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Top-grade ammo vs Handloading for competition

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Hi! I am starting rifle cartridge reloading and i am looking for a nice book to get me started. "Top-grade ammo" is most recent than "Handloading for competition", do you think that one might substitute the other? Or are they completely different?

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Neither sound ideal but you'll learn something from either. 

Honestly, I think you'll find as much info for free on the interweb.

I have a superb David Tubb DVD which is really good - from beginner through to advanced techniques - should be still available.

But others may have a better recommendation.

 

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You should set out to replicate, as nearly as possible, the best factory match ammunition. Once you can do that, you will be at a good launching point for more advanced techniques. Master consistency first.

In that light, any good reloading manual will suit you.~Andrew

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I have both books and think there excellent.  I only got top grade ammo at Xmas but I think it is a better book for a novice reloader than the other. 

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You can also get a lot of good information from accurateshooter.com especially the articles from the defunct Precision Shooting magazine and by German Salazar

 

another book is Metallic Cartridge Handloading by Mic McPherson

 

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If you can already reload safely, then bar decent components, Dies, brass, and the like. The main thing i would say is consistency. Once cracked, i dare say you can produce far better ammo than, most if not all shop bought ammo... It makes such a difference to grouping. Or at least it did for me.

Good Luck.

Chaz.

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