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Old January 7, 2013, 11:08 AM   #1
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Reloading manual

Just looking a good reloading manual. I am just getting into reloading, and want to gain as much information as possible before I start buying equipment. I am currently reading "Reloading for Handgunners" by Patrick Sweeney. Any suggestions would be great thanks.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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You should get a few reloading manuals. One IMO is never enough.

Lyman 49th and Hornadys 8th is a good start as is The ABC's of reloading.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:20 AM   #3
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Lee's newest one has TONS of load data. And good history. only $18 from cabelas.

Dont think you need to own the most expensive to load quality ammo, I use a lee loader and an auto prime and scale and dipper set for .38/.357 and .44 mag it all cost under $100 I don't even own a press.

Read, reasearch and get what you can budget.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:20 AM   #4
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I am sure that I will end up with a shelf full when all is said and done. I was figuring the Lyman. But wanted some opinions. I will start off reloading 9mm for a Glock 17. And maybe some 30-30 for my marlin.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:23 AM   #5
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If you shoot only once in a while these work GREAT!! it is just barley slower than a single stage press and only $28 from cabelas.



I swear by mine!!
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:32 AM   #6
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As it is now I shoot 100-200 rnds a week so I am leaning toward starting off with a turret press
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:33 AM   #7
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"Modern Reloading" by Richard Lee and Lee Precision Classic Turret. Lymans 49th as well.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:41 AM   #8
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I think Lee would be best for you because it has the most data. Several of the other manuals are from companies that make either brass or bullets so the data is slanted towards their products. Lee's is just a compilation of info from others. Speer is probably my second choice, still a lot of good info and a good cross check. I have Lyman's, seldom use it. The rest just don't provide enough data to take up space on my shelf. And don't forget the internet, most powder makers have loading info on their websites.
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Old January 7, 2013, 11:47 AM   #9
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Read this again, which you should have read when you joined.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/anno...t.php?f=1&a=97

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