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Old August 21, 2011, 05:15 PM   #1
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manuals for cast pistol loads

the title of this thread is rather redundant but other than the lee book, what would be the best manuals for cast bullet pistol load data?
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Old August 21, 2011, 05:18 PM   #2
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Old August 21, 2011, 05:34 PM   #3
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Yep, the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook is invaluable for cast bullet loads. If you've got it and the Lee Manual, you've got two very good references.
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Old August 22, 2011, 03:10 PM   #4
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Lyman's Cast Bullet Handbook isn't bad, but it's important to realize that some of the data is pretty old now. That may or may not be relevant to you. On the other hand, much of the stuff in it will remain valid 100 years from now--such as the info on the casting process, alloys, fluxing, etc.

In addition to that one, I also like the regular Lyman manual. I have #48, but I think the current #49 is also very good with respect to cast bullet load info.
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Old August 22, 2011, 04:19 PM   #5
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The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook, 4th. Edition is less than a year old (October, 2010.)
The loads in it are the same as the Lyman Reloading Handbook, 49th Edition.
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Old August 22, 2011, 05:18 PM   #6
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Any recipes in any of those books dealing with Accurate Powders, check the Accurate home page for changes - they very recently changed their testing procedures and revamped almost all their powder reccomendations, both up and down.
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Old August 22, 2011, 05:54 PM   #7
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Lyman Pistol and Revolver 3rd Edition list a lot of cast loads, and is handgun specific. They also have a T/C only load section if those are what you like to shoot.
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