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    Default Powder Manufacturer's and Reloading Data/Reloading Links

    Can this be made into a sticky?


    Due to the great ammo/powder/primer/bullet run of 2012-2013 many people have started reloading and/or are looking for alternate powders/components. Over the years in addition to my traditional (purchased) reloading manuals I've discovered there is a lot of FREE information out there from the manufacturer's. Check back from time to time, I'll make this a work in progress. Please add your own links, I'm always looking for more knowledge.

    I will post manufacturer's information/links but I won't post links/data to individuals who may or may not be experienced reloaders. Manufacturer's have staff and resources to compile data. I would only use an individualsl posted reloading data if I was an experienced reloader. There's way too much free manufacturer's information out there.

    If you find something useful I'd recommend printing it out and compiling a personal (hard copy) reloading data book/reference manual specific to your needs. Be humble and be honest with yourself (safety philosophy).


    1 May 2013

    POWDER (Reloading data):

    Hodgdon, IMR, Winchester Powders:
    http://www.hodgdon.com/basic-manual-inquiry.html

    Alliant Powder:
    http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/default.aspx

    IMR pdf:
    http://www.imrpowder.com/pdf_reload.html

    FREE HARDCOPY
    Accurate Powder:
    http://www.accuratepowder.com/load-data/

    Vihtavuori Powder (pdf):
    http://www.vihtavuori-lapua.com/template/goodies/vihtavuori_reloading_guide_ed11_2013eng.pdf
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    Default Cast Bullets

    Cast bullets are an inexpensive alternative to jacketed bullets. Keep velocities at or below the recommended minimums. I've used cast bullets in handguns and in my handgun caliber rifle carbines (Marlin 1894). I use .38 full wad cutters and .38 SWC in my garden rifle for woodchuck. I have not used cast bullets in my heavy rifles (yet).

    I don't cast because it's hot, stinky, and messy. I'd rather reload and shoot.


    Dardas Cast Bullets:
    Traditional lead/antimony/tin cast bullets. Over the years I've ordered thousands of 9mm, .38, .44 and .45acp from this guy. He's a retired engineer and anal retentive about his product.
    http:Penn Bullets.

    MORE CAST BULLET SOURCES (22 May 2013)

    www.pennbullets.com
    1-866-204-6749

    2. Tru-Cast
    www.tru-cast.com
    208-777-2663

    3. Chey-Cast
    www.cheycast.com
    307 778-6636

    4. Gardner's Cache
    www.gardnerscache.com
    (708)862-5337

    5. Hunters Supply
    www.hunters-supply.com
    (800) 868-6612

    6. Oregon Trail Bullet Company
    www.laser-cast.com
    800-811-0548

    7. Missouri Bullet Company
    www.missouribullet.com
    1-816-597-3204


    8. Magnus Bullet Company
    www.magnusbullets.com
    TOLL FREE ORDERS 1-888-246-3948

    9. Mastercast Bullet Company
    http://www.mastercast.net/cast_bullets.htm
    (724) 336-6565

    10. Mt. Baldy Bullet Company
    http://mtbaldybullets.com
    Phone (307) 754-5255

    11. Cast Performance Company
    www.castperformance.com/
    Phone: 1-307-857-2940

    12. Beartooth Bullets
    www.beartoothbullets.com/
    1-888-423-2786

    13. Montana Bullet Works
    www.montanabulletworks.com/
    406-655-8163

    14. Lead Head Bullets
    Leadheads Bullets,Gas Checked and Plain Based Bullets
    (620)549-6475

    15. Meister Bullet Company
    www.meisterbullets.com/
    918-443-2707

    16. The Bullet Works
    The Bullet Works


    17. The Bullet Barn Mfg Co. (Canada)
    Welcome to The Bullet Barn!


    18. The Bull Shop
    http://bullshop.gunloads.com/tbs_products.htm
    //www.dardascastbullets.com/
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    For addition to your cast bullets:

    Oregon Trail Bullet Co
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    Rim Rock Bullets
    Rim Rock Bullets - Cast Lead Bullets for Reloading.
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    Default Manufacturer's Instruction Sheets

    Instruction manuals for brass reloading equipment:
    Hornady:
    Current Users Manuals - Hornady Manufacturing, Inc

    RCBS:
    http://www.rcbs.com/resources/#product_instructions

    RCBS: Step by step guide to beginning reloading ( a primer )
    http://www.rcbs.com/guide/step_by_step_reloading.aspx#
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    If I wanted to buy one reloading kit w/ all the parts this it what I'd buy: (Personal experience and preference)
    RCBS RC SUPREME SELECT KIT : Cabela's

    You can get better prices outside Cabela's. The idea is the kit, w/all the bells and whistles.

    It has a basic electronic scale; I have the same model; 10 years old and working fine.

    Case trimmer and off press primer are very good.

    I'd get a RCBS lube pad, I hate spray.

    Case cleaner is not included.

    I prefer single station over progressive, I like to inspect my ammo often.
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    Advanced Rifle Reloading: Case Neck Trimming

    Neck Turning Basics

    There's also reload data for .223/.308 and other performance target rifles. For anal retentive reloaders. Tons of other long distance shooting and reloading articles.
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    When I can not find my powders of choice I'll use mil surp powder.

    http://www.ar15.com/content/webPDF/TM43-0001-27.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by VARMINT223 View Post
    I like that his mentions using Ballistol on the does for rust prevention. I am starting to use that miracle stuff on everything, and just now dies, because if I don't, they rust in the humid basement. X_x
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    Additional Bullet source: SNS Castings

    snscasting

    *These are a POLYMER coated bullet. Not to be confused with copper wash, there is no copper/brass/metal in our coating.

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