Good reloading how to manual

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

  1. Jlwnfd2

    Jlwnfd2 New Member

    Nov 23, 2011
    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

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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

    Feb 4, 2010
    Ukiah, California
    "The ABC's of Reloading" is another good one. Look at several and pick the ones you like.
  4. 312shooter

    312shooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 17, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    +1 Lymans 49th for your first.
  5. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Active Member Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2010
    Medina, Ohio
    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%

  7. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    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

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    The Lee manual is another good one too.
  9. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    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.
  10. doug66

    doug66 Member

    Jan 29, 2005
    All Lyman stuff is good read!
  11. tthompson1974

    tthompson1974 New Member

    Oct 8, 2011
    central pa
    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.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011
  12. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    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

    mikld Well-Known Member

    Jun 24, 2009
    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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