The American Standard poster contains every Modern Rifle, Shotgun, and Handgun cartridge manufactured in the USA as of 2017. In addition, military surplus and a few bonus cartridges are included. The poster contains 165 unique Rifle Cartridges, 55 Handgun Cartridges, and 9 different Shotgun gauges. This is a living poster. Meaning, once a year it is modified to include new cartridges after they are released to the public. The year located at the bottom of the poster shows the year the poster was updated.
The Rifle section covers cartridges from the 17 Mach 2, 17 HMR, and 22 LR up through the 505 Gibbs, 50 BMG, and 577 Nitro Express. It also includes historically significant factory available cartridges such as the 348 Win, 404 Jeffery, 450/400 Nitro, and 500 Nitro.
Military surplus cartridges include the 5.45x39, 6.5 Carcano, 6.5 Japanese, 303 Brit and the 8x57 Mauser.
Bonus Rifle cartridges include the 20mm, 50 BMG, 416 Barrett, 408 and 375 Chey-Tac.
The Handgun section covers cartridges from the 17 HMR and 22 LR to the 500 S&W including the 5.7x28, 44-40, 38-40, 357 Maximum, 445 Super Mag, and the 45 Win Mag.
The Shotgun cartridges include the 410 and 32 gauge up to the 8 gauge.
The American Heritage poster highlights black powder ammunition used by the American Rifleman and US Military from 1776 to roughly 1885 when the conversion was made to smokeless powder. Flags from the civil war era are also displayed in the background.
Includes all versions of musket ball, paper and combustibles, and self contained black powder munitions that were actually used by the US military - including Confederate and Union Civil War ammunition.
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Cartridge Comparison Guide 2 is the ultimate hunting and ballistics source, built to help shooters maximize cartridge capabilities and ballistic understanding. The Guide considers every major factory and hand-load source for every Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun cartridge available in the USA. That is over 250 unique cartridges! It then breaks down all of this ballistics data, covering thousands of unique loads, and eliminates the mediocre and anemic loads. The result is a simple and easy to use set of data tables that presents the best ballistic potential, in every bullet weight available, for any cartridge a shooter can buy. Hunters and shooters will gain maximum benefit from a personalized cartridge selection using this book.
Many professional hunters have called the 2nd Edition of the Cartridge Comparison Guide "THE Hunting Bible". Elite military snipers and avid outdoorsmen alike have called this book the Best and Most Comprehensive and easily understood ballistics manual EVER WRITTEN!
The Guide offers several unique benefits that set it apart from any other ballistic manual offered in the industry today. Here are just a few to consider:
Tip One - Focusing on one cartridge you can see the full range of bullet weights and the best: velocity, energy, momentum, and associated recoil in every increment of bullet weight offered in the cartridge.
Tip Two – One can compare each individual load from a cartridge of interest to any other cartridge with a comparable load. This illustrates how far you can stretch a cartridge in respect to any other cartridge. You can explore the full performance envelope of any cartridge. Thus you can maximize any cartridge’s versatility and capability.
Tip Three - Projectile selection can be as important as cartridge selection. The Guide breaks down projectile construction; materials used and the intended application for each. This enables you, as a unique shooter, to understand which of the different projectiles will best fit your intended purpose and application.
Tip Four - Energy on target is not always the most important parameter when hunting. However, predictable, controlled, and repeatable bullet behavior after impact can be the difference between success and failure. The Guide breaks down wound channel development and ties it directly to bullet expansion and construction. This gives each hunter the advantages of first understanding the unique performance each cartridge and projectile combination can offer, and second, determining which of these offerings are of interest to them. The CCG ballistic manuals can help you clearly define and then fine tune your expectations and requirements for varmint or furbearing animals, and from Small game up to Large & Dangerous game or even the African Big 5.
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Black Rifle Cartridge Comparison Guide is the ultimate hunting & ballistics source, built to help black rifle/MSR shooters maximize cartridge capabilities and ballistic understanding. The Black Rifle CCG is written specifically for Modern Sporting Rifle and Semi-Automatic Rifle users. The Black Rifle CCG considers every major factory and hand-load source for every Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun cartridge available in the USA that can be fired from a magazine fed semi-automatic rifle or handgun. That is over 50 unique Rifle cartridges plus the Shotgun and Handgun cartridges! Did you know there are cartridges that can be fired in an MSR in .358” caliber, .458” and even .510” caliber? You can do a lot with an MSR, this book helps you see the possibilities.
The book breaks down all of the ballistics data for all these cartridges, covering thousands of unique loads, and eliminates the mediocre and anemic loads. The result is a simple and easy to use set of data tables that presents the best ballistic potential, in every bullet weight available, for any cartridge a shooter can buy for an MSR. These tables consider not only factory available ammunition, but also the availability of Black Rifle/MSR platforms. This shows the versatility of the Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun ammunition that can be fired, as well as the standard (or factory available) MSR/Black Rifle platforms, uppers as well as the semi-custom uppers and semi-custom barrels.
The Black Rifle CCG offers several unique benefits that set it apart from any other ballistic manual offered in the industry today. Here are just a few to consider:
Tip One – If you have a favorite varmint round, but need quicker follow up shots than a bolt rifle can offer, you most likely can get an MSR chambered for that round. If not, one with very similar performance capabilities. The Black Rifle CCG lists all the cartridges that can be fired from a standard or custom MSR platform then breaks down the ballistic potential of each.
Tip Two – Focusing on one cartridge and then comparing each individual load to any other cartridge (with a comparable load), illustrates how far you can stretch any individual cartridge. The Black Rifle CCG ballistic manual can help you clearly define and then fine tune your expectations and requirements for varmint, furbearing, small game and even big game hunting. You can explore the full performance envelope of any cartridge. Thus you can maximize any cartridge’s versatility and capability.
Tip Three – Projectile selection can be as important as cartridge selection. The Black Rifle CCG breaks down projectile construction; materials used and intended application for each. This enables you, as a unique shooter, to understand which of the different projectiles will best fit your intended purpose and application.
Tip Four - Energy on target is not always the most important parameter when hunting varmint, fur bearing or small game. However, predictable, controlled, and repeatable bullet behavior after impact can be the difference between success and failure. The Black Rifle CCG breaks down wound channel development and ties it directly to bullet expansion and construction. This gives each hunter the advantages of first understanding the unique performance each cartridge and projectile combination can offer, and second, determining which of these offerings are of interest to them.
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The Handgun Cartridges poster focuses on Handgun cartridges (revolver & automatic) from all over the world which includes Military, Law Enforcement, Civilian and Sporting use. It includes Metric, USA, and British cartridges.
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The Rifleman's Classic poster includes over 300 American, British, European & Metric Rifle cartridges as well as some well-known proprietary cartridges. It also has a good representation of military small arms cartridges dating back to WWI.
The Micro & Small Bore (Proprietary & Wildcat) poster displays cartridges from .085 to the .257 caliber. The cartridges are arranged from relative smallest cartridge type and case capacity to largest. Standard cartridges are placed intermittently to provide good reference to size, case dimension, shoulder height, and angle as well as neck length and over all case dimensions.
Cartridges range from Tini Mites, Fleas, and Squirrels (22 Long Rifle, 22 Mag, 25 Auto, etc.) up to the full length belted magnums (Weatherby, Remington, Winchester and H&H magnums) and non belted magnums such as Lazzeroni.
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The Small Bore - Proprietary & Wildcat poster displays cartridges from 6.5mm/.264 to the 8mm/.323 caliber. The cartridges range from Whispers (223 Remington & Bench Rest) up to Ultra Mag, 375 Weatherby, 416 Rigby and 505 Gibbs sized cases. The cartridges are arranged from relative smallest cartridge type and case capacity to largest. Standard cartridges are placed intermittently to provide good reference to size, case dimension, shoulder height, and angle as well as neck length and over all case dimensions.
The Medium Bore - Proprietary & Wildcat poster displays cartridges from .333 to the .395 caliber. The cartridges are arranged from relative smallest cartridge type and case capacity to largest. The cartridges range from Whispers (223 Remington & Bench Rest) up to Ultra Mag, 375 Weatherby, 416 Rigby and 505 Gibbs sized cases. Standard cartridges are placed intermittently to provide good reference to size, case dimension, shoulder height, and angle as well as neck length and over all case dimensions. This poster is an excellent reference for any unique firearm project or for an unanswered performance requirement.
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The Wildcat Big Bore poster focuses on Wildcat and Proprietary cartridges from .400" caliber up to .750" caliber. It includes well known proprietary cartridge manufacturers from all over the world.
The British Cartridges poster focuses solely on British cartridges and contains some of the first cartridges used by the British military during the last of its colonial era including Boxer and Musket cartridges from Asia, India, and other regions. Many of the cartridges were developed pre-WWI to post WWII.
Calibers range from the .400" Nitro Express 2" up to 700 Nitro Express and 4 Bore including the 30mm (A-10 Warthog round). These are shoulder fired hunting and military, also Machine Gun, and Anti-Material cartridges. It also includes the unique British Nitro Express and Black Powder Express cartridges up to the 577, 600, 700 Nitro Express and 4 Bore. The Handgun section includes many cartridges common to sporting, military, and law enforcement in the British Empire.
The Metric and European poster is dedicated to Metric and European Rifle cartridges (that do not use an inch unit designation in their name). It provides a great sampling of the well-known Metric cartridges used throughout Europe, Asia, and Russia as well as some from the Americas.
Included cartridges: H&K, Sturtevant, Francotte, Tesching, Sako, RWS, Vom Hofe, Mauser, Sauer, Breda, Finnish, Forster, Freras, Arisaka, Mannlicher, Greek, Daudeteau, Romanian, Russian, Swiss, Dutch, Roth, Larsen, Jorgens, Carcano, Brenneke, CETME, Czech, Norma, Turk, Guedes, Belgian, Albini, Grundig, Murata, Schuler, Vetterli, Collath, Norwegian, Nimrod, and more.
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The 45-70 Govt. Project of Experiments poster is a unique replica of the actual hand sketched report of the project of experiments conducted at the National Armory (Springfield, MA) and drafted in March of 1875.This chart displays the various experiments conducted using the .45 caliber bullet weighing between 200 grains and 800 grains, with powder charges between 10 grains and 140 grains, and barrel lengths between 1 inch and 12 inches. The test results show that the .45 caliber cartridge loaded with 70 grains of black powder and a bullet weight of 405 grains was the optimal choice for the service cartridge in the 32-5/8” barreled model 1873 trapdoor Springfield rifle.
The findings of these experiments confirmed the validity and utility of the 45-70-405 (45-70 Government) as a viable infantry cartridge capable of volley fire well beyond that era's accepted limit of effective range.
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The Big Bore (Standard & Obsolete) poster focuses on Standard, Historic, and Military Rifle cartridges used throughout the world. It gathers historically significant Big Bore rounds (.400" caliber/10mm and larger) that were mass produced or considered popular up to our current day. It is a must have for any collector or Big Bore enthusiast.
The Game & Ammo © poster (built specifically for youth, beginning hunters, & other enthusiasts) shows the range and breadth of game animals that can be hunted on the world stage, while providing a strong sampling of proven cartridges for hunting these animals. This poster is an exciting and very beneficial visual aid. The context, proximity and overall arrangement encourage good and informed discussions. In fact, this poster was developed in cooperation with Hunter Education instructors to develop an exciting teaching tool.
The Family of Cartridges poster visually simplifies the vastness and complexities of hunting cartridges available in the US. The world’s vast array of cartridges can actually be broken down into basic family groupings. Each family group share the same parent case…although the parent case has probably been modified to achieve a new or different result. Cartridges within the family can easily be organized from least to greatest in caliber, velocity, power, and recoil. By knowing the parent case (size and features), it is simple to determine the overall power potential of a given cartridge in addition to where it lies when comparing it with cartridges of other parent cases.
This poster takes six of the most well-known and influential hunting cartridges displayed at 200% scale so its easy to identify the shared case. These 6 cartridges are the 223 Remington, 30-30 Win, 308 Win, 30-06 Springfield, 300 Winchester Magnum and the 378 Weatherby Magnum. We then picked four or five popular cartridges (at 100% scale) and arranged them from least potent to greatest within that cartridge family.
See the Details section for some ideas of when understanding parent case and family groupings might be useful in your shooting pursuits
As long as you know a cartridge's parent case you can easily identify what family a cartridge belongs to and where that cartridge fits in the family (ie necked down with a smaller/lighter bullet or necked up with a larger/heavier bullet).
A usage example might be a hunter that is confident in a 308 Winchester/Short Action Rifle is looking for a larger caliber cartridge with a heavier bullet for increased stopping power on bigger game. If minimizing recoil or sticking with a short action rifle is a priority, (before jumping to a belted magnum) starting with a 308 sized cartridge may be in their best interest.
Another example could be hunting elk but any recoil greater than a 308 Win is unacceptable. A 7mm-08 or 260 Remington are built on the same case as the 308 and have similar powder charges.
Furthermore many shooters are unaware that a 458 and 338 Win Mag share the same case as a 7mm Rem Mag.
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An excellent tool for comparison, illustration or instruction!
The Ammo Performance Specs poster is a hand picked selection of some of the most popular hunting cartridges and represents the full spectrum available to the hunting world. These range from the lightning fast 17 Remington up to the bone crushing energy and momentum of the 460 Weatherby and 500 Jeffery.
The cartridges are organized into 17 unique groupings based on caliber. Each of the groups contain three or four cartridges that represent a "low, medium, and high" in there respective performance potential. A bullet weight is provided for each group. And the velocity, energy, momentum and recoil for each cartridge is shown in a bar graph as well as it's numeric value. Accurately compare one cartridge and it's specifications against any other cartridges of interest.