This guide compares the performance of nearly every current factory rifle and handgun cartridge available. Andrew Chamberlain researched vital factory ammunition data and organized it into a very user-friendly format, so everyone from beginners to expert gun enthusiasts can have this wealth of ballistic data at their fingertips. The guide covers cartridges ranging from .17 HMR and .22 long rifle all the way up to 505 Gibbs and 50 BMG. It also includes some of the newly developed cartridges, such as the .30 TC, 6.8 SPC, 338 RCM, WSSM’s and Remington Ultra Mags. Each cartridge is listed in a table by manufacture, caliber, cartridge name, bullet weight in grain, muzzle velocity in feet per second, efficiency in powder weight, bullet energy at muzzle, and recoil in foot pounds. There's even a fold-out color chart with some of the most popular cartridges. Other helpful tables include "Velocity at Distance," "Energy at Distance" by caliber, ballistic coefficient, weight, velocity and yards (0, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500); "high" and "low" bullet drop charts that compare different bullet grain and muzzle velocity; and "Bullet Energy Chart" for "High Ballistic Coefficient" and "High vs Low Ballistic Coefficient.
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