The Status of Steel Manual, 19th edition
For over 30 years: The world's most complete steel shot handloading resource
The latest edition of The Status of Steel lists BPI's entire steel shot load library, almost 500 loads from 10ga to .410 bore. Loading steel shot is easy with our step-by-step system. All you have to do is follow our easy-reading, instructional format. Soon you will be loading high-performance, custom-made ammunition for YOUR type and style of shooting.
This manual explores the physics and fundamentals of steel shot ballistics. We tell you what works and why it works. We also explain the ballistic advantages gained by using specific high-performance components and particular reloading techniques. A complete how-to section describes tools and how to use them to maximize your performance and consistency.
The latest edition has been expanded with new components, like our TPS 28ga and TPS .410 non-toxic shot wads. New technical developments from our balllistic lab and many new loads for your favorite components.
Updated chapters detail the evolution of the modern high-performance shotshell; defining a link from roots of invention to modern applications. We thoroughly explain the logic behind the physics of steel shotshells, allowing the reader/handloader to better select optimal loads for their specific shooting conditions.