Book Giveaway: Get Your Ammunition Reloading Data Here!


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
  • Wildcats
  • Military ammunition
  • Shotshells
  • Rimfires
  • 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).

Good luck!

In the meantime, check out Gun Digest Books’ great selection of popular reloading titles, including:

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.


No purchase necessary to enter or win.
A purchase will not increase your chances of winning.
Offered only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia (“U.S.”), aged 18 years or older.

1. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal U.S. residents who are 18 years of age or older. Employees, officers and directors of F+W Media, Inc. (“Sponsor”), its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and


  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. 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.

    Thank You

  4. 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!!!!!!

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!!!!

  9. 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!!

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. I want to learn more about ammo in general, and would appreciate having a copy of “Cartridges of the World”.

    Ward Harris

  18. 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.

  19. 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

  20. 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 🙂

  21. 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!

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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!

  25. 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.


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