Originally Posted by Gpruitt54
How is a new reloader supposed to know when not to follow the manuals. I am a new reloader. It seems dangerous for me, or any new reloader to simply start ignoring the published information in the manuals. Try not to confuse those of us who are new to this. Maybe after I have 10 years of reloading experience, I will be in a position to ignore the published tables.
Bluntly put, you are in the position of having to derive information because you bought components for which, at best, there is only limited data. That pretty much sums it up.
If you bought a manual, bought components to match and assembled to a given OAL, there wouldn't even be a question about the loads.
There is no suggestion that I have read in this thread to ever work outside published data. I certainly don't do it and I would never recommend it.