P.O. Ackley Volumes 1 & 2

Discussion in 'Reloading Equipment and Components' started by Aldon, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    Aldon, how old do you reckon those are? They look like they may be pretty old and might be nice to have as maybe a collector item.
     

  3. Aldon

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    They appear to be the latter version which I believe was printed in 1986.

    I have read elsewhere that Ackley's work is helpful in understanding improved cartridges. wildcats and such things.

    I know if you do a little google searching they sell used for around 40 a piece or more, but the collector nature may be part of that. saw a pair sell for quite a bit more not long ago.

    I had been checking ebay regularly as I had been trying to find an Ohaus powder measure stand. I finally got one but I am now in the habit of checking every day. I just noticed them as a good price compared to recent trends.
     
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    Thanks for the response...looked like they are few years old.
     
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    These are realy good books (I have a set) and would make a good addition to someones library

    They have some good reading and lots of information on different wildcats and Improved
    cartriges.

    And no I am not the one that is selling them.

    J E CUSTOM
     
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    I should state that I also have nothing to do with the sale.

    I bought a different set a while back but have spent so much time on the road for work I have not had the opportunity to read them.

    Good to know you feel they have good content:)

    I get to head home next weekend and pick up my 3 rifles from the smith and perhaps read through several books that I have waiting as well.
     
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    A heartfelt public "thank you" to ALDON for giving the heads-up on this 2 volume set. A nice addition to my reloding library.


    Cover Dog
     
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    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Good for you !!!

    P O Ackley was a pioneer In making improvements on a limited number of cartriges to improve there
    performance. He also performed a lot of Mythbuster type tails to prove if they were true or false.

    Also I own a 300 #2 Ackley that he himself built and the craftsmanship is impeccable so he could walk the walk
    and talk the talk.

    You won't be sorry.

    J E CUSTOM
     
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  9. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    I am glad you are happy Cover Dog!

    I myself paid 125 for my set a while back.

    I never have as many books as I want:)
     
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    Cover Dog, sounds like you got a deal. Enjoy them.
     
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    I have both Vol 1 and Vol 2...VG+ cond Hardbound Black cover with Gold lettering $150
    Also have P.O. Ackleys....."Handbook for Shooters and Reloaders" $50 Copyright 1959
     
  12. Chas1

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    Checker, welcome, glad to have you here. Lots of good folks and lots of good info. Drop us a post over on Member Introductions and tell us a little about yourself. Enjoy.