Sierra 5th Edition Rifle & Handgun Reloading Manual

Sierra 5th Edition Rifle & Handgun Reloading Manual

This 1,152 page manual retains the popular three-ring binder format and contains cartridge information, histories, and reloading recommendations, a necessity in every reloader's library.

The sections include: a complete glossary of ballistic, reloading and firearms terminology, an updated section dealing with the reloading process, reloading tools and equipment, bore care and firearms cleaning.

Renowned ballistic experts Ted Almgren and Dr. Bill McDonald have condensed the section dealing with exterior ballistics into one of the most comprehensive dissertations available on the subject today. There's also a unique question and answer chapter with some of the most commonly asked (and some of the more unusual) questions fielded by our technical service line.

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R H of rathdrum, Idaho July 7, 2016
If you make a bullet for a specific caliber...it makes sense to publish data for it in auto or bolt. Bullets like the 65gr. Sbt DESERVE thorough data for popular powders and actions.
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larry h of sweetser, Indiana June 25, 2016
wanted information on 25 wssm cartridg info 30.00 for out dated manual
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Robert B of Cheyenne, Wyoming April 2, 2016
I wish I would have read the comments before buying this book. I reload the 6.5 Grendel and 6.5 Creedmoor but these two cartridges are not listed in this book!!!!!
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Ron J of New Lenox, Illinois February 21, 2016
This manual was good at one time but is terribly out dated and needs new additions of powder and calibers. Don't waste your money.
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George B of hot springs, Arkansas October 30, 2015
really like the exterior ballistics section. cartridge selection is out of date.
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John P of Hot Springs, Arkansas October 15, 2015
The Sierra 5th Edition is a very good manual with a lot of technical information for the reloader. This manual will easily serve the needs of most reloaders and is well worth the money.
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Steve M of Bellevue, Washington October 8, 2015
Same comment as everybody else. In late 2015, it's missing data for 204 Ruger, which is a common cartridge these days -- and Sierra sells bullets for it. And 223 Ackley, which is supposedly the most common Ackley caliber. I do like the reloading tips section. It seems more authoritative and more practical than some of the other manuals. But overall it's hard to recommend this manual at this point in time, and I would really like to see an update.
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Bill H of Allentown, Pennsylvania September 28, 2015
I have been using the 3rd Edition since 1985 when I stated reloading. According to the one review about old loads, I wish there were more. I have a 1960 Lyman book I use once in awhile,but always go back to my Sierra Manual. I have a 1941 M1 Garand that shoots 2.00 inch groups at 100 yards. The load came right out of your.book. Keep up the excellent work.
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Donald T of Renfrew, Pennsylvania July 11, 2015
Not bad for standard calibers but really outdated manual. No small caliber data or newer powders. Please update, I feel I wasted my money.
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Dave R of Mesa, Arizona June 27, 2015
I was about to buy the latest edition because the version I have owned for years did not have 300 Blackout and several other cal. I was interested in. I am glad I noticed that the version selling now is the same version I bought over ten years ago (Edition 5). Not sure why they have not updated it yet. They could sell a lot of books if they would write the 6th Editions.
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Tom A of Regina, Sask June 2, 2015
Don't waste your money. Old book. Missing current calibers.
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Josh R of Elbert, Colorado April 21, 2015
Great resource but desperately needs to be updated. .204 Ruger and 6.5 Creedmoor please! I'm new to both of these calibers and prefer to stick with manufacturers load data for my preliminary loads. Looks like I'll be using Hornady bullets in these calibers, but I prefer Sierra! Help me help you!
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Eugene S of Lansdale, Pennsylvania March 22, 2015
I've had mine for years. I like Sierra bullets and frequently use my manual, but with the arrival of new cartridges and new powders that are missing from it, it really needs updates. The manual is loose-leaf; why not just publish update packs to insert?
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Kenneth M of Draper, Utah February 19, 2015
Resource is way out of date. Immediate examples are 6.5 Creedmore, .204 Ruger and 6.8 SPC. Compared to other load data sources Sierra is very deficient.
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Rick V of Pekin, Illinois December 20, 2014
Bought this and then found out it was printed in 2003. Out of date and just too many missing calibers. I wanted some more .204 Ruger data and its not even in the book. Not much different than the 2nd edition that I've had since 1978..... Wasted $30
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Bryan W of Fort St John, BC, Canada August 24, 2014
Several updates are needed before I will buy this version. Existing information is presented well and appears accurate, but I must agree with another post that some loads differ from my older manuals for no apparent reason other than being overly conservative perhaps. Would like to see the new 26 Nosler and Remington 7mm SAUM among many others.
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glen l of indio, California July 10, 2014
Missing new calibers such as the SW 500 and the Ruger .327. was told they were not going to update the book as in the past.
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Michael H of Maplewood, New Jersey May 21, 2014
Very comprehensive on some of the tried and true calibers but lacking in some of the newer calibers such as the 6.5 Creedmoor.
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Jered E of slc, Utah March 12, 2014
Needs some serious updating of current powders and bullets available. Or add it on the website
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Ken J of Washougal, Washington November 12, 2013
Doesn't include 6.8 SPC load data; needs to be updated. Other loading manuals (such as Hornady) are updated for modern calibers.
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david w of Mcgrady, North Carolina November 8, 2013
A must have for any reloader.
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G. P of Greentop, Missouri August 15, 2013
Great reloading manual with a wealth of information; only four stars because 1) it really needs to be updated and 2) some inexplicably low maximum charges for some loads -- regardless of differing bbls, conditions, etc. This is borne out by experience and just about every other source of data.
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