Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions

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More than 1,000 cartridges described in detail, complete with dimensions and clear, accurate drawings, including case capacities and all physical data. Stoeger's classic handloading guide has been revised and updated with a new, easy to reference format and additional cartridge data. The Handloader's Manual provides all the physical data, how-to designs, tools and drawings needed to convert modern materials into more than 900 rifle and pistol cartridge cases, ranging from hard-to-find obsolete patterns to modern ...
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Overview

More than 1,000 cartridges described in detail, complete with dimensions and clear, accurate drawings, including case capacities and all physical data. Stoeger's classic handloading guide has been revised and updated with a new, easy to reference format and additional cartridge data. The Handloader's Manual provides all the physical data, how-to designs, tools and drawings needed to convert modern materials into more than 900 rifle and pistol cartridge cases, ranging from hard-to-find obsolete patterns to modern cutting-edge "wildcats."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883172698
  • Publisher: Stoeger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.72 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

John J. Donnelly was a writer who founded Ballistek, a custom ammunition business, in 1981. He worked as a manufacturing engineer and tool designer.

Judy Donnelly is a writer who resides in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

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Table of Contents

Part I Methods in the Art of Handloading
Chapter 1 Cartridge Conversion: Its History and Nomenclature 6
Chapter 2 Hints for the Handloader's Shop 16
Chapter 3 Tooling 22
Chapter 4 Basis Cartridge Identification 36
Chapter 5 Case Conversions 40
Chapter 6 Special Cases 52
Chapter 7 The Handloading Process 56
Chapter 8 Primers and Their Pockets 60
Chapter 9 Gun Powder 68
Chapter 10 Projectiles 70
Part II Metallic Cartridge Conversions
Introduction 74
English and American Cartridges 79
Metric Cartridges 697
Appendices
Appendix A Cartridge Cases 577
Appendix B Shellholders 579
Index
Part I 1018
Part II 1021
English and American Cartridges 586
Metric Cartridges 597
Supplements 601
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Outstanding resource for obsolete case forming!

    Outstanding resource for obsolete case forming!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2001

    Provided the information I needed, but...

    <p>Good information for the reloading wildcatter. The book contains something like 900+ cartridges, both common and wildcat, with specific dimensions and steps to creating the cartridge from others. </p> <p>The book also describes, some in detail and some briefly, steps needed to work brass to meet design specifications.</p> Only complaint is the unusual arrangement of the cartridges. Normally, manuals arrange the cartridges by caliber and then by volume. In this book they are arranged by caliber number (i.e. .300 Weatherby comes before .308 Winchester) and then alphabetically (i.e. .300 Weatherby comes before .300 Winchester). Other than this, I found the book to be exactly what I needed in my quest for a non-belted magnum, .30 caliber, with a longer neck than a .300 Winchester, and better efficiency than the Weatherby. Good reading.

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