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Post by Paper-Puncher on Wed Jun 20, 2012 2:34 am

whats the preferred method for a HBWC in a wheel gun.......flush with the case month and light roll crimp or leave alittle out of the case and a tapered crimp.......I know the 52 guys go flush but waht about the wheel gunners?? I have some 158 gr LSWC's loaded at 1.475 and 3.2 BE I will shoot tommorow ...and have some 148gr HBWC comeing from Magnus...that I hope to load and shoot this weekend.....loaded at 2.8BE

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Re: Revolver load

Post by ChuckS1 on Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:08 am

I use just enough crimp to remove the flare at the case mouth and seat flush.

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...Another bullet choice..

Post by tonyg on Fri Jul 20, 2012 4:30 pm

Paper-Puncher wrote:whats the preferred method for a HBWC in a wheel gun.......flush with the case month and light roll crimp or leave alittle out of the case and a tapered crimp.......I know the 52 guys go flush but waht about the wheel gunners?? I have some 158 gr LSWC's loaded at 1.475 and 3.2 BE I will shoot tommorow ...and have some 148gr HBWC comeing from Magnus...that I hope to load and shoot this weekend.....loaded at 2.8BE



Hi Paper, Have you considered a different bullet design for your revolver?

The H&G #50 wadcutter was once very popular and was used by the top

revolver shooters in it's time. My Dad used it and HBWC in his Colt Trooper

for Center fire strings. This was the bullet used for 25 and 50yd loads with

the standard 2.7gr Bullseye charge. See it here: http://hgmould.gunloads.com/molds/50_2.jpg

The bullet is still available from many sources, I got 500 from Dardas.

Tony

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Re: Revolver load

Post by BE Mike on Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:54 am

The factory match .38 SPL 148 gr. hbwc always seemed to shoot extremely well out of revolvers, as well as, autos (model 52 included). They were seated flush with the mouth of the case. That being said, different guns could like something different, but I'd make sure before I wasted a lot of time on experimentation. You don't want to have to reinvent the wheel.

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Re: Revolver load

Post by Paper-Puncher on Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:44 pm

Mike , Nope I aint gonna reinvent the wheel....Ive been useing 148gr HBWC's with 2.7 WST shots great from the hand as long as I get it right...About the only thing I'm concerned with now is my cylinder throats could be alittle tight...So next range trip I will try some .357 HBWC's from Magnus and not shoot anything else...and compare the accuracy and leading to the Hornady HBWC (.358) bullet I have been using......I as well did get some nice 25yd groups with remington factory of 1'' ar a ted less.....

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Post by Paper-Puncher on Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:04 pm

tonyg,

I have try'd some DEWC's and found them to be hard , which increased the leading at the forceing cone....I think I may be best served staying with a HBWC design and stay away from cast ....My bore dia. appears to be .357 and my cylinder throats are .357 - .3575. So a soft HBWC should be the best for this gun.....Ive been useing a .358 bullet but next session I will try some .357 bullets and see what I end up with. I may need to have the cylinder throats opened but as long as I can find a good performing bullet load combo I would rather not mess with that.....The bullet you suggested would be along the same lines of the DEWC's I tryed and not only did it lead the barrel but the cylinders as well ...while the HBWC's just leave a little bit of lead just at the forceing cone....and I have had some nice lookin slow fire target with them so ......I'll just stay with them.

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