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Reloader's Handbook of Wildcat Cartridge Design, 2nd Edition

Reloader's Handbook of Wildcat Cartridge Design, 2nd Edition

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Your Gateway to Customized Cartridges!

Unlock the world of wildcat cartridge design with the Reloader's Handbook of Wildcat Cartridge Design, 2nd Edition. This comprehensive guide is the ultimate reference for reloaders, offering insights into designing, building, loading, and shooting wildcat cartridges. From the diminutive .10 caliber to the robust .50 cal., the book covers a vast range of calibers, catering to every shooter's preferences.

Featuring three new chapters, this updated edition delves into modernized wildcats, recently developed proprietary and factory cartridges, ammunition sources, and creative solutions for acquiring .22 rimfire ammo during scarcity. Explore dimensioned drawings, loading data, detailed cartridge descriptions, historical wildcat cartridges, and profiles of renowned wildcatters like P.O. Ackley.

Whether seeking increased velocity, improved accuracy, extended range, or superior terminal performance on game, this handbook equips you with the knowledge to create your own reamers, reloading dies, and innovative cartridges. Take your reloading game to an entirely new level with this indispensable guide!

Inside You'll Find:

  • Dimensioned drawings and loading data
  • Detailed cartridge descriptions and performance
  • Historical wildcat cartridges and new designs
  • Wildcats vs. improved cartridges
  • Tooling, supplies and suppliers
  • P.O. Ackley and other wildcatter profiles!

Foreword by Philip Massaro
CHAPTER 1 What is a Wildcat?
CHAPTER 2 Nomenclature (What's that thingamabob?)
CHAPTER 3 Improved Cartridges
CHAPTER 4 Parker Otto Ackley
CHAPTER 5 Cartridge Case Design and Development
CHAPTER 6 Has It Been Done Before?
CHAPTER 7 History of Wildcatting
CHAPTER 8 Predicting Results
CHAPTER 9 Wildcat Design Principles
CHAPTER 10 Pressure
CHAPTER 11 Smashing The Headspace Myth
CHAPTER 12 Reamers
CHAPTER 13 Rifle Chambers
CHAPTER 14 Accuracy and Cartridge Design
CHAPTER 15 Case-Forming Tools and Methods
CHAPTER 16 Reloading Dies
CHAPTER 17 Testing Wildcat Cartridges
CHAPTER 18 Wildcats Through 2004
CHAPTER 19 Wildcatting 2004 to 2023—NEW!
CHAPTER 20 Charles Newton, Ballistic Genius
CHAPTER 21 Jerry Gebby, Father of the .22 Varminter
CHAPTER 22 Rocky Gibbs … Living on the Edge
CHAPTER 23 Math for Handloaders and Wildcatters
CHAPTER 24 Alternative Ammo for .22 LR Chambers—NEW!
CHAPTER 25 Armscor M22 TCM: Wanderings with a Micromagnum—NEW! Afterword
Appendix I Reloading Components and Dies—NEW!
Appendix II Comparing Cases by Water Weight Capacity—NEW!
Appendix III Specialty Reloading Tools—NEW!

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  • Reloader’s Handbook of Wildcat Cartridge Design, 2nd Edition

    Fred Zeglin


  • Binding: Hard Cover

    Copyright: 2024

    Pages: 496

    Size: 6 x 9 in.

    Condition: New

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