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March 31st, 2021

Hornady 11th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Reloading

Hornady 11 edition handbook of cartridge reloading

Hornady’s Handbook of Cartridge Reloading (11th Edition) is coming soon. This latest 11th Edition features new bullets, new cartridges, and a significantly expanded range of reloading powders. This is a worthy addition to any hand-loader’s resource collection. You can get a traditional hard-copy bound book, an Apple iBook or an Amazon Kindle version. In addition, the key content in the 11th Edition Handbook will be available in smartphone Apps for both iOS (Apple) and Android.

Along with many hundreds of pages of load data, the 11th Edition Hornady Handbook includes articles on loading techniques and very detailed information on Hornady component bullets. Countless hours of field testing went into this handbook. Hornady says: “Well over 1,500 load combinations were shot to update and expand the reloading pages in this edition.”

Hornady 11 edition handbook of cartridge reloading

New Cartridge Types in 11th Edition
New cartridges covered in the 11th Edition include: 6mm ARC, 6mm Creedmoor, 6.5 PRC, 300 PRC, 224 Valkyrie, 350 Legend, and 28 Nosler. Also added to this edition (for the first time) are the popular 5.45×39, 300 Norma Magnum, and 450 Rigby cartridge types.

New Powders in 11th Edition
Many new or previously not included powders have been added including IMR 4955 & 8133, StaBall 6.5, Shooters World Precision and Tactical Rifle, Vihtavuori N-530, N-565, and N-570, Norma 217, CFE BLK, Accurate No. 11FS, 2200 and 4100, Reloder 16 and Ramshot LRT. Other recent additions like Reloder 23, 26 and 33, Accurate LT-30 and Power Pro 300 MP have been expanded.

New Bullets in 11th Edition
Numerous new bullets make an appearance, including the new A-TIP® Match and new editions in the ELD-X®, ELD® Match, GMX®, FTX®, SUB-X® and more.

Get 11th Edition Handbook as eBook or SmartPhone App
The 11th edition Hornady Handbook of Cartridge Reloading is available as an eBook via the iTunes iBook store as well as a Kindle edition sold through Amazon.com (coming soon). It will also available in App form from the App Store and from Google Play.

Hornady 11 edition handbook of cartridge reloading

“Many unique challenges have arisen between the 10th and 11th edition handbooks. Despite the adversity, our team persisted and after hundreds of hours and thousands of rounds, we are proud to bring you the newest addition to our lineage of reloading handbooks.” said Jason Hornady, Vice President.

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February 5th, 2015

For Novice Reloaders, the Winner Is…

What’s the best book for folks getting started in metallic cartridge reloading? According to our Forum members, the best manual for “newbie” reloaders is the Lyman Reloading Handbook. In our Shooters’ Forum, a newcomer to reloading was looking for a basic reloading guide that also included load data. The most recommended book was the Lyman Handbook, now in its 49th Edition. Along with “how-to” advice on reloading procedures, the Lyman Manual features cartridge specifications and load data for the most popular cartridges.*

Lyman 49th Reloading Manual

Here are some comments from Forum members:

“The Lyman book is an excellent manual with a large section describing the process of reloading. I heartily recommend it. As a beginning reloader, you may want to consider purchasing more than one book in order to get different perspectives on the reloading regimen. One can never be too careful. A ‘minor’ mistake can be costly.” — Cort

“In my opinion, the Lyman Manual is one of the best for the beginning reloader since it covers all the basics and some advanced methods. If possible, you would be also well served to hook up with an experienced reloader, preferably a target shooter or long-range varmint hunter, who can also give you some very useful pointers on precision reloading.” – K22

Editor’s NOTE: K22 echoes the advice we give to new hand-loaders. We suggest that novices find an experienced mentor who can “show them the ropes” and guide them through the basics.

Another gun blogger agrees that the Lyman Manual is a logical choice for new handloaders:

Carteach Review: The Lyman Reloading Manual
“[Lyman publishes] an excellent manual for any handloader, but especially for those new to the craft. Perhaps the best judgment of a handloader’s regard for a reloading manual is which one he chooses to give someone new to the fold. The needs of a new reloader differ from those of someone with long experience, and the right manual can set the foundation for years of safe procedures. Here is the one I choose to give a good friend embarking down the path:”

Lyman 49th Reloading Manual

Carteach adds: “Lyman has always taken pains to provide very clear and understandable instruction on the basic process of reloading cartridges. The imaging is helpful and to the point. The load data Lyman provides is comprehensive, and [Lyman] takes the time to note special circumstances which new loaders need to be aware of. As example, the .30-06 section has some words regarding the M-1 Garand and its special needs. For someone who has never loaded for the Garand, these few sentences are golden!”

More Good Reference Books for Reloaders
Other book suggestions include The ABCs of Reloading, Glen Zediker’s Handloading for Competition, and The Book of Rifle Accuracy by Tony Boyer. The Boyer book is more for advanced handloaders, though it contains advice that can help beginners too. Forum member VTMarmot writes: “I wish I had read Tony Boyer’s book before I ever started handloading. The concept of using a bushing neck die that also sizes the body is the simplest, most accurate way to get accurate handloads and long brass life. This is true whether or not you turn necks, and whether you are loading for competition or hunting.”

*We recommend that you always double-check printed load data with the latest web-based data from the actual powder manufacturers. Powder properties can change. The most current powder data is usually found on the powder-makers’ websites.

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