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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Hondo 60, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Hondo 60
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    Did they lose $$ on the printed book?

    They have 2 new pdfs on their site (or atleast new to me).

    1 is a complete version 7.0 of the reloading guide.
    The other is just new data - or data that was different enough to publish separately.

    http://www.accuratepowder.com/load-data/
     
  2. Walkalong

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    Dunno, but having the online PDFs is great for reloaders.
     
  3. kmw1954

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    I can't answer that either but can tell you I have the latest one printed. Still use the online version also. I think it's great! I haven't seen anyone with as much plated data as Western
     
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  5. JimKirk

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    I just print off the pdf and put in a notebook .... I can add any updates they make ...
     
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  6. ATLDave

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    They've had a very large .pdf of load data available for free on their site for a long time. I actually much prefer it to the Hogdgon database that others rave about, in part because you can download it and save it locally (or print it) in its entirety.

    I bought their big, new printed manual a few months ago. It's a decent reloading manual, with interesting front matter that is not wholly duplicative of other manuals. For example, there's more discussion on case capacity and ignition variation of small charges in big cases than in other manuals that I'm familiar with (not that I've seen them all). Even with the small additional .pdf, there are still some loads and cartridges that are only in the printed manual (weird stuff like the 6.5-06).
     
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  8. Hooda Thunkit

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    Look on page 109 of the PDF - black powder loads for many cartridges.

    Including 38Spl, 357 Mag, 44mag, .30/30, etc.

    Looks like fun.
     
  9. Jack B.

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    I bought the book. I like getting my hands on things. Book has some good info on powder position in the case. Don't know if it's online. My book never goes down.
     
  10. 460Shooter

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    I bought the book. I prefer printed manuals rather than electricity sucking technology in my loading room.

    Seems a good data source and I use Accurate powders a lot.
     
  11. dh1633pm

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    I converted the PDF to excel. I am now cooking with gas. Sort-able and more searchable.
     
  12. sequins

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    I bought the book in case the lights go out and I still want to load. It's a good book. I just like supporting people who do the work I need done (plated & lead data) too.
     
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  13. kmw1954

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    More thoughts.
    I downloaded and printed the pdf. yet still visit the website frequently. I use this one the most and have mostly Western powders, then is Hodgdon and their powders, I absolutely hate Alliant's web format and therefore do not use their powders.
     
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