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    http://zediker.com/books/handloading/hlmain.html



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    Stop. Before you even start. Yes, the book is not perfectly written. But the information contained is excellent.


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    Re: http://zediker.com/books/handloading/hlmain.html

    I've read this book and its a great read for those that are interested. The auther goes in depth into all the topics and he definitely speaks from experience as opposed to 'theory'. He also does a good job with separating whats actually important and whats only important if you do benchrest.

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    Re: http://zediker.com/books/handloading/hlmain.html

    I'm about 1/3rd of the way into it. It's A LOT of information to take in and process. But I'm new to handloading and I'm trying to learn all I can before I start doing it myself.
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    CEL.
    That's fine. Several years ago I got back in the game after a 20 year absence. So even with years of familiarity I too had to study and make sense of hand loading all over again.

    I would study a step while loading that step at the bench, but after surveying the material first for a general review.

    Making an outline of, or highlighting, the steps helped me clarify the material. I get side-tracked by the author, enjoying his antics. An outline helped me stay on track and focus on what was important. The step. You can always go back and over-analyze the in-between material.

    Some of the author's techniques I have adopted and found worthy of my time. De-capping as a step, for example, then re-size. So de-capping and sizing are separated as a step and made into two steps, if you wish, to prevent crud from crudding-up the press ram and, on a sticky primer, bending the expander stem out of concentricity.

    Also, if I'm not neck turning, and I suspect dented case mouths, I prefer the mandrel, rather than a sizing button, for making the mouth concentric. Also, from Zediker I learned to be wary of range brass. Cases from another gun have formed to deformities, if any, of the bolt face, bolt face / chamber parallel (In other words the case may be warped with runout if the firing rifle's bolt was not true to its chamber. Also, if the cases' shoulders had been set back excessively by the shooter of the first firing gun the case now might exhibit body stretch if the chamber sucked and wasn't polished. And if the load was hot the primer pockets are flustered. All kinds of redicularity can come about from range brass or cases fired in another gun.
    Just now, with brass availability sketchy, I bought once-fired Norma brass. Once fired in what? Grandpa's blunderbuss? I know. Ridiculous, but truth is stranger than fiction. Some of our shooting friends are really cray cray.

    That's my take and my friend wants to go out for dinner so let me hear how you come out.

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