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Old March 27, 2000, 02:46 PM   #1
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Can any of you recommend a couple/three good reloading manuals? I'm looking at Sierra's and Nosler's manuals now. Any others I should be looking for?

Does anybody know anything about the "A-Square Handloading and Rifle Manual?" Does it have reloading info. on different loads using components from different manufacturers?

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Old March 27, 2000, 05:37 PM   #2
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Lyman, Hornady and Speer are all very good.

My favorite is Lyman.
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Old March 27, 2000, 08:35 PM   #3
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I would elect the Hornady and Speer, with first choice being the Hornady, as their bullets are the most accurate for the price.
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Old March 27, 2000, 08:41 PM   #4
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I have the Sierra & Hornady books; some ancient Lyman cast-gullet and other old stuff, and a lot of small pamphlets and such.

I like the info on exterior ballistics given by Sierra; it's handy in comparing different bullet weights and different calibers, whether Sierra's brand or not.

Somewhere in the archives of this reloading forum is some info on an outfit in California which publishes an inexpensive book, "One book, one cartridge" or some such title. I gave their URL, once, but don't have it with me...

For discount prices, try Amazon; or maybe at the next gunshow you go to...

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Old March 28, 2000, 10:24 AM   #5
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Lyman's 47th is outstanding
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Old March 28, 2000, 10:37 AM   #6
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The best for me and I have most is Ken Water's PET LOADS.
You'll find yourself curling up with it often and will need nothing else.

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Old March 31, 2000, 12:13 AM   #7
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You can"t have to many reloading manuals I have at least five! Ken Waters is the best !
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Old March 31, 2000, 09:41 PM   #8
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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>You can"t have to many reloading manuals I have at least five!...[/quote]

I agree. How many reloading book owners do you think there are in 5,000 registered members here? Twenty? Okay, fifty.
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Old March 31, 2000, 10:29 PM   #9
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I'm in! I have two
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Old March 31, 2000, 11:55 PM   #10
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I like Sierra's best because it is big and I use their bullets the most and they are located in my home state of Missouri, so it supports the local industry.
Nosler is good too.
But A-Square's manual, "Any Shot You Want", is definity the most fun of the whole lot to read. So get it even if you don't use it to reload. Yes, they make their own bullets and cases, which are expensive with a capital E. Their main market is big African type rifles and cartridges. They are unique.

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Old April 1, 2000, 06:59 AM   #11
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You might as well pick up a Hodgdon Data Manual while you are at the bookstore. They give data for their powders as well as IMR, Winchester and Hercules.
I wonder if having more than one edition of the same company's manual counts?
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