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  1. This is post contest, but…
    I’m the wife of a ballistics expert. This wasn’t my original professional field, but I’ve been working in our ammo factory for >10 years now. (We manufacture and sell precision ammo throughout the country. We have patents on some of our products, and are used by snipers, serious hunters, etc.) Cartridges of the World is my “go to” book to be able to answer many of the questions that I don’t know, and have to answer. (I handle emails and phone calls.) It is the most valuable, fast resource I have, short of asking my hubby. I highly recommend this book.

  2. Sweeney is right. It is easy to become sloppy when reloading .45acp and .38spl. I admit that I am guilty of this. However, a mistake with a .45 tends not to be fatal, whereas a mistake with a .44Mag can be painful.

  3. Reloading is a very pleasant and relaxing time for me. I have reloaded rifle and pistol metallic cartridges for longer than I care to remember. My first reloading experience was with a Lee Classic loader. I reloaded thousands of .38 Special and .357 Magnums with that loader. I have upgraded since then and have ended up with an RCBS Rock Chucker and a Dillon progressive. I reload for fifteen plus different cartridges and enjoy the solitary time I have during the process.

    I have friends I am coaching as they enter the world reloading.

    I would love to win a copy of Cartridges of the World. It is always beneficial to have as much information as possible when reloading.

    Thank you.

  4. Who can challenge Skinner on what’s best! A good resource for legitimate loading facts! I would love to have an updated copy! This book is not only good for what’s new and available in the US, but for ammo across the globe!

    Yes Please, I’d love a copy!

  5. I have been purchasing/collecting my reloading equipment/gear over the last 3 months. Currently have 2 presses, a reloading workbench, tumbler, separator, case trimmers, trim stations, ultrasonic cleaner, dies for all of my firearms, and recently started picking up once-fired-brass as this is more economical than new brass. What I wouldn’t give to have this book with my gear!!!!

  6. I have loved looking at old & new ammunition since I was 10 y o and got a Remington catalog from Penney’s. I am astounded at all the slight variations that make so manyt people happy in different ways. I would love to have this book.

  7. I have been collecting guns and ammunition since 1971 as well as reloading a number of different calibres of metallic rifle and pistol cartridges since shortly after entering service at the end of Vietnam. I am currently in the process of acquiring a CR (Curior and Relics) License, to be able to purchase older German pistols and rifles in odd/obsolete calibres. My entire gun collection has been left to the NRA in my estate and this book, in mint condition, would be an asset for them in my collection.

  8. I’ve been Disabled for 14yrs now and have found reloading a great way to keep busy and sane lol. I’m re-training as a Gunsmith/Armorer now to get off the dole as well as more sanity. This volume would add to my service library to the community at large and would be dandy for those Mil-surps that need a strange brew to work. Great offer and thanks for your work.
    Craftsman for Freedom Support the 2nd Amendment.
    Yours in service
    James Acerra

  9. I would like this book because of all the world cartridges I use now that I didn’t use when I was heavily into reloading in the 80s, and because I’m trying to develop a wildcat in theory and I want to be sure I’m not going to reinvent the wheel. Thanks for the opportunity Gun Digest.