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Lyman's 48th vs. 49th

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by docrice, Oct 19, 2009.

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  1. docrice

    docrice Member

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    I have the older 48th edition. Does the newer edition contain important updates or can I stick with what I currently have? At the moment, I only deal with .45 ACP and 200 LSWC.
     
  2. The Bushmaster

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    Lyman's 48th edition is just fine. The only thing that is different with the 49th is the addition of new powders and calibers...
     
  3. MMCSRET

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    There are always differences, I have Lyman/Ideal manuals from #35 up to and including #49. Very one of them is vital, amazing, the differences and worth every minute reading. Its just like the christmas catalogs every year when you were a kid, lots the same with some new and different and a joy to behold every time a new one arrived.
     
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    I agree with Bushmaster, I still open the 48th more often than the 49th and I have both of them.

    On another note, I don't know why but the 46th edition is still a very sentimental book to me.

    LGB
     
  5. The Bushmaster

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    The 46th edition is the one I started with over 20 years ago. It's the one I learned how to reload from. Besides my local gunsmith, who I drove nuts with questions...
     
  6. ArchAngelCD

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    If you only load for the .45 Auto and you are happy with the powder you are using there's no reason to buy the newer manual. Although, the new manual is a very good one and you wouldn't be wasting you money if you bought it. I was lucky enough to catch a sale a while back and bought the hard cover book for the price of the soft cover book.
     
  7. MikeS.

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    I really like the Lyman 48th, I turn to it 1st when loading non jacketed rounds. i.e. cast lead.
     
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