Metallic Cartridge Handloading (MCH) contains vast information on everything that any handloader needs to know about this subject. With MCH, the handloader can learn how to make any rifle or handgun cartridge the best that it can be. In this
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Metallic Cartridge Handloading (MCH) contains vast information on everything that any handloader needs to know about this subject. With MCH, the handloader can learn how to make any rifle or handgun cartridge the best that it can be. In this exhaustive tome, M.L. (Mic) McPherson analyzes every aspect of handloading, with regard to cartridge safety, functionality, and performance. Rather than simply telling what things matters, he explains why those things matter.
McPherson, a polymath, has impressive credentials on this subject. Among these, he has:
Edited various books on cartridges and cartridge loading
Written hundreds of articles about guns, cartridges, and handloading
Obtained parametric patents on the ideal cartridge design
Consulted with various manufacturers in the ammunition, handloading component, and handloading-tool industries
Done significant internal ballistics testing and experimentation in various ballistics laboratories
Handloaded several hundred thousand cartridges
MCH covers all aspects of the handloading process, both in the text and with about 400 pictures and drawings. Topics include:
Safety: storing and using handloading components, and loading and using cartridges
Cases: maintaining and improving cartridge cases
Primers: choosing and correctly seating
Propellant: selecting, measuring or weighing charges, and charging cases
Bullets, choosing, improving, and seating
Accuracy-load development methods
Proof loads: as a safety necessity, how handloads often defeat the purpose and create an unsafe situation
Ballistics: internal, external, and terminal
Bullets: casting and swaging
Handloading presses: choosing and using
Terminology: correct and why it matters
No other book explains so many aspects of handloading so thoroughly. This fact has led many industry experts to recognize MCH as the bible on this subject. Endorsements include: Dave Petzal, Field and Stream Allan Jones, many editions of the Speer Reloading Manual John Anderson, Editor, Varmint Hunter magazine Jeff John, Editor, Guns magazine and many others.
If you are serious about loading your own ammunition and you want to get the most from doing so, you owe it to yourself to get and study MCH.
Note: Metallic Cartridge handloading is not a reloading manual it does not contain specific load recipes (except as examples). Such loading data is readily available from various component manufacturers, both online and in printed form. Metallic Cartridge handloading is, rather, a how-to book that covers the entire process of cartridge handloading, including important subjects and details not found in any other book.
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METALLIC CARTRIDGE HANDLOADING
Pursuit of the Perfect Cartridge
by M.L. "Mic" McPherson
2013 Long Beach, 425pp, photos, drawings, 8.5x11, softcover