The AccurateShooter.com has a list of classic shooting books that are free to either read online or to download in PDF format. And as they say, free is good:
In today’s economy, Free is good. Here’s a list of older shooting books that can be downloaded for FREE from Google Books. This list, created by German Salazar, includes many classic treatises on marksmanship that still have value for today’s competitive shooters. In addition, we’ve included illustrated firearm histories, such as Townsend Whelen’s fascinating book, The American Rifle.
The list of books includes:
- The Bullet’s Flight From Powder to Target, Franklin W. Mann, 1909, 384 pages.
- Irish Riflemen in America, Sir Arthur Blennerhassett Leech, 1875, 216 pages.
- The American Rifle, Townsend Whelen, 1918, 637 Pages.
- Suggestions to Military Riflemen, Townsend Whelen, 1909, 243 pages.
- Modern Rifle Shooting From the American Standpoint, W. G. Hudson, 1903, 155 pp.
- Manual for Rifle Practice: Including Suggestions for Practice at Long Range, George Wood Wingate, 1879, 303 pages.
- How I Became a Crack Shot — With Hints to Beginners, W. Milton Farrow, 1882, 204 pp.
- The Gun and its Development, William Wellington Greener, 1907 (8th Ed.) 786 pages.
- Cartridge Manufacture, Douglas Thomas Hamilton, 1916, 167 pages.
- Description and Rules for the Management of the United States Rifle, Caliber .30, Model of 1903, United States Army Ordnance Dept., 1904 (5th rev. 1914), 72 pages.
H/T Mark Vanderberg