Cartridges of the World

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Cartridges of the World
Author Frank C. Barnes
Country  United States
Language English
Subject Firearms Cartridges
Publisher Krause Publications (Gun Digest Books)
Pages 686
ISBN 978-1-4402-4265-6

Cartridges of the World is a comprehensive guide to firearm cartridges. The reference series (in its 14th edition as of 2014) is a very popular work used by firearms and cartridge enthusiasts.

The book is in the 14th edition is edited by W.Todd Woodard. It is organized into several sections which include contents:[1]

  • Foreword, Dedications, Acknowledgements, Introduction, and about the Author
  • Preface
  • Cartridge Nomenclature
  • Cartridge Identification [1]

The 14th Edition has the following featured articles:

  • The .38 Smith and Wesson
  • In Praise of Standard Cartridges
  • A Shotgun Wildcat
  • Three Noble Bits
  • The .458 Winchester Magnum
  • The Ins and Out of the 6.8 Remington SPC
  • Why Roy Loved the .257 Weatherby Magnum
  • The .455 Webley Mk II is Still Kicking
  • Inside the 6.5mm Creedmore [1]

Following this section is the Cartridge Information area organized as:

  • Chapter 1: Current American Sporting Cartridges
  • Chapter 2: Obsolete American Rifle Cartridges
  • Chapter 3: Wildcat Cartridges
  • Chapter 4: Proprietary Cartridges
  • Chapter 5: Handgun Cartridges of the World
  • Chapter 6: Military Rifle Cartridges of the World
  • Chapter 7: British Sporting Rifle Cartridges
  • Chapter 8: European Sporting Rifle Cartridges
  • Chapter 9: American Rimfire Cartridges
  • Chapter 10: Shotgun Shells
  • Chapter 11: US Military Ammunition
  • Chapter 12: Cartridge Identification Measurement [1]

Editions[edit]

Criticism[edit]

The series of books has often been criticised for not including dimensioned drawings of cartridges and for placing some cartridges into unusual categories (for example, the 11th edition of the book places the .303 British round inside the section of American Military Cartridges.[14])

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Barnes, Frank C (2014). Cartridges of the World (14th ed.). Iola, WI: Krause Publications. ISBN 978-1-4402-4265-6. 
  2. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1965). Cartridges of the World. Follett Publishing Company. p. 346. ASIN B000CRY476. 
  3. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (1976). Cartridges of the world (3rd rev. ed.). Northfield, Ill: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-695-80326-1. 
  4. ^ --, Frank C. Barnes, Ken Warner, editor. (1980). Cartridges of the world (Rev. 4th ed. -- ed.). Northfield, Ill.: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-910676-16-8. 
  5. ^ editor, Frank C. Barnes ; Ken Warner, (1985). Cartridges of the world (Rev. 5th ed.). Northbrook, Ill.: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-910676-95-3. 
  6. ^ editor, Frank C. Barnes ; Ken Warner, (1989). Cartridges of the world (6th ed.). Northbrook, IL: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-87349-033-7. 
  7. ^ editor, Frank C. Barnes ; Mike Bussard, (1993). Cartridges of the world (7th ed., rev. and expanded ed.). Northbrook, IL: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-87349-145-7. 
  8. ^ editor, Frank C. Barnes ; M.L. McPherson, (1997). Cartridges of the world (8th ed., rev. and expanded ed.). Northbrook, IL: DBI Books. ISBN 978-0-87349-178-5. 
  9. ^ McPherson, Frank C. Barnes ; edited by M. L. (2000). Cartridges of the world (9th ed., rev. and expanded. ed.). Iola, WI: Krause Publications. ISBN 978-0-87341-909-3. 
  10. ^ Skinner, Frank C. Barnes ; edited by Stan (2003). Cartridges of the world (10th edition, revised and expanded. ed.). Iola, Wis.: Krause. ISBN 978-0-87349-605-6. 
  11. ^ Skinner, Frank C. Barnes ; edited by Stan (2006). Cartridges of the world : a complete and illustrated reference for over 1500 cartridges (11th ed.). Iola, WI: Gun Digest Books. ISBN 978-0-89689-297-2. 
  12. ^ Barnes, Frank C. (2009). Cartridges of the world : a complete and illustrated reference for over 1500 cartridges (12th ed.). Iola, Wis.: Krause. ISBN 978-0-89689-936-0. 
  13. ^ Cartridges of the World A Complete Illustrated Reference for over 1500 Cartridges. Gun Digest. ISBN 978-1-4402-3059-2. 
  14. ^ Chastain, Russ. "Cartridges of the World" Book, 2005-10-27. Retrieved on 2009-04-24