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I got rid of my .357 Taurus this past october/november. I was a bit unhappy with the accuracy. It was fine as long as you let it cool for a bit after the first two shots. I know, sounds wierd. Anyway, the wife actually told me I should have a revolver for when I go out! Cha-ching!!!!!!! So that means I can get a new stainless 44 mag. (At least that's what my mind read). Anyways, I've been talking about reloading, and reading a bit about for over a year (maybe three) now. I've decided I want to reload for this cartridge.

I would was wondering if anyone could suggest a book (or maybe books) I should read before I plummit into this.

I've decided not to spill alot of cash into this right away, so I'm ordering the lee classic this week. If things go well, I'll be looking for a good set up maybe next fall.

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Most reloading books have pretty good detail of reloading to read about. Lyman ,Speer , Hornady are very good. Nosler book not so much for handguns. So youll need reloading books reguardless.
ABC of Handloading, Id recommend. Gun digest book of handgun reloading,
Lyman "Pistol and Revolver: Reloading Handbook ,

Possibly better then books, (although youlll still need reloading books as referance) is to rent or buy videos on reloading there are plenty out there.

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For reloading a handgun, I'd look at the Lyman manual. I don't have a newer one but if they follow thru like my older one's, they will deal with cast bullet's. Then when you get the Lee kit, also look at the bullet moulds from Lee and the sizer kit, both very inexpensive and I bet they work well. With them you can make your bullets out of scrap lead, ie wheel weight's, and shoot a lot more. I can shoot my 38 and my 32 cheaper than a 22 LR! Casting is not difficult.

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Yeah, I was thinking about looking into casting at some point. I picked out my Ruger today. Will have it on Friday (hopefully). 5 1/2" stainless rosewood handles. Fits like a race glove. I've met someone local who reloads, that was a big help, and has really gotten me excited now.
I miss post earlier, I had a Rossi, not a Taurus. I had owned an older taurus before the rossi.

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