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Computer reloading program?
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 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2011 02:34 PM
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rdm1962
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All my books are about 10 to 20 years old. About 8 years ago I bought the Sierra reloading program. It never lived up to expectations.

Has any one found or use a computer program that actually works? I would like to find on the lists load data, ballistic tables, component info and record keeping. I would think that with all the advancements in computers there should be something out there. 



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 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2011 02:48 PM
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Paul Tummers
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Perhaps Quick-load would work for you?



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 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2011 03:55 PM
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I use elctronic data sources (manuals in .pdf), but I do not use programs as such.



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 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2011 04:00 PM
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I use on line load data like : http://www.hodgdon.com/basic-manual-inquiry.html

An I use Excell for my own load data. and print off sheeet into a load sheet with load data, rifle, and sight-in data included. drop I import onto the sheet from RCBS ballistics program that I have on disc.

After you make your own custom "form" in word or excell it only takes a few minutes to import the data and it makes a great hard copy data box in my 3 ring binder.

Sort of old world with digital input.



 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2011 04:08 PM
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Think, your way is the best thing to do; binders are more virus-resitant:wink:



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 Posted: Sun Oct 23rd, 2011 04:25 PM
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There are 2 programs to give indications of loads, "Load from a disk" and "Quick load", I believe the first is $60 and the latter is $120.
Both are for jacketed bullets, I e mailed both co.'s and asked about cast bullets, both said it would not be very close with cast bullets because the resistance was so much less with cast.

Last edited on Sun Oct 23rd, 2011 04:26 PM by drinks



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