What Gun Gack I didn’t cover, Gun Gack II does. There’s more about rifles—from accurizing to actions and new powders and bullets for the 6.5 Creedmoor and the .30-30. There are the ‘old’ four Weatherby rounds, improving the Ackley Improved—and what about reduced loads. While the hot trend is faster, flatter, longer, there’s a large segment of handloaders who are leaning the other way—to more efficient loads with less recoil. (Yup, there’s a chapter on that, and that, too.)
Then there’s the real rifle loony stuff, like that nice rifle, chambered for some oddball cartridge you couldn’t resist buying. Being a handloader, you assume ammo can be put together somehow, but where to start? You’re not alone. It’s what keeps John up at night, and leads him to the range summer, winter, fall and spring.
Ahh. More gack to ponder ‘round the campfire. Isn’t it time?
Mike T. just got his: New book rocks John. Got it yesterday and enjoying it a great deal.
Thanks for another great book. Binding, paper grade all, all great. Book
has a nice amount of weight. Have a great hunting season!
Table Of Contents:
Remember the Basics
Introduction: page 9
Why Does My Rifle Like This Bullet?
The Realities of High Ballistic Coefficient
Solid Hunting Bullets
Handloading Oddball Rifle Cartridges
The Pros and Cons of Three-Shot Groups
Loading Big Batches of Accurate Rifle Rounds
Different Batches of the “Same” Powder
Temperature and Rifle Powder
Bolt Thrust, Case Shape and Related Myths
Power Case Trimming
A Short History of Classic American Hunting Rifles
Ten Essential Books of Hunting Rifle History
Why Don’t They Chamber The—?
Cheap Hunting Rifles!
Custom Bolt Actions
Military or Commercial Mauser Action
Straight-Pull Bolt Actions
Blueprinting, Barrels and Other Custom Stuff
Traditional Lever Actions
The Simplest Single-Shot Rifles
Reboring Rifle Barrels
A Basic Guide to Custom Barrels
Accurizing Factory Rifles
Rifle Stock Materials
Hunting Rifle Triggers
Hunting Rifle Safeties
Coping with Recoil
Shoot ‘Em Again!
Opinions of Killing Power
Loading the Savage Rifle Rounds
The 6XC: A Collection of Modern Cartridge Concepts
The .260 Remington: Victim of Circumstance
New Powders and Bullets in the 6.5 Creedmoor
The 6.5×55 Norwegian Krag
The “Old Four” Weatherby Rounds
The 6.5-300 Weatherby Magnum
Improving the .280 Ackley Improved
New Powders and Bullets in the .30-30
Several .30-40 Krags
The Three Faces of the .32-20
Myths and Realities of the .300 WSM
.33 W.C.F.: The Original .338
The .358: Winchester’s Transitional Thumper
Handloading a Little .38-55
Epilogue: Shooting Schools
Appendix: The Rules
Manufacturer’s Contact Information