Over 1000 cartridges in detail; complete with dimensions and clear, accurate drawings. Includes case capacities & all the physical data calculated by computer after years of painstaking research. 100 B&W illus; 8x10.5 inches, 608 pgs.
Now available for the first time since 2003, The Handloader?s Manual of Cartridge Conversions offers the handloader all the physical data, how?to designs, tools, and drawings needed to convert modern, easily obtainable materials into more than 1,000 different rifle and pistol cartridge cases, ranging from the obsolete patterns to modern, cutting?edge "wildcats." This classic guide has been revised with a new, easy reference format, complete with a full index of hundreds of cartridges. This truly is the handloader?s one?stop guide for creating personalized cartridges.
Describes over 1000 cartridges in detail; complete with dimensions and clear, accurate drawings. Includes case capacities and all the physical data calculated by computer after years of painstaking research. With this manual you can:
- Make rare cartridge cases from common brass
- Substitute smokeless powder from black powder
- Build and equip your own complete handloading shop
- Create cartridges that are impossible to buy and more
The world of centerfire ammunition - including modern, obsolete, wildcats, experimental, U.S. Metric, British - all at your fingertips in one complete volume.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John J. Donnelly was born in Chicago, Illinois. Raised in central New Hampshire, his early years were spent collecting insects, experimenting with chemistry, and earning an Eagle Scout's badge with the Boy Scouts.
In 1972, a lifelong interest in firearms led Donnelly to purchase a .22 target pistol. Formal pistol shooting followed, and soon he was actively engaged in the mechanics of ammunition assembly.