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Ammo Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition

The 3rd Edition of the Ammo Encyclopedia by Michael Bussard has been expanded to over 900 pages and now includes ballistic charts for most popular rimfire and centerfire ammo. The ammunition industry s newest cartridges have also been added, and many sections have been updated with additional information, charts, and images. If you are a shooter, hunter, or even an ammunition collector, this newest 3rd Edition will provide you with the most up-to-date information, facts, and ballistic charts ensuring you will make the right ammunition choices for your particular needs. Without question, this latest edition of the Ammo Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive book ever published on the wide variety of both new and older ammunition!

Paperback: 912 pages

Publisher: Blue Book Publications, Inc.; 3rd edition (February 1, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1936120100

ISBN-13: 978-1936120109

Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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First let me say that I have been reading this type of book since the 1960's. I spent a lot of time in the trade (firearms..) and have carved out my own little niche of space that suits me. I read a lot of these books each year. Some are pretty good, others not so much so. I will admit that this 3rd edition of Ammo Encyclopedia is the first one I have owned (although I have read through a couple of others..). I have found it thoroughly enjoyable and a tremendously useful text.I currently own and use Ammo & Ballistics 4--For Hunters, Shooters, and Collectors, 4th Edition: Ballistic Data out to 1,000 Yards for over 169 Calibers and over 2,400 ... for Hunters, Shooters, & Collectors) (as well as an earlier version..) and find that the 'Ammo Encyclopedia' is very complementary in nature to that fine publication. I also own Cartridges of the World: A Complete and Illustrated Reference for Over 1500 Cartridges which is more a direct comparison to this effort. I believe that this book 'Ammo Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition' is probably better at what it does than COTW.There are several things about this book that intrigue me. There is a very nice historical treatise in the front that covers almost anything you would want to know about ammunition and its development over the include manufacturers, propellants, projectiles, primers, and cases (including shotshells..!!), as well as a fairly complete discussion of ballistics (interior, exterior, and terminal..).

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