With care, reloading is safe and very rewarding for improved accuracy and possibly for saving money. The key phrase here is WITH CARE.
Always be very wary of random load data off the interwebs and cross reference any load you see with well known, professionally compiled data sources.
To help you do this, there is a bunch of manufacturer’s resources below. Most are free online manuals (a couple are pay to download files).
If anyone else finds manufacturer data online, please add to the list, so we all have a go-to spot for researching loads.
If you want to contribute to the knowledge base by detailing your processes for load development, then please go ahead.
Vague and poorly explained info will be deleted, as will posts such as ‘I ask for specific data on Facebook and I’m good to go’.
This is not a thread for posting your data, it is a resource for reloaders to glean useful information before asking the same old questions over and over. If you can’t find the info you are after here, do ask. There is no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people and stupid people don’t ask questions. If they do it’s, ‘what’s your load for…’.
POWDER MANUFACTURER LOAD DATA
- ADI Load Data Online
- Compare ADI powders with other brands to find similar or same burn rates
- Hodgdon Powder Data
- Vihta Vuori Powder Data (weird European stuff!)
- IMR Powder Data
BULLET MANUFACTURER DATA
- Hornady reloading handbook
- Sierra bullets blog - load data
- Nosler load data
- Speer data for rifle bullets
- Speer data for handgun bullets
- Barnes bullets load data
Very useful references, to understand case and cartridge dimensions, when doing brass prep or assembling your cartridges. Useful to have these available on your computer, for offline browsing/printing.
- Manual download index
- Shotgun shells (PDF manual download)
- Centre fire rifles (PDF manual download)
- Centre fire handguns (PDF manual download)