Resources for new round development

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Joshuak12, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. Joshuak12

    Joshuak12 Active Member

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    I am very interested in developing new rifle rounds. I am looking for good resources for information about wildcatting but even more so about "from scratch" round development. I am aware of the monetary commitment required, but haven't found a lot of good literature pertaining to the subject. Any recommendation of an informational resource that is even loosely tied to the subject is appreciated.
     
  2. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    Well for cartridge design info look at Ackley, Gibbs, Howell books.
    For load performance per bullet/capacity pick up QuickLoad software.
    To design cartridges based on what you learn about cartridge design and expected performance, Pickup RCBSdotLoad and utilize 'Cartridge Designer' function within it.
    Download a blank reamer print off the web & fill out based on your brass in hand dimensions and desired final form of cartridge.
     

  3. Joshuak12

    Joshuak12 Active Member

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    Thank you - much appreciated.