I'm getting set up to do more reloading this winter. I noticed that Sportsman's has a manual produced by each bullet manufacturer going for $30 a pop.
Does each book provide data for loads across the board or strictly their own bullets? Is the data pretty transferable? (i.e. Is it fine to use the Hornady book to reload with Nosler bullets?)
What drawbacks are there to using a 1996 Nosler manual ($3 on eBay!) aside from it not having the cutting-edge bullets listed in it?
Any advise on how to approach manuals is greatly appreciated!