Guy Hildebrand wrote:
. . .The concern that there are no decent cartridges left to find is unfounded. I think the internet has been responsible for a lot of great stuff coming out of closets, attics and garages all over the world . . . I don’t think its time to give up the search for good cartridges just yet. . .
A great observation. I have been thinking about starting a thread on that very subject.
In my own dark little world of US Experimentals and Competition cartridges I have recently found several instances where the the old standby sources of information have been proven to be wrong. This has led to some great cartridges that weren’t supposed to exist.
We owe the collectors of the past a great deal of gratitude for the sharing of their knowledge and collections and so it’s not easy to say that, “Hey, Joe Smith was wrong!” And there’s no doubt in my military mind that the next generation of collectors will probably say, “Hey Ray Meketa was wrong!” (Many more will say, “Who the hell was Ray Meketa?”)
The Internet is a great resource that cuts both ways. And both are for the good, IMHO.
There is still some good stuff out there if you’ll just look.