Reloading Manual Suggestions

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Mark_Mark, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. NMexJim

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    Phlogiston??? Are you kidding me, ya’ll?? Alchemy??
     
  2. Mark_Mark

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    who? and what? everyone got a phd here
     
  3. NMexJim

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    Ask Archie .....
     
  4. schwob2

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    Also a good reloading manual: https://www.xxl-reloading.com/ . I find it particularly helpful to compare performance of different powders for specific cartridge / bullet combinations ...
     
  5. BBarn

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    Don't know that there is such a thing as a best manual on the planet. But the best manuals, as far as safe data are concerned, are those developed using pressure tests. That includes Nosler, Hornady, Speer, and Lyman, along with data supplied by the powder manufacturers/blenders/marketers.
     
  6. Thomasss

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    I was always told to verify every loading recipe by three (3) sources. I think it time for you to get some new manuals. My favorites are Hornady #11 and Lyman's 50 Anniversary. I hear Lee and Sierra are now in the process of coming out with new manuals too, I'm not too keen on Alliant and Hodgdon's on-line info. They use to answer all questions faithfully. Now they side-step many questions or not answer them at all. Alliant also has a "nice" trick of only offering recipes of their newest powders, unless one goes to the main web page and clicks on an older type powder.
     
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  7. George P

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    And yet both Alliant and Hodgdon are more up to date than anything printed in a book.
     
  8. Herman B

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    Loadbooks USA is a reliable aggregator.
     
  9. kmw1954

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    Have 3 old ones and a newer Hornady I bought because I started using a lot of Hornady bullets when I started loading 223 otherwise I download Western Powders.
     
  10. frogfurr

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    The best reloading manual on the planet would be the one published by the maker of your bullets. I have a manual for each brand of bullet that I use if the bullet maker publishes one.
     
  11. SingleActionAndrew

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    What's the consensus on loaddata.com? I have a subscription but it hasn't been as useful as I expected, but that could just be my powders being mostly from VV. I expected that site to be mentioned more here.
     
  12. snowman357

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    I consider lyman to be the best, maybe get a new lyman. If you shoot a lot of a certain brand bullet go with that brand manual.
     
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