The MEI 130 RNFP is no different then any other brand bullet of the same shape & weight.
May 23, 2009, 04:38 PM
The bullets are called "Wiley's Bad-Ass bullets" I bought them from a gun store in Texas while I was working there. They have a brinnell hardness of 16-18, do I need to drive them a little faster then a softer lead bullet?
May 23, 2009, 05:27 PM
If they fit the cylinder throats and are as large or larger then the bore, probably not.
Shooting lead bullets in handguns is not the rocket science many people think it is.
Load some up and try them.
In the end, that's the only sure way to find out if they are too hard or not.
May 24, 2009, 10:10 AM
Meister Bullet are good ones but a little expensive even in today's buying environment. You can get bullets with the same quality at almost half the price. Most are 125gr bullets though, what are you set on a 130gr bullet for the .38 Special?
Welcome to the forum...
May 24, 2009, 10:33 PM
I just happened to stop by this gun shop out in the middle of nowhere Texas, to see if they might have small pistol primers, they did, but had a limit of 200 per sale so I bought 200. Happened to notice these bullets and they seemed like a pretty good price ( $40 for 515) so i bought them to...So I'm just trying to find some good loads using Universal or W231.
May 25, 2009, 02:18 AM
Ahhh, that's a much better price than on their site.
You should be fine using W231/HP-38 anywhere between 4.0gr to 4.8gr looking as several sources I have. I'm betting a middle charge of ~4.4.gr W231 will shoot quite well.
May 25, 2009, 01:00 PM
Thanks for the info, I think I'm going to use 4.4 of W231 and see how that works.
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