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jef2015
September 13, 2011, 09:07 PM
Will a lead round nose bullet use the same powder load as lead semi wad cutter? I have 158 grain lrn loading for 38 special and can find data for lswc but not the lrn. I know the loadings are different for lead vs plated vs jacketed, but what about bullets of the same weight and composition but different profiles? I am using HP-38 if it matters.
Thanks

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hoghunting
September 13, 2011, 10:33 PM
Yes, you can use the same data, just be sure to begin at the starting load and work your way up.

ArchAngelCD
September 15, 2011, 04:02 AM
Will a lead round nose bullet use the same powder load as lead semi wad cutter? I have 158 grain lrn loading for 38 special and can find data for lswc but not the lrn. I know the loadings are different for lead vs plated vs jacketed, but what about bullets of the same weight and composition but different profiles? I am using HP-38 if it matters.
Thanks
I use HP-38/W231 for most of my .38 Special loading along with 158gr lead bullets. There is absolutely no difference in charge weights between LRN and LSWC bullets of the same weight in the .38 Special that I have seen.

evan price
September 15, 2011, 05:19 AM
Yep, load away!

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