38 special loads

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  1. 06str8shooter

    06str8shooter Member

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    Can someone provide me with a good 38 special load for plinking?
     
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    FearNoWind Well-Known Member

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  3. ForneyRider

    ForneyRider Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. wc872

    wc872 Well-Known Member

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    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.
    Semper Fi
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

    ArchAngelCD Active Member

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    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
     
  6. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    parker300 Member

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    158g rnfp 3.5g of clays
     
  8. Elkriver

    Elkriver Well-Known Member

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    Don't have data on me but 158 lead rn with trail boss cheap & easy cast yer own it's almost cheeper than 22's thies days