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Old 10-02-2012, 17:11   #1
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learning calibers

my son is 12 and very interested in firearms. he wants to learn the basic calibers of pistols and riffles. does anyone know of a site i could print easy to learn info from?
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Old 10-02-2012, 17:25   #2
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Not sure, but I have this book and find it very interesting.

http://books.google.com/books/about/...d=UoWa4CeDOccC
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Old 10-02-2012, 17:42   #3
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If you go to www.wikipedia.org, you can search for any caliber or any gun in existence. When you type in a gun it will even tell you what countries in the world use it for their military/police

Wiki is pretty handy. Here's 9mm:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9%C3%9719mm_Parabellum

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Old 10-02-2012, 17:49   #4
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I would read my dads issue of American Rifleman cover to cover when I was growing up.
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Old 10-02-2012, 18:19   #5
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I use to pore over Cabela's catalogs when I was a kid. I don't know if they still do, but they use to post bullet weight, velocity, ect with the ammo they sold. Good way to learn what is what.
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Not sure, but I have this book and find it very interesting.

http://books.google.com/books/about/...d=UoWa4CeDOccC
Cartridges of the World is THE best book out there for beginner collectors and for general info about all kinds of cartridges. I highly recommend this book.
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Old 10-02-2012, 18:29   #7
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Reloading books cover the calibers, wont really tell you about diffrent guns but will have alot of data on some odd stuff as well. Not sure if this is kind of info he wants thought.
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Old 10-02-2012, 19:10   #8
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Cartridges of the World is THE best book out there for beginner collectors and for general info about all kinds of cartridges. I highly recommend this book.
It's definitely an easy to read yet very comprehensive book.
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Old 10-02-2012, 19:54   #9
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Also if you go to Barnes and Noble, they almost always have gun books in the clearance section for like $10. They are usually really big, with lots of pictures, and have titles like "Guns of the World" and stuff like that. Would be good for a 12 year old.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:29   #10
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Cartridges of the World is THE best book out there for beginner collectors and for general info about all kinds of cartridges. I highly recommend this book.
This, plus any good reloading manual such as lyman, speer, hodgdon, among others. Reading these books is how I learned.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:05   #11
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I would probably look on ebay and find a previous edition of Cartridges of the World and maybe a previous edition of SHooters Bible and I would guess for maybe twenty dollars or so an interested twelve year old could have hours of reading and research.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:41   #12
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Teach him the basics first
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.38, 9mm, .40, .45
.357 mag, 10mm, .44 mag

Then the oddballs.
.357 SIG, .45 GAP, .50 GI, .50 AE

Then the rifles
.223, 7.62x39
.308, .30-06, 7.62x54r
.300 Win Mag, 7mm
.50 Beowulf, .50 BMG
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Have you tried your local library? I was surprised to learn my local libraries had a couple reloading books.
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