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Is there a software out there that includes the reloading data from the various manufacturers? I just picked up some Hornady bullets and now I need reloading data for my .308.

Do I have to buy the book for every bullet manufacturer or is there software that compiles all of the different manufactures load data?

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I quit buying all the manufacturers books long ago and now only buy the Hodgdon annual reloading magazine.It has Hodgdon,Winchester,and IMR powders and uses a variety of different bullets,also the latest calibers.All for$10 or less from Midway.
It’s not at every gun store,they would rather sell you the books,or don’t know about this item.
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Many of the powder companies have reloading data online. Hodgons has a good one.

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I'm pretty new to reloading as well. Most powder companies, as Al said, have data posted.

Nosler and Sierra have some manual pages posted online.

I used sierra's manual/pages and hogdon data since I was using H4350 and Varget.
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cslcAl wrote: Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:48 pm Many of the powder companies have reloading data online. Hodgons has a good one.

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How much difference is there in a 140 Hornady and a 140 Sierra? Not enough to be concerned about as long as you start with a light load and work your way up to an accurate load. There is more variation in the cases. Just trim a bunch to the same length and weigh them.
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Thank you everyone.
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I use Varget powder, so the hodgdon site has an online book that has starting load data for just about everything I do.

http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle

You might try there for one opinion, but you'll have to work up loads on your own anyways....
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Quickload is software that compiles bullets from different manufacturers and powder from different manufacturers. I use it a lot and like it. It's comprehensive but also easier to make a mistake----you are doing the input---so you have to understand how to use the program and what it is telling you.
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OldRanger wrote: Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:33 pm I use Varget powder, so the hodgdon site has an online book that has starting load data for just about everything I do.

http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/rifle

You might try there for one opinion, but you'll have to work up loads on your own anyways....
I tried a compressed load with my Varget and after the first round the bolt got very hard to open. I don’t think I will shoot the rest.
I got the bolt open, a little persuasion with a hammer and a block of wood was required.

It is all good now.

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""I tried a compressed load with my Varget and after the first round the bolt got very hard to open. I don’t think I will shoot the rest.
I got the bolt open, a little persuasion with a hammer and a block of wood was required.""

Why would you even try a compressed load? :-\
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xpilot wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:54 pm ""I tried a compressed load with my Varget and after the first round the bolt got very hard to open. I don’t think I will shoot the rest.
I got the bolt open, a little persuasion with a hammer and a block of wood was required.""

Why would you even try a compressed load? :-\
It is a joke. That is why this guy :ymdevil: is at the end of the post.
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Sierra just launched an online reloading app. It’s on the App Store.

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