Which is the most accuarte reloading manual?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by madodge68, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. madodge68

    madodge68 New Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I am new to reloading and I was told by whom I conceder a master at this to get two to three separate books and compare what they say in regards to weight, size and powder as well which to use.
    I have a special problem because as I am finding out a lot of companies as well as magazines, and manuals don't have any information on Desert Eagles, especially the AE50 cal.
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Latest manual (Lyman, RCBS, Sierra, or any of the powder manuf's) will have what you need. I don't think any one is "better" or "more accurate" than the others. You need to work up a load that works for you in your gun.
     

  3. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    My manuals include the following.
    1. Sierra 4th Edition
    2. Sierra 5th Edition
    3. Hornady 7th Edition
    4. Hodgdon yearly manual
    5. Percision Loading
    6. Lyman 49th edition
    7. MidwayUSA Load map 45acp
    8. Loadbooks USA 45acp

    The one I like the best is the Sierra 5th edition. I like this book because it has the most extensive line up of cartridges and it gives you a most accurat load and a hunting load for each bullet (Unless they are MatchKings). My number 2 book would have to be the Hornady manual.

    Each manual is going to have different load data for the same bullet and cartridge listed. So you will have to deal with that. Now all manufactures are working with the same lot of powder nor the smae equipment. SAMMI sets the guide lines and they build their equipment to meet them.
     
  4. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    My 2001 Accurate Powder manual shows two loadings for the Desert Eagle 50AE but both are for one bullet type the SPR 325 U-C

    OAL= 1.575"
    Accurate No.9 23.8 Grains = Vel.1247fps
    Accurate 1680 37.9 Grains = Vel.1305 fps
     
  5. marysdad

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    Your friend gives good advice. Review data from several sources before settling on which data to use. Load data varies a lot, mostly from variables like some using short test barrels and some using longer ones (e.g., testing 6.5 Swede loads in a M94 w/ 17-inch barrel vs. a M96 w/ 29-inch barrel). I have most all of the manuals, but use the Speer and Lyman manuals most often. I also use the Sierra and Hornady manuals, but less often.

    The Lee manual sucks, as far as the load data is concerned (waaay conservative compared to all others), but has tons of valuable formulas and other how-to info. One book nobody else will mention is called Modern Handloading by Geroge Nonte. Not a traditional load data book, but has good how-to information not found in any of the traditional manuals (like how to safely develop loads when you have no data). It's been long out of print, but can be had inexpensively from the Amazon used books section.
     
  6. madodge68

    madodge68 New Member

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    Thank you all for the information. I will search for a couple and like you guys said go from there and load a few and test them, add or subtract as needed.
    Thanks again
     
  7. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I pick two manuals and load between the lowest low and highest high. Then I watch to see if their are signs of pressure. I normaly load right in the middle of the two.
     
  8. tuck2

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    The Hodgdon's 2008 Annual Manual RELOADING on page177 list two powders for the 325 Gr bullet used in a 50 Action Express round. Over the years I have gotten all of the major reloading manuals but for $ 7.99 the Hodgdon's is a good buy.
     
  9. madodge68

    madodge68 New Member

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    Where did you get the manuals?
     
  10. G21.45

    G21.45 New Member

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    :) I've got: Speer, Sierra, and Hornady sitting on the shelf across the room. Usually, I begin with the Speer manual which is an excellent, easy to read, and informative text. ;)




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  11. madodge68

    madodge68 New Member

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    I have looked in a couple of reloading manuals and I can not find the information I need to reload my Desert Eagle AE50 cal. I can't find which powder to use and when I do I can't find the measure data. This weapon is a great weapon and I love to shoot it, but finding information on it is scarce and very hard to find.
     
  12. BigO01

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    Cartridge: 50 Action Express
    Load Type: Pistol
    Starting Loads

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    Maximum Loads

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    Bullet Weight (Gr.) Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure

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    325 GR. SPR AE UCHP Hodgdon H4227 .500" 1.575" 29.0 1201 30.8 1294
    325 GR. SPR AE UCHP Hodgdon H110 .500" 1.575" 29.0 1250 32.5 1431


    NEVER EXCEED MAXIMUM LOADS

    www.hodgdon.com www.imrpowder.com www.wwpowder.com

    If you can't understand that go to the Hodgdon reloading website listed there .

    Accurate has data www.accuratepowder.com/reloading

    and so does Vihtavuoris website

    www.vihtavuori-lapua.com

    Scarce and hard to find ??

    while I had the sources in favorites I looked up the data for your round in less than 5 minutes .

    The problem is you're looking at reloading manuals from bullet makers like Speer , try the the guys who make the powders .

    Once you find the data you want you can copy it and make a file on your computer and even print it out and make your own little reloading manual .

    If you ever find your internet down for some reason you can still get to your data on your machine and if you print it out you can still reload if the electric has gone off from a storm .
     
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  13. WILDCATT

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    I have most manuals but I do like Lee as it has much more than loads.I have been at it long enough to be able to figure out my own loads.:rolleyes:;)