Precision reloading

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Jerry Cunningham, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. Jerry Cunningham

    Jerry Cunningham Well-Known Member

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    Happy Holiday!

    I would like to ask this group to name the best two books on precision reloading that they could suggest. I am particularly interested in any help to reduce standard deviation. Any help would be appreciated.

    Jerry C
     
  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    Fred Sinclair's book on precision reloading is a must have. The other would either be Ackley's two volume set or Stewart Otteson's book on the bolt action rifle.
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  3. Mikecr

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  4. Jerry Cunningham

    Jerry Cunningham Well-Known Member

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    Keep them coming!! I need a lot of opinions.

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  5. boomtube

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  6. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    somewhere around the house is a large grey envelope with a copy of Fred's book. He sent it to me about three months before it was published. That book alone probably saved me $300 in long distance phone calls alone! Dave Brennan's book is another good one as well.

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  7. Gene

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    For the advanced reloader, Glen Zeidkers book "Handloading for Competition" is far and away the very best. I have read it 3 times, and still go back to it for reference. One chapter talks about reducing SD and ES.
     
  8. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I've heard of that book, but have never seen a copy for sale. I guess maybe I need to add that one to my library.
    gary
     
  9. Jerry Cunningham

    Jerry Cunningham Well-Known Member

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    Where does one go to buy Fred Sinclair's book?
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    Fred Sinclair's book is on Amazon. And is a good read.
    Also, the Berger Reloading manual 1st edition has a great section on using and analyzing SD. The section is written by none other than Bryan Litz. If you are loading Bergers,myou probably want this manual anyway.
     
  11. boomtube

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    Glen Zeidker's book "Handloading for Competition" has a few tips worth knowing but I think they're in the other two as well and much easier to find; everybody to his own but I wish I hadn't paid for that one... Glen is a college professor and while I'm sure he's a very nice guy he sure loves the sound of his own voice - there's a LOT of verbal chaft to sift through to get to the few bits of wheat. IMHO.
     
  12. Brush4646

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    Do a search on Dan Newberry's load developement
    Brush