Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated Reference for Over 1500 Cartridges

Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated Reference for Over 1500 Cartridges

by Frank C. Barnes, Holt Bodinson

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ISBN-13: 9781440213304
Publisher: Gun Digest Media
Publication date: 09/22/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 568
Sales rank: 1,226,374
File size: 38 MB
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Table of Contents

Introduction6
Chapter 1Cartridge Nomenclature and Identification7
Chapter 2Current American Rifle Cartridges15
Centerfire Sporting--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 3Obsolete American Rifle Cartridges92
Centerfire Sporting--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 4Wildcat Cartridges154
Rifle and Handgun
Chapter 5Proprietary Cartridges211
Rifle and Handgun
Chapter 6Handgun Cartridges of the World264
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 7Military Rifle Cartridges of the World311
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 8British Sporting Rifle Cartridges347
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 9European Sporting Rifle Cartridges381
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 10American Rimfire Cartridges414
Current and Obsolete
Chapter 11Shotgun Shells433
Current and Obsolete--Blackpowder and Smokeless
Chapter 12There is No Substitute for Cubic Inches: Factors Limiting Cartridge Velocity and Pressure449
Chapter 13Sporting Cartridges for Long-Range Shooting453
Chapter 141873: The Great Year of the Cartridge Gun457
Chapter 15The Deutsche Waffen und Munitionsfabriken (DWM) Cartridge Numbers: Production Aid, Logistics Tool or Marketing Ploy?462
Chapter 16Revolutionary Bullet Designs468
Chapter 17Military Ammunition 5.56 to 20mm476
Description and Identification
Chapter 18Cartridge Identification by Measurement494
Index to Cartridges509

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Cartridges of the World 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Martillo More than 1 year ago
I recently purchased the most recent edition of Cartridges of the World to replace my well worn 25 year old edition. It had all the newer more recently developed cartridges that have been marketed in the last 15 years. Cartridge dimensions are given in clear drawings with a brief description of each as well as a concise story of its history and development. The author includes ballistic tables for each as well as testimony from users in the field. It is conversational and not overly technical in language. There is quite a bit understated humor by the author in the narrative portions. This book is a must have for any firearms library and is handy as a quick reference for even the discriminating reloader.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one informative book. Highly useful if you collect cartridges or own obsolete military weapons. I think this publication is well worth the money.
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FurlongTom More than 1 year ago
An excellent resource for firearms historians and enthusiasts as well as cartridge collectors and shooters. Barnes is a master in this field, and has been for years. Skinner sees it through periodic updates flawlessly. As a novelist I find myself referring to it frequently. I wouldn't be without a copy on my shelf.
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