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#1 Craig J

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 08:30 PM

I am looking to learn how to reload 223, 270 and 308. I did it many years ago. I have my some recipes from 15 years ago. I know things have changed since then. Is there a recommended book(s) that I should purchase or borrow? I want to be safe and I also want to start saving some $$. This dollar+ a round on the bigger ammo is a bit sharp. Thank you for your help and ideas in advance.

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:17 AM

The ABC's of Reloading, 7th Edition Book by Bill Chevalier is a beginners book, but goes into hunting and benchrest type loading. The 7th edition came out in 2005 so it's up to date.Several people recommend it.
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Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:36 AM

I really like the Hornaday Reloading manual and the Nosler Reloading manual. Both are very well written and easy to understand.Jason

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 10:44 AM

Those books should get you started Craig. Let us know before you get into buying to much reloading equipment. The RCBS RockChucker kit is a very good start and will last you a lifetime. I have a RockChucker press that I bought from RCBS after a tour of their plant back in 1968 and it still works flawlessly. :lol:

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Posted 02 November 2006 - 02:35 PM

I've also got a RockChucker that I bet is 30+ years old ... good setup!!

#6 Craig J

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:22 AM

I have all the gear to do it from my dad. Just wanted to have better education so I don't hurt myself. I leave that for the bears and my great ideas.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 08:27 AM

Get those little paper bound reloading manuals that are caliber specific. They list every bullet and powder combo and recipies for about anything you can think of instead of having to purchase reloading manuals for each brand of bullet/powder. About $7-8 each.

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 05:31 PM

Do you know who puts them out and what the titles are?

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 06:14 PM

Do you know who puts them out and what the titles are?

Craig, these are the books he's talking about. This one is for the .223.http://www.midwayusa...leitemid=360676Here is the page for all of them.http://www.midwayusa...9315***16729***I hope this helps...John

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Posted 04 November 2006 - 11:27 PM

Did someone say Free Data here ya go! :lol: Hodgdon Powder Cohttp://www.hodgdon.com/index.phpSierra Bullets 800-223-8799http://www.sierrabul...e=ballistictechACCURATE RELOADINGhttp://www.accurater...com/reload.html




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