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    Complete Guide to Handloading

    Bought Sharpe's book, "Complete Guide to Handloading", years ago. It is the third edition (originally published in 1937). Most concepts are still good, but equipment/supplies have changed.

    AbeBooks.com has several for $40 to $200+
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    It is a great book. Here is a pdf of it. https://ia600903.us.archive.org/30/i...B.%20Sharpe%20[1937]%20%7BText%20Replaced,%20Indexed%7D.pdf
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    I've enjoyed reading Sharpe's book and my copy is not for sale, it's primary value to me is the history. It's not "Complete" anymore (actually it never was). Powders, bullets and available tools have advanced so much there is no point in trying to use it as a current reloading reference. IMHO.

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    I enjoy my copy very much
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    I have a couple in different dates and always enjoy going back through them from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1hole View Post
    I've enjoyed reading Sharpe's book and my copy is not for sale, it's primary value to me is the history. It's not "Complete" anymore (actually it never was). Powders, bullets and available tools have advanced so much there is no point in trying to use it as a current reloading reference. IMHO.
    Yes-- but there are lots of old tricks using cast bullets that have been 'lost' over time too. I go back to Phil Sharpe's stuff every now and then just to find things that have been forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pworley1 View Post
    It is a great book. Here is a pdf of it. https://ia600903.us.archive.org/30/i...B.%20Sharpe%20[1937]%20%7BText%20Replaced,%20Indexed%7D.pdf
    Unfortunately, the link is malformed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wag View Post
    Unfortunately, the link is malformed.

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    https://archive.org/details/Complete...ng_Sharpe_1937

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    That worked. Thank you!

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