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Old December 29, 2008, 04:09 PM   #1
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Good Reloading Manuals

Alright guys - I'm looking for a good reloading manual with load recipes etc etc

I currently have the 49th Lyman edition but it is lacking loads in .30-06.

I want a book with a lot of good varmint and hunting loads for the .223 and .30-06 - target loads I do not care about... as I always will be bullets intended for hunting. If some match bullets are good for hunting too they would be fine.

Perhaps I should buy a book from a bullet manufacturer? However this would be bias towards their bullets, however I am looking at a few nosler bullets and I see nosler does have a book.

Anyone know the quality of the Nosler Reloading Manual Guide No.6?
I read that it is 728 pages online so it must encompass quite a few loads.

If you have other recommendations it would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old December 29, 2008, 04:19 PM   #2
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If data is all you want, then the Lee Manual is for you. It's pretty much is all of the manuals combined into one book. I don't care for the organization of the book and sometimes certain cartridges are hard to find but it's in there. Rifle and pistol cases are combined and are not separate.
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Old December 29, 2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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If you are looking for recipes and not how to or stories I recommend getting the Load Book for each caliber you reload for. They go for about 7 bucks and have loads from all the Major Powder and bullet manufactures. For reading enjoyment I would say:

1. PO Ackley's Vol 1 and 2
2. Pet loads
3. Cartridges of the world
4. Serra's Loading Book
Anything by Phil Sharpe or Elmer Keith
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Old December 29, 2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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I use Sierra, Lee, and Speer reloading manuals. I usually pick them up off of ebay pretty reasonable.
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