reloading book


July 19, 2007, 11:24 PM
what's a good, accurate, up to date reloading manual?

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July 19, 2007, 11:25 PM
You'll probably get at least five different answers. I'm told Lymans is good.

July 19, 2007, 11:38 PM
The "Load books" are a good mix of all manuals in one caliber

The Bushmaster
July 20, 2007, 11:09 AM
Lyman 48th Edition would be a good choice. I do recommend that you at least have two manuals...

July 20, 2007, 11:49 AM
Lyman and Lee are the 2 I'm going to start with.

July 20, 2007, 05:05 PM
What are you looking for in a manual? Just loads, then the load books are OK. If you are looking for how to's and information, Speer #14, Hornady, or Sierra, depending on whose bullets you want to use.

July 20, 2007, 10:30 PM
yea, i'm actually looking for reloading manuals. i'll pick up a load book as well. but i really want to start off with a decent reloading manual.

Ol` Joe
July 20, 2007, 10:55 PM
Lyman #48 or the ABCs of Reloading are great beginners books. Actually any of the manuals out today are fine. Speer just released their #14 and Hornady a #7, Nosler has a new one due this fall. The text part of the books pretty much remains the same. The newer books are more data up dates then changes in tecnique or how to use your tooling. I would look for one of the manuals that are being replaced and see if you can get a deal on one of them. Midway I believe has the Nosler #5 manual on sale this month in thier flier.

July 21, 2007, 08:57 AM
i should be stopping at some kind of gun/fishing store today. i'll see if i can find a reloading manual there.

July 22, 2007, 11:18 PM
i picked up sierra's reloading manual. lyman's 48th didn't even have reloading data for the fireball, so i didn't pick that up. along with the book i bought a box of 40 grain hornady v-maxes. i'm eventually going to try 45 grains and 52 grains. which company or ies produce the most consistent bullet? i'm probably going to buy a box of sierra's or barnes next.

Art Eatman
July 23, 2007, 08:14 AM
I'm partial to the Sierra book because of all the information in the appendices for external ballistics. Far more than what I've seen in any of the others. And I have a fair number of other manuals...


July 23, 2007, 09:34 AM
Personally, I usually go to the powder manufacturer's website for loading instructions. All companies produce on-line manuals which gives recipes. Then, I usually double check it against Lyman's 48th Edition.

Mal H
July 23, 2007, 10:13 AM
The latest Lyman manual would be my first choice for sheer volume of good reloading info and advice. I would follow that with Speer, Hornady, Nosler, etc. Which one you choose will be based on the type of reloading you will be doing - handgun, rifle, cowboy action, etc.

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