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I have no experience with any reloading software, but I am curious about what is available out there. I hear a lot of references to Quickload (which appears to be the gold standard), and not much else. How do other reloading softwares compare?

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There is one or two online programs but QL and Shooting software are the only ones I know of that you can purchase and load on your computer.

https://www.shootingsoftware.com/

https://www.neconos.com/

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Gordon's Reloading Tool is a free predictive package. I've grown to like it as a sanity check.

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Gordon's Reloading Tool is actually pretty darned good...looks a helluva lot like QuickLOAD to me, results-wise. It sure as hell can't be beat for the price.


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Are you looking for predictive software along the lines of Quickload, or documentation?

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Thanks for the replies so far. I am mostly interested in predictive software, but I think I am still at the point where I don't know what I don't know. I load for some older rounds that don't have a lot of reloading data available (for modern powders). Ideally I am looking for something that will give me estimates for starting loads and let me relate powder charges and chronograph results with pressures.

I have looked at some Quickload videos on Youtube and had a look at the Quickload website, but I choked a bit at the price (especially the way our exchange rate is these days). Hopefully it follows the adage, you get what you pay for. I do have some concern about spending a chuck of money and ending up with something that is beyond my comprehension. Although I get the sense that it is as involved as you want to make it.

I have also looked at some Gordon's Reloading Tool videos after the suggestions above. That definitely looks like another option.

I would be interested in documentation as well, just to read up on what is out there and get a rough idea as to how involved the software is.

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Just realized I may have misinterpreted what 'documentation' is. If that is reference to the algorithms, coding, or powder models, it would be over my head.

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I have Gordon's reloading tool installed in a couple of my linux computers. It's impressive!

It's doubtful that I will be using this program to it's capabilities, but it still has a lot of good info within a few clicks.


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I've recently been using GRT for a 9.3x62mm and it's been disappointing. It's predictions are 200+ fps off (fortunately higher) from what the chrony is telling me.

But hey - it's free.

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I just left Gordon's website and his wife posted that he has passed away.

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