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Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Jlwnfd2, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. Jlwnfd2

    Jlwnfd2 New Member

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    My grandfather recently passed away and he left me all of his reloading supplies. Everything to cast your own bullets to all the tools primers powders. I could go on and on. The only thing I don't have is a manual to figure out how to use it all. Anyone know of a good manual to learn how.
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TFF!

    Lyman cast bullet handbook, and the Lyman 49th edition reloading manual. The first 1/4 of both books are all about how to. The last 3/4 of both books are load data for all the different cartridges.

    Im gonna move this thread over to Ammo and Reloading forum.
  3. dbennett48

    dbennett48 New Member

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    "The ABC's of Reloading" is another good one. Look at several and pick the ones you like.
  4. 312shooter

    312shooter Active Member

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    +1 Lymans 49th for your first.
  5. Kevin Rohrer

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    Lyman #49 is excellent.

    The previous version Of The ABC's of Reloading (9th?) is fine; the current one sucks.
  6. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    Right there what he said. I agree 1,000,000,000,000,000,000%


    :yeahthat:
  7. RandyP

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    I got a lot of good info out of my Lee manual. I also have the Lyman 49th, Hodgdon load manual ( I only use Win 231/HP-38).

    What reloading machine did you inherit?
  8. JLA

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    The Lee manual is another good one too.
  9. woolleyworm

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    Welcome to TFF Jlwnfd2 ! In order, these are my choices Lyman 49th, Hornady 8th and the ABC's. I would read at least two manuals before doing anything; I like to cross reference at least 2 or 3 for any new loads that I am working up.
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    All Lyman stuff is good read!
  11. tthompson1974

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    I just started last week i have a lee its pretty good and if you have any ? this is where to be these guys are awesome and to update on how it went the first two shots cut and the third was a 3/4 right and i flinched cant wait to shoot next round today just stepped away from the press thanks again TFF.
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  12. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    I got the ABC's of Reloading then Sierra's Reloading Manual.
    I also took a starter course (for free of course) at one of my local gun shops.
    Been making my own since.
  13. mikld

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    Prolly the most popular "how to" manual is The ABCs of Reloading followed closely by Lyman's 49th Edition Reloading Handbook. Lyman has load data also. Since I shoot 99% cast lead bullets, I use Lyman's Cast Bullet Handbook, 3rd Edition (I have both the 3rd and 4th, but prefer the 3rd Edition best).
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