I have noticed that amazon and ebay carry a lot of the old manuals. Saw some speer and other brand manuals from what looked like the 60s-80s. Do these still have a place in modern reloading?
I assume some loads would depend heavily on the gun they are going into. From what I gathered the charges were higher. For instance I would assume a heavy frame revolver may fair better with some loads than a new airweight.
Anyhow, with proper increases in powder one could check for signs of overpressure and arrive at a safe load. Will these old manuals take me to a limit the new ones don't offer? Would it be more of a novelty to own than anything?
Hope this thread is coherent. Jazzed up on some evening coffee.