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Handbook for Shooters and Handloaders
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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2015 01:33 AM
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anybody have this? Found it going thru my Grampa's stuff. Great reading! The section on military rifle action strength is very interesting. This one has a copyright of 1959. Good stuff!



 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2015 02:37 AM
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There are two volumes. I have #1 with a 1977 copyright. 1959 might be the first copyright. Not sure.



 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2015 03:36 AM
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I've got both of them. Neither one are first editions though. Be very careful and work up very carefully to the listed loads in those books. IMHO they are almost all way over max.



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 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2015 05:57 AM
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Definitely a good find, lots of good info in both volumes, and yes he pushed the envelope. He liked hot loads.



 Posted: Mon May 18th, 2015 09:42 AM
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I noticed the loads listed are a bit on the warm side Swampy! I have plenty of load manuals to use, but it is interesting reading for sure!



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got them both. excellent opinions.

they are available in new reproductions. My 1st ed are getting worn a lot. buy the new reprints in paperback.



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Bye the way....hardbound volumes are going from $150 to $200 on 1998 copyrights on Amazon. Your 1959 one may be worth much more.



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Wow, good info Shasta. However sentimental value puts it at priceless here.



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P.O. Ackley, Rocky Gibbs, and Roy Weatherby could all be a bit overzealous with loads and performance claims. I've read that all three might have destroyed a rifle, or two, or more.

Primitive chronographs, or none at all. Military surplus powders that varied in burn rate from lot to lot. Cases weakened by mercuric primers. And yet these guys persevered. In many ways the founders of our hobby. RD



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Thanx to Dad, Have 1st editions of Both Volumes. Timeless information.



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