January 20, 2013, 03:34 PM
The Hodgdon web site has lots of loads. The data is yours for the asking. I just printed out loads for my rifles. I am impressed on how many loads they had on the charts for each caliber. Lots of powders covered. Hodgdon, IMR, Winchester
Hot Link (http://www.hodgdon.com/basic-manual-inquiry.html)
January 21, 2013, 09:30 AM
Yup.... the Hodgdon site is a great resource. I usually reference it and print out all the load data for the particular cartridges I'm loading, whenever using H or W powders.
I'm still looking to get the Hornady and Sierra manuals some day, as having info. for the exact bullet you use is very helpful.
Too bad the bullet manufacturer's don't take the same approach to disseminating their load data for free, like the powder manufacturers do.
January 21, 2013, 10:16 AM
I've been using their site pretty much since they put it up. It is a great resource especially since I use mostly Hodgdon/ IMR/ Winchester powders.
January 21, 2013, 10:20 AM
Unlike other powder manufacturers' websites that only list max charges, Hodgdon online Reloading Data Center lists start and max charges. Using the "PRINT" button on the webpage, I print out the load data by caliber and keep the binder by my reloading bench for quick reference.
Hodgdon also recently added much anticipated load data for Berry's plated bullets in 40S&W 155/165/180 gr under BERB FP.
This may not matter to some, but for a company to post this on their homepage says a lot about them - http://www.hodgdon.com/
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January 21, 2013, 10:21 AM
The other day I found "Pet Loads" by Ken Waters. If you are into reloading it looks as if this book might have some very interesting reading. Almost 1200 pages with some good write ups on many calibers.
January 21, 2013, 10:39 AM
Pet Loads by Ken Waters isn't just a book, it's the bible of reloading!
January 21, 2013, 10:49 AM
Also check out Reloaders' Reference (http://reloadersrfrnce.sourceforge.net/) - A free reference project for reloading that includes searchable data base.
Download link - http://sourceforge.net/projects/reloadersrfrnce/?source=dlp
Support page - http://sourceforge.net/projects/reloadersrfrnce/forums/forum/712267
THR thread - http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=515725
Load Data Lookups:
- Load Data Lookups - data bank containing 21000+ loads
- Cast Bullet Lookups - listings specific to a mold by the manufacturer's mold #.
- Surplus Powder Lookups - listings are for surplus or non-canister grade powders.
Powder and Primer Lookups - provides a look at the ten powders that most closely surround the powder chosen on the burn rate spectrum
Alloy Calculator - computes percentages of Lead, Tin, and Antimony in the final alloy and the cost of production and cost per bullet
Powley Calculator - computes an estimated starting charge
Barsness Calculator - calculates theoretical maximum velocity of a cartridge
Trajectory Calculator - using G1 drag functions, calculates maximum point blank range with a user specified maximum rise for most popular commercial bullets