Place your mouse cursor over the cartridge to identify it. Click on
each cartridge to learm more about it.
Or go to the table below
(L to R)
Automatic 22 short|22 Long Rifle|25 Auto|380|9mm (124gr)|9mm
(147gr)|40 S&W|45 Auto
Revolver 38 Special|357 Magnum|41 Magnum|44 Magnum| 45 Long Colt|454
Below is a listing of the cartridges that My guns fire. This should
not be taken as an exhaustive listing, as it is not. It is merely a list
of the cartridges that I use. This should also not be taken as a list of
all of the best cartridges, although many of my favorites are certainly shown.
Missing, are the excellent Weatherby rifle rounds which I can not afford
to shoot, also the 10mm magnum pistol round which I think could make automatic
pistols respectable for hunting. There are also a couple of terrible rounds
which are listed, such as the dreadful .25 auto, simply because I own guns
which fire these justifiably unesteemed rounds. The active links lead to
descriptions and critiques of the various cartridges. I will add to these
as I get the time.
It may take a while to get the individual cartridges up, as I
want to include loads, and ballistics tables. I am having trouble getting
my computer to generate these tables, but will figure it out eventually. Listed
along with the cartridges are a few of my favorite loads (where applicable).
I do not intend for this to be a reloading site. For a more extensive site
devoted to reloading browse to the wonderful M.D. Smith reloading site. Here you
will find much more information than I am prepared to give, and links to
many other sites. As can be seen from my reloads, I love the Vihtavuori powders,
and am also some what partial to my old favorite Bullseye. I take no responsibility
for the use of these loads in your gun, on your press. Guns differ, presses
and powder measures, and brass differs. What works for me may not work
for you. The rule of thumb for using new loads is to start at about 10%
under the load and work your way up. I also recommend getting a load book,
instead of having to rely on strangers for your loads.