WST .38 loads for H&G 50 bullet

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WST .38 loads for H&G 50 bullet

Post by Archer Gravely on Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:42 pm

I am trying to learn how to shoot a Colt Python revolver and would like to use WST powder with the H&G 50 148 GR wadcutter bullet (button nose - basically a full wadcutter) and cannot find much load data on the web for WST powder. I know that for the HBWC bullet around 2.7-2.8 GR is ideal but don't know how much I should increase the load for a solid wadcutter?  Any advice is appreciated.

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Re: WST .38 loads for H&G 50 bullet

Post by desben on Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:59 pm

If seated flush, I wouldn't go above 2.8 which is the max recommended by Hodgdon for HBWC. I also have a 2001 Winchester manual; it lists 2.8 as the max for HBWC, but 2.7 as the max for BBWC (solid). If you require more velocity, HP-38 / Win 231 may be more appropriate.

I've been loading 2.7 of WST with DEWC (solid) seated flush, with good results.
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Post by Wobbley on Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:09 pm

For a solid DEWC in a revolver, you can go as high as 3.0 BE.
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Re: WST .38 loads for H&G 50 bullet

Post by JIMPGOV on Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:08 am

WITH THE SOLID BASE BULLET YOU LISTED 2.9GR WORKED JUST FINE. JP

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