Book Review: .30-06 by Chris Punnett

Book Review: .30-06 by Chris Punnett

Author: Chris PunnettReviewed By: Mel Carpenter If you are not a .30-06 enthusiast when you begin this book, you will be before the end. Faced with the dilemma of how best to organize and present his material, Punnett chose to cover his subject by country first, then by manufacturer within the country, and finally by specific loading by the manufacturer. Sporting rounds are intermingled with military examples as companies are presented in alphabetical order within their country. Therefore, the first example discussed is the Argentine Armor-Piercing load and the last is the Yugoslav Sporting round, followed by a section on...

Book Review: An Introduction to MBA Gyrojets and Other Ordnance

Book Review: An Introduction to MBA Gyrojets and Other Ordnance

Author: Mel Carpenter. Reviewed by F. W. Hackley Frustrated with trying to find a publisher to print and make distribution of his book, Mel Carpenter decided to publish himself, thus allowing his research and full-color illustrations and graphics to remain intact and be available in a timely manner to everyone interested in this subject. This is surely a labor of love and rarely does one get the opportunity to examine a company in this depth and detail that was involved in such a wide range of commercial and military weapons and munitions. It is also gratifying that a considerable amount...

Book Review: History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition, Volume III

Book Review: History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition, Volume III

Title: History of Modern U.S. Military Small Arms Ammunition, Volume III, 1946-1977By Frank W. Hackley, William H. Woodin & Eugene L. Scranton. Designed and edited by Mel Carpenter. Reviewed by Chris Punnett For the last twenty years or so, whenever two cartridge collectors got together, one would inevitably ask – “Any news on Volume 3?” There would be no need to mention the authors’ names or the full title as both knew what they were talking about. So, almost half a century after Volume I and 37 years after Volume II were published, the third volume of the trilogy has...