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Old 12-11-2008, 06:10 PM
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hey guys , am getting back into hunting after being out for alot of years,so new gun equipment etc. am wondering what would be the best reloading manual to buy, i'll be purchasing most of my stuff off the net so I can't really look them all over. Is there a diffiniitve "best" manual. thanks for your time
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Old 12-11-2008, 06:26 PM
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Re: reloading manual

I'm not sure if there is a "best" manual out there, I know some here have reccomended something called Precision loading (guessing on the name). I have had good luck with Speer and Nosler.
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Old 12-11-2008, 07:50 PM
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The Lyman manual is regarded as very a good general-purpose manual. It has comprehensive how-to information and load data that is a compilation rather than being component-specific. The two previously mentioned manuals are very good for how-to, but are bullet specific. The powder companies have pamphlets (and web sites) providing recommended loadings for their powders. If you prefer a single manufacturer's bullets, that company's manual will prove useful. Multiple manuals are a good thing.
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Old 12-11-2008, 09:04 PM
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Sierra manual would be my first choice for starting out. With each bullet weight and style they list an accuracy load and a hunting load. When I first started reloading I ended up buying 15+ cans of powder dozens of bullets and cases trying to find the "right load" for my guns. Lots of cash spent on trying things out that did not work well. If you are hunting Sierra's hunting loads will work well right off the bat. You can tweek the loads a bit to fit you rifle. Later if you feel adventurest and want higher BC ratings you can (and probably will) buy several different reloading manuals. Sierra also has a 1-800 line for reloading questions even if its not Sierra product related (no charge for the call or questions). I have tried it and the people are very helpful.
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Old 12-12-2008, 12:45 PM
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lots of loading manuals show "accuracy" load or "hunting" loads. That doesn't mean that you will find similar results in YOUR rifle. It could be a good starting point and the odds may be in favor of that combination, but every rifle has it's own personality.
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Old 12-12-2008, 03:33 PM
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I would recommend the Sierra manual also. I have found that the accuracy and hunting loads that they list are pretty close to or if not the most accurate loads for most of the rifles I have loaded for and that is a whole passel of them. As far as data for loads and powders you can go to the powder makers web-site and get loading data for your caliber. Hodgdon has a great site.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:02 PM
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winchester 69 i am going to have to disagree with you on the lyman manual i found itvery hard to read the how to section i fund it very badly organized i will have to agree with you on the more the better i bought and read three of them befor i began reloading. the best one i found on the explaining of the how too and general info about reloading was the "modern reloading second edition" by richard lee, i found that he layed every thing out very well and explained it all very thoroughly, it realy helped me to understand reloading a lot beter, i have not read the Sierra manual after seeing all of the recomendations for it i will have to pick one up my tip to pikergolf is to buy a couple of them the more you read on the subject the beter
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