ABC'S of reloading questions?

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    ABC'S of reloading questions?

    In most threads i have read about reloading the book ABC'S of reloading is recommended. Had a couple of questions.
    1 is the 9th edition the most recent
    2 on barnes and noble i saw a few different authors. Is it just different authors for different editions.
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    I believe the 9th is the newest edition

    The ABCs Of Reloading: The Definitive Guide for Novice to Expert: Rodney James: 9781440213960: Amazon.com: Books

    I'm pretty sure the author changes with every edition, but the book is just updated. Quite honestly, you could probably read the 1st edition and get the same basics out of it (not that I would recommend it). The components have changed over the years but the basic principles behind reloading are the same.

    *** and yes, it's a great book to read when you are getting started reloading!
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    Any good reloading manual is a good start. I've held on to my Speer #9 for years. I think it's up to #13 or 14 now. But basics remain the same, even if some of the equipment in the photos is a bit outdated.
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    Thank you. Figured i might as well put my money towards reloading supplies and books on reloading. Cant find ammo so perfect time to get started reloading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timkid View Post
    Thank you. Figured i might as well put my money towards reloading supplies and books on reloading. Cant find ammo so perfect time to get started reloading.
    Well you may have some trouble finding components as well, but once things settle down some, it'll all get back to normal. It is nice to be more self sufficient when it comes to ammo, so it's a great investment IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Any good reloading manual is a good start. I've held on to my Speer #9 for years. I think it's up to #13 or 14 now. But basics remain the same, even if some of the equipment in the photos is a bit outdated.
    #14 i belive was looking around on midwayusa today. Probaly going to order abc's and either speers or Lyman reloading manual.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timkid View Post
    #14 i belive was looking around on midwayusa today. Probaly going to order abc's and either speers or Lyman reloading manual.
    If you have any interest in lead, I'd suggest the Lyman. Actually, even if you plan to shoot plated like Berry's, I'd suggest the Lyman so you have some lead data to work from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX expat View Post
    Well you may have some trouble finding components as well, but once things settle down some, it'll all get back to normal. It is nice to be more self sufficient when it comes to ammo, so it's a great investment IMO.
    Ya have read its hard to find componets but thats alright gives me time to decide on press and get set up for 9mm to start with. And want to buy 10mm have always read that reloading is only way to go with 10mm.
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    Good thread. I've been out of reloading for over 20 years myself and just dusted off the old Dillon 550 and sent it back to them for a once over and refurb before starting again. Besides ABCs - what's considered the best reloading manual these days?

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    Lyman or Speer are both good. I get a new one every 10 years or so as some powders get re-formulated and the recommended charges will change unless you have really old powder. Supplies are getting thin out there as my LGS is limiting powder to 1 lb per visit per day and primers to 1000 per visit per day. I buy lead on line when I can find what I want.
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    A lot of the powders in my Speer #9 no longer exist or have been replaced with newer ones.. The powder manufacturers are helpful in that area.
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    if you also find any of the older reloading book you will get lots of good info and load data that the newer books don't have. i still find myself going back to my first speer book i got new in 1973 for load data. but any book is a good start and a must for reloading.
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