Cartridges of the World

I have been asked to edit and contribute to the 13th Edition of the Cartridges of the World. REAL Gun guys know that this is the go to source for information on various cartridges, new or old. My job is not to check spelling on punctuation. (Thank heavens for that!) It is to review some of the dated text, consider new content and discover and write up new factory and wildcat cartridges.

So, I’m asking for your help. If you are familiar with previous volumes and would like to complain about mistakes or content, or if you know of any new interesting cartridges that more than two or three hillbillies are using, let me know. No promises but I’d like number 13 to be the best one yet.



About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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14 Responses to Cartridges of the World

  1. Very Cool! What a neat opportunity I hope you have fun with it!

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  3. Mark Esparza says:

    Sure would like some data on the 5.45×39 and some light slug loads. I am thinking cowboy action light slug loads for the Lee slug in 1 1/4 oz.

  4. Jim Dodd says:

    I will make some notes and send them along…jim

  5. Ask over at the International Ammunition Association (IAA) forum. There have been constant complaints over errors in the previous editions. I know one glaring example was the quoted COAL of the .45 ACP, which was far shorter than SAAMI specifications.

    For safety sake, update or completely remove the old load data.

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  7. C D Roberts Jr says:

    A well deserved opportunity in my opinion. Congratulations Richard!

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  9. mark blakeney says:

    whats the difference between a .270 win nitro and a standerd .270
    i have a carl gustaf chambered in .270 and cant find ammo

  10. Carter says:

    I have a Carl Gustaf 270 nitro. Bought new in 1974. this is 270 Win. I have always handloaded for mine and I know mine is standard 270 win. specs. Have take over 300 deer with this rifle.
    Will still group 1/2 to 5/8″ @ 200 yards. Mine has 26″ barrel with 1in 14 twist. Best sooting rifle I’ve ever owned!!

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