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Old October 24, 2020, 06:52 PM   #1
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Reloading Manuals

I am new to this hobby, shooting vintage rifles that is … and I am loving it!

I have a Schmidt–Rubin K11 (7.5x55), Swedish Mauser M96 (6.5x55) and looking for a 1909 Argentine Mauser (7.65x53).

I want to start reloading for these rifles, my question is: what “reloading manuals” have reloading data for these cartridges?

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Old October 24, 2020, 07:15 PM   #2
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Welcome to tfl!

About all comprehensive manuals list data for those cartridges. Perhaps the very newest ones might not, but all 3 were in the main section of the 2007 Hornady book, I don't have a newer one...

and, that would be Swedish Mauser M96 (6.5x55mm) not Swiss...
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Old October 24, 2020, 07:45 PM   #3
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The newest Hornady manual I have is the 9th edition from 2012.
It shows all three of your cartridges in it.
Good luck, have fun reloading.
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Old October 24, 2020, 08:15 PM   #4
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Hodgdon online has date for all three as well.
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Old October 25, 2020, 01:32 PM   #5
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Thanks for the information, my research is ongoing, and I am learning a lot.

I am really enjoying vintage open sight rifles; I have been shooting pistols for many years, shooting open sight vintage rifles out 200 and 300 yards and beyond has got me hooked.

I have never reloaded anything; it looks like vintage rifles go with vintage manuals … its hard to know what is in the manuals without buying them and I am trying to avoid buying 8 manuals and putting 6 under the work bench.

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Old October 25, 2020, 01:58 PM   #6
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I have a bunch of that old Argentine ammo but it's a bit corroded and not safe to shoot. You could pull the bullets, run them though a tumbler and load them. I also have a dozen old but never fired boxer primed cases that you'd be able to shoot and reload. They're yours for the cost of postage.

BTW, the Hornady manual has good coverage for less than common round. I load the 7.5x55 too but for a K31.

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Old October 25, 2020, 08:52 PM   #7
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To me, you only need one reloading manual and then rely on the internet. This a Swiss Rifle Club in California and I'm sure they can provide you with about any information you need. A lot of Shooters use the Swedish Mauser so you'll find a lot of load data online too. I haven't run across so many 7.65 Belgian Mauser shooters. Hornady has lists it in their book, along with the Swedish Mauser and the Schmidt Ruben.
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Old October 25, 2020, 09:00 PM   #8
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Thanks for the information, my research is ongoing, and I am learning a lot.

I am really enjoying vintage open sight rifles; I have been shooting pistols for many years, shooting open sight vintage rifles out 200 and 300 yards and beyond has got me hooked.

I have never reloaded anything; it looks like vintage rifles go with vintage manuals … its hard to know what is in the manuals without buying them and I am trying to avoid buying 8 manuals and putting 6 under the work bench.

Paul
Start with Hodgdon online, then if you decide on a particular bullet maker, buy their manual
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