Reloading can be as therapeutic as it can be cumbersome and frustrating, it al depends on your equipment, reloading bench layout, and sequence followed during reloading. This is why we suggest getting the best reloading book you can find, and study it carefully before investing in reloading equipment or a reloading kit, this will ensure you buy the right equipment for your reloading goals and chosen methods so that you do not have to buy the same stuff again later.
As the saying goes, read three books an a given subject, and you know more about it that 99.9% of the world population, which then qualifies you as an expert on the subject. Well, we don’t need any more convincing to start reading than that. With our recommendations below, you will quickly find the best reloading manual for beginners, get reading!
If you are completely new to reloading and do not know where to start, then this is the best reloading manual for beginners, it offers information on the basics of reloading and all the different components and equipment, all in easy-to-read layman’s terms.
If you wanted only one book that would teach you all you needed to know on reloading, whether you are a beginner or experienced reloader, this is the best reloading book of them all, it will teach you from the basics to the more advanced information on reloading and cartridge dynamics. If we only had to choose one book for our reloading bookshelf, this is the book.
Our second most loved reloading book, and also could be called the best reloading book of all time thanks to 130 years of reloading expertise. The Lyman 50th edition reloading handbook offers the largest bullet load data and powder load data from various manufacturers than any other reloading manual on the market.
With over 1000 pages of load data on various calibers, bullets and cartridges, this Hornady reloading manual covers everything from the oldest to the latest wildcat cartridges on the market. If you love the Hornady brand, use Hornady reloading equipment, use Hornady bullets or brass, this is the best ammo reloading book for you. Even if you do not, it still provides value to any reloading, especially those loading newer cartridges that other reloading manuals do not have. A great resource for the reloading room bookshelf.
Guaranteeing the most accurate ballistic coefficients on their bullets on the market, and also offering some of the best BC bullets in various calibers on the market, shows that Berger knows their stuff when it comes to precision rifle shooting and reloading. If you shoot Berger bullets, or just want a deep understanding of the ballistic coefficient and flight dynamics of bullets, this the best reloading handbook for that.
An excellent reloading manual, especially if you shoot with Nosler bullets or components or shoot any of the newer Nosler calibers and cartridges.
A firm favorite with hunters and precision rifle shooters alike, Barnes bullets remain some of the best. This is an excellent reloading manual for you, especially if you shoot or reload with any Barnes components or bullets.
We hope this guide of reading recommendations have helped you find the best reloading book for you, and if you are a beginner, the best reloading manual for beginners. Get reading and get reloading.
Remember, you do not necessarily need to buy a reloading book in order to get information about load data and reloading. There are many free resources available online, like our website and reloading guide which teaches you the basics of load development and reloading, all the way through to advanced reloading. For load data, the manufacturers of the bullets and the propellants, like the Hodgdon reloading portal offer great load data reference guides where they give you suggested starting load data for your bullet and propellant of choice.