The Art of Wing Shooting: A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Shot-gun

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Rand, McNally, 1895 - Gunpowder - 192 pages

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Page 178 - A bird shot on the ground with the first barrel is "No bird," but it may be shot on the ground with the second barrel, if it has been fired at with the first barrel while on the wing ; but if the shooter misses with the first and discharges his second barrel, it is to be accounted a lost bird, in case of not falling within bounds.
Page 183 - No birds." 3. If, on the traps being pulled, one bird does not rise, he cannot demand another double rise ; but he must wait and take the bird when it flies. 4. A bird shot on the ground, if the other bird is missed, is a lost bird ; but if the other...
Page 182 - The butt must be clear below the arm-pit, otherwise the Releree shall declare no bird. loaded, or, in the case of a breech-loader, if the cartridge does not explode. 4. — If the shooter's gun miss-fire with the first barrel and he use the second and miss, the bird is to be scored lost. 5. — If the miss-fire occurs with the second barrel, the shooter having failed to kill with his first, he may claim another bird ; but he must fire off the first barrel with a cap on, and a full charge of powder,...
Page 182 - The shooter in a match or sweepstakes shall be at his shooting mark at the expiration of two minutes from the last shot, unless in the case of an accident, when the referee slwll decide what time he shall be allowed to remedy the accident.
Page 182 - OF THE HURLINGHAM CLUB. 1. — The Referee's decision shall be final. 2. — The gun must not be held to the shoulder until the shooter has called
Page 192 - Its Habits, Habitat, Haunts, and. Characteristics. How, "When, and Where to Hunt It. A BOOK FOR THE SPORTSMAN AND THE NATURALIST, EDITED BY 0. O. SHIELDS ("COQUINA"), Author of "CRmsmos IN THE CASCADES," "RtrsTusos IN THE ROCKIES," " HUNTING IN THE GREAT WEST," "THE BATTLE or THS Bio HOLE," "CAMPING AND CAMP OUTFITS,
Page 184 - The shooter must not leave the shooting mark under any pretence to follow up any bird that will not rise, nor may he return to his mark after he has once quitted it to fire his second barrel.
Page 184 - The winner of a sweepstakes of the value of ten sovereigns, including his own stake, goes back two yards; under that sum, one yard, provided there be over five shooters. Members saving or dividing In an advertised event will be handicapped accordingly.
Page 108 - Some men are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

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