Paperback: 972 pages
Publisher: Blue Book Publications, Inc.; 4th edition (August 10, 2012)
Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.3 x 2 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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My husband loved it. He uses it often and carries it with him to trade shows and uses it at home as a reference. He will probably keep it until it falls apart.We would recommend this book to all who are interested in firearms and ammo.
Very informative and educational, with chapters on all components, history, collecting and much more. Very complete with vast information on enormous numbers of calibers and the guns that shoot them.I think the organization is too rigorous - grouping calibers in too many sub-categories, so individual cartridges are sometimes difficult to find. Also, I suspect that the write-ups on some calibers contain more information that is generic to their class and less garnered from specific research. But these are minor complaints.Overall, I heartily recommend this excellent reference work and congratulate its author and publisher.
Eecellent info on ammo. It's a great reference book for individuals who reload their own ammunition. There is a lot more info in this edition. Everyone who likes this information should have it in their library.
This book contains a vast array of information on many modern and even obsolete ammunition.Definately recommend for any modern reloader novice or experienced.
I have purchased the last 5 issues and this one is trully the best ever! More pages of actual size drawings of the ammo from all over the world...
Excellent source for ballistic information. Very comprehensive. Could benefit from more complete glossary/definitions and detail/examples of projectile shapes. Found some minor errors in units, confusion in energy vs momentum.
BUY IT. THE OTHER BUSSARD IS OVER 150.00 DOLLARS. This book is quite adequate and superb in ammo specifics. It will save you a bunch when reloading Mausers. Or Cowboy action 45LC. Easy to read and solve those weirdo ballistics. Especially when making you own casings.
I have the other 3 editions and this one did not disappoint me. The author has a sense of humor that one would not expect with a book of this subject. It is informative but also fun to read. I must say I hope the authors predictions of future ammo demises and trends don't come true.
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