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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%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll


Which Reloading Manual?

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Unread 01-15-2009, 10:23 PM
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Re: Which Reloading Manual?

I like the nosler guide and the sierra manual. they both have loads listed by most accurate tested or accuracy loads. these two have saved me a lot of guesswork with data that needed very little tweaking for great results. BHJ
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Unread 01-15-2009, 11:08 PM
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Re: Which Reloading Manual?

I always reference 2 when loading. I always reference the powder manufacturer for the powder I'm using, and the bullet manuf. for the bullet I'm using.

I can't think of a better system.
Derek M.
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Unread 01-16-2009, 08:20 PM
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Re: Which Reloading Manual?

Sierra and Nosler cuase I use those bullets which seem to work best in my rifles. Not to mention they provide notes on accurate powders so I go with their recommendations and buy a couple of those powders. Also have Hodgdon magazine manual that has some good info. I plan to buyone more (Lyman) which I heard was pretty good. Always good to read a few different manuals to see different sides of how toapproach it.. actually, its good to just read all you can on the subject, little tweaks here and there to make things better or simpler is always good to keep it interesting.
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Unread 01-16-2009, 08:23 PM
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Re: Which Reloading Manual?

I use Hornady's, Sierra's, noslers, and quickload. I like having reference material to open and put infront of me. quickload is slowly becoming my main guide though.
"I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." - Terry Bradshaw
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Unread 01-18-2009, 12:42 PM
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Re: Which Reloading Manual?

Like Derek M pointed out....I too tend to use

(1) Which ever bullet "I'm using" manufacturers manual (Barnes) / (Swift)

(2) The manual of the powder I am using if possible. (Hodgdon)

(3) Which ever case "I'm using" manufactures manual . ( Norma) / (Hornady)

(4) A must have "Understanding Firearm Ballistics" By Robert A. Rinker

To me there is no one manual out there that is the "BEST". There is no way that powder companies can possibly test every bullet out there and with new bullets coming out every year they become obsolete with in a year if your looking for new bullet information.

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Unread 01-18-2009, 10:17 PM
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Re: Which Reloading Manual?

I generally grab my Nosler #6 first but I have many manuals and I use them all.

"Fenced yards ain't hole cards and like as not never will be, reason for rhymers and old five and dimers like me."
Willie Nelson
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Unread 01-25-2009, 08:24 AM
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Re: Which Reloading Manual?

Currently the Speer 13th & Lyman 48th.
I'll be purchasing new editions of both when I'm back in the US in May (cheaper than here).
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