Western genre equivalent to Stephen Hunter

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  1. jason10mm

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    Just wondering, but is there a Western genre author doing anything like the "tactical thriller" novels similar to Stephen Hunter? You know, near obsessive firearms detail, stoic characters who are not cardboard supermen, and actual women, rather than the "super rich, super successful, super beautiful, yet strangely uninvolved with anyone until our hero happens to save her from mysterious assassins" type seen in most action novels?

    I've read a fair amount of La'Amore and McMurry (Lonesome Dove guy). Looking for something pretty gritty but with more tech detail than "grabbed his trusty 30-30 and got down to business".
     
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    Have you read any of Zane Grey's writings. A lot of his stuff was written in the early part of the last century and he knew a lot of old time cowboys. His books capture the feel of the old west better than most. "Riders of the Purple Sage" is one of his best.
     
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    Also try Elmore Leonard's westerns. All pretty good.