Lyman's 48th vs. 49th


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docrice
October 19, 2009, 03:13 AM
I have the older 48th edition. Does the newer edition contain important updates or can I stick with what I currently have? At the moment, I only deal with .45 ACP and 200 LSWC.

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The Bushmaster
October 19, 2009, 09:08 AM
Lyman's 48th edition is just fine. The only thing that is different with the 49th is the addition of new powders and calibers...

MMCSRET
October 19, 2009, 09:21 AM
There are always differences, I have Lyman/Ideal manuals from #35 up to and including #49. Very one of them is vital, amazing, the differences and worth every minute reading. Its just like the christmas catalogs every year when you were a kid, lots the same with some new and different and a joy to behold every time a new one arrived.

lgbloader
October 19, 2009, 11:50 AM
I agree with Bushmaster, I still open the 48th more often than the 49th and I have both of them.

On another note, I don't know why but the 46th edition is still a very sentimental book to me.

LGB

The Bushmaster
October 19, 2009, 12:06 PM
The 46th edition is the one I started with over 20 years ago. It's the one I learned how to reload from. Besides my local gunsmith, who I drove nuts with questions...

ArchAngelCD
October 20, 2009, 04:31 AM
If you only load for the .45 Auto and you are happy with the powder you are using there's no reason to buy the newer manual. Although, the new manual is a very good one and you wouldn't be wasting you money if you bought it. I was lucky enough to catch a sale a while back and bought the hard cover book for the price of the soft cover book.

MikeS.
October 20, 2009, 08:05 AM
I really like the Lyman 48th, I turn to it 1st when loading non jacketed rounds. i.e. cast lead.

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