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Old 03-13-2014, 11:17 PM
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38 special loads

Can someone provide me with a good 38 special load for plinking?
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Old 03-13-2014, 11:46 PM
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Re: 38 special loads

Alliant Powder - Reloader's Guide
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Old 03-14-2014, 12:29 AM
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Re: 38 special loads

W231 or Bullseye works great. I use W231. I have experimented with different charges and usually come up somewhere between min and max.
Hornady makes a big box of HBWC 148gr bullets that are cheap and extremely accurate. The WC design cuts a nice hole in paper.
Seat the bullet flush to the case mouth.
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Old 03-17-2014, 11:15 AM
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Re: 38 special loads

148 gr. Hollow Base Wadcutter, any small pistol primer. 2.7 grs. Bullseye. Seat the bullet flush with the case mouth. Use a slight roll crimp & have a ball. Very accurate & low recoil for Mom & the kids.
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Old 03-21-2014, 01:43 AM
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Re: 38 special loads

My favorite .38 Special load is a 158gr LSWC over 4.0gr W231.

If you like wadcutters better these are the 2 loads I use.

A 148gr DEWC over 3.4gr W231
A 148gr HBWC over 3.2gr W231
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:08 AM
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Re: 38 special loads

140-158 grain lead bullets and aa#5 with a sp primer..... usually used +p data...
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Old 03-21-2014, 06:28 AM
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Re: 38 special loads

158g rnfp 3.5g of clays
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