Lyman Publishes New 4th Edition Cast Bullet Handbook

Lyman recently introduced the first new cast bullet data manual in 30 years. It contains data using the latest and most available components for bullet casters and represents a well deserved update to the classic manual.

Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook Review

In addition to chronicling data for Lyman’s entire line of rifle and pistol moulds, the new 4th Edition Cast Bullet Handbook is the first with data for selected moulds from other manufacturers. This is particularly important for cast bullet experimenters looking for  bullet designs or weights not offered by Lyman.

Modern calibers, like the Ruger Compact Magnums and .327 Federal Magnum, have also been added. Also, the company included a number of new black powder loads for the popular older cartridges.

Like Lyman’s other popular handbooks, this large edition includes valuable how-to editorials as well as important new articles by acknowledged authorities in the field. The wealth of information and data contained in this new edition cannot be found in any other handbook. It’s value cannot be overstated.

The Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook 4th Edition, as well as all Lyman products and brands, are available nationally through firearms and sporting goods dealers and mail order companies. Pachmayr, TacStar, Trius Traps, A-Zoom Precision Snap Caps, Butch’s Gun Care, Uni-Dot and Targdots are also Lyman brands.

If you are into reloading and have thought about casting your own bullets (and who hasn’t?), you should take a close look at this book.  I haven’t read a better book on casting bullets and I think this is a very valuable resource to have.

We have seen with various ammunition shortages that reloading components can become scare commodities.  Having the tools and knowledge of how to make your own projectiles allows you to eliminate one more thing you have to look for.  Lead can be found from a variety of sources – often cheap and sometimes free.

If you can turn that lead into cast bullets, you are literally making your own money.

By Richard Johnson

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