The discussion touched upon a very important theme. I consider it necessary to explain the features of my book again.
There are several variants for studying objects, including cartridges. Accordingly, there are several kinds of books.
In one of the kinds of books, an aggregate of individual objects, in this case, cartridges of specific calibers is considered. The main part of existing books are books of this kind. At the same time, the features of cartridges, technical solutions used, their advantages and disadvantages remain unclear. The easiest way to specify that the construction of cartridge is very simple, there is nothing but a cartridge case, primer, powder and bullet, that everуthing is clear everything and needs to proceed to consider the characteristics of specific types of cartridges, which can also be found in the web, C.I.P. Tables, SAAMI Standards, publicly available materials of the US Army and so on. The book turns into a reference book. This is not even a catalog, because the catalog involves the systematization of information. Photos can be placed in the book, but all cartridges of the same kinds have no visible differences, so the photos do not give any information. The reader only needs to find the necessary page in the book and a few numbers of interest to him. And that’s all. But such reference books are also needed, of course.
In another kind of books, the general principles of the structure and functioning of objects, in this case, various kinds of cartridges are considered. There are very few such books.
Methodologically, it is necessary to study objects from the general to the particular. Without understanding the general principles of the structure and functioning of cartridges, it is impossible to understand the construction of each specific type of cartridge. And a significant part of the issues under consideration is not at all obvious.
My book is about the general principles of the structure and functioning of various kinds of cartridges, an understanding of which is necessary for understanding the features of their construction, technical solutions used, advantages and disadvantages, features of the interaction of the cartridge and its components with weapons at the shot. The reader must think and analyze. This is not a reference book. The book must be read in full. The book is intended for trained readers with relevant knowledge and experience, with knowledge of special terminology. But a significant part of the forum members meet these conditions.