.38 Long Colt


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MI2600
March 18, 2013, 02:02 PM
I have some cast .38 RN bullets from Missouri Bullet in .361" diameter, 145gr. I bought them for my .38 S&W guns.

For my previous loads for my .38 LC guns I used HBWC bullets. The meager loading data I can find states that the original .38 LC cartridge used a .361 bullet.

Anyone see any problems in using the Missouri bullets? The only AOL data I could find says it should be 1.305". The test bullets I loaded measured at 1.320", but since it headspaces on the rim I don't see a problem.

Any help?

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Jesse Heywood
March 18, 2013, 03:00 PM
Shouldn't be a problem as long as the nose is within the confines of the cylinder.

MI2600
March 18, 2013, 08:34 PM
They're not even close and chamber nicely.

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