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ms6852
December 4, 2013, 03:00 PM
I have the Lyman,Hornady, and speer reloading manuals latest and the ABC book of reloading. Am I missing any other manuals? At the moment I will I have hornady, barnes, and speer bullets .224 for reloading.

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DeadFlies
December 4, 2013, 03:27 PM
Modern Reloading, 2nd edition.

I've read a few others, including all the ones on your list and I find this one to be the best. Unless you just cannot stand Richard Lee and all of his affordable, quality products. :evil:

cfullgraf
December 4, 2013, 03:34 PM
I have the Lyman,Hornady, and speer reloading manuals latest and the ABC book of reloading. Am I missing any other manuals? At the moment I will I have hornady, barnes, and speer bullets .224 for reloading.

That is a good start. Hodgdon, Alliant and Western Powders have their data for their powders posted on the internet.

MtnCreek
December 4, 2013, 03:36 PM
Do any of your manuals list data for Barnes bullets? I assume these are solid copper bullets.

mgmorden
December 4, 2013, 04:33 PM
I have those plus the Lee manual (which has some good bulk data in it). I bounce between all of them a bit, probably using the Speer and Lyman manuals most. Between those and the powder maker's data on the web I feel pretty well covered.

royesses
December 4, 2013, 11:09 PM
I have the Lee, Lyman, Hornady and Sierra(infinity suite 6 + 5th reloading in print) manuals.
All have great information. One can never have too many loading manuals.

119er
December 5, 2013, 12:40 AM
If I were you, the Sierra book would be next on my list. If you shoot or plan to shoot Sierra bullets, that is. The new Nosler book is pretty nice too but Sierra is a class act.

Sort of related; if you like the subject and want more information in general check out:

4th Edition Ammo Encyclopedia Michael Bussard - Lots of info on dang near every cartridge ever made. A little on history and manufacturing info too.
Understanding Firearm Ballistics Robert A. Rinker - Great reference, has math but is pretty easily understood in casual reading
Hatcher's Notebook Julian S. Hatcher - Outdated but really neat read. Insiders perspective from the old days.

ArchAngelCD
December 5, 2013, 12:52 AM
I have the Lyman,Hornady, and speer reloading manuals latest and the ABC book of reloading. Am I missing any other manuals? At the moment I will I have hornady, barnes, and speer bullets .224 for reloading.
You seem to have a good cross section of manuals. I'll add, if you are going to shoot a lot of cast bullets you might want to buy the Lyman 4th Edition Cast Handbook. It's not a reprint of the data in Lyman 49 and adds data for bullets made by molds other than those manufactured by Lyman.

Also, if you find yourself shooting one companies bullets over all others it would probably be a good idea to buy their manual. (some bullet manufactures have their data online now too)

James2
December 5, 2013, 01:01 AM
Barnes and Berger have a manual. Maybe others.

I think you have the three best. You don't need them all.

blarby
December 5, 2013, 03:17 AM
The new hornady manual is good- as it lists many of the bullets you are likely to find on the shelves of any even poorly stocked reloading section.

I will add that the lyman shotshell manuals, and the BPI shotshell loading manuals are very informative- and contain enough recipes to cover almost anything you may need outside of crazy experimental stuff like what I'm into.

HexHead
December 5, 2013, 07:24 AM
If I were you, the Sierra book would be next on my list. If you shoot or plan to shoot Sierra bullets, that is. The new Nosler book is pretty nice too but Sierra is a class act.



Nosler now has all their reloading data on their website.

119er
December 5, 2013, 08:45 AM
Nosler now has all their reloading data on their website.

That's great. Glad I bought the book, even more clutter!

ms6852
December 5, 2013, 11:49 PM
I do have the Sierra manual, I mistakenly wrote speer.

ngnrd
December 6, 2013, 12:28 AM
Nosler now has all their reloading data on their website.
There's more in the manual than just recipes. The book is still worth buying.

MikeS.
December 6, 2013, 05:37 AM
"You seem to have a good cross section of manuals. I'll add, if you are going to shoot a lot of cast bullets you might want to buy the Lyman 4th Edition Cast Handbook."

This is my newest manual and I really like it. I load a fair amount of cast bullets and this has a lot of info.

ms6852
December 6, 2013, 07:31 PM
I do want to load cast on my revolvers, 357 mag, may my 1911's, but do not know if they perform well with cast bulllets.

jmr40
December 6, 2013, 07:54 PM
Lots of data online.

http://hodgdon.com/
http://www.alliantpowder.com/
http://www.barnesbullets.com/information/load-data/
http://www.ramshot.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/WP_LoadSpec_7-2-13.pdf
http://www.nosler.com/load-data

rb288
December 14, 2013, 11:11 AM
If I were you, the Sierra book would be next on my list. If you shoot or plan to shoot Sierra bullets, that is. The new Nosler book is pretty nice too but Sierra is a class act.

Sort of related; if you like the subject and want more information in general check out:

4th Edition Ammo Encyclopedia Michael Bussard - Lots of info on dang near every cartridge ever made. A little on history and manufacturing info too.
Understanding Firearm Ballistics Robert A. Rinker - Great reference, has math but is pretty easily understood in casual reading
Hatcher's Notebook Julian S. Hatcher - Outdated but really neat read. Insiders perspective from the old days.




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hdbiker
December 14, 2013, 02:28 PM
I've been shooting my own cast bullets since 1976 after getting my Ruger .357 Black Hawk, mostly wheel weights. I now cast for .44 mag and .45 acp also.You have to be mind full of load velocity, alloy and bullet barrel fit.My cast bullets are as accurate as any I've tried. It's a great hobby, go for it and have fun, and take precautions handleing and smelting lead. hdbiker

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