Hatcher's Notebook has been reprinted several times. The author, Julian Hatcher, was a retired Maj. Gen with the United States Army. He wrote this book for shooters, gunsmiths, historians and hunters so they too could learn what all the experts know. Follow Hatcher's 50 plus years of personal notes.
A brief list of what you'll see inside:
- Recoil problems
- The Pederson Device
- Barrel Obstructions
- German Maxim gun
- AND SO MUCH MORE!
Summary of Material (from the publisher):
For shooters, gunsmiths, ballisticians, historians, hunters, collectors...the personal reference notes and experience of more than fifty years as a small arms engineer, trophy-winning shooter, technical gun editor... reflecting accurately for today's use the expert's understanding and advice about: the 1903 Springfield, the 1917 Enfield, .30 Cal cartridges, automatic mechanisms, machine guns and semiautomatics, rifle strengths and weaknesses, exterior weaknesses, exterior ballistics, recoil problems, headspace, the Pederson device, triggers, caliber equivalents, range, gunpowder, and random notes on everything from match ammunition to overloading.
Quote from Game News:
In any field, certain books are recognized as classics. Serious riflemen/experimenters have for two decades placed Hatcher's Notebook in this category . . . this extensive work is probably the most useful single volume available to riflemen.