CARE, CLEANING & SPORTSMANSHIP Book
By M/SGT Jim Owens, USMC (Ret.)
Updated 2015 book version
Ever wonder if you are cleaning your competition rifle correctly..? Master Sergeant Jim Owens, with 20+ years of Marine Corps Shooting Team experience, has written the definitive guide to rifle cleaning, and proper maintenance for the high power rifle competitor.
With particular attention to the Service Rifles (M16/AR-15, M14/M1A, M1 Garand), Jim gives you detailed instructions on how to clean your rifle the right way to maximize results and minimize unnecessary wear or tear. Learn all about twist rate, barrel life, and parts of the barrel. Tips on Bullet Seating, and bullet run-out. Brushing vs. Patches only. Questions & Answers with Boots Obermeyer, Jack Krieger, Charlie Milazzo and Mike Bykowski.
Also, read interviews with Seven National Champions on how they clean their bores. An extensive chapter on "Moly Coating" treatments for bullets and barrels. And, ending with the positive side of Sportsmanship. With numerous clear illustrations and photos, over 130 pages of information that Jim spent years learning and developing as a competitive shooter. You will not be disappointed!
About the Author
Jim Owens earned his first shooting award, an Expert Marksman badge, in 1963. During his Marine Corps career, he was both a member and a coach of the Marksmanship Training Unit at MCAS, Cherry Point, N.C. He’s fired in the Eastern, Far Eastern, Western and Pacific Marine Corps Division Matches. (Each of these matches includes one week of classes. Jim was also a Marksmanship Instructor at the U. S. Naval Academy.
He went on to coach, and serve on base teams both at MCB, Camp Pendleton, CA and MCB, Quantico, VA for the Inter-service and National Matches in 1981 and 1983. In 1982 he coached the winning six man Team in the All Marine Corps Championships. In his shooting career, he’s earned 3 Bronze Legs, 1 Silver Leg, 1 Gold Leg and a Distinguished Badge. He’s a High Master and a member of the 495 Club.
Since retiring as a M/SGT in 1986, Jim’s been actively engaged in promoting excellence in the sport and civilian participation in Competitive High Power Shooting.