Precision reloading

Jerry Cunningham

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2009
Messages
47
Location
Coram, Mt
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
 

Trickymissfit

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2010
Messages
4,148
Location
greenwood, IN
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

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.
gary
 

boomtube

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Messages
1,595
Location
Mountians of SW NC, near Asheville

Trickymissfit

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2010
Messages
4,148
Location
greenwood, IN
Precision Shooting Reloading Guide: Dave Brennan: 9781931220125: Amazon.com: Books and Fred Sinclair's book.

A book can help get you oriented but precision reloading is a learned thing, done through experimentation with your own tools and rifle. No one can tell us how to 'turn this to there' in 78 precise steps and you'll walk out with perfect ammo that will shoot in the ones.

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.

gary
 

Gene

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 23, 2007
Messages
1,326
Location
PA
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.
 

Trickymissfit

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 11, 2010
Messages
4,148
Location
greenwood, IN
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.

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
 

farout

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 21, 2011
Messages
224
Location
Oregon
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.
 

boomtube

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2007
Messages
1,595
Location
Mountians of SW NC, near Asheville
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.
 

Primary

LRH Assistant
Here are some related products that LRH members are talking about. Clicking on a product will take you to LRH’s partner, Primary, where you can find links to LRH discussions about these products.

 
 
Top