Re: Reloading Manuals - Pros and Cons
Loading manuals to me are a reference point, and just one of many. currently I have 2 Hornady, 2 Nosler a sierra, Berger. I extensively use the intewebs, manufactures websites and sites such as Reloaders nest. Why? Think of it this way. If you have 1 manual you have exactly 1 reference point that may or may not be valid for you immediate needs, if you have many reference points then you ha a library with much information allowing you to make a much more informed decision as to whether or not you should move forward with a load, try it at all, what to expect what not to expect. Knowledge is power and the base from which safety, quality is derived.
Keep in mind the animals we shoot for food and display are not bullet proof. Contrary to popular belief, they bleed and die just like they did a hundred years ago. Being competent with a given rifle is far more important than impressive ballistics and poor shootability. High velocity misses never put a steak in the freezer.