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17 Caliber Muzzle Facing Tools$30.00
Hand operated, with T-handle and pilot.
Includes one cutter. If you want multiple cutters order them as add-on’s to this tool. Can be used in a Drill press or with a drill motor.
Specify Caliber of pilot.
17 Caliber Muzzle Tools – facing cutter, one Handle, and choose from 4 rifle muzzle pilots in .165″, .166″, .167″ and .173″ diameters. These diameters cover Rimfire, Centerfire & Airgun
You can add a 79° (11°) muzzle crowning cutter or 45° chamfer cutter at $5 each
Checkering, A book of checkering for the beginner
Sherman L. Mays assembled this how to manual from his considerable experience checking for a living. He has taught many others to checker and for this reason his book is excellent at showing the novice how to get started and the mistakes to avoid. His easy going and often humorous style makes this a pleasant read and the prolific use of photos aid in your understanding of the subject.
If you have ever wanted to learn how to checker this book is ideal for building skills and saves you a lot of time learning your way around the difficulties every student of checkering faces. Instead of working all by yourself, invite Sherman, via this book to come into your shop to stay. Handbooks are at their best when they become a well loved reference book, I think this book will be just that.
There are nearly 300 pictures used to show you the details that matter.
Mays starts with teaching you how to cut that first line and then increased the difficulty of each project like any good instructor would. Even a reluctant student would have no reason to avoid cutting their first line of checking in a few short hours after acquiring this text.
Free shipping on this Book.
Hawk Cartridges Manual
Hard cover reloading manual for Hawk Cartridges.
10 years of research went into the collection of data for Hawk Cartridges. This book includes all the data collected for all calibers. This unique line of wildcats is base on the concept of non-belted cartridges that deliver magnum velocities at pressures that are appropriate for the available brass. Most of the data includes pressure test results.
Fred Zeglin of Z-Hat Custom took the time to carefully assemble this data in a format that is useful to the reloader and student of ballistics.
Several articles both old and new are included to illuminate the Hawk Cartridge line-up. History and technical information, including how to form brass is all included. Very specific information about selecting correct brass for the cartridge you like.
Dimensions for all cartridges are included, no secrets here.
Everything you need to know to be successful with this line of Cartridges.
P.O. Ackley, America’s Gunsmith
“P.O. Ackley, America’s Gunsmith is so extensive and so well done,
I am at a loss to adequately describe it!” Dennis ‘Mike’ Bellm, Bellm TC’s
Book, Hard cover, 256 pages.
Parker Otto Ackley left a wealth of firearms knowledge among those he trained. The eminent gunsmith, ballistician, barrel maker, teacher and writer perhaps had more influence on modern shooting and firearms than any other single man. And now his life and works have been painstakingly detailed in P.O. Ackley: America’s Gunsmith.
Writer and gunsmith Fred Zeglin gives a never-before-seen look at the humble man whose research thrust the firearms industry forward. From improving rifle chambers for use with modern powders to developing superior barrels to designing red-hot cartridges, readers will walk away with a new appreciation for Ackley’s exploration and ideas. And his concepts on reloading, rifle accuracy, safety, cartridge choice, and wildcat use are just as relevant for today’s “gun cranks” as they were in Ackley’s heyday.
Zeglin also delivers the most complete collection of accurate dimensions, loading data and history for the lifetime of cartridges created by P.O. Ackley, the most influential gunsmith in American history. Most shooters today know him because of his “Ackley Improved” cartridge designs. But those cartridges are only the tip of the iceberg. P.O. Ackley: America’s Gunsmith is the whole story.
Bonus: Full-color photo section and an exclusive never-before-printed article by P.O. Ackley.
How this book will raise your firearms IQ:
Wildcat and standard cartridge history
Accurate technical information
Colorful Ackley quotes and entertaining Ackleyisms
Descriptions and reloading data for Ackley Improved cartridges
Now Shipping! Autographed copies.
“Any gunsmithing student, reloader, shooter will find him or herself fascinated
by this work. No library is complete without it.” Gary Yee, author of
“Sharpshooters 1750-1900” & “Sharpshooters, Marksmen Through the Ages”
About the Author
Fred Zeglin has been building custom hunting rifles for nearly thirty-five years. Zeglin has taught classes for the NRA Short Term Gunsmithing program at three separate colleges and is the Coordinator/Instructor for the Firearms Technology program at FVCC in Kalispell, MT. He has published two other books, Hawk Cartridges Manual and Wildcat Cartridges, Reloader’s Handbook of Wildcat Cartridge Design.
Fred is maintaining a web site about P.O. Ackley, this allows him to keep updating as more details come to light. https://ackleyimproved.com
Fred has signed all the books we are shipping.
Reloading From A to Z, DVD (AGI Reloading/Gunsmithing Instruction)$199.95
The Liberals at YouTube don’t want you to see this.
Learn how-to make hand loaded ammunition tailored specifically for YOUR needs. This course is far more in depth than any other reloading course on the market. Renowned cartridge designer, gunsmith, and AGI instructor Fred Zeglin begins this course by addressing reloading from its most basic fundamentals. This allows the new reloader to begin the process almost immediately with confidence and safety. He goes further and introduces you to tools that increase the speed and quality of the reloading process.
Popular tools offered by numerous manufacturers of reloading gear are demonstrated and explained. He also covers casting bullet techniques and advanced precision reloading for long range shooting.
Most people learn reloading strictly from a mechanical ‘monkey see, monkey do’ view point. In other words, nobody ever completely explains to them WHY operations are performed a certain way or WHAT value they have. In this course Fred shows you, from a gunsmiths perspective, what is happening to the brass when fired and when it goes through the reloading process. This information will make you a well informed reloader and if you’re a gunsmith, will help aid in diagnosing problems with your clients’ reloads and guns.
Accuracy is always the name of the game for any shooter. Fred talks about what makes a safe, accurate reload and shares simple tricks that will save you hours of trial and error at the reloading bench and range. Obviously, this translates into saving money on components as well.
Our Special price here is for the course without the Certification from AGI. If you prefer to acquire the Certification we can arrange that or you can buy direct from AGI.
We are often asked, “Why So Much?” Well its nearly 8 hours of intensive instruction, in a friendly conversational style that makes it all easy to understand.
As a bonus Darrel Holland’s “Advanced Reloading Techniques” is included in the package.
Special Combo price for buying the Hawk Reloading Manual (book) & the Taming Wildcats DVD at the same time.
With shipping you would pay a little over $100 for these two purchased separately at regular price. With this Special you get both for $89 shipped and… Fred will sign the Hawk Manual.
Hurry we can’t do this forever!
Taming Wildcats, DVD (AGI gunsmithing instruction)$69.95
A wildcat cartridge is a cartridge that is not commercially loaded by a major ammunition manufacturer, but could be loaded by a specialty or contract reloader.
Taming Wildcats: How To Design & Fabricate Custom Cartridges. Is one of AGI’s courses, taught by custom gunsmith Fred Zeglin, renowned cartridge designer and builder of the well-known Hawk series of cartridges, will get the viewer on the road to a thorough understanding of Wildcats and Wildcatting. Great material for any gunsmith or do-it yourself-er who want to make the tools themselves.
One doesn’t need to be a master machinist or tool and die maker to be able to turn out the blank resizing / forming / chamber reamers on the lathe; a tool post grinder is not needed. A bench grinder with a good fine grinding wheel and some practice will, with Zeglin’s expert and easy to follow guidance, will enable the viewer to turn out reamers that will equal anything one can buy! Talk about self reliance.
This video is a valuable addition to your library if you want to know how to design and build custom cartridges, reamers and reloading dies. It provides detailed explanations and demonstrations.
This DVD includes:
Introduction to Wildcat and Wildcatting
The Five Design Steps
Resizing Die Reamers
Making a Reamer
Heat Treating a Reamer
Sharpening a Reamer
Forming the Brass
Making a Chamber Reamer
Using the Reamer
BONUS – Pages of information on resource material, tools, lubes and more!