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Old 11-29-2015, 3:14 PM
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Default Question about the Hornady reloading manual

I have been reloading for about 2 years now and started off with a Lymans reloading handbook, then got an Barnes and a Nosler book. Well for my birthday someone got me a Hornady reloading book and when I was going though it I noticed that many times its loads where much lower then the other books showed. Sometimes the Hornady load would be similar to what another book would show as a starting load. (exp 124g RN 9mm HS-6 powder Lymans starts at 5.8g and go to 6.6g, while Hornady's starts at 5.1g and goes to 5.9g There where a lot of others that was just right in front of me.) Does anyone know why this is?

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Old 11-29-2015, 3:22 PM
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Old 11-29-2015, 3:30 PM
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A reloading manual is nothing more than a guide to keep you from hurting yourself.Most cartridges can handle more than a book will show,but in the name of protecting the producers of manuals from liability claim they place a cap on what we read.
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Old 11-29-2015, 3:37 PM
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You also need to look at how they tested the loads they publish, some use firearms and some use test barrels and universal receivers, not the same as a gun.
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Old 11-29-2015, 4:16 PM
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Look at the lengths listed for each load as that is usually were the difference is found.
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