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Old October 15, 2001, 10:56 AM   #1
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Best load data for lead?

If you are loading jacketed bullets the load data published by manufacturers is endless for most every conceivable bullet/powder combination. However, as you are probably aware, data for lead is harder to find (or at least not as comprehensive). You find the weight bullet you are looking for but not the right style........and so on and so forth! Can you suggest the most comprehensive data on the market?
Thanks in advance.
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Old October 15, 2001, 11:06 AM   #2
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"Best" Lead Loading Information

In my opernion the LYMAN LEAD LOADING MANUAL is the best for loading lead.

It is true that lead increases pressure and velocity over the same weight in jacketed bullets.

Lyman loads are on the HOT side but you can cross reference them with Lee or Hornady to see what may be too hot.
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Old October 15, 2001, 03:50 PM   #3
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RCBS has a Cast Bullet Load Manual that I've found very good.

Good Luck...

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Old October 15, 2001, 05:47 PM   #4
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Lyman's manual is fine as a start, but you will end up working up your own loadings based on your results. It all depends on your barrel, action, sights and your own abilities. Have fun ........

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Old October 16, 2001, 07:30 PM   #5
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FREE

Ask here; then save and print.

Free.

Be specific when asking; tools, dies, press, components, launch platform, intended uses.
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Old October 17, 2001, 07:45 PM   #6
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Lyman or RCBS Cast bullet manual. While the hardness and style of the bullet WILL change the pressures in the same weight bullet the starting loads (of the same weight) are safe to begin with, and work up from there.
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Old October 17, 2001, 08:04 PM   #7
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What exactly in this thread are you refering to?
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Old October 18, 2001, 05:07 AM   #8
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EXACT REFERENCE

You asked for specific-bullet (lead) load data sources; here you are.

Specify your loading equipment, launch platform(s), components, and intended results.
Someone ON THIS FORUM may be able to help you with data, and then you can print it.

Or not.
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Old October 20, 2001, 01:15 AM   #9
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Timothy,

Oregon Trail has an excellent reloading manual exclusively for lead bullets they sell. Mine was free with an order for 2000 of their excellent bullets.

I've shot Oregon Trail bullets almost exclusively over the past three years, in everything from 9X18 Makarov, to hot .45 Colt loads, and have not found a single bad bullet in the many thousands I've reloaded.

The caliber specific "Load Books" available at most gun shops for about $7.50, are another good source of lead loads. Load Books are a compilation of most of the popular reloading manuals, but are limited to only the load data from those manuals, and not the reloading instructions and safety information, most manuals contain.

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Old October 20, 2001, 06:15 AM   #10
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As mentioned earlier, Lymans is very good. Accurate Arms has some lead bullet data but of course it's only for their powders.
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Old October 24, 2001, 10:38 AM   #11
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Bill Adair, does Oregon Trail have a website? If not could you post a phone #.
This will help answer my questions posted on my thread "cast lead load help!!!"

Thanks.
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Old October 24, 2001, 11:25 AM   #12
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Old October 24, 2001, 01:01 PM   #13
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Old October 24, 2001, 02:59 PM   #14
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Ben,

See you already have the url for Oregon Trail.

I might mention that they will send you free samples on request, and have about the best customer service I've ever seen.

After I got my free reloading manual from them ($24.95 normally), I inquired about getting a second one for a friend in Canada. The lady said they were in short supply, and it was a one time offer, but they were sending free hats with subsequent orders. I told her OK, just add the manual to my bill. When the order arrived, it included a very nice hat, plus the free manual!!!

Another order got separated in shipping, and one box came direct, but the other battered box didn't arrive for two weeks, because UPS sent it to Washington DC instead of Washington state!!!! I mentioned the delay when I placed my next order, and they apologized for that UPS screw up. When that order arrived, they had doubled my order, and paid the addional shipping themselves!!!

How can you beat service like that?

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Old October 24, 2001, 04:11 PM   #15
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Bill,
In a world of I don't give a s... attitudes in business this is a good thing to hear. I will definitely do an order with OTB in the future!

Lets see, their Brinnell hardness is 24. So, figuring 4 times the Brinnell number times 480 will give how much pressure in cup they can withstand.

4 x 24 x 480 = 44080 CUP
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