I have often seen the books at stores and gun shows but never really picked one up to see if it contained something I didnt already know. I am mostly talking about the poor mans scout rifle and poor mans sniper rifle books. Has anybody read these used them for reference? How are they or is it just a preaching to the choir on rifle modifications like I'm thinking it is. I have worked on a few mausers and I plan on picking up maybe two more for $50 each at my next show to make into big bore plinkers. If I get one with a nice bore a base and straight power scope might find its way on it.