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Unread 02-09-2008, 02:30 PM
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Information on Ackley improved

I am looking for information on the Ackley improved round. This is the first place I have heard of it. Where can I find loading data and peformance. Also I have heard of another round called a Mystic. I have also heard of an Allen mag Any info is appreciated.
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    Unread 02-09-2008, 02:40 PM
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    If you put "mystic" in the search window you will get this link.
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    You can do the same for Ackley improved, although you will find that there are a lot of them. If it's just the term Ackley improved, then google will get you that. The Ackley imp. rounds have an improved body taper, and modified shoulder/neck.
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    Unread 02-10-2008, 06:35 PM
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    P O Ackley published his "Handbook for Shooters and Reloaders Volumes 1&2, dtd 1962 will give you the details and load data for many of his conversions.

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    Unread 02-11-2008, 01:08 AM
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    My Sierra Reloading manual gives load info for several different AI cartridges.

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    Unread 02-11-2008, 07:35 AM
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    Which round are you looking for, there are lots of AI's. Many places have loading information for the common ones like the 22-250 ai, and the 257 AI or the 243 Ai. It is harder to find infoe on the less popular ones like the 6mmAI or the 308AI.
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