Free Download - Extensive Gun/Reloading Reference


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bds
April 5, 2010, 01:21 AM
This free download has an extensive gun/reloading reference data put into one source.

Author's statement from his home page:
This project is designed to compile the data and calculations needed for metallic cartridge and shot shell reloading. All data comes from documented sources. I can be reached via this source forge mail to wiljen. I am usually online in the chat room on castboolits most evenings as well.

= WARNING = PLEASE VERIFY ALL LOAD DATA BEFORE USING THEM WITH RELIABLE REFERENCE SOURCES =

There are 10 files with RRv93x74r.exe being the executable file (launch this file after downloading all the files in the Reloaders_ Reference/9.3x74r - Final folders).

Download here - http://sourceforge.net/projects/reloadersrfrnce/files/ and also from author's home page - http://reloadersrfrnce.sourceforge.net/

You can email the author with questions wiljen@users.sourceforge.net or online at castboolits forum.

Reloaders Reference v9.3x74r

This will be the final release for the foreseeable future. I have added every available source of data, all the calculations I could find, and any other requested add-ins. I have asked for suggestions and ideas, and gotten little or no feedback, meanwhile the downloads here are hitting between 20 and 50 per day. Quite frankly, burnout has taken its toll. The package is now split into Manuals, Targets, and the main program to make downloading the pieces ala carte simple.

As always, this program is free and is to remain that way. Any redistribution of this program must be at NO COST. Commercial use of this software without the express written consent of the author is forbidden.


The Program now includes:

- 21102 Metallic Cartridge Loads
- 13577 Shotshell Loads
- 2816 Cast Bullet Loads
- 712 Surplus Powder Loads
- Powley Calculator
- Barsness Calculator
- Alloy calculator for casters
- Trajectory Calculator
- Twist Rate Calc
- An inventory system for firearms with the ability to store photos
- Metallic Cartridge Reloading inventory
- A Complete mold reference including pictures
- Powder profiles, burn rates, Grain/CC conversions
- Powder charges held by common dippers
- Bullet lookup for factory rounds
- Factory round ballistics tables
- Cartridge Case dimensions and water capacities
- 720 Firearms manuals
- 300+ Printable Targets
- Ability to modify data tables directly and add your own data.

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bds
April 5, 2010, 01:43 AM
Windows Vista Notes:

I have recieved some messages from users having trouble running this package on Vista. Vista's default security settings will not allow users to change files in the \program files path. This is what creates the problems. 1 be patient with the install, it is slow, but will complete even on vista. 2. follow the instructions below to change the permissions on the Reloaders Reference folder

to allow user writes to the files.

1.) Open c:\program files and right click the Reloaders Reference folder.

Note: on x64 systems this will be the Program Files (x86) folder.

2.) Choose properties from the drop down menu.

3.) On the properties tab, choose security.

4.) On the security tab, click the advanced button at the bottom of the tab.

5.) In the advanced tab, click users in the list, then edit.

6.) In the permissions dialog, click the Allow box on the top line (Full Control) then click ok.

7.) When it returns to the Advanced tab, check the replace all existing box at the bottom of the tab and click ok.

8.) Click ok again to return to the security screen.

9.) Click users in the top window and look at the permissions in the bottom portion, full control should now be checked.

10.) Click ok to close the security dialog.

RR should now run without the read-only or linking problems.

Windows 7 Notes:

1.) Open c:\program files and right click the Reloaders Reference folder.

Note: on x64 systems this will be the Program Files (x86) folder.

2.) Choose properties from the drop down menu.

3.) On the properties tab, choose security.

4.) On the security tab, left click to highlight "users" under the "Group or user's names".

5.) Below the "Group or user's names" box you will see, "To change permissions, click EDIT". Left click the edit button.

6.) That will open another dialog box, "Permissions for Reloader's Reference". Again left click to highlight "users" in the "Group or user's names" box.

7.) Below that box, you will see another, "Permissions for Users". Click the "full control" allow button. It will automatically check all the boxes except "Special Permissions". Leave that box unchecked.

8.) Click the "Apply" button in the bottom left hand corner.

9.) Click "Okay" and the "Permissions for Reloaders Reference" dialog box will close.

10.) Click "Okay" at the bottom of the "Reloaders Reference Properties" dialog box.

ArchAngelCD
April 5, 2010, 02:56 AM
Thanks for the link, I'm downloading it now...

fields
April 6, 2010, 11:10 PM
Anyone else download this?

richard

StretchNM
April 6, 2010, 11:58 PM
I tried twice to download it. It took me to a sign-up at an advertisers page. So far, no luck downloading.

bds
April 7, 2010, 12:12 AM
I tried twice to download it. It took me to a sign-up at an advertisers page. So far, no luck downloading.
StretchNM, you should get a popup window saying, "You have chosen to open RR-ReadMe-1st.txt ... Would you like to save this file?" If you don't see this popup window, check your browser popup/security settings. You can also go to the author's home page and download from there.


Here's the home page of the author who put the reloading reference together - http://reloadersrfrnce.sourceforge.net/

You can email the author with questions or online at castboolits - wiljen@users.sourceforge.net

I can be reached via this source forge mail to wiljen. I am usually online in the chat room on castboolits most evenings as well.

tabealer
April 7, 2010, 12:51 AM
I have managed to download most of it. I am waiting for the last file but download speed has slowed to 5kbps instead of the 90 or so it was running at earlier. 9 more hours to go at this rate.

Todd

bds
April 7, 2010, 12:53 AM
tabealer, they are very large files and I have a feeling that since this thread got posted, many people are downloading at the same time, slowing the download speed for all from the source server.

David Wile
April 7, 2010, 10:00 PM
Hey folks,

Maybe I'm missing something here, but it seems to me the subject data program is simply a compilation of whatever someone wants to feed the data server.

In the initial post, BDS made the following quote: "This project is designed to compile the data and calculations needed for metallic cartridge and shot shell reloading. All data comes from documented sources." Then he goes on at some length seemingly to explain how folks can "share" their load data for just about anything. Other than the initial quote noted above, there is no information concerning "documented sources." I have to ask by whom the source material is documented? May I simply post a bunch of my favorite loadings for anyone to try? I certainly would not consider any personal data I may contribute to be considered a "documented source."

While the internet has accomplished may great things, this whole "reference data" idea seems to be characteristic of the problems with the internet. Different folks can post anything on the internet without any consideration for truth and/or accuracy of same, and it also seems that so many folks today accept whatever they see on the internet with the old idea that "if you read it in the newspaper it has to be true."

While I do not subscribe to the idea that anything printed is necessarily true, I do tend to place more credence to load data and related information that is printed in old established manuals such as Lyman, Hornady, and others. To my old fashioned way of thinking, this whole project seems to be someone's "gee whiz" idea of reprinting a lot of various information already available (various PDF files and printable trgets), it gets posted, the bandwagon starts rolling, and soon it is the latest rage with many folks attributing credence to it that it simply does not warrant.

Best wishes,
Dave Wile

Alabama2010
April 7, 2010, 10:04 PM
sorry, i don't download executable files....a pdf version would be better

bds
April 7, 2010, 10:06 PM
David Wile, all the quotes I used (inside the quote box) came from the author's website.

I will add WARNING to the OP that users "verify" the load data before using with reliable reference sources.

= WARNING = PLEASE VERIFY ALL LOAD DATA BEFORE USING THEM WITH RELIABLE REFERENCE SOURCES =

helg
April 7, 2010, 10:19 PM
Version 9.3x74, which I downloaded and installed, did not contain any viruses or other malicious components. I installed the program with "I have MS access program" option, as I have the Access. It runs fine.

Load data in the program are listed with the source name, and can be verified there.

Alabama2010
April 7, 2010, 10:49 PM
i'm not saying it's corrupted...i'm just saying as a matter of principle i don't d/l executables. I have lots of pdf's on downloading- that's what i prefer when it comes to reading. Especially magazines like American Handgunner and Handloader- those pdf's are interactive.

bds
April 7, 2010, 11:43 PM
It runs fine ... Load data in the program are listed with the source name, and can be verified there.
helg, that's awesome! I love happy endings. :D

I still added the warning - better safe than sorry. :rolleyes:

a pdf version would be better

Maybe we can work on a pdf version for THR pistol reloaders - I can transfer the pistol/lead data table and get a permission from the author to do a pdf conversion for non-MS users like linux/Mac/BSD.

bds
April 8, 2010, 12:02 AM
Ok, I sent an email to the author.

I am thinking about just doing the common pistol fmj/plated/lead table into pdf.

Any thoughts?

nalioth
April 8, 2010, 12:29 AM
sorry, i don't download executable files....a pdf version would be better Yes, there are reloaders out there that use other OS' than windoze.

In this case, writing the executable in python or perl or some other cross-platform language would have been a better choice (both python and perl run on all known OS')

PDFs are static, and don't do too well when numbers need calculating.

bds
April 8, 2010, 01:34 AM
PDFs are static, and don't do too well when numbers need calculating.

nalioth, yes I agree, but some people simply don't want to run any executables.

Since converting the entire reference into pdf would be a daunting task, I thought a smaller common pistol caliber pdf may be of interest. I haven't gotten a reply from the author yet.

BTW, I run 4 OS's and recently installed Ubuntu 9.10 and really liking it. :D

helg
April 8, 2010, 01:43 AM
Converting to PDF does not make too much sense. The program has a lot of components beside just load data, which require enormous efforts to do in PDF, or just not doable, like inventory control.

The program is actually a set of MS access MDB files. While MDB files can be opened on other OSes and even without MSOffice (say, with the OpenOffice), the distributed MDBs use scripting language, which us usually unportable outside MS**t.

bds
April 8, 2010, 02:07 AM
The program has a lot of components beside just load data, which require enormous efforts to do in PDF

helg, Absolutely. I was just thinking about a simple pistol load data table pdf conversion. Maybe a little extra info - that's all.

So whenever someone asks, "Does anyone have the load data for XXXgr bullet in XXX caliber for XXX powder?" we can link to the pdf file.

Won't that be a great gift to a new reloader from THR? :D

vjay
April 8, 2010, 02:40 AM
Nice program it works great, I like the lead BHN calculations.
Thanks for sharing the info.

Jay

helg
April 8, 2010, 02:48 AM
I was just thinking about a simple pistol load data table pdf conversion
Then it is easy.

0. You need to have the RR and MS Access installed. The instructions are for Access 2007, not sure if the same it works for other versions.
1. Open the RR file "C:\Program Files\Reloaders Reference\rrv9.mdb" in maintenance mode. To do this, select the file, then hold "SHIFT" key, then double click on the file. MS access will show you see table list in the database.
2. Right-click on a table with the load data. I see couple of such tables: tblLoadData, tblCastBullets, SurplusPowderLoaddata, and ShotGunData. In the appearing pop-up menu select "Export"and the desired format: PDF, HTML, TXT or something else.
3. Enjoy the generated ~1000 pages PDF file (or another selected format) of the multi-meg. Lines from the the exported tables can be used as a reference data. Attached is a screenshot of two collating pages from the PDF. The screenshot was scaled down 50% to reduce file size.

BTW, bds, your next post will be #1000!

bds
April 8, 2010, 03:04 AM
Enjoy the generated ~1000 pages PDF file
Dang, that's what I anticipated ... and was looking to do only the popular pistol calibers (380, 38 Spl, 357, 9mm, 40S&W, 45ACP, 44 Spl, 44 Mag, etc.).

your next post will be #1000!
Hey, you are right! :D

jfh
April 8, 2010, 05:28 AM
No issues downloading--at a solid 400+ Kb / sec. off my dsl / hardwired home network. extracted uneventfully to a subdir of my choice.

I have the Beta 2010 Access--we'll see what happens now.

OK, access choked working with my non-standard location. I extracted it again, this time to the default subdir. Appears to work fine.

Jim H.

RustyFN
April 8, 2010, 12:30 PM
Can anybody please tell me if there is load data fro 38 spcl with WST powder. That is the only data I'm interested in right now and don't want to download it to find out there isn't any. Much appreciated.

Edit: sorry, with 125 grain JHP bullets.

helg
April 8, 2010, 02:02 PM
The database has only 148LWC/155SWC records for 38spl/WST. Both are citing Winchester web site.

RustyFN
April 8, 2010, 04:08 PM
Thanks helg. Guess I'll have to buy a chrono and find a load.

hadmanysons
April 9, 2010, 11:24 AM
I like it. It's kind of buggy, REALLY HUGE and a little tricky to figure out at times but it's a great resource and I love supporting free and/or open source software.

Wiljen
April 10, 2010, 11:39 AM
I have no qualms with anyone modifying or using data from RR as long as it isnt for commercial use. Feel free to make PDFs of the data or alter the form in any way you see fit, as long as it remains available and free.

Wiljen

bds
April 10, 2010, 03:04 PM
Wiljen, thanks for the email and your work on the RR project!

The pdf for all of rifle/shotgun/pistol load data would be too big even for pdf so will look at condensing load data for most popular pistol/revolver calibers for now with some additional information.

blindhog1964
April 11, 2010, 01:09 AM
Well I have no ides how to make this work I dowladed the file but it will not open on my system. I have MS office 2007 but it will only show code and very little of that. Am I missing somthing ?

bds
April 11, 2010, 08:22 AM
Well I have no ides how to make this work I dowladed the file but it will not open on my system. I have MS office 2007 but it will only show code and very little of that. Am I missing somthing ?
blindhog1964, did you download all the files or just the initial RR - readme file?

The Reloaders_Reference/9.3x74r - Final folders/files (10 files) total 1.6 GB of data

blindhog1964
April 11, 2010, 08:14 PM
I dowloaded all the files except for the readme files. When I try to open them it opens in word but wants to convert the file and asks which encoding makes it look right but none of them do.

tom357mag
April 12, 2010, 10:19 PM
This seems to be a good program. Compared to reliable data and it was spot on. Thanks for the info

Domineaux
April 17, 2010, 02:14 PM
Would be incredible to see this turned into an interactive web site!

Remo-99
April 17, 2010, 02:47 PM
I have no qualms with anyone modifying or using data from RR as long as it isnt for commercial use. Feel free to make PDFs of the data or alter the form in any way you see fit, as long as it remains available and free.

Ah, the very idea why the internet was created in the first place(for widely sharing information such as this).
And not just for buying junk on ebay and looking at porn. lol. ;)

mcdonl
April 17, 2010, 10:00 PM
I use this DB all the time. Thanks!

RVenick
April 18, 2010, 06:28 AM
When I select Loading Data\Main Load Data\By Cartridge and Bullet Weight I get no info no matter which bullet or weight I select. It works fine if I select By Cartridge or Cartridge and Powder. Is anyone else having the same problem?

mkl
April 19, 2010, 11:05 AM
I downloaded all of the programs and installed.

I get an error message saying it cannot open an .mdb file. This appears to be a file that opens with Microsoft Access. I have the Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 suite of programs which does not include Access.

Looks like a really good set of applications, but I don't have the $400 to spend on the professional Microsoft Office package which includes the Access application.

Any work around?

SSN Vet
April 19, 2010, 03:47 PM
downloaded without a hitch

installed without a hitch

functions 95%

great resource

thanks for posting it

mcdonl
April 20, 2010, 06:47 AM
MKL... you may be able to get this to work with Open Office... it is a free product, and so far I have not had any interoperability issues with MS products, though DB's are tricky.

jfh
April 20, 2010, 08:21 AM
or something like that--and download the newest ACCESS free.

It does require you to sign up for the Microsoft Beta program--but AFAICT, there are no significant bugs to worry about. Be sure to download the PRO version; that's the one with Access in it.

So far, it loads up and works, although there are some 'content' warning signs. I haven't explored further yet, mostly because my Access knowledge is now twelve years old, and I gotta bone up a bit--

Jim H.

fireman 9731
April 28, 2010, 09:49 PM
Wow!

I'm impressed!

Thanks for all the work that has gone into it!

I couldn't imagine a better, more complete, FREE reloading program.

Just one question though, Where do I download the targets and stuff? I cant seem to find them...

SixShooterBP
April 30, 2010, 12:26 AM
Very nice and thanks!

JSimpson65
May 1, 2010, 01:16 AM
As interesting as this project seems ... I guess one has to be a lot more technically savvy than I am. I downloaded all the files, tried to run the executable (rrv93x74r.exe), and got an error. Ran all the individual executables(Manuala-f,g-m, n-s, t-z), then tried the main executable, and still got nothing ("This file contains invalid data").

I guess I'm just meant to stick with the printed manuals instead.

RVenick
May 1, 2010, 08:32 AM
As interesting as this project seems ... I guess one has to be a lot more technically savvy than I am. I downloaded all the files, tried to run the executable (rrv93x74r.exe), and got an error. Ran all the individual executables(Manuala-f,g-m, n-s, t-z), then tried the main executable, and still got nothing ("This file contains invalid data").

I guess I'm just meant to stick with the printed manuals instead. Read the Readme Text files you have to change some settings in security.

bds
May 1, 2010, 01:44 PM
Windows Vista Notes:


I have recieved some messages from users having trouble running this package on Vista. Vista's default security settings will not allow users to change files in the \program files path. This is what creates the problems. 1 be patient with the install, it is slow, but will complete even on vista. 2. follow the instructions below to change the permissions on the Reloaders Reference folder

to allow user writes to the files.

1.) Open c:\program files and right click the Reloaders Reference folder.

Note: on x64 systems this will be the Program Files (x86) folder.

2.) Choose properties from the drop down menu.

3.) On the properties tab, choose security.

4.) On the security tab, click the advanced button at the bottom of the tab.

5.) In the advanced tab, click users in the list, then edit.

6.) In the permissions dialog, click the Allow box on the top line (Full Control) then click ok.

7.) When it returns to the Advanced tab, check the replace all existing box at the bottom of the tab and click ok.

8.) Click ok again to return to the security screen.

9.) Click users in the top window and look at the permissions in the bottom portion, full control should now be checked.

10.) Click ok to close the security dialog.

RR should now run without the read-only or linking problems.

Windows 7 Notes:


1.) Open c:\program files and right click the Reloaders Reference folder.

Note: on x64 systems this will be the Program Files (x86) folder.

2.) Choose properties from the drop down menu.

3.) On the properties tab, choose security.

4.) On the security tab, left click to highlight "users" under the "Group or user's names".

5.) Below the "Group or user's names" box you will see, "To change permissions, click EDIT". Left click the edit button.

6.) That will open another dialog box, "Permissions for Reloader's Reference". Again left click to highlight "users" in the "Group or user's names" box.

7.) Below that box, you will see another, "Permissions for Users". Click the "full control" allow button. It will automatically check all the boxes except "Special Permissions". Leave that box unchecked.

8.) Click the "Apply" button in the bottom left hand corner.

9.) Click "Okay" and the "Permissions for Reloaders Reference" dialog box will close.

10.) Click "Okay" at the bottom of the "Reloaders Reference Properties" dialog box.

JSimpson65
May 2, 2010, 12:44 AM
I tried the instructions in the readme file last night, and was still getting the error. Tried again today and still couldn't get it to work. I think I'll try it on my office PC running XP rather than mine at home using Vista.

Looking forward to seeing how the program works!

fireman 9731
May 3, 2010, 09:52 AM
Once again, Where do I download the targets and other extras?

It just keeps sending me to the main download page for the whole file...

JSimpson65
May 3, 2010, 12:03 PM
Very Nice!

Installed in on my work PC w/ WinXP and it works fine. I spent a little time looking over what's included and was very impressed.

JSimpson65
May 3, 2010, 12:07 PM
Once again, Where do I download the targets and other extras?

It just keeps sending me to the main download page for the whole file...

On the download page, http://sourceforge.net/projects/reloadersrfrnce/files/ look below the download button and click the arrow next to "9.3x74r - Final" to expand the list that includes targets, manuals, etc.

ar10
May 3, 2010, 09:12 PM
I use XP pro SP3, Network Assoc Vscan 8.7 enterprise set to highest level. Unless a new spyware/virus came out in the past 10 min, the .exe file is about as clean as it can be.
Thanks for the link. it took less than 5 min. to download and a about a minute to load the access db. I opened access and just scanned the first couple of pages. I'll look at closer when I start my reloading season.

fireman 9731
May 4, 2010, 07:16 PM
Fantastic!

I finally got everything downloaded and tried out... This is quite a resource!

Blown6L
May 4, 2010, 08:04 PM
Great resource! Thanks!

41 Mag
May 5, 2010, 06:58 PM
I can only add to the appreciation of how much work went into this program.

I have used this for several years, and in several versions, and as always when I open it I am simply amazed at how much work Wiljen put into it.

I know I have mentioned it in the past, but again thanks for the effort and hard work. again

Blown6L
May 5, 2010, 09:06 PM
The cartridge by bullet weight LOOKUP isn't working for me. Anybody else?

Maj Dad
May 6, 2010, 02:22 PM
I can only add my small voice to the chorus of praise for the truly Herculean efforts of Wiljen - this is indeed a major work. The download was easy, if a bit lengthy (but relatively brief, considering the quantity of data), installation a simple click, and function flawless thus far.

Kudos!

Blown6L, all the functions I have tried work well, including the cartridge by bullet wt. I am running Access 2003 and expected problems, but none have arisen...

Toby_Hughes
October 12, 2010, 10:07 PM
Could I please get some help on getting the reloaders reference to work.

Tim the student
October 12, 2010, 11:59 PM
While I am no software expert, it may help others to know what exactly the problem is.

Toby_Hughes
October 13, 2010, 02:07 PM
I am having trouble getting the reloaders reference to start and run. I have tried everything that the developer said to do. Would like as much help getting the program to run on vistia.

RVenick
October 13, 2010, 02:42 PM
Did you read this:

I have recieved some messages from users having trouble running this package on Vista. Vista's default security settings will not allow users to change files in the \program files path. This is what creates the problems. 1 be patient with the install, it is slow, but will complete even on vista. 2. follow the instructions below to change the permissions on the Reloaders Reference folder
to allow user writes to the files.

1.) Open c:\program files and right click the Reloaders Reference folder.
Note: on x64 systems this will be the Program Files (x86) folder.
2.) Choose properties from the drop down menu.
3.) On the properties tab, choose security.
4.) On the security tab, click the advanced button at the bottom of the tab.
5.) In the advanced tab, click users in the list, then edit.
6.) In the permissions dialog, click the Allow box on the top line (Full Control) then click ok.
7.) When it returns to the Advanced tab, check the replace all existing box at the bottom of the tab and click ok.
8.) Click ok again to return to the security screen.
9.) Click users in the top window and look at the permissions in the bottom portion, full control should now be checked.
10.) Click ok to close the security dialog.

RR should now run without the read-only or linking problems.

You have to do it EXACTLY the way it is posted no shortcuts.

Toby_Hughes
October 13, 2010, 02:44 PM
I have tried everything.

Toby_Hughes
October 13, 2010, 03:03 PM
tried and cant get the welcome screen to close

RVenick
October 13, 2010, 03:17 PM
Check your access security settings.

Toby_Hughes
October 13, 2010, 03:34 PM
tried but still not working had it working for a little while when i first downloaded it last week but now cant get anything to work

Doc Simonson
October 14, 2010, 11:53 AM
Hey all. I am getting a pop-up when I want to start the program that says:

A potential security concern has been identified.

Warning: It is not possible to determine that this content came from a trustworthy source. ...

It then gives the option to proceed or cancel the operation.

I did not see anyone else with this problem. Could sourceforge have been compromised, or is it more likely a setting in my computer?

This program downloaded without a hitch, and I am really looking forward to using it. I don't have MS Access, though I do have the Open Office db. I chose the "I don't have Access" option when installing. Using Vista:banghead: unfortunately.

RVenick
October 14, 2010, 12:54 PM
When I initially installed it I would get "Security Warning Certain Content in this Database has been disabled". there was a options button that gave the option to allow it the content. I went into Access's setting and changed the security settings in is under Access Options/Trust Center/Trust Center Settings/Trusted Locations. You need to add the location to the trusted locations. I know you Open Office but it probably a similar setting.

quietman
January 1, 2011, 07:26 AM
Hey all. I am getting a pop-up when I want to start the program that says:

A potential security concern has been identified.

Warning: It is not possible to determine that this content came from a trustworthy source. ...
if you do not have Access installed and installed the Access runtime with RR, windows security settings consider an mdb file a potential security threat. This is because viruses can be written with this file format. It doesn't mean the program is infected, it simply means there's a potential security risk if you don't know the source of the file.

I get the warning and have had no issue with running the program. My virus scanner would have caught it if it was truly an infected file.

Skunk Pilot
July 13, 2012, 06:28 AM
Is this program still being worked on? I went to his site and saw some posts in the forum, but don't know for sure. Thought someone might know him or heard somewhere else.

Thanks.

bds
July 13, 2012, 08:24 AM
Skunk Pilot, the author is a moderator (wiljen) (http://castboolits.gunloads.com/member.php?u=2377) at Cast Boolits forum and you can also email him - wiljen@users.sourceforge.net

Salmoneye
July 13, 2012, 01:30 PM
I use this as a cross-reference for other published loads...

Has some bugs on my XP system, but the data has been valuable to me...

As with any other reference, cross-check all loads, and work up slowly...

Peter_S
July 13, 2012, 06:29 PM
It would be nice if this could run using OpenOffice as well as MSWord and Access. I can't justify buying MSOffice when an open source version like OpenOffice works just as well for most things.

I'd rather pay for this program than send any more of my hard earned cash to Microsoft...:cuss:

BBDartCA
July 13, 2012, 08:50 PM
Downloaded and installed. Works perfectly. Thanks!

Mac Attack
July 13, 2012, 10:01 PM
Installed without problem on Win7.

Looking through the load data I found it only shows one powder charge. Is this the min, max or recommended?

jim147
July 13, 2012, 10:07 PM
It would be nice if this could run using OpenOffice as well as MSWord and Access. I can't justify buying MSOffice when an open source version like OpenOffice works just as well for most things.

I'd rather pay for this program than send any more of my hard earned cash to Microsoft...



I'm pretty sure I have this running on an XP system with Openoffice. I'll check tomorrow.

jim

1SOW
July 13, 2012, 11:27 PM
Looking through the load data I found it only shows one powder charge. Is this the min, max or recommended?
I don't have the program, but some reloading manuals do the same. That's the "MAX" load. Subtract 10% for your starting load. Be sure to compare this data with other published data for a sanity check.

tightgroup tiger
July 14, 2012, 02:13 AM
I have to appoligize guys, I've been running this for almost a year and 1/2.

I guess I thought you guys probably had it already.

You guys do know that you can add your own loadings into this program and use it for your own records keeping.

These added records will look like what Wilgen has in there so you will need to put a qualifier of some type in you personal info, Like adding your initials or something to the load.

tightgroup tiger
July 14, 2012, 02:23 AM
If anyone is having trouble with Vista when the program starts and the welcome page comes up, look above it, there is a options button in the tool bar above it, click on it and click "enable content".

The welcome page will come up again, just close both welcome pages and the program will work if you followed Wilgens directions on changing the security settings.

Salmoneye
July 14, 2012, 08:06 AM
It would be nice if this could run using OpenOffice as well as MSWord and Access. I can't justify buying MSOffice when an open source version like OpenOffice works just as well for most things.

If you are talking about being able to import your own spreadsheets, you are aware that OO will save in about 30 different formats including MSOffice compatible, right?

kingmt
April 25, 2013, 11:34 AM
Thanks bds. It had been so long I forgot how to fix this but a google search put you at the top of the list.

Miata Mike
April 25, 2013, 01:10 PM
My version of Access must be too old. I have to figure out how to make this work. Maybe on my laptop with Open Office....

kerreckt
April 25, 2013, 02:29 PM
I have used this programs for a couple of years and it is very good. You need to know a little bit about computers or follow directions and common sense to get it working as it should but once you do. You have a very good program with lots of capabilities.

joecil
April 25, 2013, 02:58 PM
I used it and found it a good program minus a few bugs that the author help me fix a couple of. However it missed a few things I need and had stuff I really didn't need so I used a few of the databases and created my own version to handle just my needs with my loads exclusively. I also added some features not found in the original and lost parts I would never use. I still keep a copy of it on my machine however just for reference and occasional use.

SpentCasing
April 26, 2013, 06:38 PM
where can i currently find the manuals, targets, etc. files at?

EDIT: nevermind, figured it out :o

HighExpert
April 27, 2013, 11:26 AM
I have been using it in tandem with Quickload as well as manuals and have found it to be very good. Thanks for a nice piece of work.

calaverasslim
April 27, 2013, 11:48 AM
tried to use and was told I had to have word starter 2010, $99 per year. 3 year old program? nope, thanks

kingmt
April 27, 2013, 02:05 PM
You don't have to have word. I don't.

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