Newly expanded and updated 9th edition is here!
Revised, expanded and improved; the world's greatest source of shotshell data
With almost 6000 loads, the eighth revision of Advantages contains almost all of BPI's enormous load library. Includes chapters that detail the evolution of the modern high-performance shotshell; defining a link from roots of shotshell invention, the most important technological developments, and finally linking to today's modern ammunition applications. We thoroughly explain the logic behind the physics of the shotshell, allowing the reader/handloader to better select optimal loads for their shooting conditions.
Component Details: Advantages Includes a detailed illustrated component summary section. Modern, high-performance shotshell components are listed with clear, easy-to-follow descriptions, specifications, and recommendations.
Subject Index: A comprehensive subject index and component abbreviation guide makesAdvantages an easy-to-use reference; quick to look up and answer (almost) any reloading question.
Load Data: The extensive load data section includes the latest loads from our lab as well as old favorites for 10, 12, 16, 20, 28 and .410. Includes all the latest innovations in pellet materials, including plated lead, ITX Shot, steel, and Hevi-Shot. Details the techniques of specialized loads for clays, waterfowl, upland, turkey, roll crimping and more.
Advantages loads focus on proprietary components made by BPI, Gualandi, B&P, PT wads, and hulls from Fiocchi, Federal, Rio, Cheddite, Remington, Winchester and others. Over 360 pages and 197 pages of load data; approximately 5,800 loads.
Historical Development: Ballistic Products published the first Advantages manual in the early 1980s. It has been described as the definitive shotshell companion guide. It is named for ammunition advantage that handloaders bring to their sport. The finest loads are always custom-crafted by you.
Advantages is for anyone who has ever wanted to master the art of the shotshell. New reloaders and seasoned veterans alike will find this book enjoyable, educational and indispensable; a cornerstone for choosing components and high-performance loads.
Product Type: Loading manual and application guide. Complete load data anthology and shotshell encyclopedia.
Length: 376 pages total, 197 pages of load data.
Details: Over 5,800 loads for every gauge; including non-toxic shot and lead shot data.
Specialty loads: Advantages is a shot-specific (#F size shot through #12 shot) manual. All of BPI's slug data is found in The Slug Manual and buckshot loads are found in The Buckshot Manual and The Coyote Manual.
Printed in U.S.A.