Re: Which reloading manual?
I've got a Hornady, Speer, and Nosler. I tend to use the Hornady and Nosler the most, but thats because I shoot mainly those two bullets. The Speer came with my Rockchucker kit and seldom gets used, but every once in a while it's nice to have around. All three have good introductory sections at the begining.
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