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Speer #14 and Rainier

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by altitude_19, May 18, 2010.

  1. altitude_19

    altitude_19 Well-Known Member

    Simple question: Does the Speer #14 reloading manual have load data for Rainier bullets? Namely 45 ACP and 38 SPC loads. Thanks in advance!
  2. chevy_dmax

    chevy_dmax Well-Known Member

    Simple answer: No.

    Speer lists their tmj, which is a copper plated bullet, but I’m not telling you that is a direct substitute. It does have data for lead bullets, which is a fine place to start.

  3. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

  4. Ol` Joe

    Ol` Joe Well-Known Member

    Speer has data for Speer bullets only. Their lead bullets are soft swagged not hard cast.
    That said, the starting loads for like bullets can be used with others as long as one realizes their not going to behave the same. The max may or may not be as high a charge with your component and pistol, and velocities likely won`t follow as close as they would with the same components the book used.
  5. altitude_19

    altitude_19 Well-Known Member

    Drat! I've come into about 1000 Rainier plated bullets that I had intended to load up. Who produces a manual that includes data for Rainier bullets? Does Rainier crank out their own manuals by chance?
  6. DIV03

    DIV03 Well-Known Member

    I have attached Rainer's old loading book.

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