"....The only reloading manual I wouldn"™t suggest to use is the Barnes. They have come up with some pretty innovative bullets but as for their manual, that"™s an other issue...."
I was just going to say that after you had mastered your basic first time manual and were ready to move upfrom lead bullets to monolithics, then go to Barnes bullets and Barnes manual --- you can't use the data with other bullets but once you've made the step up it is hard to go back, especially for performance on live game targets.
I find Barnestends not to limit themselves to old time SAAMI/lawyer minimums as many other manuals seem to do, they are out for performance.... my kinda folks.
Their load data for the 416 Rigby allows it to approach that for the 416 Weatherby Magnum while most other manualskeep it sandbagged down at the 1911 performance specs. Barnes also tends to have load data for many cartridges outside of the deer patch mainstream, and of course I kinda like that.
In terms of a basic manual to start, I don't find any of the "bullet company manuals" to be as robust and detailed as they should be for someone just starting who is going to have "all those minutia (but important) questions." IMHO, get one for load data according to your bullet of choice (Nosler for lead based bullets for me) and then get one manual for the detailed pix and words and diagrams for the "how to do it/what to watch for/troubleshooting" instructional info; "how to" reloading videos can be helpful --- Tubbs (and Sierra?) have one out that I thought was decent.