digital copy of reloading books


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Mike 27
November 20, 2012, 08:37 PM
I have been looking around and trying to find a digital copy of reloading manuals. Seems so much easier to keep them on a digital device (iPad in my case). Anyone find or use anything like this?

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JLDickmon
November 20, 2012, 09:01 PM
so much of it is copyrighted information, I'd think your only source would be Lyman or Hodgdon, Alliant, Sierra and Nosler.

splattergun
November 20, 2012, 09:48 PM
Older versions of ABCs of Reloading are available free to downoload as PDF from various sources. My copy is the '94 version. ABCs is also available at Amazon in Kindle section, as are several others. However, I've not seen the 'major' reloading manuals from bullet or powder producers in Kindle... yet.

Mike 27
November 20, 2012, 10:06 PM
I pulled down the alliant PDF version. I am not the most technology savy guy out there but the wife bought me an IPad and it really handy for keeping the books on. Would be nice if Lyman and Hornady would put the books out on there.

italian biker
November 20, 2012, 10:30 PM
I'd pay for a digital download of them throw them on the laptop, then have the pages open that I need on the laptop.

briang7511
November 20, 2012, 10:45 PM
technology is great but i think everyone has learned from the music sharing. you can find alot of data on all powder manufacturers web site. i dont quite understand why bullet manufacturers charge for load data books but powder companys give it a way for free.

1SOW
November 21, 2012, 01:39 AM
i dont quite understand why bullet manufacturers charge for load data books but powder companys give it a way for free.

There are no "reloading instructions" from downloaded powder manufacturer data. Data is limited to that powder and 'some' bullets. There is no "why" information, just raw data.
It's fine for experienced reloaders for comparison with other data and experience.

Mike 27
November 21, 2012, 03:26 AM
Not looking for free stuff, I just have a stack of paper books. I looked at Kindle, nook and the itunes books to see if any of the major published books were available, and no luck. Figured if anyone would have had any luck with this it would be here. Thanks for the responses.

Mike

upstech76
November 21, 2012, 08:42 AM
I have been thinking about scanning my Lyman manual for my own personal use just havent done it yet. I did find out that Office Depot & Office Max has a cutter that will cut the spine off the book cleanly, and I have access to a large scanner/copier/printer that will scan both sides of the page and can do the whole book in maybe a minute. Being copywrited data I can't share it but its perfectly legal to do for personal use.

mgmorden
November 21, 2012, 10:10 AM
Realistically the gun industry as a whole often lags behind the rest of a world a bit in technology. I'd wager than in another 3-5 years there will be at least a few reloading manuals available on the Kindle store or other e-book service. To me it just makes a lot more sense to have a digitally searchable database of text.

Unfortunately too that aspect (text searching) will also not carry over if you decide to scan yourself, unless you use some sort of OCR software (which I'd be leery of using with reloading data - the first time the software interprets a 1 as a 7 you might be in for some trouble . . .).

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