Bookshelf: 7th Edition Ammo Encyclopedia

The latest edition of the "Ammo Encyclopedia" is the most comprehensive book available for both current and obsolete cartridges and shotshells, featuring ammo history, development, recommendations and formulas.

posted on November 10, 2022
Ammo Encyclopedia 7Th Edition Lead

The latest edition of the Ammo Encyclopedia — The Shooter’s & Collector’s Guide to Centerfire, Rimfire, & Shotshell Cartridges is the most comprehensive, up-to-date book available for both current and obsolete cartridges and shotshells, and has been completely revised and reorganized for better cartridge searchability.

Featuring nearly 1,000 individual cartridge profiles, each includes images, dimensions, ballistics and historical information. Both current and obsolete cartridges are found within four different categories making them easier to locate. 

The book is packed with ammunition history, development, recommendations and formulas, giving the hunter or ammo collector endless resources to research and select the correct ammunition for their needs.

7th Edition Ammo Encyclopedia example pages.

The 928-page 7th Edition has been thoroughly updated and includes the following:
• Over 150 new and obsolete cartridges have been added;
• All new format for cartridge profiles makes them easier to find and each one includes images, dimensions, ballistics and historical information;
• Expanded color section shows the actual size of all current centerfire, rimfire and shotshell cartridges in full color;
• Updated Ballistic Tables and expanded Cartridge Type Profiles provide the reader with muzzle velocity, dimensions and now include page numbers to corresponding cartridge profile pages;
• Expanded Trademark Index lists contact information for all current ammunition manufacturers;
• Thoroughly revised Cartridge Index lists names for each cartridge in alpha/numeric order (sorted by English and Metric cartridges);
• Several chapters and various articles on history, manufacturing, recommendations, safety and more provide useful information for the newest ammo enthusiast to the renowned collector;
• Bonus Color Section of the Basic and Precision Metallic Centerfire Reloading Procedure written by Robert Knight. This detailed step-by-step guide provides everything the beginner needs to get started reloading ammo today.

If you're a hunter, shooter or even an ammunition collector, the 7th Edition Ammo Encyclopedia – The Shooter’s & Collector’s Guide to Centerfire, Rimfire, & Shotshell Cartridges ($49.95) will provide you with the most up-to-date information, facts and ballistic charts, ensuring you make the right ammunition choices for your particular needs.

For more information or to order your copy, visit


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