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    My first reloading manual

    Bought this in the late 60's along with a 12 gauge classic kit & a set of dippers. Still have them all.

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    That's cool!
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    Mine was a first edition Hornady Reloading Manual , October 1967 . It only contained rifle data and was the only one on the dealers shelf that had data for 7.5 Swiss, that was my first rifle to load for. Still have it , very well used .
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    Likewise it was my first manual, along with Lee dippers and a 310 tool for 44 magnum. I still have everything but the 44 Super Blackhawk.
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    My first Manual was a Speer that came with my Rockchucker press, late 80s, i dont have it anymore, not sure what happened to it?

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    My first loading manual looked like this...
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    Lyman 41st Editon (1957)

    Sometime in the early 1980s I decided I needed a new and up-to-date manual.
    And so retired my 41st and bought one of these:
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    Lyman 45th Edition (1970)

    I'm pleased to say I still have both of those old Lyman handbooks, and have added many others to their ranks (both older and newer, as well as from other sources) since those days.


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    I think my first manual was a Speer about 1972. I have since collected several books in Speer, Lyman, Sierra and others.
    Fun side hobby.
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    My first manual had a chapter titled....Goliath slayers.......choosing the right rock for your sling shot......smiles.

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    I started with the Lyman 41th Edition.I still have it although the front cover is detached after much use.I have probably a couple of dozen reloading manuals of varying vintage.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check