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best book for starting out

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by surfrider115, Dec 4, 2009.

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  1. surfrider115

    surfrider115 Member

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    I've never reloaded before and would like to learn. Can anyone recommend a good book, website, video, etc. for a newbie. I'd like somthing with lots of detailed pics. and explanations. The local shop has a class for $150(i think) does this sound like a good idea/price?
     
  2. Stud

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    I picked up the ABC's of Reloading when I started out. I'd also recommend a reloading manual from Hornady, Lyman, or Speer, etc. THe ABC's book has plenty of pics and a step by step pictorial section. The reloading manuals are pretty detailed textually and you'll need one anyway to load the proper weights of charges unless you get the info over the web. It's not just about reloading cases, these books explain pressure, the anatomy of the case, ballistics, do's and don'ts, just about everything you'll need to understand. I can't really comment on the class price but I would say that having "hands on" experience with an experienced reloader before I got into it would have helped a lot.
     
  3. StretchNM

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    Yes, ABC's of Reloading. Next, at the top 2 of reloading manuals that also serve to teach is Lee's Modern Reloading followed by Lyman's.
     
  4. Gadzooks Mike

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    StretchNM, I doubt most here will agree with you about Lee's. I do, however, and you've got the top three in the same order I would put them in. You're obviously a well educated person!
     
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    Lyman #49
     
  6. surfrider115

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    thanks guys, very helpful
     
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