Lee has had a tendency to reduce VV loads due to some energetic loads they (VV) published when they first hit the market. They also like to reduce loads for the .308 knowing full well that folks will load thicker, military brass with no regard to the reduced case capacity that is often encountered in mil-surp brass. Lee makes no bones about the fact that they lean towards conservative loads.tartinjock said:I have -
Modern Reloading, Volume II
Speer Reloading Vol 12
Both very good reading and for me the bonus was , easy reading. As I had never reloaded before I read these, plus a couple that I borrowed for a brief insite.
I think I would always recommend 2 different books though, check between them both for suitable loads, I had this queerie just this week, fortunatley, this site sorted me out.
Here was my queerie-
I got my Vit n140 today.
I have looked in the Modern Reloading 2nd Edition, and the following info is given.
150gr Jacketed Bullet
Start Load 32.2
Max Load 40.8
Looking at the VV PDF Download it gives the following info
Bullet 150gr SPBT
Start Load 41.8
Max Load 47.1
I will be reloading Sierra Gamekings, which are Soft Point Boat Tail (SPBT).
Lee don't specify Bullet types just weight, but the VAST difference in these 2 loads could be fatal to me.
This is why I would recommend atleast 2 books.
Hope that helps.