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where to buy a reloading book

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by need-for-speed, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. need-for-speed

    need-for-speed

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    Hello. I still have my RCBS stuff and dies, however it's been a few years since I used it. I had a book that came with it full of recipes. I can't find the book.

    I have (200) 140 gr speer hollowpoint pills to load for my .357 mag. Do y'all have any recomendations on a new reload manual / book via mailorder - and not too expensive. OR is there a reliable internet site with recipes ?

    Thanks
     
  2. Myke_Hart

    Myke_Hart Handloader

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    For Speer bullets get the SPEER book.
    http://www.amazon.com/Speer-Reloading-Manual-Number-14/dp/B001YB68SC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1263748272&sr=8-1

    For Hornady get the hornady.
    So on and so forth.

    The Lee book has a good all around of everything but is the worst in my opinion as it only has what others have published and tends to have max loads.
    I use it the least.

    For Lead, get the Lyman cast bullet handbook.
    http://www.amazon.com/Cast-Bullet-Handbook-3rd-Edition/dp/B002G139UO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1263748701&sr=8-1

    Amazon is a good start find them all.

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=reloading
     

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010

  3. Boxerglocker

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    If you are already experience in the reloading aspects and just need the data. I suggest using "Load Books" particularly for just one caliber they are very useful for data comparison as they take resources from powder and bullet makers and combine them in one book.

    http://www.loadbooks.com/

    At about $8 each, I have one for every caliber I load and a couple for ones I'll load in the future.
     
  4. marchboom

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    What he said.
     
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  7. IndyGunFreak

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    Another Loadbooks user... I've got them in 9mm, 40, .45, .357mag. I've generally found they are in line w/ my Lyman 49. I believe Amazon carries the Loadbooks as well...

    Does anyone else think that Loadbooks.com sucks? They need to fix the font colors so you can read them.

    IGF
     
  8. RLDS45S

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    Get the Lyman 49th, and cost should not be a concern. Most quality loading manuals are less then 30 bucks! And, no reloader should be without a few full size reloading manuals.
     
  9. need-for-speed

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    And thanks to the rest of you! I might try getting the caliber specific books for my .270 and my .357.

    I think I'm too lazy to load for my 9mm or my .40 - LOL

    I'll just continue to buy WWB or similar at Wally World for those
     
  10. cray2751

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    I have no idea why you wouldnt load for 9 and 40. I save $10 a box on 9 WWB and $20 a box for 40 WWB both 100 round value packs. I shoot on average 700 rounds of either a month so that is a savings on the low end of $70 on the high end $140 a month. Anywho I really like my Lee's 2nd addition as well as my Lyman 49th. Both can be found on Midway.
     
  11. fredj338

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    Obviously you have the money to pay double for your practice ammo. If you already have gear to reload, buying dies for the 9mm or 40 is like $40. For that you get better ammo for half the cost! I don't see the downside.:dunno:
     
  12. robin303

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    I bought the Lyman 49th and the Lyman Pistol 3rd editions from Midway and got them in 3 days and cheaper than most other places.
     
  13. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/Bro...tegoryId=17764&categoryString=9315***19845***


    http://www.cabelas.com/link-12/pod/0018787.shtml


    http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Rifle-Handgun-Reloading-Manual/dp/B000FW7RPY
     
  14. need-for-speed

    need-for-speed

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    Kinda. It's not about the price of the dies. I don't have a lot of spare time. If I were retired - I would definitely load all of my calibers.
    My .270 - I like to handload for that since I hunt with it.

    My .357 - I have 200 of the hollow pt slugs and another 500 unjacketed wadcutters that I used to load up in a very light .38 spcl (back wen I had more time). But since .357 mag loads are around $40, AND I have the components - I'll definitely stuff those cases.

    If I start shooting more (like I should be doing), I might just start loading for the 9 and the .40 too.