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Ammo Encyclopedia; 5th Edition

The brand new 5th Edition Ammo Encyclopedia has 1008 pages divided into 105 chapters and contains thousands of listings for current and obsolete handgun, rifle, and shotgun cartridges since the mid-1800s including detailed information, specifications, and measurements on rimfire, centerfire, and shotshell cartridges. The most important feature of the 5th Edition Ammo Encyclopedia is the addition of a 12 page color section, along with the industry's hottest cartridges. Many sections have also been updated with additional information, charts and images too. Without question, this 5th Edition of the Ammo Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book ever published on the wide variety of both current and older ammunition!

Paperback: 1008 pages

Publisher: Blue Book Publications, Inc; 5 edition (August 18, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1936120550

ISBN-13: 978-1936120550

Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

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Good book. A lot of guns were developed with specific ammo and visa versa. Ammunition history is almost as interesting as the weapons they were designed to work in. It's not complete by any means, but it's a pretty good collection and parts of the book are well written. I would not recommend it as a reference, but more of a history of ammunition. Good table book and gift. I keep going back to it, overtime I learn about a different gun or story.

Exactly what I needed.I am helping a friend sell guns, some of which are over 100 years old. Some are still made others are not. Some can easily be made from the cases of close calibers with some simple and some not so simple means.I have at least three old guns and one AR barrel I need to cast to be sure about what I'm doing, load wise.I can understand how some might think this a coffee table book, well it is if your reading material sits there. This book will help you on the road to knowing more about your hobby--firearms. Use it to make better reloads, to cast better bullets, choose better, more accurate components, to know when a barrel is "shot out" and needs replacing.Like it or not, this hobby is deep in the world of physics and this book will help you to know what you need to know to shoot safer a n more accurately.

Extremely informative book on ammo, current issues and beneficial to any shooter or reloader. Even though this book was published some years ago; still provides insight to ammo, hunting and numerous other shooting factors. Great addition to my gun library.

It is a good reference for ammo. I especially appreciated the origins of certain rounds. It helped me with the student materials that I have been creating for pistol safety and/or introduction classes.

OK, but contained some errors which proof reading by someone with knowledge of the subject would have avoided.

I'm certainly no expert on this subject but I'm finding it a great resource. The cartridge display chart in the middle of the book was an unexpected added bonus for me.

got to have it if you are reloading or just interested in old cartridge it give a brief history of the cartridge which I love

Thisbook has always been the best for learning everything about Ammo and all its history, including many side stories.

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