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Reloading books / Data

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JimJD, Mar 17, 2009.

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  1. JimJD

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    So far I own a copy of "The ABC's of Reloading" by Bill Chevalier and "Modern Reloading" (2nd ed.) by Richard Lee. Besides bookstores, both brick and mortar and online, where do you get your "official load data" and other information?
    Thanks! :)

    Oh, and I got to order more reloading equipment. I'm almost ready, just want to re-read what I have, and get a table to work with. Hopefully I can construct that portable/folding bench I have listed in another thread.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    Get the Lyman #49 manual!

    After that, probably the Hodgdon 2009 "magazine" manual off a news-stand.

    I also use the Speer & Hornady manuals a lot.

    The Lee is just a reprint of stuff available on-line from all the powder manufactures at the time it was printed. It is often lacking in detail, such as what exact bullet they are talking about, etc.

    rc
     
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  3. kestak

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    Greetings,

    Ditto rcmodel. He got it all right for you.

    Another thing: If you can get a mentor to help you starting, it will make the things a lot easier and safer. Visit your local gun club and try to find an old timer that canhelp you. :)

    Thank you
     
  4. X-Rap

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    A lot of info is available on the net but I still like to have plenty of reference on my bench.
    Keep an eye out for auctions and garage sales, I hit one a while back that had the guns selling way to high but good gun ref. books were selling for near nothing. Got 2 boxes full, some are duplicates of mine but I give them to my kids.
     
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    Accurate powders

    I also like the Hornady 7th Edition. Good load info and neat summaries and history of each caliber they feature.
     
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    At your local gun stores that sell powder, they usually give away little booklets from the powder companies that are VERY helpful.
     
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    JimJD? What ammo, firearms are you gonna load for?

    For all around load data "and data only" I personally like the Hornady. Hornady has a lot of combination of bullets for each caliber than any of my other manuals. Also has data sources for service rifles. M1 grand, 308s, 223s, ect. decent hand gun data also. I will not suggest this manual for the educational recources.

    For cast bullets Lyman is hands down.

    I think Speer is arguably a better "all around" manual for both data and education. A fair amount of bullets per caliber, hand gun data it good too.
     
  9. JimJD

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    Awesome! Thanks for the help and information everyone!
     
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    If you can't find the free booklets at the gunstore you can call the powder company and they will mail you booklet.
     
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    Quickload is invaluable as well.
     
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