Years ago I put together a reloading manual for Hawk Cartridges. It has been available in CD from Z-Hat Custom ever since. Over the years I have added to it and clients have long requested that I produce a print version of the manual.
I have the print edition almost ready to go to the publisher. I added data for three cartridges that in new for this edition. The 348 Hawk, 9.3mm Hawk, and the 411 Express. Some pressure data is added as well for many of the cartridges.
Another important addition will be the Chamber dimensions. In the past they have been held by reamer makers. It has come to my attention recently that some of the tools being made for Hawk Cartridges have been incorrect in some dimensions. Since we provide ammo and formed brass it is important to clear up these errors.
Several of the Hawk line of cartridge appeared in the 11th edition of “Cartridges of the World”. RCBS has been making dies for all of the Hawk line for many years.
Articles in the manual include material for several different authors who have used and tested Hawk rifles in the field. It looks like the print edition of the manual will run 170 pages or more.
The information for the 411 Hawk is greatly expanded to include a powder profile the suggest not only the best powders to use, but some to stay away from for the 411. In addition there is a article about lead bullet loads for the 411 that will save you a ton of experimenting and head you toward the best results right from the start.
I will announce the publication date right here as soon as I know for sure.