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What's your "Go To" source for load data?

When researching a load, what manual or website do you check first? I'm starting with handgun rounds, if that makes a difference.
 

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Re: What's your "Go To" source for load data?

jbpmidas said:
check the powder manufacturer's website first.
Good advise ! ! !

The Internet provides much more info than you use to have to pay for................... GOOGLE is your friend....

Hint.... Win 231 powder.

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Re: What's your "Go To" source for load data?

I have reloaded for about 45 yrs. My go to would be the Sierra manual first, then the manual for the specfic bullet maker I am using. I shoot mainly for accuracy,and have found the Sierra loads to be very close to perfect.. When testing, I will load a load slightly lower, and a couple higher than reccommended, and it seem that their load will be spot on....If I want to use a different powder...I take the velocity of the specified load, and start around that velocity with the other powder...It sure saves allot of testing.. D-451
 

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Re: What's your "Go To" source for load data?

Go ahead and get a good reloading manual and read it cover to cover...

I like the Lyman the best

but have the Lee and Hornady as well...I use the internet quite a bit but I ALWAYS do a sanity check by reviewing several manuals before I work up a load
 

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when i switched to berger bullets, i went to the bullet manufacturer. they sent me a load data list on the specific bullet i am shooting.
 

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I use the Speer and Lyman manuals, as well as the powder manufacturers' websites, but lately I've been pulling a lot of info off of http://www.loaddata.com because they have not only smokeless loads, but black powder as well. I like having the ability to search by bullet weight and specific powder.
 

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Re: What's your "Go To" source for load data?

My go to is my Lyman's 48th. Then Nosler 6th and Hornady 7th.
 
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