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Hornady's New Reloading Manual # 9 Edition

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by HOWARD J, Nov 30, 2012.


    HOWARD J Well-Known Member

    Manual has about 140 less pages than # 8---Quite a lot of new data has been added so you know the printing is smaller but the way it is laid out with color makes it easy to read.The only thing I did not like about it was the free shipping took 8 days---I usually get my orders from Midway in 3 days.
    It's not cheap but I think it is worth the money.
  2. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    I have load books by Hornady from 1967, 1980, and 2000.
    I have not found anything useful in them.
    Here is pic of my 1967, with some dedications to a gun writer.

    Hornady interlock round nose bullets... hate them.
    Hornady interlock btsp..... hate them
    Hornady SST...... like them
    Hornady Vmax.....love them
    Hornady XTP.........like them
    Hornady tactical and police ..... hate them.

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  3. Kachok

    Kachok Well-Known Member

    Does the New Hornady manual have modern pressure loads for the 6.5x55 or only old 96 Mauser pressure load data? Modern pressure loads are the reason I have always preferred the Nosler manuals.
    Clark why do you hate interlock bullets? While they are not my favorite most people seem to like them alot.
  4. beatledog7

    beatledog7 Well-Known Member

    Does Edition 9 include .300 AAC Blackout data?
  5. Chimper

    Chimper Member

    300 Blackout/Whisper data? Yes
  6. Clark

    Clark Well-Known Member

    The 6mm 100 gr round nose, the 7mm 174 gr spire point, the 7mm 154 gr round nose interlock bullets all give me terrible groups compared to similar weight other bullets in the same rifles.

    The .257 100 gr interlocks give me 1" 5 shot groups at 100y on average, in a rifle that that is what I would expect. But even though I have 1,000 of the 100 gr interlock bullets lying around, I still use Nosler ballistic tips for hunting with the 257 rifles.
  7. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Well-Known Member

    I made use of the 9th Ed by getting the hardcover 8th Ed for $9.99 down from $28 (I believe) at midway. Wouldn't have bothered but I'm a sucker for deals.
  8. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Well-Known Member

    I got the 9th Hornady a week ago. I like what I see.

    Some new powders and cartridges.

    I like have a library of reloading data.
  9. ssyoumans

    ssyoumans Well-Known Member

    The only "new" data in it that I would be interested in would be their data for 223 50gr, 53gr, 55gr VMax bullets using CFE223. I read they added this powder. Curious if they differ significantly from Hodgdon's data for bullets in those weight bullets. Hodgdon was pretty stout loads with pretty high velocities, even for a 24" barrel.

    With CFE223 being a new powder, always looking for 2nd source data.
  10. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I went back to midway to buy Hornady 8th Edition for only $9.99 and of course I waited too long and they were sold out so I bought the 9th Edition instead! Hey, what can I say, I was in a buying mood... It's a good manual from what I've seen so far.
  11. 7mmb

    7mmb Well-Known Member

    The new data for 300-MP in 357 Magnum looks really promising. I'm going to have to try that out come spring. I wish they had included that powder in Ruger-only 45 Colt. There is also a powder used in 45 Auto that I've never heard of before. They have also dropped data with discontinued powders like H4227. A lot of the data is direct carry over from the 8th Edition though.
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  12. Ken70

    Ken70 Well-Known Member

    Bought the 8th for $10, even though it doesn't have the 6.8 guys hate of choice; 300BLK. Combined with the Lee, Lyman and previous editions; I'm covered.
  13. helotaxi

    helotaxi Well-Known Member

    The 8th was really frustrating because Hornady released it about 2 weeks before they released a bunch of new bullets of different weight and construction from other bullets in the same caliber or that were special purpose bullets for certain cartridges. As such you ended up with a new manual that was very incomplete. The particular bullets that I'm talking about are the 120gn SST for the 6.8SPC and the 140gn Monoflex for the .308 MX. I do wish that #9 included load data for the above SST for the .270 and .270WSM, though.
  14. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I'm guessing that's why they released a new manual in only 2 years with is highly unusual. I'm glad they put out a new manual but I would be a little upset if I had bought their 8th Edition for full price when it was new.
  15. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Well-Known Member

    I'm hearing reports of high velocities with 300-MP but the same reports are claiming poor accuracy. I hope those claim are only lack of finding the sweet spot with that powder and I hope erosion problems don't crop up like with Lil'Gun. I guess only time will tell...

    I saw that powder too so I looked it up on the NET. I never heard of the REX Powder Company before I saw the data in the Hornady book. They seem to have 4 powders and they seem to be primarily shotgun powders but like many shotgun powders they do have handgun applications too. They mention Graf & Sons, Inc. on their site so I don't know if they are part of the company or not. They do tell us on the site: "Produced by NITROKEMIA Hungary"

    They don't have much of a site and they only list data instead of also explaining the applications of their powders but I guess that's because they are fairly new from what I can tell. Take a look HERE.
  16. DoubleMag

    DoubleMag Well-Known Member

    Just FYI to others Grafs still has it for $9.99 +S&H:)
  17. helotaxi

    helotaxi Well-Known Member

    I did and thus I was.

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