Sources of Loading data.


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possum
May 5, 2007, 07:01 PM
i am gonna start reloading asap, and i have very limited expereince. i am gonna reload .45acp and .40s&w. i have some good loads that i have used in the past for .40s&w but none for .45acp. so my questions are
1) what reloading manual do ya'll recomend?
2) where on-line are there reliable sources for reloading data, i have found some on the powder makers websites but not much. any help would be much appreciated thanks!

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Ol` Joe
May 5, 2007, 08:55 PM
Should be lots of data on the powder manufactures sites. Did you check all these?

http://www.hodgdon.com/
http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/index.aspx
http://www.ramshot.com/powders/
http://www.norma.cc/sida/handladd/handladdning/handladdning.asp
http://www.vihtavuori-lapua.com/downloads.php

Hodgdons site also has data for Winchester and IMR powders as they are now the distrubutors for Winchester and own IMR.

I like the Lyman manual for a beginners book or the Speer manual. Any of the major bullet/powder makers though have decent books.

CZ57
May 5, 2007, 09:05 PM
Lyman and SPEER +1!;)

Sunray
May 5, 2007, 10:18 PM
Lyman. It has more loads with more different powders and bullet types than any bullet maker's book. Read it before you do anything else. You may want to buy a copy of The ABC's of Reloading too.

Ditchtiger
May 5, 2007, 10:29 PM
I've several books and many free pamplets with load data. Today I bought a caliber specific load book from Loadbooks USA. for the .308 This book has 2788 tested loads for the .308 only. They make books for most calibers and shotshells. It's only 9 dollars per book.

Walkalong
May 5, 2007, 10:57 PM
Online data is great. You also need a good load manual. If you order powder from Powder Valley Inc. (http://www.powdervalleyinc.com/) they will send you free phamplets from the various powder makers. :)

shadowalker
May 5, 2007, 11:17 PM
I mostly use online powder manufacturer information and verify with printed manuals. I also have Lyman, Lee, Nosler and Speer, so far my favorite printed manual is Speer.

possum
May 5, 2007, 11:51 PM
thanks guys for all the responses and great advice! i truely do appreicate it.
Should be lots of data on the powder manufactures sites. Did you check all these?

no but i will now thanks alot!

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