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Im new to the reloading thing and I was just wondering which load book should I purchase first, I looked at the nosler and the hornandy but Im not sure if there would be one better suited for me, Im assuming that once I get more into this that I probably would have multiple load books but Im just looking for something to get me going for now.

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I recommend getting a manual fom the powder makers you will use and the bullet makers you will use. The Hornady, Lee, and Lyman books also have a good bit of data in them.

If you are using common cartridges, the caliber specific data books from Midway are a good option.

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I have Nosler, Barnes, Hornady, Lyman & Speer manuals. They are all beneficial but the best to start with would probably be Nosler Hornady, or Speer. One good thing is to read the beginning chapters. They will have a ton of good information.

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I have always like the Lyman books..The 48th edition is out now..

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Re: Load books
csumerall wrote:
Im new to the reloading thing and I was just wondering which load book should I purchase first, I looked at the nosler and the hornandy but Im not sure if there would be one better suited for me, Im assuming that once I get more into this that I probably would have multiple load books but Im just looking for something to get me going for now.

Sounds like your right back where you started. I have never had a Barnes book but have most the others. They are all good books and if I were to get rid of all but one, I'd keep my Hornady as that is far away the most bullets I use. So, I'd say stick to a book by the manufacturer that makes the bullets you use. By starting low and working up you can use pretty much any bullet you wan that cross references with another book.

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