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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by TCHanson, Jan 7, 2006.

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  1. TCHanson

    TCHanson Member

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    For someone just starting our reloading - any advise on a first book to read or best way to learn the ins and outs of reloading? I inherited a Dillon 550 and a bunch of parts and accessories.

    Thanks
     
  2. Unisaw

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    I'm partial to the Speer reloading manual #13.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    Dillon will furnish you an instruction book for free and sell you a video cheap on the operation of their press. Their web site is at
    http://dillonprecision.com/default.cfm?
    but best to call them on the phone and describe your situation.

    In addition, you need a general reloading manual to fully describe the individual steps and to furnish actual load data for your calibres. Dillon has those, too. The Lyman Handbook, 48th edition, is good.
     
  4. TCHanson

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    Thanks Jim and Unisaw (must be a cabinet maker).
     
  5. donkee

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    Pickup the ABCs of reloading. There's a bunch of good info in it that will help you out......
     
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    Here is another strong vote for Speer #13.
     
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    ABCs of reloading.
    I have the 6th edition with Dean Grinnell.
    I believe it's out of print now, but it's written so well you can't put it down.
     
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    Lyman manuals are always a good idea too.
     
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    I second the Lyman Manuals...Sierra's not bad either...

    NAW...Unisaw is probably a Logger....O K Unisaw..What do you do to support your gun habit???:D
     
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    Third for the Lymans'. Quantrill
     
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    Lee's new manual is good, but I like speer's for all the cartridge history! JDGray
     
  12. BigJakeJ1s

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    Dillon also has the manuals for their presses online in pdf format.

    Hornady does too.

    Andy
     
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