Shotshell reloading book?

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  1. cajuntec

    cajuntec New Member

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    Is the Lyman Handbook the only one available? Just wondering. Haven't bought it yet. I am a reloading newbie that keeps putting off buying the manual to start doing this. I have a MEC 600 JR reloader for my .410, and need to just get a manual and read it. But I wanted to make sure there wasn't some other one out there that I should get instead.
    All the best,
    Glenn
     


  2. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    What do you want to know I reload 12 and 20 with MEC loaders and if I can't help I know alot of other shotgunners that would share so info also.
     
  3. cajuntec

    cajuntec New Member

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    dee,
    I just was looking for clarification - if I'm using a MEC loader, can I use a Lyman book? Or is there a MEC book available? I didn't know if each brand had a specific manual to go along with it, or if the Lyman book covered using MEC, Lee, Lyman, etc.... I haven't seen a MEC shotshell manual, so I'm assuming the Lyman is the way to go.

    I know - elementary question, and I'm pretty sure I know the answer is "The Lyman manual can be used for all", but I just wanted to make sure.

    Thanks!
    All the best,
    Glenn
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Active Member

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    MEC does make a book, but I have never seen it. Lyman and RCBS make good shotshell manuals. I always recommend getting two manuals get a broader picture.
     
  5. cajuntec

    cajuntec New Member

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    I haven't seen the RCBS book. I saw Lyman at BPS and Cabelas. Where have you seen the RCBS manual?
    All the best,
    Glenn
     
  6. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

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    It's been many years, but I used to reload 20 ga, and had a MEC Jr (since sold) As I recall, there were some tables that came with the MEC manual. Not a full blown reloading manual, but the basics for a couple of different loadings. I had a 7/8 and 1 oz charging bar, and used different power for each. You should be able to find a MEC manual if you didn't get one with you're unit. If those are not available at the MEC website, you might try emailing them for a copy.
     
  7. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    My midway catalog lists a mec alot you may want to check them out.
     
  8. CanTex

    CanTex Active Member TGT Supporter

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    check the powder manufacturers websites. I have picked up lots of information and load data from them.
     

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