There are hunters who believe that the precision of the single-shot rifle defines the experience of hunting. Somehow the the single-shot rifle helps project a presence of accuracy and confidence. I truly appreciate the sportsmanship of the single-shot rifle, but I also appreciate the aesthetics of these fine instruments.
My friends who exclusively pack a single-shot rifle for hunting also belong to the American Single Shot Rifle Association (ASSRA). The American Single Shot Rifle Association (ASSRA) was founded in 1948 as an organization that promotes the responsible use, study and preservation of single-shot rifles. These include original and reproduction arms from the 19th and early 20th centuries as well as rifles of more current design.
On the ASSRA website you will not find testimonials about the art of single-shot hunting, but you will find dozens of links to historical articles about single-shot rifles and a great knowledge-base of facts about specific rifles. Generally, the topics relate to single-shot rifles, their current uses, their history, the accouterment and craftsmanship connected with them, cartridges and handloading techniques related to them , or events which include them. You will also find topics centered on single-shot gunsmithing, “how-to” articles, authoritative research, etc.