38 s&w ??


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Jakester241
August 10, 2010, 06:50 PM
Does anyone here load the 38 S&W. It is one of my favorite calibers and I'm having a realy hard time finding loads for it.

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NCsmitty
August 10, 2010, 07:20 PM
I don't load the 38 S&W, but I have been messing around with the 32 S&W and mostly the 32 S&W Long. Surprising accuracy with the right bullet.

Here's a few loads from handloads.com.

www.handloads.com/loaddata/default.asp?Caliber=38 SqqqW&Weight=All&type=Handgun&Order=Powder&Source=

I know www.hodgdon.com has a couple loads too.

M. D. Smith has an extensive list of loads for the 38 S&W.

www.reloadammo.com/38sw.htm




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Old Fuff
August 10, 2010, 08:09 PM
Use the forum's search feature (center/right in the green bar toward the top of the page). You'll find lots of past threads on loading the .38 S&W cartridge. Also one of our members, Missouri Bullet Co offers lead bullets that are correctly sized to .361". Various other members have provided loading data for both smokeless and black powder. ;)

Walkalong
August 10, 2010, 10:01 PM
Speer #13 has loads for .38 S&W in 110 & 125 jacketed, as well as 148 WC & 158 lead bullets. I would assume.

I bet the Lyman #29 has a bunch as well.

.357 jacketed or plated bullets will work fine, but as the Old Fuff posted, .361 bullets are the way to go if you load lead.

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MMCSRET
August 10, 2010, 10:13 PM
Jake; you double posted this. Take a look at the one you started up in "Revolvers"

Hondo 60
August 10, 2010, 11:51 PM
http://data.hodgdon.com/cartridge_load.asp

Has loads for .38 S&W (not spl)

Jesse Heywood
August 11, 2010, 09:14 PM
Ken Water's Pet Loads has a page and a half of loads listed. Lyman's #49 has a few. Lee #2 has none.

Jakester241
August 11, 2010, 11:02 PM
@MMCSRET...Same title but different content. Sorry I just joined this forum.

MMCSRET
August 11, 2010, 11:46 PM
I apologize for not reading thoroughly, both good threads. I cast and load for the cartridge, great one for easy loading and accurate shooting.

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