Need load data-.38 & .44 spl


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stuartcr
March 20, 2006, 12:43 PM
I recently got some Hornady XTP bullets for free, but can't find any load data using W231;

.38spl - 140gr XTP in a Rossi 851 .38spl w/4"
.44 spl - 200gr XTP in a Redhawk .44mag w/7 1/2"

I just want a mild load for targets, any help would be appreciated.

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The Bushmaster
March 20, 2006, 02:21 PM
Don't know about the .44 special, but the .38 special and W-231 I do...140 grain XTP over 4.0 to 4.3 for a standard load and 4.4 to 4.7 for a +P load.

You can go much higher occording to my Sierra manual, but I sure would work up slowly. W-231 can get a bit wild (pressure wise) at it's upper charge weights...

stuartcr
March 20, 2006, 03:51 PM
Yeah, that's what I was thinking for the .38 I just couldn't find anything specific in any of my manuals. I'll just hold off on the .44, until I find out something definitive. Thanks

kart racer
March 20, 2006, 08:35 PM
lyman shows loads for 200 gr hp/xtp in 44 special
red dot 5.5-6.3 9000-13,800 cup
231 6.4-7.1 11,100-13,800 cup
unique 6.7-7.5 9,300-11,300 cup
0al 1.495


38 spl is with a speer 140 gr jhp
231 3.9-4.7 12,100-15,800 cup
oal 1.470

stuartcr
March 21, 2006, 11:20 AM
Thanks, I'll use the lower end, on the .44, and work up.

Ol` Joe
March 21, 2006, 12:32 PM
Why not go to the source and download Winchesters manual and have their dat on hand for any need that may arise?

http://www.winchester.com/products/catalog/components/reloadertoc.aspx

joneb
March 26, 2006, 12:38 PM
Hornady gives data for W-231 and Unique, for .38 spl. 4"barrel , and .44 spl. w/ a 3" . The data for the .44 is mild, the test firearm is a Charter Arms.
For the .44 load w/ W-231 start with 6.5 grns. , with Unique start w/ 7.0 grns.

StrikeEagle
March 26, 2006, 04:49 PM
Try this:

http://www.handloads.com/

That's a really nice site, btw... all sorts of fun gun stuff.

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