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Post by Magload on 11/23/2017, 8:54 am

I am so excited I have been in touch with KC and am going to have my new SA RO 9MM built into a 38 Super.  Don
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Post by fpk on 11/23/2017, 10:00 am

That is exciting! Are you planning this for shooting centerfire course of fire?

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Post by dronning on 11/23/2017, 10:06 am

Magload wrote:I am so excited I have been in touch with KC and am going to have my new SA RO 9MM built into a 38 Super.  Don
Enjoy!
KC (as always) did a great job on mine, which was converted from a 9MM he built for me.  I had him do the conversion so I could shoot very soft lead loads during the winter indoor matches where Jacketed rounds aren't allowed, and it does it very well.  The 9MM was a very slow 1-32 twist that shoots 1.25" groups using a 115gr HAP (JHP) with 5.4gr WSF, the .38 Super is a very fast twist 1-10 that is a tack driver with a 147gr lead BBFP loaded with 2.8gr of WST.
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Post by fpk on 11/23/2017, 10:19 am

dronning wrote:... the .38 Super is a very fast twist 1-10 that is a tack driver with a 147gr lead BBFP loaded with 2.8gr of WST.
It is great to hear this works well. I'm heading down this path myself and confirming this works well helps.  How does recoil feel compare to lightly loaded 185gr HPSWC 45 ACP?

BBFP? I guess FP is flat point, but what is BB?

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Post by Magload on 11/23/2017, 11:09 am

fpk wrote:That is exciting! Are you planning this for shooting centerfire course of fire?
I may shoot it for CF if just depends how good I can shoot it and how it does on the LL.  A 38 Super has been on the top of my bucket list for a long time.   I just bought a Rock island Armory 38 Super and about all I can say for it is yes it is a 38 Super, it was cheap, and I goes bang.   So I found a great price on a new SA RO 9mm and am going to have KC make it a great 38 Super.  Don
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Post by Magload on 11/23/2017, 11:15 am

dronning wrote:
Magload wrote:I am so excited I have been in touch with KC and am going to have my new SA RO 9MM built into a 38 Super.  Don
Enjoy!
KC (as always) did a great job on mine, which was converted from a 9MM he built for me.  I had him do the conversion so I could shoot very soft lead loads during the winter indoor matches where Jacketed rounds aren't allowed, and it does it very well.  The 9MM was a very slow 1-32 twist that shoots 1.25" groups using a 115gr HAP (JHP) with 5.4gr WSF, the .38 Super is a very fast twist 1-10 that is a tack driver with a 147gr lead BBFP loaded with 2.8gr of WST.
- Dave
Dave that is great to hear.  He is going to put the 10-1 in mine also.  Told him I was planning on shooting 125gr dardus but I would switch to 148s and shoot these 125s in my RI at 5 to 7 yards along with the SD shooters at the indoor range.   I am having him put in his Battle Axe Rool Trigger and a rail on it.  Don
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Post by Magload on 11/23/2017, 5:28 pm

dronning wrote:
Magload wrote:I am so excited I have been in touch with KC and am going to have my new SA RO 9MM built into a 38 Super.  Don
Enjoy!
KC (as always) did a great job on mine, which was converted from a 9MM he built for me.  I had him do the conversion so I could shoot very soft lead loads during the winter indoor matches where Jacketed rounds aren't allowed, and it does it very well.  The 9MM was a very slow 1-32 twist that shoots 1.25" groups using a 115gr HAP (JHP) with 5.4gr WSF, the .38 Super is a very fast twist 1-10 that is a tack driver with a 147gr lead BBFP loaded with 2.8gr of WST.
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Dave what bullet are you shooting if I may ask?  Don
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Post by Magload on 11/23/2017, 5:57 pm

BBFP  the BB is bevel Base.  Don
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Post by dronning on 11/23/2017, 9:49 pm

Magload wrote:
dronning wrote:
Magload wrote:I am so excited I have been in touch with KC and am going to have my new SA RO 9MM built into a 38 Super.  Don
Enjoy!
KC (as always) did a great job on mine, which was converted from a 9MM he built for me.  I had him do the conversion so I could shoot very soft lead loads during the winter indoor matches where Jacketed rounds aren't allowed, and it does it very well.  The 9MM was a very slow 1-32 twist that shoots 1.25" groups using a 115gr HAP (JHP) with 5.4gr WSF, the .38 Super is a very fast twist 1-10 that is a tack driver with a 147gr lead BBFP loaded with 2.8gr of WST.
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Dave what bullet are you shooting if I may ask?  Don
147gr Bevel Base Flat Point from either Dardas or Magnus 2.8-3.0gr WST 1.25 OAL, Starline brass, WLP primers.  The .356 was very accurate but leaded the barrel badly I ended up with a .357 and no leading.  Your results may be different every one I talked to were using the .356.

My gun will be used for winter indoor 25yd & 50ft matches depending on the range.  For summer matches where the long line is 50yd I may shoot a 147gr JHP.

The recoil is very close to my S&W 52-2
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Re: 38 Super Build

Post by kc.crawford.7 on 11/24/2017, 6:55 am

Don, you're not going to be able to go as light a load as Dave did.  His gun is a frame mount, yours will be a slide mount.
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Post by james r chapman on 11/24/2017, 7:26 am

Winchesrer Large pistol primers??
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Re: 38 Super Build

Post by Magload on 11/24/2017, 9:15 am

kc.crawford.7 wrote:Don, you're not going to be able to go as light a load as Dave did.  His gun is a frame mount, yours will be a slide mount.
Did did think that was a petty light load.  I really mind a little power behind my lead.  Kind of where I got my handle Magload.  I was known to load 10 gauge loads in my 12ga 3" Mag by shorting the wad column.  I will see how light I can go with the 9000SC on it.  It is a petty heavy scope and it is a BE gun.  Don
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