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    Post Reloading Data References

    There seem to have been a few requests for reloading data recently and I thought it might be an idea to have some good reference links to manufacturers reloading data. Powder manufacturers seem to make their reload data freely available, while bullet manufacturers seem to want to make you pay for it.

    Anyway hope these are useful to people

    Vihtavouri Reloading Data 11th Edition 2013
    www.lapua.com/upload/downloads/brochures/2013/vihtavuori_reloading_guide_ed11_2013eng.pdf

    Vihtavouri Reloading Data 13th Edition 2014
    www.lapua.com/upload/downloads/brochures/2014/vihtavuorireloadingguideed13_2014engwww.pdf

    Vihtavouri Reloading Data 14th Edition 2015
    http://www.lapua.com/upload/vihtavuo...ng_ed-14_w.pdf

    Hodgeden Reloading Data Centre (includes IMR & Winchester powders)
    http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

    Norma Reloading Data
    http://www.norma.cc/en/Ammunition-Academy/Loading-Data/

    Speer Reloading Data
    http://www.speer-bullets.com/whatsne...ding_data.aspx

    Sierra, not reloading data, but loads on exterior ballistics
    http://www.exteriorballistics.com/ebexplained/index.cfm

    Alliant Powders
    http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloade...aspx?gtypeid=2

    Accurate Powders reloading data
    http://www.accuratepowder.com/wp-con...d_data_3.5.pdf

    ADI Powders reloading data
    http://adi-powders.com.au/handloaders-guide/rifle.asp

    LoadData website = 253,977 loads in database
    http://www.loaddata.com/home/index.cfm

    Ramshot Reloading Data
    http://www.ramshot.com/wp-content/up...dgun_rifle.pdf

    Almost a one stop shot for links or download of reloading data
    http://www.lhs-germany.de/en/powder/...data-download/

    This one is perhaps not as reliable as the others but its a data base of supposedly loads in use by people. Might be useful to find those more esoteric loads but I'd use with caution

    LoadData website = 253,977 loads in database
    http://www.loaddata.com/home/index.cfm

    Addendum
    for those who would like a single reference for the calibre they shoot, there are a number of one calibre reloading manuals. You can get them from here
    http://gunbooks.uk.com/categories/RE...?sort=priceasc
    Norman Clarke gunsmith also sells them.

    Lovex Reloading Guide - Added 2/7/13
    Since the NRA armoury is selling Lovex powders now, here is a downloadable PDF of their reloading data
    http://www.explosia.cz/en/streliviny...loading_EN.pdf

    Reload Swiss
    http://reload-swiss.com/en/reload_sw...en_1/index.php

    Hope folks find this useful

    Cheers
    asm42
    Last edited by asm42; 30-09-2015 at 01:24 PM. Reason: New reference for Lovex

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    light loads using pistol powder in rifle

    Got this one, not had chance to try the 45-70 load yet still using my Trailboss. but
    they should be ok.


    http://www.gmdr.com/lever/lowveldata.htm

    GM3
    http://www.tiropratico.com/ricarica/...g%20Pistol.pdf


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    Dangers of light loads of slow powders.

    Dangers of using light loads of slow burning powders in rifle cases. Not a good idea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYleuf8xRgQ

    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this. If it's not my apologies, Kindly move or delete as you see fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard dog View Post
    Dangers of using light loads of slow burning powders in rifle cases. Not a good idea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYleuf8xRgQ

    I'm not sure if this is the right place for this. If it's not my apologies, Kindly move or delete as you see fit.
    Complete myth. There are all sorts of arm waving explanations for firearm failure with light loads (the most common being that the powder has "detonated") and it has been researched where possible. In all cases capable of investigation the issue found is that a light load might not actually get the bullet out of the barrel so when you fire the next one behind it......and folk who do not pay sufficient intention to where the previous bullet went are understandably reluctant to blame themselves.

    This particular piece of arm waving is perhaps the most obviously flawed. "The powder forms a plug at the base of the bullet and causes an obstruction". Somehow more powder in the case will not cause this? not even a compressed load? - sheesh.
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    I started a thread about light loads looking for advice, and was warned about this by some members, It's not something I'd been aware of but they seem to be convinced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard dog View Post
    I started a thread about light loads looking for advice, and was warned about this by some members, It's not something I'd been aware of but they seem to be convinced.
    Must be true then
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