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AGI Introduces New DVD on Taming Wildcats: How to Design & Fabricate Custom Cartridge

A wildcat cartridge is a cartridge that is not commercially loaded by a major ammunition manufacturer, but could be loaded by a specialty or contract reloader. Now, the American Gunsmithing Institute has a new DVD release on Taming Wildcats: How To Design & Fabricate Custom Cartridges.

AGI’s newest course, taught by custom gunsmith Fred Zeglin, renowned cartridge designer and builder of the well-known Hawk series of cartridges, will get the viewer on the road to a thorough understanding of Wildcats and Wildcatting. This DVD will also explain and show the viewer everything he needs to know to do it himself.

One doesn’t need to be a master machinist or tool and die maker to be able to turn out the blank resizing / forming / chamber reamers on the lathe; a tool post grinder is also not needed. A bench grinder with a good fine grinding wheel and some practice will, with Zeglin’s expert and easy to follow guidance, enable the viewer to turn out reamers that will equal anything one can buy – and for a whole lot less! The viewer will also learn how to sharpen and heat treat them.

This DVD includes:

  • Introduction to Wildcat and Wildcatting
  • The Five Cartridge Design Steps
  • Canon Reamers
  • Resizing Die Reamers
  • Making a Reamer
  • Heat Treating a Reamer
  • Relief Grinding
  • Sharpening a Reamer
  • Forming the Brass
  • Making a Chamber Reamer
  • Using the Reamer
  • BONUS – Pages of information on resource material, tools, lubes and more!

This video is a valuable addition to the knowledge base of any person who wants to know how to design and build his own custom cartridge and reamer. It provides detailed explanations and demonstrations. The AGI Taming Wildcats: How To Design & Fabricate Custom Cartridges is available at for only $79.95 (Product ID# 217DVD).

If you want to start making money at the hobby you love, check out our basic AGI Professional Gunsmith course where, in 108 hours of your own time, you can become a certified gunsmith.