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Postby Grimstod » Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:39 pm

So there is this book out there called The load Book. Supose to have 1144 loads in it from all the books in print. Well it doesn't. It actually only has loads from three books. Lyman Sierra and Hornady, and when I bought this I decided I would make sure I got the most up to date one so I ordered from there website and I am disappointed. In my opinion just buy the books separately. The info is invaluable and they tell you how to use your equipment!!! The Load Book does not do that completely. Waist of 12$
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Bookes that it does not cover are
VihtaVuori (Some are included but they are incomplete and old)
Hodgdon (Some included bit incomplete and old)
Lee



Save your money, I will post the Hornady ones once I get it back, its being borrowed.


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Re: Reloading Books for newbs

Postby ShootnMathews » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:22 pm

Great info Ben. Here's what I have.
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Postby Shepard » Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:40 pm

ShootnMathews wrote:Great info Ben. Here's what I have.
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I love the collet die on the front of the Lee book. Its the most precise die on the market. The load book that most of us use from load books USA is info out of published books. Most of us or at least me have developed loads that are out side of the book parameters any how. I use my book for reference. If you a newb to reloading yes you better read the book on how to use your tools.LOL

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Re: Reloading Books for newbs

Postby ShootnMathews » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:02 am

Yeah the collet dies are nice. I prefer a bushing die over the collet. Either one is much better than just a plain die. That picture lets you see what's going on in the die real well. I use lapua brass which is very uniform right out of the box so I don't mess with neck turning the brass, but if you use a lesser quality brass the collet die may be the better way to go since it is basically crimping the brass to a rod that is the diameter you want. I don't know, I guess neck turning would still have an advantage there to. So many tiny factors that all go into reloading.
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Re: Reloading Books for newbs

Postby Shepard » Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:46 am

I agree there are lots of little things we do that are our own. Each one of us that have done this for more then 6 months have developed ways we do the loading process thats different from one another.
I know you told me that your die maker has neck bushing in thousandths differences. Lee will make custom mandrels on request if you want a tighter or lighter bullet grip.
Some folks over complicate the loading process -- but each his own.
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Postby ShootnMathews » Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:26 am

Shepard wrote:I agree there are lots of little things we do that are our own. Each one of us that have done this for more then 6 months have developed ways we do the loading process thats different from one another.
I know you told me that your die maker has neck bushing in thousandths differences. Lee will make custom mandrels on request if you want a tighter or lighter bullet grip.
Some folks over complicate the loading process -- but each his own.



Totally agree. If what someone is doing is working for them then it can't be wrong. Some things I do some would call wrong or pointless but I am happy with the results. Every gun I load for shoots sub 1/2 MOA reliably except for my Mosin, and it did before I decide to brake it. Things could just be different in the stock since it is an unbedded ATI. I'm going to restock it when I have money and time. Right now my Mosin is shooting more around 5/8" at 100

I didn't know that LEE made custom mandrels. That's good to know.
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Re: Reloading Books for newbs

Postby Shepard » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:43 pm

As with all press and die manufactures -- they will do custom work if they have the time. Lee had to close there custom shop for like wildcat cartridges for a while cause the demand for equipment was very high. I'm sure there back at it now.
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Postby Grimstod » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:42 pm

Hornady book as promised I think i missed a page but will get that up next week when I get the book back from another friend.
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Re: Reloading Books for newbs

Postby ShootnMathews » Fri Jan 10, 2014 10:13 am

I'm glad to see all this info getting posted up here. This will be one awesome reloading resource for the mosin for a lot of people. I bet it even gets us a few new members. Some of this stuff I searched for a while trying to find when I first started.
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Re: Reloading Books for newbs

Postby Grimstod » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:34 am

This is out of the Norma book. I haven't found there latest one which has twice as many loads in it.

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