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Old 03-25-2013, 8:18 AM
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Default Suggest me some reloading manuals

I just ordered a Lee Classic Turret press kit and I'm looking to get some reading done while I wait. I have a general understanding of the process of reloading but I want to be thorough. I'll be reloading 9mm and 45 ACP. What reloading manuals do you recommend?
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Old 03-25-2013, 8:21 AM
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Lyman 47th. addition
Hornadys latest addition
Sierras latest addition

These are my go to manuals for just about everything
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Old 03-25-2013, 8:26 AM
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Speer manual isn't bad
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Old 03-25-2013, 8:26 AM
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I'm a complete NOOB when it comes to reloading. What are the benefits to having multiple manuals? Do you find yourself using multiple manuals often?

...forgive my questions. Like I said, I am a NOOB to reloading.
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Old 03-25-2013, 9:08 AM
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I suggest Lyman's and Lee 2nd Edition. Both have great "how-to" sections and the Lee book the most load data. Since you are already getting Lee equipment, you are immunized against the inherent sales pitch in the Lee book.

Multiple books because reloading is analog, not digital.
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Old 03-25-2013, 9:22 AM
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Check and see if your kit comes with the Lee 2nd edition. (Mine did, but that was a while ago)
I really like the Lee book. Like Bill said... Get a couple. They all have something useful
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I have them from Sierra, Lyman, Hornady and Speer. If I use a makers bullets I like to check their reccomendations on charges for best performance. I shoot a lot of cast so I use the Lyman cast bullet manual a lot.
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Old 03-25-2013, 1:03 PM
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My kit didn't come with a book. It was put together by the seller as their own kit. I purchased the Lee Reloading Manual and plan on buying the Lyman next. Thanks for all the suggestions an help! Wish me luck.
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You can also download quite a few manuals from the powder companies. I always check at least two manuals if I'm working on a new load.
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Lee and Lyman if you want to learn about reloading, then the books from whichever bullet manufacturers your planning to use.
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Old 03-26-2013, 6:57 PM
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Lyman #49 then a few others . Reloading manuals are really enjoyable to read.
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Old 03-26-2013, 7:06 PM
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If you have the LEE Press then the LEE 2nd edition manual is good for learnign how to reload. I do like the Hornandy load manual for load data since it has Garand data and it describes the history of each cartridge which the LEE manual does not.
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Old 03-26-2013, 7:25 PM
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If you are new I definitely think you should get the ABC'S of reloading and read it cover to cover. It will be the best place to start IMO.
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Old 03-26-2013, 9:28 PM
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I know this sounds ridiculous, but you can't have too many. They are always updating and each one seems to have a little different load recipes then the others. I would suggest a min of three. I like the Lee, Lyman and hornady and or Speer.
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Old 03-26-2013, 11:13 PM
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ABC's is on Amazon (Kindle). Kindle for PC is a free reader software.
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Great info here. Looking for a manual myself. Thanks.
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speer good for starting out.
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Old 03-27-2013, 7:01 AM
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Thanks again for the great info, I ordered the ABC's of Reloading just now.
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Wise purchase! You will be so glad you did! Have fun and be safe.
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