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    Which reloading manual

    alright. i have yet another question for the reloaders..
    which reloading manual is the best and why?

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    I tend to favor Lyman's 48th. Edition. Lots of load data and many hints.
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    i prefer lyman 47

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    Depends on what you are reloading for. Overall, the Lyman manuals are good,but for specific bullets ya cant beat the manufacturers loadings by a whole lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecup View Post
    Depends on what you are reloading for. Overall, the Lyman manuals are good,but for specific bullets ya cant beat the manufacturers loadings by a whole lot.
    +1.
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    Talking LYMAN

    Lyman is a favorite and has a lot of good info.Don't limit yourself to just one.They all have different data and information.I have a small library,but you don't have to be that much of a fanatic.Having more than one gives more choices to compare.Hornady is another good one that comes to mind.
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    does the lyman cover lots of different bullets, powders, and calibers?
    i have one specifically for the .45 which has a lot of bullet-powder combos.
    But i would also like something with 'all' calibers (at least .45, .38, 9mm, 7.62x54R -my current guns). as well as data such as appropriate case lengths, etc.

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    Thumbs up LYMAN

    Lyman has all that and then some.That's why it's so popular.
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    Lyman's!
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    ... well i think that answers my question then

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    +1 Lyman is good. The more the better so you can compare data though. I've got Speer and Hornady, plus the "Loadbooks USA" from midwayusa.com for the specific calibers I load for. Sometimes you don't have the exact data for what you're loading and it can help to have multiple sources to compare and come up with something in the middle that sounds safe and reasonable. I've done this on several occasions - multiple sources is best. The internet is your friend too - most powder companies post their data online. Some of the newer powders aren't included in the manuals that came out a year or two ago...just something to keep in mind.

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    Thanks for the info.
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    To add - Lyman #47 does seem better than #48 - but Speer #13 is handy and also Richard Lee's ... "modern Reloading" - 2nd Edition.

    Grab any and all PDF files of the web you can too - from powder makers .... Google the maker or powder type - usually gets you there.
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    I suggest the ABCs of reloading plus one from the bullet maker, one from the powder maker, and then a third party like Lyman or Lee's Modern Reloading.

    I have over a dozen manuals myself. Hey, I got a LoadBookUSA for the 9mm you can have. I don't shoot 9mm. I'll bring it Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecup View Post
    Depends on what you are reloading for. Overall, the Lyman manuals are good,but for specific bullets ya cant beat the manufacturers loadings by a whole lot.
    +1 from me too.. And since I like Nosler bullets, I use there manual more, than anything else.

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