Can anyone suggest a good book to learn about ballistics? I'm not talking an MIT textbook, just a book that gives the basics in laymen's terms. Thanks
Check out a Sierra Manual - it will answer al your questions. It provides load data for all calibers using different powders and gives corresponding velocities and energies for each recipe. It also lists optimum "hunting" loads as well as loads optimized for "accuracy". The first few sections are basic reloading instructions and explanations. Of course their data is centered around their bullets - which are some of the best in the industry - but all manufacturers have their own loading manuals - they do not all provide the extensive generalized info found in the Sierra Manuals however.Will reloading books have good info on how grain weight, powder, etc. affects velocity, penetration, etc?