I have purchased some books for learning reloading: Lyman 49th edition Hodgdon 26th edition Speer 13th edition Hornady 4th edition I know the Lyman is the only one that is the latest out and I have been able to go to the others sites in order to get the latest .pdf updates on data. I was planning on using all of these manuals not only for data but for learning reloading technique as well and figure there probably isnt that much difference between the newest and the previous books and save myself some $$$. I was also considering the Loadbooks USA books as well for caliber specific data that I will be reloading. I did a search and found a few posts on here but one was specific to the manuals and it seemed no one really cared for them and some saying their data was old and did not cover a lot of new info. I would like to get a few more opinions if I could from people who use them. I was considering getting them for: 45 acp 38 Special 357 Magnum 9x19 and .308 Like everyone else money is tight and I dont want to waste my money on something that will give me nothing in return. .45 acp 230 grn. FMJ RN 38 and 357 158grn SJSP. 9x19 115 grn FMJ RN .308 is where I dont find much data on 147 grn. FMJ mil. surplus bullets. All of these are the economy loads if you look at them and they are for plinking and not for SD or target. I know the manuals that I purchased would give me several load data's for them but wondered if the Loadbook USA books would give a lot more or if it would be a waste of money. Sorry for the long post and Thanks.