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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Krause Publications; 6 edition (March 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0873491904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0873491907
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,403,719 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Read everything you can!
Dev Gilmore
Given the title (it *IS* a beginner's book), I would think this a very good first time reloader primer.
M. E. Rose
Various types of equipment and tools are discussed as well as cases, bullets, primers and powders.
David S. Greenman

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102 of 104 people found the following review helpful By David S. Greenman on February 19, 2000
This is an excellent book for the person who is considering reloading his (or her) own cartridges. Metallic cartridge reloading is covered in detail as is reloading of shot cartridges. Various types of equipment and tools are discussed as well as cases, bullets, primers and powders. The book places strong emphasis on safety and should be required reading for the person who is just getting started.
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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By M. Dog VINE VOICE on February 19, 2003
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This is the book I used when I got started reloading about a year ago, and this book gave me just what I needed. When I first got the itch to load my own ammunition, I was overwhelmed by the amount of information and terminology involved in this fascinating field/hobby. It was very difficult to take all the individual pieces of information that I had and form it into an understandable process. I was snowed in under a blizzard of data that I was piecing together through chat rooms and web sites. Everyone was very helpful - basically shooters are the most helpful people I know - but still I was just getting fragments without a solid, complete overview. Phrases like "roll crimp", "seating and sizer dies," and "headspace" came at me in a blizzard. I could look up each phrase, understand each one as a piece, but still the whole picture was fuzzy. In essence, that is what this book will do for you: turn it all into a coherent, linear whole. The writing is very solid and clear, the illustrations are well done and helpful, and the information is very complete. After reading this book, the entire process made sense to me, and more importantly, I was fully warned about the does and don'ts of the reloading world. The coverage is very complete. Primers, powders, bullets and cases are explained with regard to nomenclature and history. All necessary tools and accessories are discussed and explained. This is just a great book. It won't make you an expert, but it will put you on the right road if you wish to become one.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By M. E. Rose on September 1, 2003
I used to reload years ago, and bought this book to refresh my memory. The book certainly filled that need, but sometimes had a very basic presentation more suited to the rank beginner. Given the title (it *IS* a beginner's book), I would think this a very good first time reloader primer. It covers the gamut of reloading in a broad brush sweep. This is not the book to buy for a something limited in scope, like a specific black powder reloading detail.
Augment this with GOOD reloading data manuals--more than one--before commencing your first reloading session.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By D. F. Curran on November 26, 2004
Along with my Speer Reloading Manual this is my favorite book on reloading because of the extensive overview it gives on the entire subject. Everything from casting to ballastics is covered in detail with excellent graphics and photos. For example, in this book there is a section on reloading data manuals--so you can choose what manuals to use when actually reloading. I recommend this book along with a good reloading data manual such as the Speer Manual and if you need visual instructions a dvd like my Learn Handgun & Rifle Reloading in Under 41 Minutes ( ASIN: B0006PT29Y)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By W. Corder on March 5, 2003
If you have any interest in reloading, whether a beginner or an old pro, you will find this book interesting and very easy to digest. The author has obviously "been there, done that" and passes all of his experience on to you. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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This book is not going to tell you how to load a supersonic ACC Blackout cartridge out of the gate...so, don't get all huffy puffy. It's a beginners guide (A...B....C's) and is a good foundation. I like it and would recommend it to a beginner any day.
Let's face it, you will be hard pressed to find just one all inclusive reloading guide or "how to" book, and considering the subject matter, that's a good thing. If you are serious you will end up with at least half a dozen guides.
Read everything you can!
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I'VE BEEN RELOADING FOR 45 YEARS, AND THIS BOOK TELLS YOU THE INS AND OUTS OF WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. WISH I'D SEEN THIS IN 1967. THERE ARE THINGS I ALWAYS WONDERED ABOUT IN RELOADING,AND THIS BOOK ANSWERED MY UNASKED QUESTIONS. I'D RECOMEND THIS BOOK TO ANYONE THAT LOADS,OR IS THINKING OF STARTING THE HOBBY. I GIVE IT 5 STARRS!
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