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-to-reference format, complete with a full index of hundreds of cartridges. This truly is the handloader’s one-stop guide for creating personalized cartridges.
|Edition description:||Revised Edition|
|Product dimensions:||10.26(w) x 8.12(h) x 1.29(d)|
About the Author
Judy Donnelly is a writer who resides in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
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 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|
|Part II||Metallic Cartridge Conversions|
|English and American Cartridges||79|
|Appendix A||Cartridge Cases||577|
|English and American Cartridges||586|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Outstanding resource for obsolete case forming!
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.
The book also describes, some in detail and some briefly, steps needed to work brass to meet design specifications.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.