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SPEER RELOADING MANUAL #15 8/CS
The heralded Speer® Reloading Manual represents years of fine-tuning loads and meticulous testing. This edition (Manual #15) is the largest volume yet. Whether you’re a veteran reloader, or just getting started, let the Speer Reloading Manual #15 be your guide as you create the perfect load for that special firearm, hunt or target set. SKU# SRM15
Read 14 Reviews - Average Rating: 4.3 stars
35-55 Cartridge Lives On
By Les P.
on Feb 11, 2021
Bought this book mostly for more, any and all the information on 38-55 Winchester cartridge, but there is none at all, like it never existed. Originally a black power round, It is the start of smokeless power. Henry is making a 38-55 side gate lever action, and I purchased one because of my grandfather who owned a Winchester 38-55. Hornady has information in their book and more information in Lyman's cast bullet book. I have other cartridges to reload but wonder if that information is complete as can be, that is why a person cannot rely on one source.
Deserves 6 stars
By Scott C.
on Jul 09, 2020
But lacks data for a .450 Bushmaster for some reason and .45 auto rim data is not included.
Weird but it is a truly great manual as always.
Thank you speer👍
By Allen D.
on May 08, 2020
Been reading through #15.
Excellent format. Plenty of "stuff" in there.
Nice compliment to my library of info.
Have already used multiple x's for load data.
By MR. LYNNE D. B.
on Mar 02, 2020
NOT RECOMMENDED --- TOO MUCH WRITING, AKIN TO A " HISTORY BOOK ", AND NOT NEARLY ENOUGH AND COMPREHENSIVE RELOADING " RECIPES " / DATA.
By William O.
on Jul 26, 2019
I bought this for the new Gold Dot load data. As a bonus it also has shot shell load data for pistols. As always a great resource. One can never have to many load manuals.
A perfect addition
By William O.
on Jul 26, 2019
I have been needing to pick up another reloading manual. With the introduction of the Gold Dot rifle bullets, Speer was the best choice. They have tons of awesome information including how to load shot shells for pistols. I think every reloading bench needs a Speer reloading manual on it.
Speer Gets It Done Again
By Joe J.
on Apr 22, 2019
Very nice manual. Top quality with the most up to date information available.
By Michael M.
on Apr 21, 2019
Very good manual with good information on most calibers and powders with Speer bullets.
By MICHAEL H.
on Feb 06, 2019
Great reload formulas. Some powders need mag primers, some need standard primers, this book will tell you the difference. I've been reloading since the early 80's. This is a great read even if you don't reload, a LOT of information. GREAT BOOK!!! A must for any reload bench.
great reference (especially for beginers)
By Mike L.
on Feb 01, 2019
This is a great manual. The technical notes, and handloading notes are spot on, and should be headed. If you are loading for a gas gun, or a cartridge that started out as a service cartridge; this info is invaluable. Especially if you value your firearm or your arm. Seriously, download the max data by 10% first.
If you are buying this manual for Alliant powder data, you will be disappointed.The website has more lead data, and powder data.
By Robert W.
on Dec 04, 2018
Speer has done it again. This a great new manual with new calibers AND new powders listed. A very comprehensive book.
By Jaime W.
on Nov 23, 2018
As usual Speer puts out another good manual. I'm glad I purchased it.
By Paul S.
on Nov 04, 2018
Good product, seems a little short on powder selection but all in all, lots of good information inside. It’s a great addition to an reloading bench!
Best All-Around Manual Yet!
By Joe C.
on Feb 20, 2018
I started reloading in 1981. Currently I reload for 34 calibers of rifle, handgun, and shotgun. I just left my reloading room because I didn't want to exaggerate. I counted my reloading manuals or books dedicated to reloading. I have 94 manuals. Most of the time when I get a new manual it lists some new powders, cartridges, or bullets, but otherwise is pretty much the same as the last version. My manuals are from all the major manufacturers. The Speer #10 manual is the first I ever bought in 1981 - it taught me how to reload, no friends or relatives did, just that book. I C-clamped a RCBS press to my kitchen table and started reloading. The new #15 manual is extraordinary! It's a completely new format. Take page 428 (of 948 pages) about the .30-06. It lists a half page of info about this cartridge before it lists "cartridge case data," then it has a section (still talking about only the .30-06) on "Ballistic Data" stating data from 8 factory loads. Then on the next page it has a heading called, "Historical Notes." It's a whole page with 13 lines/paragraphs of historical info. Then it has a heading called "Interesting Fact" and tells you one of the criteria for the development of the .30-03 (forerunner to the .30-06) was that it had to be capable of killing a horse at 1,000 yards with one shot! Next page (still .30-06) List 5 different "Technical Notes," 4 paragraphs of "Handloading Notes" < really good info, then "Safety Notes" and data I've never seen in any manual (I have a Phillip B. Sharpe reloading book from 1937 that's awesome too) it tells the maximum vertical height a 180 grain "06" can go - 16,572 feet, and the maximum horizontal distance at a 38 degree angle - 7,809 yards! The next 9 pages have data with modern (new and old) powders in bullet weights from 100 to 200 grains (no 220's?). In all I counted 167 different loads just for the "06." So here's the amazing point: This manual has that kind of info for all the cartridges listed! It does list a lot of loads for the "06" because of it's versatility, but all those headings are included in every caliber mentioned. The chapters before the reloading data are VERY GOOD. I don't care how much experience you have, you can learn something new from this book. I'll probably be studying it the rest of my life. Speer YOU HIT A HOME RUN. The older I get (I'm 65) the harder it is to impress me, but I've never been this excited about a new reloading manual. Buy it!
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