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Gentlemen,

I have a collection of reloading bookmarks encompassing a wide variety of handgun load data, both new and old. Everybody here has a similar database, I'm sure. We see a fair number of posts, asking for load data, so I thought I'd post my collection of links to all the databases and manuals that I've found. (Remember, you can download the PDF files to your own computer so that you have them for all time, no matter what happens to the link on the internet.) Feel free to post any other links and maybe we can help our friends find what they need.


ADI Powders 9th Edition (2016) (PDF)

ABC's of Reloading (Lee Precision) 7th Edition (PDF)

Accurate Powder's website

Accurate Powder Load Manual (2003) (PDF)

Accurate Powders (Edition 3.5) (PDF)

Alliant Powder Reloading Manual 1996 (PDF)

Alliant Powder's 2019 Reloader's Guide (PDF)

BarnesBullets.com

Castpics.net (A collection of links to a LOT of old manuals. Check it out!)

Complete Guide to Handloading (Sharpe, 1937) (This is in a weird format, but it's usable)

Federal Premium's Website - Handgun Load Data

Handloader Magazine (Dec. 2011) .45 Colt Data (PDF)

Handloader Magazine (Aug 2005) .44 Special Data (PDF)

Hodgdon Reloading Website (possibly the most popular reloading site on the 'net)

Hodgdon Basic Reloader's Manual 2002 (PDF)

Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading, 3rd Edition (PDF)

Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading, 4th Edition (PDF)

Hornady's "Reloading for Handgunners" (2011) (PDF)

IMR Handloader's Guide (PDF)

LeeLoader.com - A collection of the load data sheets provided with Lee Loader sets

John Linebaugh's website on .45 Colt Reloading

Laser-Cast Reloading Manual, 1st Edition (Oregon Trail Bullet Co.) (PDF)

Lovex Reloading Manual 2019 (PDF)

Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook, 3rd Edition (1980) (PDF)

Lyman Reloading, 38th Edition (1951) (PDF)

Lyman Reloading, 40th Edition (1955) (PDF)

Lyman Reloading, 44th Edition (1967) (PDF)

Lyman Reloading, 48th Edition (2002) (PDF)

M.D. Smith Reloading Website (An impressive collection of loads, tested by the site's proprietor)

Modern Reloading by Richard Lee, 1st Edition (PDF)

Modern Reloading by Richard Lee, 2nd Edition (2003) (PDF)

NATO Reloading Website (Lots of 9mm data)

Nosler Bullets' website

NRA Cast Bullets Supplement No. 1 (1981) (PDF)

NRA Illustrated Reloading Handbook (1960) (PDF)

One Book One Caliber - The Complete Reloading Manual for the .357 Magnum (2004) (PDF)

Ramshot.com's website

Royal Scot Reloading, 1st Edition (1988) (PDF)

Shooters World Powder Reloading Guide (PDF)

ShootingTimes.com - Reloading the .380 ACP (short article with barebones load data)

Speer.com Handgun Reloading Website

Speer Reloading Manual, 12th Edition (1995) (PDF)

Vectan Powders, 6th Edition (PDF)

Vihtavuori.com Reloading Website

Vihtavuori Reloading Manual 2019 (PDF)

Western Powders (Accurate and Ramshot Powders) 5th Edition (PDF)

Western Powders (Accurate and Ramshot Powders) 6th Edition (PDF)

Winchester Reloader's Manual, 15th Edition (1997) (PDF)



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Thanks Wade!
That NATO Reloading website looks very interesting to me as I load a lot of both 9mm and 5.56.


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Wow, lots of good info there. Thanks for the effort Waders.

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Many thanks.

That picture of Harry Pope and Phil Sharpe at the first of "Complete Guide to Handloading" is priceless.


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Originally Posted by Son_of_the_Gael
Many thanks.

That picture of Harry Pope and Phil Sharpe at the first of "Complete Guide to Handloading" is priceless.


So true! When I first saw that hat, I had to stop and find out what it was all about!


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Great info, thanks

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Rick, after Waders going to all the trouble to put this together, it should be a sticky. Too much good info to get lost in time.

Thanks Waders!


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Thanks. That took more than just a few minutes 😊


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Sweet! Many thanks for putting these up. I got a few I didn't have and a few I did have but the scanned/electronic copy is nice.
Thanks again.

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Originally Posted by Waders
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Many thanks.

That picture of Harry Pope and Phil Sharpe at the first of "Complete Guide to Handloading" is priceless.


So true! When I first saw that hat, I had to stop and find out what it was all about!

I have the book!! Found it in a used book store in Placerville, CA when I lived there till 5 years ago.

And thanks for posting the links. I've got a few and when I have time and inclination I'll add any I have not included above.

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This is great stuff.


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I have a 1941 copy of that book. The powder history section will actually allow you to trace some of the more modern powders back to their roots. First and Second editions are actually getting quite rare in usable condition and the price reflects it. 1953 and 1988 editions are all over the place price wise.



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I like old reloading manuals too. The Ackley is a first edition from 1962 and the Sharpe is a third from 1952. Both my Father’s. I have quite a few from when I started reloading, around 1960, till present.
My favorite is Ken Waters 2 volume Pet Loads, which I use a lot. Manuals, like firearms, are great to collect.

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I don’t load for many cartridges, and I have used the same load data for 50+ years. When I found a recipe I liked, I don’t change. Exceptions would be when a Particular component is No longer available.


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I actually met Phil Sharpe. I was a little guy and don't really remember much- he died in 1959 when I was 6. My father was buddy's with a neighbor of Phil's and they went over to Sharpe's a few times with me in tow. Mainly I remember the concussive reports of the rifles those guys shot- a .30-06 Springfield can be pretty impressive to a 4 or 5 year old standing six feet behind with no hearing protection. (Ear muffs? What're those? It ain't cold out.)

Later, at Sharpe's estate sale, my Dad scored a huge pile of '06 ammo for cheap- mostly Frankford Arsenal match stuff from the 30's. Being frugal, he saved the brass which led to his getting into reloading. I still have a few pieces of that brass (and two sealed boxes of that ammo). It's good stuff and every now and then I load and shoot a couple mainly for nostalgic reasons, as a nod to a very tenuous connection to one of the greats in the evolution of handloading. (Sharpe, not my Old Man!)


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Bump back to the top...Rick, how 'bout making this thread a sticky?

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A very beneficial post! Thanks for putting this up.

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What's so funny is John Linebaugh talked to me on the phone and mailed me his typed .45 Colt article in 1991.

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I can't edit my original post, but I found a couple more sites worth listing:

https://www.powderthrough.com/ I know nothing about this site, but it gives a lot of data for the most popular rifle and pistol cartridges.
https://www.shootersreference.com/reloadingdata/ This site combines data from multiple manufacturers into a single database. Very cool.
.38 Special data for snubnose revolvers Some useful .38 Special data.


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Great post...I'm going to have to spend an afternoon looking all this over and making a few new bookmarks. Should be time well spent!


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Utah708,

The original post has a link for .44 Special data. Check out the last table in the article.


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I've spent hours scouring the web looking for data to reduce loads in my 458 Lott for plated and HCL bullets left over from my old 45-70, this has been very helpful THANKS!

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lets keep this on page 1


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Great offering to the group, Wade. Thank you


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Thanks, looking at some 45-70 loads, buried in a few of those older manuals.

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Thanks and a bump to the top.


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The Hodgdon link I provided to their pistol data is dead. (Hodgdon updated their site). I can't edit my original post.

Here's a link to the main Hodgdon site: https://www.hodgdonreloading.com/


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Very helpful...thank you!


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Thank you to member, HeavyLoad, for sending me these links to John Taffin's book "Loads and Handloads for the .44s" It's a comprehensive look at all things .44, including .44 Colt, .44 Rem Mag, .44 Special, and .44 Russian. Even if you don't reload for any .44's, these links are worth reading.

Taffin's Book of the .44 - 1

Taffin's Book of the .44 - 2

Taffin's Book of the .44 - 3


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Originally Posted by Waders
Gentlemen,

I have a collection of reloading bookmarks encompassing a wide variety of handgun load data, both new and old. Everybody here has a similar database, I'm sure. We see a fair number of posts, asking for load data, so I thought I'd post my collection of links to all the databases and manuals that I've found. (Remember, you can download the PDF files to your own computer so that you have them for all time, no matter what happens to the link on the internet.) Feel free to post any other links and maybe we can help our friends find what they need.


ADI Powders 9th Edition (2016) (PDF)

ABC's of Reloading (Lee Precision) 7th Edition (PDF)

Accurate Powder's website

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This is one of the most useful posts I've ever seen here. Thanks a bunch~!!!!!!

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