ABC's of Reloading?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by PSYCHOFREAK3, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. PSYCHOFREAK3

    PSYCHOFREAK3 New Member

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    Quick question, I have head everywhere that for beginners to start reloading should read the ABC's of Reloading first, my question is which one? There is a link in one of the sticky's for the 6th edition I think it is up to the 9th edition now. Are they all the same with the newer ones just more updated or do they contain different information?
     
  2. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    The one I have is the 8th edition. Im sure you cant go wrong with any of the editions.. Im sure the newer ones just have references to newer products and accessorys.
     

  3. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    I believe i own the 7th edition. I would try searching on amazon and see what you can find. I am sure any of the fairly recent editions with do just fine. The main reason it is recommended is to help familiarize yourself with the processes involved during reloading. The most important part is to educate yourself. The book itself is very helpful. Also check out the links stickied above. There are some instructional videos that are very beneficial as well. :D
     
  4. PSYCHOFREAK3

    PSYCHOFREAK3 New Member

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    I've probably watched about 6 hours of reloading videos (yeah that bored at work) over the past month or so. The reloading kit finally came in, plan on building the bench this weekend, the only other step is to read. I will head to the local bookstore (rather spend money with them than Amazon if I can help it) to see if they have it or can order it. Just didn't know if one had more info than the other. Thanks for the responses and I'm patiently waiting to start rolling my own.
     
  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Go with the most recent edition you can find. Some of the older ones seem pretty dated.
     
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Lee's recipes for some rounds are really pathetic. 8x57 is one. Using IMR4320 there data is almost 10gr less. I have older books that list 52gr., Ive loaded to 49.5gr, but find 47.5gr works best for 175gr Sierra hunters. Barne has no recipe for the TSX 180gr .323, so I called them. After about 10 minutes the tech told me my current load of 47.5 should be great, he was not far off. Hodgdon/IMR Have it listed now, at 46.3gr., still the pressure is lower. So if you bring the load/pressure up to the rifles standards you are talking close to 2800fps. Lee max is something stupid like 2300fps.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    this is a great book for begginers and veteran reloaders. i have the 7th edition and is an excellent book. try Midway or MidSouth Shooters Supply, i think they might carry this book.
     
  8. 1982flh80

    1982flh80 New Member

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    ABC's

    The steps of reloading are pretty much the same they always have been. I have loading manuals and data from 1965 and 1973 respectively. Been using this and load data from the days when my ole man was involved in loading his own. His specs for the .270 winchester worked well in my brothers remington pump rifle. And this load info was dated 10/21/62. No sign of overpressure. Accuracy @ 100yds was 3/4 inch 4 shot group 1 inch high point of aim.
     

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  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    1982flh80, i am going to have disagree just a little here. load data can change over the years as new powders are made and even older powders chemical composition can change. yes the basics for reloading are pretty much the same as was years ago. but a new reloader needs to learn the basics first and to use the most current load data there is. experimenting and using outdated load data without knowing all the variables involved could lead to damaging results to the shooter and firearm. experimentation with reloading is best left to people who study ballistics, chamber pressures, powder burn rates and other factors. my advice, get the most current load data books and follow the procedures to the letter!