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Speer 148 HBWCs

Post by Russ OR on Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:32 pm

http://www.bullets.com/products/-38-Cal-358-148-Grain-Plinker-Revolver-Lead-Bullets-Box-of-500/BL3883   

Accuracy? - - - Cleanliness: Extremely clean to handle & load. - Leading: no worse than anything else I've used. - - I apply Rooster Jacket to all commercial cast & swaged bullets I use in revolvers. -- 2¢-YMMV

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Re: Speer 148 HBWCs

Post by rvlvrlvr on Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:47 pm

I tried Speer 148gr HBWC bullets years ago, and the S&W 686-5 - which featured EDM-cut rifling in the barrel, not the old-style rifling - I had back then did NOT like them: accuracy was basically impossible to achieve: shots did not go on-call, groups were very large (even using a red dot sight and bench resting). Trying the same bullets and load in the S&W 686-1M (old-style rifling, iron sights) gave much better results. My shooting mentor figured that it was the hard lubrication that Speer used/uses on the bullets - he used similar Speer 98gr HBWC bullets with the hard/dry lubrication in his Hämmerli 280 in .32S&W-L and said he was experiencing unexplained fliers.

I suppose the 148s might be fine in my Model 52-2, but as always I'd need to give them a thorough test before I call them 'good'.

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Re: Speer 148 HBWCs

Post by s1120 on Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:25 am

rvlvrlvr wrote:I tried Speer 148gr HBWC bullets years ago, and the S&W 686-5 - which featured EDM-cut rifling in the barrel, not the old-style rifling - I had back then did NOT like them: accuracy was basically impossible to achieve: shots did not go on-call, groups were very large (even using a red dot sight and bench resting). Trying the same bullets and load in the S&W 686-1M (old-style rifling, iron sights) gave much better results. My shooting mentor figured that it was the hard lubrication that Speer used/uses on the bullets - he used similar Speer 98gr HBWC bullets with the hard/dry lubrication in his Hämmerli 280 in .32S&W-L and said he was experiencing unexplained fliers.

I suppose the 148s might be fine in my Model 52-2, but as always I'd need to give them a thorough test before I call them 'good'.

Nice to hear real world reviews of these. I know everyone loves the Rem's.... but you just cant find them. Ive been looking for a good HBWC for my old model 19-3 for the 50yard line. Im using lyman 358495 WC for practice, and the short line.

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Re: Speer 148 HBWCs

Post by james r chapman on Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:08 am

Magnus/zero/Precision Delta. Good choices

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Re: Speer 148 HBWCs

Post by Rinspeed on Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:51 am

Been sticking with Zero and PD, both are very consistent.

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