beginer need advice.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by jbrown, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. jbrown

    jbrown
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    Hey guys im going to try to get into reloading and was wondering if there is a reloading manual on the market that i should pick up to help get me started. Thanks!
     
  2. My 3 sons

    My 3 sons
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    I like the Lyman or Speer manuals. Having both is not a bad idea if you can.
     
  3. jbrown

    jbrown
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    okay thank you!!
     
  4. rick

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    These freebies will get you started, but you'll eventually want to buy reloading books from several of the major reloading manufacturers.

    INTRODUCTORY HOW-TO:

    Handloader Magazine's Basics of Reloading Booklet - http://www.redding-reloading.com/images/stories/PDFfiles/ammo_reloading_guide.pdf

    Lyman's Intro To Reloading Pamphlet - http://www.lymanproducts.com/lyman/presses-and-kits/pdf/IntroToReloading.pdf

    LOAD DATA:

    Accurate Powders Load Data Manual - http://www.accuratepowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/accurate_load_data_3.5.pdf

    Hodgdon Basic Load Data Manual - http://www.imrpowder.com/PDF/Hodgdon Basic Manual.pdf

    VihtaVuori Load Data Manual - http://pdf.textfiles.com/manuals/FIREARMS/vihtavouri.pdf
     
  5. jbrown

    jbrown
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    Awesome thank you Rick! ! This will be my reading material the next week!
     
  6. Morpheus

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    The one bit of advice I like to give, is having the reloading data for the powder and bullet you are using. Gives you a nice cross reference between the two. Helps you stay in the safer region as you start out.
     
  7. Liberty97045

    Liberty97045
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    spell check your posts
     
  8. sterzenbach

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    I just started as well, and the kit I purchased came with the Nosler 7th ed manual... Its become a bible. But what is sort of a pain is when reloading handgun ammo, Nosler only produces about 1 bullet per caliber, and its damn near impossible to find one in stock. I cross reference that with my powder manufacturer's website info. But the setup process and step by step go through is pretty good in that manual. I can defiantly agree when others say buy 2 manuals from different manufacturers. Good luck!
     
  9. phidelt208

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    The Hornady & Lyman books are my staples.
     
  10. cookie

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    Basic reloading is pretty simple if you first as mentioned get a couple of loading manuals and read and study them " great toilet reading" Buy a good quality reloading press. I would recommend a RCBS single stage or even better if you can afford the extra $$$ a Dillon 550 press. I started loading in 1976 when a friend brought over to my house 2 milk crates of RCBS reloading equipment. I read the manuals and went for it . I bought a Dillon 550 in 1991 it was simple operate . The cost over the years for the press is minimal.Buy once and cry once. Also learn to shop for sales 'internet" on bulk reloading components, buying from the gun shops at retail or above retail prices makes reloading too expensive.
     
  11. jbrown

    jbrown
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    Thanks everyone I picked up a couple Lee presses for real cheap and ordered a few manuals should be a good start.
     
  12. cookie

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    Take your time when reloading there is a learning curve it is enjoyable. Have fun.
     
  13. jbrown

    jbrown
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    I don't plan on rushing this. im getting in to reloading because i love firearms and i love shooting and hunting, hoping to make this a hobby i can enjoy on my off time.
     
  14. hoody

    hoody
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    In addition to the Lyman and other traditional reloading books (with recipes), I really enjoyed ABCs of Reloading. Packed with "old school" know how. Picked it up used at Powell's for $8, was $8 well spent.
     
  15. AMProducts

    AMProducts
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    there are dozens of threads on "getting started" on this forum all about reloading. The manuals are good, but many have a bias towards a particular mfg of equipment (usually the one that publishes the manual). The Sierra manual negates a lot of that bias since all they make are bullets and go in depth on the best ways to load their bullets.

    Sierra also publishes a newsletter called "the X-Ring" X-Ring Newsletter - Sierra Bullets - The Bulletsmiths which covers many topics, including reloading, bullet selection, and competition shooting.
     

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