If ammunition reloading data is what you're looking for, your search has ended. From the publishers of Gun Digest, Cartridges of the World is a complete and illustrated reference, with reloading data for over 1500 cartridges.
Long considered the standard reference work for metallic cartridges and shotshells from around the globe, this fully-illustrated volume contains everything you need to know about the world's ammunition, including:
- Commercial ammunition
- Proprietary cartridges
- Military ammunition
- Current and obsolete
This week, we're giving away a free copy of Cartridges of the World to one lucky winner.
To enter, post a comment below and tell us about your interest in ammunition reloading. Or, you can simply say you’d like to win the book.
Entries will be accepted until midnight Sunday (Feb. 12), and we’ll announce the winner on Monday (Feb. 13).
In the meantime, check out Gun Digest Books’ great selection of popular reloading titles, including:
- Reloading for Handgunners by Patrick Sweeney
- ABCs of Reloading from C. Rodney James
- Reloading for Shotgunners by Rick Sapp
One entry per person, please.
Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Sunday, Feb 12, 2012.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Monday, Feb. 13, 2012.
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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.
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.
A newbie here with so much to learn. I’d love to have this book.
I love collecting all the different cartridges. I am now building a display case for them all. This would make a great reference book to go with it.
I would love a copy.
I would love to add this book to my shelf.
This is something that would be very valuable to me, and I would really like to have a copy.
I reload for all my firearms and am quite happy with what I have. Yet, suddenly, there’s a new firearm and caliber in the gun cabinet.
I need this book!!!!!!
the more I reload the more I can shoot and I love to shoot.
Sure would like this book!
Being on worker comp and awaiting another back surgery, having Cartridges of the World would be excellent reading material for myself to help kill time and get insight of various cartridges
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.
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!
While I love my other editions of COTW, I would never trust the loading data without confirming it in a legitimate loading manual.
Please enter me in the contest for this book. Looks like a great reference.
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!!!!
I hope to win this informative book (Cartridges of the World). Due to current ammo prices & the approaching ammo shortage, I have become interested in reloading. Many thanks!!
I have been reloading a single caliber for a while, but am expanding to several other calibers. I could use a better more up to date reloading guide.
I’m a Reloading Rookie. Any information available is certainly welcome. It would make a fine addition to the bookcase. Alright just a stack of books, what can I say?
Throw my hat in the ring!
I would like to get this book as a replacement for an older copy that was stolen from em in my relocating to California. I also lost a cartridge collection that I would also like to
I’d love to start reloading. Plus, I’ve got a French 7.5mm rifle and a .348 Winchester that are awful hard to find cartridges for.
I’d like to win
This book would sure help me out while I learn to re-load my brass. Instead of fumbling through 2 or 3 or more books, this single volumn will make finding the info I need much easier.
would love to win the book
This book would be a great addition to my library
Would be a good book to have to see all the new calibers that are out there now. Plus, will help me to teach my wife some more about reloading that we both love to do.
I would like to win the book please.
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.
Would like to have more upto date information.
i have an older issue and I find it very useful. And, the articles are priceless.
I want to learn more about ammo in general, and would appreciate having a copy of “Cartridges of the World”.
I have to reload because my WIFE shoots to much for me to keep up with her.
Just started reloading a few weeks ago and this book was one of the ones on my list to buy. Maybe I will get lucky and win one.
Would love to have obsolete ammo loading info.
This would be great. Started reloading 35 years ago and still consider myself a beginner.
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.
I collect books.Was wondering about checking ballistic coefficients against some of my own data.May be interesting………
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.
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I’m interested in doing my own reloading and need all the help I can get getting started
This book looks like an awesome collective resource for learning about calibers and reloading. I would sure like to win it!
I would love to find out if there is reloading data about the 44 AMP cartridge in the book. Best way to find out would be to win it of course 🙂
I have a friend showing me the ropes on reloading right now. This book would be a helpful reference for me when I finish getting set up for myself. Would love to have this book!
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.
I’d realy like to win this book. I have a small cartridge collection & this book would be a big help identifying cartridges.
I reload for almost every caliber I own. Have run into problems and by trial and error I usually solve my misfortunes. A resource like this would be very helpful. I would like to win this book. Tthank you.
Have 2 older editions and they are excellent sources of info, need a new one as the ones I have are just about worn out!
I remember reloading along side my Dad when I was younger. Now, as an apprentice gunsmith, I would find this book to be most informative!
I am just learning to reload and I am building my reference library.
Been reloading for years now and love it. Keeps my ammunition costs lower and I can be sure of the accuracy I build into each load.
I’ve been reloading since I was 16. I have a previous version of this book, and peruse it often.
Would like to get into reloading, so this would be a great start!
I would love to win this book! I’m hoping to get into reloading as soon as the kids get older.