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38 SPCL loads for revolver

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Post by Texasref Sat Jun 10, 2023 7:50 am

First topic message reminder :

I have a new model Colt Python which I'm reloading 38's for. No need for 357's.
This is what I'm loading now: 158gn SWC over 4.5gns VV N310. 

I'd like to find a little softer shooting round. The one above will set the gun back in your hand with authority. After about 50 shots I've had all the fun I can stand.  I tried a lower charge (same powder) but very inconsistant. I was thinking maybe a little slower powder might help but I leave that to the experts here.


Any and all suggestions would be welcomed.

Thanks in advance.

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Post by S148 Fri Jun 16, 2023 6:33 pm

Nice!  Thanks for sharing, Chase.

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Post by Eindecker Sun Jun 18, 2023 12:43 am

Soupy44 wrote:+1 on that being a VERY HOT load.

I use 3.1gr BE with LRN 158gr from Missouri Bullet Company. 3.1 shot better than 3.0.

At the short line I use 2.5gr BE with the same bullet.

Hottest load I have shot in 38 special revolver is 3.4gr of Titegroup. Can't imagine what your load feels like.
it should feel like an actual gun being fired... 

But once again someone proves that modern firearms still HAVE some safety room built in...

and why reloading 38 special is best done in a magnum cylinder.

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Post by Texasref Tue Jun 20, 2023 7:00 am

Well back to the range yesterday.
As promised, had loaded 20 of each: 5.3 and 5.0gns of Accurate #5.

Much better recoil management.

Going to settle on the 5.0gns. Shoots well and no need to hang on for dear life.
This shoots a little better out of a 4" than the 3" but I'm fine with that.
Just a plinking round. 

Thanks to all who replied

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