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.
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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.
CERROSAFE® 1/2 lb ingot
Cerrosafe, chamber casting alloy 1/2 pound ingot.
Purchase, not rental.Add to cart
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.Add to cart
Forster Datum Dial Kit$132.95
The Forster Datum Dial Kit makes it possible for the handloader or gunsmith to use ordinary dial calipers to make normally difficult length measurements based on the case shoulder. By measuring cases to the datum line on the shoulder, the reloader can custom-fit the ammunition to a rifle’s chamber for the best possible fit for better accuracy potential and longer case life.
The gold “bullet dials” makes it easy to accurately determine bullet seating depth measured from the ogive when changing the seater die setting or when checking loaded rounds for consistency. It can also be used to check the bullets alone for variations that could hurt accuracy.
The Complete Kit includes the Body with Case Dial for checking cases and two Bullet/Cartridge Dials. The #1 dial fits 224, 243, 264, 284, and 308 calibers. The #2 dial fits 172, 204, 257, 277, and 338.
Gunsmiths can easily check the length of customers reloads verses the chamber. Seating depth verses throat, and uniformity of ammunition. All errors that can make problems hard to diagnose.
This kit can also be used to double check headspace gauges if questions arise.
Included are complete instructions, storage box, and a laminated chart with common datum diameters.Add to cart