Resources for new round development

Joshuak12

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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.
 

Mikecr

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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.
 

Joshuak12

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Dec 28, 2011
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Pine Bluff, AR
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.
Thank you - much appreciated.
 

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