Chambering for Ackley Cartridges

This booklet was the first in the Gunsmithing Student Handbook Series.

Chambering for Ackley Cartridges by Fred Zeglin

In it Ackley Improved cartridges are defined. A detailed explanation of chambering for Ackley Improved designs, specifically how to headspace for Ackley Improved cartridges. Headspace can be confusing, all different cartridge types are discussed so you know how to approach them correctly. In this text the tools and how you apply them are explained in terms that remove the confusion.

P.O. Ackley's work with "Improved" cartridge designs has become his legacy. People who do not know anything about Ackley often recognize the term Ackley Improved. He was ingenious in the methods he used, so that shooters could safely fire factory ammo of the parent caliber in their improved chamber. If you follow the process that Ackley set up, reloading dies are commonly available and relatively inexpensive. Gunsmiths should understand the standardized Ackley gauges so that clients get the correct results.

44 pages, soft bound. Printed in the U.S.A.

ISBN# 978-0-9831598-3-4