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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Parks2055, Apr 27, 2012.

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  1. Parks2055

    Parks2055 Member

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    Has anyone spent the 30 bucks to use this site?
    Is it worth the money? good - accurate information?
     
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    YES...I have an old laptop on my reloading bench and with WiFi I use this site all the time. Extremely easy to use and no need to research a number of books. Much faster. Highly recommend the $30.......
     
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    I paid for it. It has come in pretty handy. I have an old laptop on my bench an use it quite often. I figure between 5 manuals and loaddata.com it's gets to have handy.
     
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    I've subscribed for a number of years. It has all the load data from all the manuals, plus the data from the past issues of Handloader Magazine. It's handy to have it all in one place and easy to print out the loads you want.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  6. Nomad

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    Loaddata.com has very accuate information and if I'm not mistaken it mostly comes from information gleened from Handloader magazine. At least they own loaddata.com. I no longer have a subscription but for many years I did have one and used it often.
     
  7. j. rap.

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    i have used it for almost a year now and think its awesome. it has good data for hard to find cartridges. like the .577-450 mh
     
  8. steve4102

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    I am a subscriber to LoadData.com and for a few years it was great. I have all of my manuals in the man cave, when I needed data from one or more of these manuals while in my office I would just log on the LoadData and get all the data I needed and then some without retrieving my manuals from the cave.

    Sadly that is no longer the case. LD no longer has data from many of the bullet manufacturers. Hornady, Sierra and I believe Nosler have pulled their data from LoadData.com. Apparently these bullet manufactures and maybe a few others could not come to a financial agreement with LD, so their data is no longer available through LD.

    I still use it, but when my subscription expires, I doubt I will renew.
     
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    I'm glad I read this thread, steve4102. I was about to shell out the money for a subscription, but with those defections it wouldn't be worth it to me.
     
  10. Flatbush Harry

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    I have found it worthwhile in the past but, per Steve's comments, it may not be in the future.

    FH
     
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    I have manuals both old and new from at least 12 sources starting from the late 40's. Also there are several free sites on the net that have good APPROXIMATE info. Like Handloads.com and Steves Pages.com. I was thinking of subscribing myself for a few years but have never seen the need yet. FWIW I think buying Quickload would be more useful to me at this point. Especially useful for those seasoned reloaders that are thinking outside the box oftentimes.
     
  12. ReloaderFred

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    I just visited Loaddata.com again, and the few calibers I looked at all showed data from all of the major manual producers, just as they have for years. There was data from Speer, Alliant, Hodgdon, Lyman, Nosler, Sierra, Winchester, etc., plus all the data from the back issues of Handloader Magazine.

    As far as I could ascertain, there have been no deletions of data from any of the major contributors.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
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    "As far as I could ascertain, there have been no deletions of data from any of the major contributors.



    Can anyone update this thread ? Does the above statement still hold true from you guys who have been long term users ? Thinking about subscribing........
    I'm thinking it would still be worth it even w/o recent entries from speer, hornady, etc etc. I still have fairly new editions of their manuals anyway.
     
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    I still use it. I like it personally. It's just another resource to pull from all in one spot.
     
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    I've subscribed to LoadData.com for several years now. It is an indispensable resource. Anybody can look at every thing they have posted, without subscribing. You just need a subscription to see the powder charge. I have some data for the 8x57 pulled up and I see Speer, Barnes, Swift, Nosler as well as all the powder manufacturers and every Handloader article written on it.
     
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    Contrary to my post from April, I decided to join LoadData a month or so ago. The bullet manufacturers mentioned are all still on the site.

    I pulled up .223 for example, and Nosler, Speer, Berger, Sierra, Hornady, and Barnes are all well represented.

    It's still a good resource, have no fear. They have loads with the newer powders, such as CFE-223 from Hodgdon, on the site. Every time I log on, they tell me how many new loads were added since my last log on.

    Today when I logged on after a week or so, there were almost 700 new loads.
     
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    Sorry, this is incorrect. Hornady and Sierra are Not listed in LD for the 223.
     
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    No sir you are incorrect. If you go under Alliant rifle data, they are all there.
     
  19. Nanook

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    Actually, Steve, while I was typing that message, I had the LD site open right next to me. And those bullets were in there as I typed the message last night.

    Perhaps you missed them? The site is kind of large, and it's easy to do.
     
  20. steve4102

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    If You go to Alliant data You get Alliant data. You do not get data from Hornady or Sierra. You get very old Alliant data using a variety of bullets including Hornady and Sierra bullets, but it is not Hornady or Sierra data, it is Alliant Data.
    Check it against your Sierra and Hornady Manuals.

    I have been a member of LD.com for a long time. They had data from every manual you can think of. They also gave credit to the manual as it was listed. Sierra, Hornady, Nosler, Speer, Lyman, etc. data was listed my manual #. For example Hornady #7, Sierra #5, Lyman 48 or 49. They still list data this way, but The Sierra and Hornady manual notations are now gone.

    When the bullet manufacturers data started to disappear I contacted LD to inquire why. I was told that some of the major bullet manufacturers could not come to a financial agreement with LD and their manual data would be pulled.

    Here is the email address so you can get it right from the horses mouth.

    support@LoadData.com

    If that don't work try this one.

    contact@LoadData.com
     
  21. steve4102

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    I just received this from Load Data.

    Steve,



    Both Hornady and Sierra would not allow us to put their data from their manual on the site. They feel it will diminish sales to their manual. I told them what about increased sales for their bullets but they still said no.



    With that said we are putting the data back online by shooting and testing it ourselves. Of course that takes a lot of work and time so please be patient. Currently we are working on Hornady and if you do the search I listed below, you can see how much data we added thus far. Brian Pearce has been shooting and testing the data and it is really good. Once we are done with Hornady, we will start with Sierra.



    In the caliber search box type exactly: Hornady bullets

    Then click the find load data button.



    This will bring up all the tables we have added by testing the data ourselves. This has been costly but cheaper than what they wanted and the data is now ours.



    Also we have data for both Hornady and Sierra from other sources. So we have the data. If we do not have something you are looking for, email me and we will be glad to get you the information.



    Thanks,

    Don

    LoadData.com
     
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