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Review: Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges for Rifles and Handguns

The Academy Award for the biggest book, with the longest title goes to… the envelope please… Ken Howell’s “Designing and Forming Custom Cartridges for Rifles and Handguns”; 4 lbs 4.3 oz, 596 pages, 8.75″ x 11.25″ x 1.5″. “DFCCRH” was published in 1995 and is currently in it’s second printing, dated February 2002. If you…

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Review: Building a Single Shot Falling Block Rifle Action

This book, or more appropriately “booklet” at 41 pages, represents one of the best values I’ve received from a publication. At first I was annoyed when I opened my $16 package and found this little black and white work inside, but as I read each page, I realized that I had probably not seen so…

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Review: Vertical Milling in the Home Workshop

There are many books with old publication dates that do a great job of providing insight into machine operation. In fact. many of the pre-computer era books are much closer to the small lathe and milling machines going into home workshops today, than many of the newer books that drift into CNC machines and other…

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Review: Modern Practical Ballistics

There are a number of good books on the market that focus on ballistics; internal, external and terminal. They are written on several levels, directed at different audiences, quite probably with different intent. “Modern Exterior Ballistics”, Robert L. McCoy which actually includes “The Launch and Flight Dynamics of Symmetric Projectiles” in it’s title, is an…

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Review: The Home Machinist’s Handbook

I bought this book a while ago, just before I got the mini lathe and mini mill, but I set it aside as being less than useful. As I set up metal working projects after the new equipment was installed, I began to realize how little current practical material there is out there in publication…

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