Starting to reload

Starting to reload

This is a discussion on Starting to reload within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; I am going to start reloading, can't afford to shoot as much as I want with factory loads. Can someone point me to a good ...

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    I am going to start reloading, can't afford to shoot as much as I want with factory loads. Can someone point me to a good book on the subject? Planning on reloading .40, .45ACP and .223. No custom loads or anything fancy just wan to shoot more


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    The current Lyman reloading manual is a great starter book. Others have good sections and information, but Lyman seems to cover the basics as good or better than anyone else.
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    I stated ok with nothing but my Lyman manual and the instructions that came with the dies and my Lee 1000 press.

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    I got started with a lee second edition,which comes with some kits,asking questions and trial and error,I think the hardest part is getting the bell on the case mouth correct,just enough to allow the bullet to slide in without shaving lead and then crimping enough to remove the bell and where you can slide the finished round in and out of the barrel chamber without any resistance.
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    I have the manuals by Lee, Speer and Lyman, all of them have their uses. I think however that the Speer manual has the best section for learning to reload the semi auto pistols.

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    I have most of the manuals. Speer is my go to manual. I always try to have the manual from the bullet manufacturer (jacketed) that I am using.
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    Lyman and Hornady are EXCELLENT references for reloading. Personally, I'll disagree with the previous couple of posters and say I HATE the Speer manual. It came with my RCBS kit so of course I read it, but come one, black and white grainy pics in this day and age? Really? What year is this?

    The Lyman and Hornady manuals have much clearer, color pictures. More importantly for me, they go through the WHY and HOW of what happens during the reloading process, inside the chamber, stages of ignition, expansion, pressure spikes, etc. The Speer talks about WHAT happens, but not WHY. As a beginning reloader those were more important to me.

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    I have them all but for starting out and handgun as the focus Lyman gets my vote.
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    Lyman is on the way. Thanks

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