Best beginner reloading manual?

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Best beginner reloading manual?

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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:27 am

Recommended first reloading manual for a beginner?
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Post by SQLGeek » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:46 am

I don't think you can go wrong with Lyman 50th, Lee Modern Reloading 2nd Edition or Hornady 10th Edition. You'll probably find you acquire several. I just started and have both the Lyman 50th and Hornady 10th.
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Post by Beiruty » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:21 am

Your expert reloading friend is your best "book"
I started with LEE, a great place to start if you go with LEE products. Hornady if your buy a lot of Hornady Bullets and Products.
I have both plus others.
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:10 pm

SQLGeek wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:46 am
I don't think you can go wrong with Lyman 50th, Lee Modern Reloading 2nd Edition or Hornady 10th Edition. You'll probably find you acquire several. I just started and have both the Lyman 50th and Hornady 10th.
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Post by jason812 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:37 pm

Just about any of the hard backed books will be good. Also check out www.ultimatereloader.com

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Post by AndyC » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:08 pm

There are also online resources you can browse for data such as https://www.hodgdonreloading.com - they show reload-data for other manufacturers' powders too, so I like them.
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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:42 pm

Thanks for all the responses. I've purchased the Lyman 50th manual as my first. Good to know there's data available online as well.

Now on to acquiring equipment!
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Post by Charles L. Cotton » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:35 pm

bblhd672 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Thanks for all the responses. I've purchased the Lyman 50th manual as my first. Good to know there's data available online as well.

Now on to acquiring equipment!
As others have noted, there is a wealth of reloading data available on the Internet. I like Lyman for a new reloader because of the "how to" information in the book. I also like it because it has load data for cast bullets while most others only show data for jacketed bullets.

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Post by bblhd672 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:23 pm

Charles L. Cotton wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:35 pm
bblhd672 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Thanks for all the responses. I've purchased the Lyman 50th manual as my first. Good to know there's data available online as well.

Now on to acquiring equipment!
As others have noted, there is a wealth of reloading data available on the Internet. I like Lyman for a new reloader because of the "how to" information in the book. I also like it because it has load data for cast bullets while most others only show data for jacketed bullets.

Chas.
I'm sure after reading both the Lyman manual and available web info I'll still have plenty of questions for all you reloaders.
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Post by flechero » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:06 pm

bblhd672 wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:23 pm

I'm sure after reading both the Lyman manual and available web info I'll still have plenty of questions for all you reloaders.
Great, I hope we can help you make a safe and productive start in reloading. The first trip through a manual is really just an introduction into the equipment, concepts and vernacular. Read it through, then a second time and then start asking questions. It will click pretty fast.


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Post by mrvmax » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:36 am

Like many others I learn best visually. I know RCBS has a video series on reloading and I’m sure others do too and their videos along with manuals were extremely helpful. It’s even more helpful if you have a friend that’s experienced with loading that can help.

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Post by SRO1911 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:23 am

When I used to teach reloading, the ABC'S of reloading was my go to.
Now that im coming up on 3 decades of press therapy I still find myself thumbing back through my 2nd edition copy.
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Post by ghostrider » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:43 pm

Alliant Powder 2019 loading guide is available for download:

http://www.alliantpowder.com/resources/ ... atalog.pdf
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