I am somewhat a novice reloader. I have loaded for my .243 and had very good results so I have gone through the motions from start to finish.
my question is where is the best / most comprehensive place to find load data. I am more interested in picking a bullet and powder combination and finding out the min and max load. I was using ramshot powder which I find had a very comprehensive and might I add FREE list of load data. I am finding the VV and Hodgdon data a little light and most of the powder and bullet combinations I want to try are not listed.
I am not keen on using data which is not for a specific combination. I see that for a given powder and bullet weight, the min and max load can change quite a bit so am not keen on guessing as I am unsure how safe that would be. I guess the difference is down to the bullet and its properties.
An example from the VV data online for the 30-06
- 180Gr TSX with N550 - Min 44.6gr to max 49.4gr
- 180Gr naturalis & N550 - Min 49.4gr to max 54.0gr
so from the above we can see that the min load for one bullet is the max for another of the same weight with the same powder.
I am not so keen on buying multiple reloading books as they are quite expensive and have no guarantee of containing my required load data. perhaps quickload is the way forward as from what I gather, it contains most powders and bullets and will perform the calculations as required. my only issue with this is that it is expensive and once you have the data the software is not needed till the next time you want to change (which might be never).
any advice would be welcome, maybe I am missing something or maybe I am overthinking things.