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Hornady #9 Manual - Big Revision

Discussion in '10mm Reloading Forum' started by Taterhead, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. Taterhead

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    I picked up a Hornady #9 recently. Earlier editions published data for 10mm Auto for 155 grain an Accurate no. 7. The older max was 15.1 grains. I was always suspicious of that load in light of maxes listed by Accurate and Speer.

    The current data is only 12.7 grains. The old data is 16% higher than current print. This is additional evidence to never rely on any single data point for loads.

    On a side note, I picked up the most recent Loadbooks. There are a lot of changes there too. The Hornady data above has not yet been corrected.

    Noteably, the infamous IMR 800-X with 135 Nosler load is gone.
     

  2. nickE10mm

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    Good to know sir! (I remember CM mentioning that the new load books had lots of changes...).
     
  3. doverpack12

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    How do you tell which one is the new loadbooks?
     
  4. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

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    They would have an edit date of 2012 at least, would be my guess. I remember CanyonMan talking about these updates and that they would be showing up soon, but that was in mid- to late 2012.
     
  5. doverpack12

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    No idea. Can't find a edit date. Just got it recently, not that it means anything it could have been old stock. Mine has info from hornady 8 and nosler 6
     
  6. MinervaDoe

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    I'll occassionally pull a load out of an Hornady manual whcih won't even cycle the slide on any of my automatics. To say that they are usually conservative, is an understatement.
     
  7. Taterhead

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    Their starting charges are way conservative, but for maxes I think it depends on the powder. Compared to the powder manufacturers:

    Way low charges for Longshot.
    High for 800-X
    Much higher than Accurate accross the board

    Sierra leads the league in conservative 10mm load data in my opinion.
     
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  8. Taterhead

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    A quick way to tell if you have the latest book is if the Nosler data only lists loads for 135 & 150 grainers, that is the most current.