Giveaway: Win the New “Cartridges of the World”


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Gun Digest has been publishing the Cartridges of the World since 1965, and during that time we've seen a lot of cartridges come and go. While this newest and most comprehensive 13th edition, just like its predecessors, contains information on many rounds that are no longer in production, we made room for new rounds moving many esoteric, odd and obsolete rounds to a bonus CD, which is included with the book.

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In this completely revised and updated 13th edition, you also get:

  • 55 all-new factory manufactured and wildcat cartridge listings, complete with technical drawings
  • Updated resource information throughout
  • Fully updated specifications and references

Plus, a special color section includes essays by three of the industries leading writers with crucial, “state of the union” information.

This week, we're giving away a copy of Cartridges of the World to one lucky winner.

To enter the random drawing, just post a comment below telling us about your primary interest in cartridges. Are you a reloader, a collector or a simply a connoisseur of all things firearms? Or, as always, you can just say you’d like to win the book.

Entries will be accepted until midnight Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2012) and we’ll announce the winner Wednesday (Sept. 12). Good luck!

If you’d like to order a copy of this new release of Cartridges of the World from the Gun Digest Store today, remember to use promo code INSIDEGDB to get free standard U.S. shipping on your order. (Promo code fine print: Items which ship directly from the manufacturer do not qualify for free shipping.)

Or, check out this month's limited-edition Gun Digest Cartridge & Ammo Essentials pack. If you're looking for ammunition ballistics data to help choose the right cartridge for the job, cartridge design and load data to assist you in wildcatting efforts, or you simply have an interest in the history and evolution of cartridges, this one-of-a-kind value pack is the perfect choice. You get five top-notch reference books (including the Cartridges of the World 13th Edition) and two cartridge posters, with a retail value of $145, for only $79.99!

One entry per person, please.
Entries accepted until 11:59 pm Central Time Tuesday, September 11, 2012.
Winner will be selected at random and announced Wednesday, September 12, 2012.

Official Rules



  1. I am a veteran of the US Marine Infantry, and as such, I am familiar with the cartidges we used with our issued firearms. I am, however, not familiar with other cartidges. My interest has been sparked, however, now that I am using different handguns and go shooting with other folks. I am familiar with automatics, but have never used a revolver and don’t know much about revolver ammo. My family has also developed an interest in hunting, but we don’t know much about the various calibers of ammunition for hunting (what caliber is a good match for what game, etc.). My teenage son has also has an interest in gunsmithing and is ALWAYS telling me about new guns, etc. Having this book would be a great thing for my whole family, would be something that my son and I could really dig into together.

  2. I have been reloading for a few years, and go shooting whenever possible. I am amazed at how often I learn about another caliber/firearm that I never heard of, and would love to win this book. I found an excellent resource by hanging out with a bunch of older retired military fellows that are always willing to share some of their experiences.

  3. I’m not just a gun nut; I’m a ballistics nut. I own and have thoroughly studied the previous editions of Cartridges of the World, as well as all of the similar books on cartridges and ballistics. I use QuickLOAD and QuickDESIGN software to design more efficient cartridges. My best effort so far is very similar to the 6.5mm Creedmore.

  4. I’ve been around guns since i was a kid with my grandpa and my uncle I love learning about guns and cartridges along with load data and ft lbs in guns because Its just something i really love to do and its knowledge that ill have for the future if i ever get into reloading really want and need this book got a lot of years to learn

  5. I am a retired law enforcement officer, weapons instructor, avid hunter and reloader. I am passing on my love of all things firearms to my 3 grandchildren and this would be a great book to spend time with them showing them all the different cartridges that are out there.

  6. I collect old ammunition and have been facinated with them from an early age. I still have old cartidges that I found when I was 8 at my Grandfathers house in the country, up on the top shelf in the kitchen. I’m 66 now and still enjoy researching with my old Cartidges of the World books. Keep up the good work.

  7. I’m a cartridge collector owning the 11th edition of Cartridges of the World. It’s addictive highlighting the various cartridges in the book as I collect them. Love to have the 13th for the newest cartridges out there.

  8. My son and I started collecting cartridges not to long ago as I have a disability and we can do this together. I would love to be blessed with this book to help us identify some cartridges given to us from an older gentlemen.

  9. I am a reloader and I like the older guns andit would be nice to have a book that tells about current ammunition but also outlines available ammo (brass) and that ammo that cannot be converted from other brass and is totally obsolete.

  10. Really enjoy researching/studying various types of cartridges, and their history. Also done a bit of reloading over many years. Right now trying to figure how much pressure my Rem. Model 14 can take and if it can be re-barreled/modified to handle something other than the .25 Rem. Would love to ad this new edition to my library.

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