares to Dr. Vaughn's definitive study.
- Midsouth Shooter's Supply
- Midway USA
- Russ Haydon's Shooters Supply
- Sinclair International
- Surgeon - Surgeon is my first choice in custom actions
- Other - Work on other custom actions considered on a case by case basis
Recommended Gun Builders
While I would certainly appreciate your consideration when you are looking for a smith to build your next rifle, there are times when my schedule or other factors may incline you to look elsewhere. In those instances, I recommend the following SHORT list without hesitation:
- Surgeon Rifles
- Collier Rifles
- Gre'-Tan Rifles
- Terry Cross - KMW
- English Rifles
- American Precision Arms
Please see my Care & Feeding section for links to tools, supplies, and information related to cleaning and maintenance.