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Review: The Gunsmith's Book of Chamber Prints

For all of the subjective discussion relating to firearms, there are some some instances when quantitative or objective data is essential. U.S. SAAMI or European CIP standards provides reliable safe pressure levels and circumstances of tests and verification, as well as dimensions for standard chambers and cartridges.  The Gunsmith’s Book…...

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Review: QuickLOAD - March '04 Update

If you handload, and are not familiar with QuickLOAD, you are missing out on a valuable and versatile tool, interior – exterior ballistics predictive software. The program, even in basic application, can predict handload chamber pressure and resulting ME, MV and trajectory based on  identification of handload components used, even…...

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Review: History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition Volume I 1880 - 1939 Revised

Not being a historian, and not being efficient in learning as a ratio of my time in existence, I find myself frequently confronted with new information. This book was a real eye opener. Did A.O. Niedner really create the .25-06 in 1920, or was he really just restating Franklin Arsenal’s…...

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Review: Loading Cartridges for the Original .45-70 Springfield Rifle and Carbine

Recently, I’ve been researching the .45-70 cartridge and related firearms. While I rarely hesitate to write about things beyond the scope of my knowledge and understanding, I do derive a certain amount of satisfaction from having facts at my disposal to serve as page filler. “Loading Cartridges for the Original…...