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View Poll Results: Which reloading manuel do you use?
Speer 29 35.80%
Hornady 44 54.32%
Sierra 36 44.44%
Nosler 43 53.09%
Other 46 56.79%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 81. You may not vote on this poll


What reloading manual do use?

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Unread 10-21-2010, 03:47 PM
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Re: What reloading manual do use?

Being new to metallic I am using the Lee book. I was hoping to get some ideas here, I think next will be the Sierra book. I want to get start loading bottleneck but I must admit it is a little intimidating.
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Unread 11-20-2010, 07:41 PM
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Re: What reloading manual do use?

Like others, I have multiple reloading manuals: Lee, Lyman, Nosler, Hodgdon and then I also reference website load data of powder companies. Just used the Lyman today for reloading some 257 Roberts ammo and figuring out some loads for a 6.5x257R chambered Italian Carcano-Japanese surplus rifle that was once a 6.5X50.
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Unread 11-21-2010, 06:00 AM
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Re: What reloading manual do use?

I currently have a Hornady. I liked their intro in the front of the book best. It resembled the front end of a speer manual, that I referenced when I started reloading when I was 11. At that time the speer was 13yrs old, scarry.

I use a lot of Montana Brand's Ramshot. So I use the manual for cartridge specs, bullet reference, and use current information from Ramshot's PDF load manual. Use the most currnet reference, for new powder.

I quit using Hodgdon powder after minimum loads nearly ruined my AR 6.8 SPC.

A Barnes manual, if I buy a new one, would be my next selection.
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Unread 11-30-2010, 09:31 PM
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Re: What reloading manual do use?

I use them all.

LoadData.com - Ammunition Reloading Data, Supply and Equipment. Over 100k Loads Currently Listed.

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Unread 12-02-2010, 10:06 PM
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Re: What reloading manual do use?

I started with an RCBS RC supreme kit so Speer and the ABCs of reloading were my first reloading books. Now I have Nosler, Hornady, Barnes, Lyman and Speer for manuals. And a few other books now.

I'm a data whore. Anyone have a Sierra they want to part with?
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