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Reloading Manuals - Pros and Cons

 
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:47 PM
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Re: Reloading Manuals - Pros and Cons

I had a good source for brass not so terribly long back... I could get 50 cases for under 10 dollars. Now it's hard to find for less than twice that... so that's when I began to be a little more careful with the cases.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:55 PM
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Evidently you can't completely trust the books either. For what it is worth, I am loading a .308 right now and the Nosler manual lists a higher max load for Varget than the Hodgen website

If all book makers used the same rifles, components and measuring equipment I suspect the data would closely match.
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I just wish that these manuals would give info on different barrel lengths. A lot of loads wont give near the velocities stated in shorter barrels
I'v got 7 or 8 load books but the best one I have got now is my Nosler it gives
you all the info you need for any caliber.
like it gives you the most accruate load for each powder.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:39 AM
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Re: Reloading Manuals - Pros and Cons

I have the Nosler 5 & 6 manuals.

Most of the data pertaining to charge weight and velocity is exactly the same for most cartridges.

However, there are some differences.

For example, the load density is different through out. No 6 manual has higher load density with the Nosler brass.

If you look at the 280AI as an example, the data has more powders listed, and the velocities listed are not the same for the 140 and 160 grain bullets.

In other cartridges, it is the same data with the exception of load density.

I look at manuals as a guide or reference. I also look at multiple sources for load data simply as a means to check and recheck. After all, my gun, chamber, barrel, etc., isn't the same exact one their data was developed in. So I look at all my resources and use them to make sure I'm not doing anything to put myself at risk.

Even on my wildcat rounds, I still use load manuals/booklets, etc., and compare cases of simar design and capacity for reference purposes.

The more data/knowledge one has available, the better equipped one is to make informed decisions and choices.

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Re: Reloading Manuals - Pros and Cons

I read a comment someone made in a review that in their opinion the Lyman manual is the best for the beginner. Any thoughts from those who've read it?
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I'v got 7 or 8 load books but the best one I have got now is my Nosler it gives
you all the info you need for any caliber.
like it gives you the most accruate load for each powder.
Ive gotten the Nosler #7 here lately and I must say it changed my mind about loading manuals. I kinda like it and it has more than enough info between the covers.
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