The Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions

The Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions

by John J. Donnelly, Judy Donnelly

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616082383
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 08/17/2011
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 573,006
Product dimensions: 10.26(w) x 8.12(h) x 1.29(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Part IMethods in the Art of Handloading
Chapter 1Cartridge Conversion: Its History and Nomenclature6
Chapter 2Hints for the Handloader's Shop16
Chapter 3Tooling22
Chapter 4Basis Cartridge Identification36
Chapter 5Case Conversions40
Chapter 6Special Cases52
Chapter 7The Handloading Process56
Chapter 8Primers and Their Pockets60
Chapter 9Gun Powder68
Chapter 10Projectiles70
Part IIMetallic Cartridge Conversions
English and American Cartridges79
Metric Cartridges697
Appendix ACartridge Cases577
Appendix BShellholders579
Part I1018
Part II1021
English and American Cartridges586
Metric Cartridges597

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The Handloader's Manual of Cartridge Conversions 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Outstanding resource for obsolete case forming!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago

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.