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Wikipedia -- P.O. Ackley basic bio.  It's a wiki so no guarantee that it's all correct.

Improved Cartridges of P.O. Ackley Download!   A pdf collection of articles from GunDigest about and by P.O. himself.

Long Gun Legends--P.O. Ackley  Article by Fred Demara

Chambering a Rifle for an Ackley Improved Cartridge.

Handloading: Improved Cartridges?  Probably Not.  Field & Stream

Measuring Headspace by P.O. Ackley Shooting Times

eBook Edition of Zeglin's 'Wildcat Cartridges' mentions a book that contains some Ackley information.

Deadliest Rifle Calibers on Earth; You Will Never Guess. article about Ackley on a Burro hunt.

Rocky's Little Rocket Snippet from Guns Magazine wanders through the wildcatting landscape of yesteryear.

17 Caliber Wildcats -- Redux Richard E. Cundiff article, covers some history of the 17 caliber.

The .280 Ackley Improved Keith Wood, American Hunter article.

Falling in Love With the 280 Ackley Improved Corey Graff, GunDigest 2013

280 Ackley Improved Bellm TC's Article specific to Contenders and Encore guns.

Mike Bellm's review of 'P.O. Ackley America's Gunsmith'

257 Roberts Ackley Improved from issue #199 of Handloader Magazine.

Top 5 Wildcat Cartridges by Philip Massaro, American Hunter Magazine

Are Wildcats Worth It? by Ron Spomer, GunHunter Magazine,

P.O. Ackley's Big 450  by Terry Wieland August/September 2017 Handloader magazine.

P.O. Ackley's Improved Cartridges by Fred Zeglin Handloader's Digest 2016

Working Man's Magnum by John Barsness for Guns Magazine

Forward into the Past by R. Bruce Moon for Sporting Classics Daily

The .17 Remington goes to Africa by Leo Grizzaffi for

North Fork Bullets=Philosophy of Design PDF This article relates to P.O. Ackley's bullet designs.

Promise Delivered by John Barsness   The 280 Ackley Improved Lives up to its Reputation.

Ackley Improved Cartridge by John Barsness for Wolfe Publishing.

Blog Posts

Mike Bellm's Tribute to Ackley post has some interesting pictures and is direct from Mike Bellm who purchased Ackley's business.

Olympic Arms Closes.  One of P.O. Ackley's former partners retires from the gun game.

Gunsmith Writes About P.O. Ackley  Description of the book "P.O. Ackley, America's Gunsmith"

Walking in PO Ackley's Footsteps Review of "P.O. Ackley, America's Gunsmith"

New Gun Digest Book Highlights Legendary - Gunsmith P.O. Ackley

Power for the 30-30: Ackley Improved and Hornady LEVERevolution

A small endorsement of P.O. Ackley's reloading manuals.

The 17 Caliber -- Redux  By Richard E. Cundiff

Ackley Rifle in NRA Museum

Forum Discussions

Help Identify P.O. Ackley Rifle.  Benchrest Central Forum discussion.

Tell me about P.O. Ackley and Interarms Mauser?  24 Hour Campfires Forum discussion.

I think P.O. Ackley was on to something.  Shooters Forum discussion.

Article Posted on Precision Shooting Website about Ackley Improved cartridges.  Shooters Forum discussion.

Mauser 98/Ackley what do I have? Long Range Hunting Forum discussion.

P.O. Ackley Krag The Fireing Line Forum discussion.

Which Ackley Improved Improves the Most?  Graybeard Outdoors Forum discussion.

Ever Heard of P.O. Ackley? Forum discussion.

Ackley Improved Cartridges.....Are They Worth Doing?  TesasPredatorPosse Forum discussion.

P.O. Ackley on the 223 Old discussion on, very entertaining.  Proves the need for historical perspective.

P.O. Ackley Gun Values

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