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Old 03-26-2006, 10:32 PM   #1
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NOTE: You will never see a specific powder charge listed on this forum. Any posted will be promptly removed. And the poster may be publicly rebuked, chastised and ridiculed!

We're thinking of bringing back the stocks and public flogging!

Heres why;

There are imbecile who will post very dangerous load data, usually some one notices and pulls the plug in a hurry.

The worst problems occur when a known and respected contributor makes a typo or misplaced a decimal point. Big difference between what 3.5 grains of Bullseye does and what 35 grains will do.

Liability is one thing and the Forum doesn't need that, but there isn't a person here who would find it easy to live with themselves if the seriously injured someone.

As a favor, please do not reply to this thread, start a new one if you would, we'll incorporate your info and suggestion, this just makes it easier to read.

Thanks.

A couple of points about using the load data in any manual.

1. All Manuals are designed to have the user reduce the lowest recommended loading, by 10% and then slowly work up until desired performance is attained.

Any rare exceptions will be clearly noted in your manual.

2. Do not mix components, follow the load manual EXACTLY!

Why?

Because the printed Data is. really only valid for the precise firearm and combination tested.

Tighter or looser bores, tighter or looser chambers, variations in headspace, bullet jacket, altitude and temperature, different lots of bullets, powder or primers can cause unforeseen and unpleasant changes.

3. Don't get too worked up over difficulty in duplicating factory published ballistics!

Factory published ballistics are usually ... Optimistic!

Data for 30-30 usually refers to a 24 or 26 inch barrel, a new tight one!
Your 20" carbine won't duplicate the published figures, even with factory loads.

Reloading Manuals are Test results, the velocities they publish are actual results with the firearms and barrels they list.

They are normally less than the factory published figures.

we'll add more to this later ......

Most of the Powder Companies have on-line sites and on-line load data.

They give load data away to protect themselves and to sell more powder.

Here are a few of the major ones:

POWDER MANUFACTURERS


ALLIANT

http://www.alliantpowder.com/


HODGDON

http://www.hodgdon.com/


ACCURATE

http://www.accuratepowder.com/


And for the Black Powder Shooters;

GOEX

http://www.goexpowder.com/


Bullet Manufacturers publish Loading Manuals, which they sell, so you won't normally find load data on their sites. Nosler and Speer will post some data usually relating to new bullets in their linup.
But you will find good information about their bullets.


BULLET MANUFACTURERS


BEAR TOOTH BULLETS

http://www.beartoothbullets.com/


HORNADAY

http://www.hornady.com/


NOSLER

http://www.nosler.com/


OREGON TRAIL BULLET COMPANY
Laser Cast & TruShot Bullets

http://www.laser-cast.com/


SIERRA

http://www.sierrabullets.com/


SPEER

http://www.speer-bullets.com/default.asp?s1=5


WHAT MANUALS SHOULD I BUY?

Personally, I always have the latest Lyman manual on hand, you can see and order it at;

LYMAN

http://www.lymanproducts.com/lymanproducts/index.htm

I really like HODGDON's approach with their new magazine style manual, it's a bargain at the price they charge,IMO.

If a fellow had those two, and the manual for his favorite jacketed bullet manufacturor, Hornaday, Nosler, Sierra or Speer, etc. I think he'd be in good shape, with most bases covered. He'd also have the information to get very knowledgable about ballistics and reloadfing, in a hurry!
IMO, of course,


RELOADING TOOLS

Lee Precision

http://www.leeprecision.com/



LYMAN

http://www.lymanproducts.com/lymanproducts/index.htm


RCBS

http://www.rcbs.com/default.asp?menu=1&s1=5&s2=13


Dillon Precision

http://dillonprecision.com/default.cfm?

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To be continued
This is only the beginning .....

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