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Reloading manuals

Post by TMB » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:39 am

I have read many threads on this forum which talk about using universal or unique with cast 200 gr, 250gr and 255gr LRNFP bullets. I have a Lyman 49th and Horniday 9th and 10th edition manuals. None of which list data for those powder and bullet combinations. Which manuals do you use?
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Re: Reloading manuals

Post by Spade5 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:12 am

I usually see Unique in my Speer manual. I would suggest going to the powder web site, Going from memory, I think Alliant shows max load so probably reduce by 10% for a starting load. Hodgdon lists a starting and a max as I recall. I am assuming you are talking about 45 Colt which I do not load. I do load Unique in other calibers and works ok for me. Doesn't meter very accurately so I weigh each charge. I have no experience with Universal.
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Re: Reloading manuals

Post by Vaquero » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:02 am

I use the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook, also like the one books. One Book/one caliber. I have several of these and some from the powder companies.
I think the Lee manual shows several options also.
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Post by TMB » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:14 am

I saw the term "One Book" once before. I wondered what it meant.
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Re: Reloading manuals

Post by Vaquero » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:19 am

TMB, Midway carries them, I believe they are around $6 each.

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Re: Reloading manuals

Post by CT_Shooter » Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:54 am

A while back, I found some reloading manuals posted online in PDF format. They are older versions, but may be useful anyway.

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Re: Reloading manuals

Post by Rifletom » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:51 am

TMB wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:39 am
I have read many threads on this forum which talk about using universal or unique with cast 200 gr, 250gr and 255gr LRNFP bullets. I have a Lyman 49th and Horniday 9th and 10th edition manuals. None of which list data for those powder and bullet combinations. Which manuals do you use?
Odd, as I'm looking at my Lyman book #50, p. 347 and it has that info. Hornady #10, p. 743 has it also. This regarding 250-255gr LRNFP bullets.
200gr in the Lyman #50, is on p. 453[handgun], and the Hornady #10, 200gr is on p. 1,009[handgun].
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Post by RanchRoper » Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:13 pm

I use a Lee manual.
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Re: Reloading manuals

Post by TMB » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:01 pm

Rifletom wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:51 am
Odd, as I'm looking at my Lyman book #50, p. 347 and it has that info. Hornady #10, p. 743 has it also. This regarding 250-255gr LRNFP bullets.
200gr in the Lyman #50, is on p. 453[handgun], and the Hornady #10, 200gr is on p. 1,009[handgun].
Yep there it is right there for any one with sense to see.
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Post by RanchRoper » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:04 pm

Here is a handy site to use too
http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/
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