Black Rifle - Cartridge Comparison Guide
The Black Rifle Cartridge Comparison Guide is the ultimate hunting & ballistics source, built to help black rifle/MSR shooters maximize cartridge capabilities and ballistic understanding. The Black Rifle CCG is written specifically for Modern Sporting Rifle and Semi-Automatic Rifle users. The Black Rifle CCG considers every major factory and hand-load source for every Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun cartridge available in the USA that can be fired from a magazine fed semi-automatic rifle or handgun. That is over 50 unique Rifle cartridges plus the Shotgun and Handgun cartridges! Did you know there are cartridges that can be fired in an MSR in .358” caliber, .458” and even .510” caliber? You can do a lot with an MSR, this book helps you see the possibilities. The book breaks down all of the ballistics data for all these cartridges, covering thousands of unique loads, and eliminates the mediocre and anemic loads. The result is a simple and easy to use set of data tables that presents the best ballistic potential, in every bullet weight available, for any cartridge a shooter can buy for an MSR. These tables consider not only factory available ammunition, but also the availability of Black Rifle/MSR platforms. This shows the versatility of the Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun ammunition that can be fired, as well as the standard (or factory available) MSR/Black Rifle platforms, uppers as well as the semi-custom uppers and semi-custom barrels.
- The data tables compare every standardized Rifle and Handgun cartridges from the 17 calibers to 50 caliber cartridges. It also provides data for 20, 16, and 12 gauge Shotgun cartridges. Further benefit is provided by integrating Shotgun slug information in with the center fire rifle data tables.
- The data tables include a summary table identifying each Rifle cartridge presented and if it can be fired from a factory available MSR platform, a semi-custom platform or upper, as well as a semi-custom barrel.
- Provides contact information for businesses that provide these semi-custom platforms, uppers, and barrels.
- Additional discussion sections are included to help readers understand bullet construction, selection, and expansion, wound channel generation and how to choose the right bullet for any given application.
The Black Rifle CCG offers several unique benefits that set it apart from any other ballistic manual offered in the industry today.
Tip One – If you have a favorite varmint round, but need quicker follow up shots than a bolt rifle can offer, you most likely can get an MSR chambered for that round. If not, one with very similar performance capabilities. The Black Rifle CCG lists all the cartridges that can be fired from a standard or custom MSR platform then breaks down the ballistic potential of each.
Tip Two – Focusing on one cartridge and then comparing each individual load to any other cartridge with a comparable load, illustrates how far you can stretch any individual cartridge. The Black Rifle CCG ballistic manual can help you clearly define and then fine tune your expectations and requirements for varmint, furbearing, small game and even big game hunting. You can explore the full performance envelope of any cartridge. Thus you can maximize any cartridge’s versatility and capability.
Tip Three – Projectile selection can be as important as cartridge selection. The Black Rifle CCG breaks down projectile construction; materials used and intended application for each. This enables you, as a unique shooter, to understand which of the different projectiles will best fit your intended purpose and application.
Tip Four - Energy on target is not always the most important parameter when hunting varmint, fur bearing or small game. However, predictable, controlled, and repeatable bullet behavior after impact can be the difference between success and failure. The Black Rifle CCG breaks down wound channel development and ties it directly to bullet expansion and construction. This gives each hunter the advantages of first understanding the unique performance each cartridge and projectile combination can offer, and second, determining which of these offerings are of interest to them.
The Black Rifle Cartridge Comparison Guide is a 275 page spiral-bound book.