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    A few of my oldies but goodies

    Some of my older Lyman and Ideal handbooks
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    Some older Speer handbooks
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    Belding & Mull, N.R.A., and Hodgdon
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    Handloader's Digest, and Hornaday
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    Very nice.
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    I admire your collection of old reloading books and I have collected just a few myself too. But I have a question for you. Which one do you call on most frequently for when you are working up a new load for a rifle you have attained?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonMountain View Post
    Which one do you call on most frequently for when you are working up a new load for a rifle you have attained?
    None of the above! That task falls to the latest editions from Lyman, Speer, Hornady, and Hodgdon, as well as the online offerings from Hodgon and Alliant. Unless it's something really odd (and I do have a few of those). In those cases, I'm likely to refer to any or all of those pictured (and a number of others that aren't in the pictures), as well as the writings of P. O. Ackley, Earl Narramore, F. C. Ness, Townsend Whelen, Phil Sharpe, and - of course - Ken Waters.


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    Last night I was comparing Speer No. 8 with Speer No. 9 manuals...........

    30-30 Winchester 150 grain flat nose.

    4895 powder - No. 8 list starting loads @ 34.0 to max 38.0. No. 9 list starting loads @ 27.0 to max 31.0 grains.
    4064 powder - No. 8 list starting loads @ 33.0 to max 37.0. No. 9 list starting loads @ 28.0 to max 32.0 grains.
    748 powder - No. 8 list starting loads @ 31.0 to max 35.0. No. 9 list starting loads @ 30.5 to 34.5 grains (fairly close).
    3031 powder - No. 8 list starting loads @ 30.0 to max 34.0. No. 9 list starting loads @ 24.5 to 28.5 max.

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    More than a few hand loaders have discovered this. The Speer No. 8 manual is considered a "hot" manual for its listed loads. I have yet to hear of anyone blowing up a gun with the loads from it but I have heard of people who say that some of the top listed loads have made extraction a bit snug. I have a #8 and I never use its top loads but then again, I always start low and slowly work my way up until I get good accuracy or start seeing signs of high pressure. Anyone who starts out using top listed loads in any manual is asking for trouble. my experience anyway, james

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    Yeah, I know. It just seemed a bit weird that some of the "max" loads in Speer No. 9 are less than the "starting" loads in Speer No. 8.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justingrosche View Post
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    I bet one or more of your manuals has data for the old DuPont version of Hi-SKOR, before it was 700x and 800x. If you could point me to Wich one(s), It would help me tremendously

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjham77 View Post
    I bet one or more of your manuals has data for the old DuPont version of Hi-SKOR, before it was 700x and 800x. If you could point me to Wich one(s), It would help me tremendously
    I was shocked to discover that out of all my handbooks and manuals, only the 1966 Handloader's Digest has data for the older Dupont Hi-Skor.

    Max Loads:
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    Data provided by DuPont:
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    The above data is over 50 years old, and is provided with all cautions implied.

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    I wish I good get all of these online digitally

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    Thanks, this is just what I was looking for. If you don't mind, what was the date on the dupont data, I saw some of the online links to 1966 and 1936. The 1966 DuPont data had 700x and 800x, and the 1936 didn't have anything pertaining to hi-skor
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    The DuPont data came from the 1966 Handloader's Digest, so it's my guess that it actually was published by DuPont in 1965.

    Jim


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    I'm looking for a book with 25 rem 30 rem and 32 rem,can you point me in the right direction?

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    The Lyman 46th edition has 30 Rem and 32 Rem loading information.
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    Speer 3 has 30 and 32 Rem

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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