Reloading Data Thread

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by texaswoodworker, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    When ever I want to start working on a new load, I like to look at a few difference sources of data for that load before I begin. There have also been times that I couldn't find the data I was looking for, and had to improvise other data. The idea for this thread is to get as much of that info in one place as possible. So if you've got a source, feel free to post it. :)

    Here's what I've found.

    Accurate Powders

    http://www.accuratepowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/accurate_load_data_3.5.pdf

    Hodgdon/IMR

    http://www.imrpowder.com/PDF/Hodgdon Basic Manual.pdf

    http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/Hodgdon Basic Manual.pdf

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

    Ranier Ballistics

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...=4wFfgHYHX0H5wrVKQZMWqg&bvm=bv.51773540,d.b2I

    Reloading Calculator

    http://www.reloaderhub.com/calculator.cfm
     
  2. Overkill0084

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  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Great thread.. i vote for a sticky!!!!!
     
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  6. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Absolutely. This is another reason I like to look at multiple data sources. If one says that 5 gr is the max, but another says 6 gr is the max, that tells me I better look into it more.
     
  7. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    I second the sticky...

    I need all the help I can get...:eek: ;)
     
  8. texaswoodworker

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    I do too. :D

    I can't afford to go buy a lot of reloading manuals (and afford to keep reloading, shooting, and saving up for new guns :eek:), so this is the next best thing. :D
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i vote for a sticky as well!:D

    very good work guys!:D
     
  10. Txhillbilly

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  11. vincent

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    I'm stuck on the stupid stuff...

    Money for primers, lead... and time...:(

    This thread will help out tons if it'll save me a couple of bucks on books...

    Great topic Tex! :cool:
     
  12. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I just want to say that I use a lot of internet resources and they are a great aid in bullet casting and reloading but nothing will ever take the place of good old fashion reloading manuals. At least for me. Everyone that reloads or is thinking about taking it up owes it to themselves to have some old and new manuals on hand. It can be very interesting comparing the data worked up 50 years or more apart. Its been a while, and I need to start again but searching Ebay or other sites for old manuals can be very rewarding. Plus you get to read some of the writings of people that some of you have probably never heard of such as Warren Page, Jack O'Conner, Pete Brown, Capt. George Nonte, Dean Grennell and many others. I have Speer manuals from #6 from 1964 through #12. That reminds me I need to go find #1 through #5. You would be doing yourself a favor if you added a few to your collection. Just don't you go bidding against me. Oh and I also have every Gun Digest from the 1st edition from 1944 through the 68th edition. Folks that stuff is pure gold.
     

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  13. Txhillbilly

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    Older load data manuals are full of some very interesting things,and have a wealth of knowledge written in them.
    One thing that new loaders need to be aware of with older manuals is that the load data can be way off from today's load data.
    Today's gun powders are different from the same type of older powders in many cases,and that can have a big difference in the case/chamber pressure's.

    Used book stores are a great place to find older load data manuals.
     
  14. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    :p
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    Absolutely. I like going through old manuals and seeing how it was done back then. I'd also like to eventually get a few more manuals to use, but until then these links should suffice. :D
     
  16. vincent

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    Bump...

    *pounding fists on desk* STI-CKY...STI-CKY...STI-CKY...!!!!!!
     
  17. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    I don't know if anyone else has played around with this program but it looks interesting. Its called reloaders reference and if you download the whole shooting match (no pun intended) its 1.6GB. You download the basic program which is just less than 90mb and then if you want the targets and manuals you download them as add ons. I had problems getting it to run on my laptop running Vista. If you google it there are instructions on making it work. I tried but couldnt get it to work but I may try again later. I downloaded it on my desktop running Windows 7 and it didn't work at first but followed the instructions and got it working without much drama. If you download all of it this is what they say is included. I've just started playing with it so I can't say for sure. Oh yeah it free.

    21102 Metallic Cartridge Loads
    13577 Shotshell Loads
    2816 Cast Bullet Loads
    712 Surplus Powder Loads

    Powley Calculator
    Barsness Calculator
    Alloy calculator for casters
    Trajectory Calculator
    Twist Rate Calc

    An inventory system for firearms
    with the ability to store photos

    metallic Cartridge Reloading inventory

    A Complete mold reference including pictures

    Powder profiles, burn rates, Grain/CC conversions
    Powder charges held by common dippers

    Bullet lookup for factory rounds

    Factory round ballistics tables

    Cartridge Case dimensions and water capacities

    720 Firearms manuals

    300+ Printable Targets

    Ability to modify data tables directly and
    add your own data.

    Like all other programs out there, download at your own risk.

    http://reloadersrfrnce.sourceforge.net/

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/reloadersrfrnce/files/Reloaders_ Reference/9.3x74r - Final/