When you need a load and there’s no data!

Veryolddog

Foxtrot Mike 8.5" 45 ACP SMG Pistol
I hate when that happens. So, I try to research a powder with respect to tht caliber and bullet weight. Some companies do a very fine job of providing data like Western Powders. I have the Hornady, Sierra, Lee, and Lyman manuals. I also check the powder companies for their recipes. I think that this is just part of the fun of the reloading process. Then I make my choices.

I just recently purchased some Western Powders and the Ramshot manual is recently comprehensive of bullet types, weights and powder types. Also, reading a variety of articles on the internet about reloading includes many recipes and gives you a glimpse of preferred powders for specific calibers and bullet weights. Information, is so prevalent and available today, unlike 10 or 15 years ago. It is incumbent upon us to do our homework with all of the information that is available today.
 

infobros

Load Data Eligible SigSaur 1911
Staff member
When it comes to sources on the internet I go with Ronald Reagan, "Trust, but verify." LOL. Great video Walter.
 

walterbunning

Load Data Eligible Ruger Blackhawk
Staff member
I hate when that happens. So, I try to research a powder with respect to tht caliber and bullet weight. Some companies do a very fine job of providing data like Western Powders. I have the Hornady, Sierra, Lee, and Lyman manuals. I also check the powder companies for their recipes. I think that this is just part of the fun of the reloading process. Then I make my choices.

I just recently purchased some Western Powders and the Ramshot manual is recently comprehensive of bullet types, weights and powder types. Also, reading a variety of articles on the internet about reloading includes many recipes and gives you a glimpse of preferred powders for specific calibers and bullet weights. Information, is so prevalent and available today, unlike 10 or 15 years ago. It is incumbent upon us to do our homework with all of the information that is available today.
I have all the manuals, trust me. When you shoot a lot of legacy cartridges like I do, such as .44 Russian, .38 Short and Long Colt, .45 Scholfield..there just isn’t much there for using them with jacketed or plated bullets.
 

walterbunning

Load Data Eligible Ruger Blackhawk
Staff member
When it comes to sources on the internet I go with Ronald Reagan, "Trust, but verify." LOL. Great video Walter.
That’s a good plan. I don’t even “trust” most of the time when it comes to private individual”s internet recipes. 😁
 
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