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  1. kar298

    kar298 New Member

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    Since i am just getting into reloading i want to learn and read as much as i can to learn all about it. I currently have and almost finished reading "modern reloading second edition by, richard lee" I have learned alot so far but, the only thing i dont like about the book is it seems to be baised towards only lee products (understandable since lee wrote it) and also towards certain companys. The book says the companys did not give them anything to mention them in there books but i think they prob did. I was wondering what other books everyone thinks are the best and are not biased towards any one companys products.
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    inplanotx New Member

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    The book you want is the Lyman 48th Reloading Handbook.


    Here it is:

    Lyman Book

    Everything you ever want to know about reloading in one book.
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    is this book biased towards lyman stuff since its written by them? or do they talk about all different companies?
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    I don't know what you are looking for or even mean by biased toward. Every manufacturer will be biased towards his own products somewhat. If you want to know all there is about reloading, then this is the book!!!
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    As with all books written in a given shop, yes it is biased in that it's examples will show their equipment.

    That said, however, generically all equipment works in a similar manner. The Lyman book is the BEST and MOST COMPREHENSIVE between two covers and represents a very good starting place.

    I would admonish, though, that you purhcase as many different books as possible. I have, in addition, hornady, sierra and several others. Each is slightly slanted toward their products but the information is invaluable. This is a help when you are using a particular manufacturers bullets. Also, I have found the Sierra computer program a good place to check. It includes their manuals AND detailed ballistics in their Infinity software.

    We had another thread similar to this which was headed in an early post:

    - - - - - - READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ, READ !!!!!!

    This is IMPORTANT and should be followed.

    Good luck. You'll love it and will fast become addicted, if not already.....

    Just 2ยข worth of advice from the very ole Jedge.....
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    ok thanks its look like i wil be looking for the lymans book to buy next to read
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    If you click on the URL I gave you above, it goes straight to Amazon dot com. The book is $17.98 with free shipping. Won't find it any cheaper, I guarantee it.
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    That is a great price, IPT.

    Are you back in the US yet??
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    Got in a little while ago. Nice to be home!
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Bet Jack is beside himself!!

    Welcome home!
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    Jack nearly turned himself inside out. Gotta love that there dawg!

    Thanks for the welcome Marlin. That place was starting to irritate me to no end. I felt I was in the movie "Dumb and Dumber".
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