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Posted 21 January 2006 - 08:45 AM

Well, I read the Speer #13 manual last night at work. It's the first manual I've ever seen. The first hundred and something pages and then some stuff at the back was good info. Seems like the other 90% of the book is reloading info that I don't need, mostly for obsolete and obscure calibers. Why do they make you buy the whole manual just to get 3-4 pages of info that you need for your caliber/bullet of choice? I'd like the Hornady manual for info relevent to reloading Hornady bullets in 223, but for $35 and only a handfull of pages on 223, it works out to something like $10 per page of info. What gives? :)

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:09 AM

Hey Ben:That Spear Manual is a great one, very good info.It's kida like buying a whole CD to get that one song :) But the info in it all ties together, especially for someone that knows little about reloading. Believe me you will come to referance it often.As far as Data for Hornady loads, P.M me with what you want and I'll P.M. you the pages that you need.
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:15 AM

You can also go to the various powder makers websites and access load information, that is the same as in the books, for whatever caliber you want. I do that and just print out the info on the calibers I am looking for. But as Hylander said, the books have a lot more infomation in them than just the load info, and it is very valuable. I am new at this stuff also and refer back to it to keep me from making a huge error.
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:24 AM

Since your just starting out make sure to hand weight each load one at a time.And double check your scale.
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 09:54 AM

Since your just starting out make sure to hand weight each load one at a time.And double check your scale.

Hylander is right, some powders measure easier than others. It's a good idea to measure just to make sure until you get a feel for it. Extruded powders are the worst and why I like my RCBS ChargeMaster 1500 so much. :)

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Posted 21 January 2006 - 11:06 AM

Extruded powders are the worst and why I like my RCBS ChargeMaster 1500 so much. :)

There he goes again, trying to sell the RCBS ChargeMaster 1500. You would think he has stock in RCBS. :PHe sold me and several others and he is right!!! :)
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Posted 21 January 2006 - 12:56 PM

I know there I go again, but everybody likes mine and I do too. :)

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 09:36 AM

Well, I read the Speer #13 manual last night at work. It's the first manual I've ever seen. The first hundred and something pages and then some stuff at the back was good info. Seems like the other 90% of the book is reloading info that I don't need, mostly for obsolete and obscure calibers. Why do they make you buy the whole manual just to get 3-4 pages of info that you need for your caliber/bullet of choice? I'd like the Hornady manual for info relevent to reloading Hornady bullets in 223, but for $35 and only a handfull of pages on 223, it works out to something like $10 per page of info. What gives? :lol:

Gander Mountian has caliber-specific manuals. (not sure if CA has GM's)

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 05:40 PM

Gander Mountian has caliber-specific manuals. (not sure if CA has GM's)

No we aren't lucky enough to have any major sporting goods dealers in California. No one wants to come here because of the inventory taxes they have to pay here. :lol:

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:46 PM

I did pick up one of those $7 reloading manuals for 223 that has a collection of loads and combos from all the major manufacturers. Good stuff, looks like they just photocopied the pages from the different reloading manuals and put them all in one little booklet for a great price. That's what I was looking for. :lol:

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Posted 15 April 2006 - 10:08 AM

I just recently aquired the RCBS Chargemaster1500 dispenser.Its real good but a little on the slow side I think. I press the dispence button grab a case get a bullet and wait for the last trickle. I'm not going to discard the thrower.With ball powder and other small stuff the thrower still works great.

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 05:44 PM

Well, I read the Speer #13 manual last night at work. It's the first manual I've ever seen. The first hundred and something pages and then some stuff at the back was good info. Seems like the other 90% of the book is reloading info that I don't need, mostly for obsolete and obscure calibers. Why do they make you buy the whole manual just to get 3-4 pages of info that you need for your caliber/bullet of choice? I'd like the Hornady manual for info relevent to reloading Hornady bullets in 223, but for $35 and only a handfull of pages on 223, it works out to something like $10 per page of info. What gives? :o

Stiff Neck,I want your job. where do you work you can read the Speer manuel. How much did you make reading the manuel? :o The important thing is you learned something. Guess I shouldn't talk I check me CPC site at school.Steve :unsure:

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 05:54 PM

Guess I shouldn't talk I check me CPC site at school.

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 06:48 PM

I have a little down time here and there. And I read fast.

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 05:03 AM

My comments are not directed at anybody nor am I trying to correct any one .I'm off work and just kidding around. I never said for some one to buy a lyman ,just made a comment about my charge master.Then in response to you I said maybe another shooter might like to check out another brand.Why did you take me so seriously?Do you own RCBS stock? Whats the big deal? Look at work we half to be serious most of the time,can't we kid around in the forum on some things.Ok so you want to exist at opposite ends,well ok,is this cause I kid around or misspell words,are my comments about RCBS? 90% of my reloading stuff is RCBS.

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 06:16 AM

I still have that gigantic Herter's Press and somewhere I think I have a Herters reloading manuel also. Remember those "Wasp Sonic" bullets they used to sell? Just wanted to lighten the thread up a bit, Ben, it does seem silly to pay 35 bucks for 3 pages of info when you can get it for free over the internet. But look on the bight side, you now have another book in your shooting library to impress all your friends with.. You know " Oh yeah, I got that manuel right up here on the shelf. Not a bad read." haha you all have a good day.....Walt
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