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Old 12-22-2007, 07:52 AM
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What would be the best reloading manual for a beginner who is reloading 45/70,44mag, 223.......
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:31 AM
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dogman,
i think the best manual for the beginer is the A-Square 'any shot you want'.
the reason i say this is because it covers in detail the most commonly overlooked, and perhaps the most important, factors of reloading. at least by beginers.
case preparation, pressure indications, proper setting of dies, and many other topics relating to SAFELY reloading metallic cartridges!
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:46 AM
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I haven't seen "Any shot You Want", but Lyman's is the best I've got. Hornady and Speer are close seconds. I'm a little behind on Nosler and Sierra. I don't know about Lee #2, but Lee #1 was the worse I've seen in 40 years of reloading.

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Old 12-22-2007, 08:58 AM
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I have a pile of loading manuals. If you can only afford one, I would go with the Lyman 48. A great book for beginners and experts alike.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:40 AM
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Another vote for Lyman

Second best are Hornady, Sierra and Speer. Take care...
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Old 12-22-2007, 02:23 PM
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I would suggest you don't start reloading until you have more than one manual. I always check at least two different sources before reloading for a new caliber. The Lee manual probably has the most generic loads.
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I never read the A Square manual,but I do have a pile of them.I also recommend the Lyman.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:09 PM
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I have Speer, Nosler,Hornady, and Barnes. I like the Speer and Hornady the best, they have the most detail. I do not nor have I red a Lyman, so I can't comment on that. Welcome to the world of reloading. I also load for the 223 and 44 let me know if you need any info or help.
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Old 12-23-2007, 12:38 AM
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I have Nosler, Speer, Swift, Sierra, & Hodgdon manuals... I mainly use Nosler bullets so I stick with them and Speer. Sierra covers a lot of oddball calibers but their newest book is at least 7 years old. Nosler #6 and Speer #14 have come out with new books this year.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:26 PM
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The A Square and the Lyman.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:34 PM
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I like the Speer as said before #14 is out now and it's a great manual.
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Old 01-03-2008, 05:22 AM
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Dogman, You will not find the 45/70 loads or the .44 mag in the A Square book. The reason I recommended it was, it covers areas in which other manuals don't. My opinion here is (like that of bsn) to have 2 current manuals and check the data against each when working up loads. It is not common but errors in data do make it past the editors at times.
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:28 PM
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Hands down the Lyman.
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Old 01-03-2008, 04:56 PM
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the new lyman manual has alot of information on properly reading the brass and step by step instruction to do just about everything that can be done on brass prep for acuracy. it also has an in depth section specificaly about loading the 45/70 for accuracy. but i would suggest as many mauals as you can afford im also fairly new to reloading and i bought the hornady lyman and speer manuals as well as picked up all the powder manufacturers load pamphlets before i ever started. and i cross refrence all the loads just to be sure
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I started out with a Speer manual when I started reloading (note that I'm in a significantly younger demographic segment than many folks here) and I really liked the 'support' information it contained for a first-time reloader. I also lived just up the road from the Speed bullet factory in Lewiston at the time. I got another Speer manual after that because I liked the first so well. I don't have the new one yet.

I also really like Lyman's manual (I have #48 now) and would recommend it for a beginner as well.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:15 PM
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If you know which brand of bullets you are going to shoot, buy the reloading manual from that bullet maker. Otherwise, I'd recommend Lyman if you are only going to pick up one book. It has a lot of info about reloading and they don't sell cartridge components. Just keep in mind that the loads represented are for a particular bullet, powder, primer, and firearm. Eventually, you'll want all of the manuals.
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Old 01-09-2008, 04:56 AM
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Sierra

Sierra came out with a new manual just a couple of years ago. Both rifle and hangun in one three ring binder. I like the Hornady and Nosler manuals. Barnes puts out a good manual. I have the new Norma manual as well and it's well done (specific to Norma powder/bullets). But, it does cover reloading techniques and powder history quite well. You should at least own two different manuals before you reload your first round. Good luck.
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