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HIGH POWER BASICS


HANDLOADING FOR COMPETITION


COMPETITIVE SHOOTERS JOURNAL


HIGH POWER RIFLE [the series]


HIGH POWER RIFLE II


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HANDLOADING FOR COMPETITION [making the target bigger]




Wahoo! Finally a book on reloading that doesn't tell folks what they already don't need to know. Any shooter who's spent much time behind the sights should at least know that the ingredients are the key to the recipe.

I said something about this book in The Competitive AR15 and almost wish now that I hadn't: I used this project as an example of how difficult it is for me to say something is "good enough" and let it go. I've been working on Handloading for Competition for about four years and will get it done! Judging from the number of people who have written, e-mailed, or called trying to order the book, I'd say it was about high time I sealed it up and sent it off. So... Look for it on these pages, and advertised in print, sometime early next Summer.

As I said, the premise of this book is that there's a myriad of sources that spout off loads, but there's not much place to find out how to get those loads to perform, let alone help in determining why some work and others don't. My book is about producing ammunition for competitive shooting, and all that entails. And, rest assured, all you might want to learn about finding a load for your rifle will be in there. I'm going to get together as much input as I can from good sources and lay it out in a table.

Topics include case preparation: what, why, and when. Relationships between barrel and ammunition: chamber specs, twist rates, length, gas system influence, freebore. Modifying dies and tools to work better. Loading methods, the truth about progressive presses, and everything in the world about bullet coatings. Testing. Zeros. Special circumstances like loading for Long Range and for M14s. Whether cleaning cases can hurt your barrel, when we should and shouldn't listen to Benchrest shooters, how lubrication can affect load performance... It's a big, big book and it'll overrun this web site if I continue telling all that's going to be in Handloading for Competition. Look for a chapter breakdown on this web site and progress updates forthwith.

Release date: ASAP (hopefully early summer 2000)