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need-for-speed
01-17-2010, 11:05
Hello. I still have my RCBS stuff and dies, however it's been a few years since I used it. I had a book that came with it full of recipes. I can't find the book.

I have (200) 140 gr speer hollowpoint pills to load for my .357 mag. Do y'all have any recomendations on a new reload manual / book via mailorder - and not too expensive. OR is there a reliable internet site with recipes ?

Thanks

Myke_Hart
01-17-2010, 11:09
For Speer bullets get the SPEER book.
http://www.amazon.com/Speer-Reloading-Manual-Number-14/dp/B001YB68SC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1263748272&sr=8-1

For Hornady get the hornady.
So on and so forth.

The Lee book has a good all around of everything but is the worst in my opinion as it only has what others have published and tends to have max loads.
I use it the least.

For Lead, get the Lyman cast bullet handbook.
http://www.amazon.com/Cast-Bullet-Handbook-3rd-Edition/dp/B002G139UO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=toys-and-games&qid=1263748701&sr=8-1

Amazon is a good start find them all.

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=reloading

Boxerglocker
01-17-2010, 11:13
If you are already experience in the reloading aspects and just need the data. I suggest using "Load Books" particularly for just one caliber they are very useful for data comparison as they take resources from powder and bullet makers and combine them in one book.

http://www.loadbooks.com/

At about $8 each, I have one for every caliber I load and a couple for ones I'll load in the future.

marchboom
01-17-2010, 11:30
If you are already experience in the reloading aspects and just need the data. I suggest using "Load Books" particularly for just one caliber they are very useful for data comparison as they take resources from powder and bullet makers and combine them in one book.

http://www.loadbooks.com/

At about $8 each, I have one for every caliber I load and a couple for ones I'll load in the future.

What he said.

n2extrm
01-17-2010, 11:47
As myke_hart said amazon is a good source. Ebay is hit or miss and can be over priced, plus their anti gun ways bother me. www.Gunbroker.com (http://www.Gunbroker.com) has listings for reloading too, watch the prices. I do use some of the powder manufactures web sites for data specific to their powder. I use mostly aliant and hodgon.

http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/default.aspx

http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp

dudel
01-17-2010, 12:43
Since you've reloaded in the past, and are just looking for data vs technique, Loadbooks are great.

http://www.loadbooks.com/

Pick the caliber, and get all the data.

MidwayUSA is also a good source for reloading books. They have a large variety
http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseCategories.aspx?tabId=1&categoryId=19845&categoryString=9315***

Of course there is Amazon; but I suspect much of their profits go to liberal causes, so they don't get much of my money.

IndyGunFreak
01-17-2010, 12:50
Another Loadbooks user... I've got them in 9mm, 40, .45, .357mag. I've generally found they are in line w/ my Lyman 49. I believe Amazon carries the Loadbooks as well...

Does anyone else think that Loadbooks.com sucks? They need to fix the font colors so you can read them.

IGF

RLDS45S
01-17-2010, 13:00
Get the Lyman 49th, and cost should not be a concern. Most quality loading manuals are less then 30 bucks! And, no reloader should be without a few full size reloading manuals.

need-for-speed
01-17-2010, 13:07
For Speer bullets get the SPEER book.
http://www.amazon.com/Speer-Reloading-Manual-Number-14/dp/B001YB68SC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1263748272&sr=8-1


http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=reloading

Thanks ! As I recall the book that came with the RCBS was a Speer book.

need-for-speed
01-17-2010, 13:10
And thanks to the rest of you! I might try getting the caliber specific books for my .270 and my .357.

I think I'm too lazy to load for my 9mm or my .40 - LOL

I'll just continue to buy WWB or similar at Wally World for those

cray2751
01-17-2010, 13:20
I have no idea why you wouldnt load for 9 and 40. I save $10 a box on 9 WWB and $20 a box for 40 WWB both 100 round value packs. I shoot on average 700 rounds of either a month so that is a savings on the low end of $70 on the high end $140 a month. Anywho I really like my Lee's 2nd addition as well as my Lyman 49th. Both can be found on Midway.

fredj338
01-17-2010, 16:33
And thanks to the rest of you! I might try getting the caliber specific books for my .270 and my .357.

I think I'm too lazy to load for my 9mm or my .40 - LOL

I'll just continue to buy WWB or similar at Wally World for those
Obviously you have the money to pay double for your practice ammo. If you already have gear to reload, buying dies for the 9mm or 40 is like $40. For that you get better ammo for half the cost! I don't see the downside.:dunno:

robin303
01-17-2010, 16:50
I bought the Lyman 49th and the Lyman Pistol 3rd editions from Midway and got them in 3 days and cheaper than most other places.

Cobra64
01-17-2010, 19:10
Hello. I still have my RCBS stuff and dies, however it's been a few years since I used it. I had a book that came with it full of recipes. I can't find the book.

I have (200) 140 gr speer hollowpoint pills to load for my .357 mag. Do y'all have any recomendations on a new reload manual / book via mailorder - and not too expensive. OR is there a reliable internet site with recipes ?

Thanks

http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseProducts.aspx?pageNum=1&tabId=1&categoryId=17764&categoryString=9315***19845***


http://www.cabelas.com/link-12/pod/0018787.shtml


http://www.amazon.com/Sierra-Rifle-Handgun-Reloading-Manual/dp/B000FW7RPY

need-for-speed
01-18-2010, 00:25
Obviously you have the money to pay double for your practice ammo. If you already have gear to reload, buying dies for the 9mm or 40 is like $40. For that you get better ammo for half the cost! I don't see the downside.:dunno:

Kinda. It's not about the price of the dies. I don't have a lot of spare time. If I were retired - I would definitely load all of my calibers.
My .270 - I like to handload for that since I hunt with it.

My .357 - I have 200 of the hollow pt slugs and another 500 unjacketed wadcutters that I used to load up in a very light .38 spcl (back wen I had more time). But since .357 mag loads are around $40, AND I have the components - I'll definitely stuff those cases.

If I start shooting more (like I should be doing), I might just start loading for the 9 and the .40 too.