A buddy is trying to get me into handgun hunting and gave me a contender for a song & dance with .223rem, 30-30WCF and 45/70 barrels, I reload for all three. He also gave a manual, the complete reloading manual for the contender series pistols. The manual is a little old I suspect as some of the newer powders are not listed. My question pertains to the 30-30 and 223. Is it safe to use regular load data from Lees madern reloading II and my other caliber specific manuals. I know 45-70 loads get tricky with all the older rifles and newer technology out there, so, again, for now just concerned with the 223 and 30-30. My contender manual lists loads within sami specs, so if my other load data is within sami specs I should be good right? Case in point, the contender manual lists H322 as a favorite for the 223. It doesn't list H335, which is my favorite, and I happen to have allot of, so if I use a proven, safe load often used in my rem 700's, can I also use this load in the contender? All loads across the board listed for the contender are similair if not the same as loads listed in other manuals, but the other loads aren't specific to what to use them in. Most of my manuals list pressure also, which I like and is usefull, but the contender manual doesn't. Any experience out there to point me in the right direction? Thanks again folks.