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Old 08-02-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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Default Reloading manuals - what do you recommend?

Well, I have all my equipment ordered so I can start rolling my own. Now I know I need at least two manuals to start with.

All you reloaders out there, tell me the two you would pick or have already picked. I appreciate it.

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Old 08-02-2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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The 2 books I use are:

Sierra Rifle and Handgun reloading data
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Speer Reloading Manual.

good topic, interested to see what the others use!

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I got Sierra and Hornady manuals

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Well, I have all my equipment ordered so I can start rolling my own. Now I know I need at least two manuals to start with.

All you reloaders out there, tell me the two you would pick or have already picked. I appreciate it.


Alright Lon out with it.. what did you order? Dillon?
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RCBS, but now you got me thinkin' I should have gone Dillon?

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I like the Lyman book. It tends to have more variety of bullets and cast loads. The bullet manufacturers show loads for THEIR bullets, the powder manufacturers show loads for THEIR powders. Lyman does not have a dog in either hunt.

I like to supplement Lyman's book with the online resources from various sources (Winchester, Hodgdon, Alliant, IMR, etc)

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I like the fact that Lyman is more or less objective about the whole deal, Robo.

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I've used Nosler, Hornady, and Hodgdon. Bought a Lyman manual a few months ago and it is now my favorite.
and there is LOTS of free info available online

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Lets see I have
2 Sierra manuals
Lyman
Hornady
Long Range Loading
Speer
Load map 30-06
load map 308
load map 45acp

I don't like the load maps as they are CHEAP reproduction of load data you can find on the web for free. My go to is my Sierra then my Hornady. Also get yourself the ABC's of Reloading. Great book and it will cut down on your phone bill.....

Lon lean on the RCBS set up and then add a dillon in a few years to it. Hey don't forget Hornady as well their LNL AP will get you 1000 free bullets when you buy it.

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In Print-
Hodgdon
Hornady
Lee
Nosler
Sierra

On the net-

Load Data | Barnes Bullets

Alliant Powder - Reloader's Guide

http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

I mainly use these for a reference if I can't find what I need elsewhere.
I rarely trust a persons load data on the net,but if you can't get what you are trying to find from either a powder or bullet mfg,sometimes you can find a starting point on these sites.

Steve's Reloading Data Pages

Reloader's Nest - a reloaders resource

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