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Reloading Berger Bullets

View Poll Results: What reloading manual do you use?
Hornady 7th Edition Reloading Manual 25 32.89%
Speer Reloading Manual No. 14 15 19.74%
Barnes Reloading Manual, No. 4 7 9.21%
Lyman 49th Edition Reloading Handbook 16 21.05%
Other - Write in 45 59.21%
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Which Reloading Manual?

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Unread 01-08-2009, 12:51 PM
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Re: Which Reloading Manual?

Quick Load and Load From A Disk. Make the rest seem like childrens books..
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    Unread 01-09-2009, 06:54 AM
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    Re: Which Reloading Manual?

    I use Nosler latest (#6). I have others from Speer, Barnes, Hodgdon and Lyman. Plus, in addition to all those, I have several internet sites that I have stored in my Favorites under "Reloading".
    I probably shoot more Ballistic Tips than any other bullet. Nosler's information in usually spot on for me. I compare them all against each other when I first start working up a load. JohnnyK.
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    Unread 01-09-2009, 09:54 AM
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    I use Hogdon's web site to find a range of powder burn rates for a particular cartridge, and a good start point. I look for the powder that gives the best vel w/ the lowest pressure, and a nearly full case.

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    Unread 01-11-2009, 02:04 PM
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    Re: Which Reloading Manual?

    Actually the correct answer would be,,,
    All of them.
    I own all the manuals because the data that you will get in each one will be with that companies bullets and there test gun. And I have and do read all the reloading information that they come with. You never know what and where you will learn from.
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    Unread 01-11-2009, 03:14 PM
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    Re: Which Reloading Manual?

    I chose other because I use several and always run the range of loads through Quickload. I suppose if I only had to choose one, it would have to be quickload and then just verify the load data via the free online powder/bullet websites.

    If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.

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    Unread 01-12-2009, 08:58 PM
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    Re: Which Reloading Manual?

    I think, first of all, that its important to remember these are "guides". Swift, which my gun likes the best, is my book of choice. I do, like most I would imagine, tend to take a little information out of a lot of the manuals and find out what works best. The numbers provided in these books are good starting points, nothing will ever make up for performing your own RND.
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    Unread 01-12-2009, 10:15 PM
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    Re: Which Reloading Manual?

    Quick Load rules, it is very accurate and you can make almost any wildcat you want. Great for parametric load analysis.

    Load from a Disk works fine, it has limitations though, good buy for the price.

    The Hodgdon load manual magazines are very affordable and available at the grocery store, they have most everything one would need if they only shot Hodgdon powder (like me)...

    The new Nosler book is pretty up to date and a good refernce for Accubonds ...

    Is there a Berger load manual?

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